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Web Publishing

Web Publishing Services


Updates on new projects, issues in progress, services, and general Web Publishing information

  •  Missing Commonspot menus

    Thursday, Jul. 22, 2010

    We've had a few reports of problems with Commonspot pages that aren't displaying the menus associated with the main toolbar (Tools & Information, Page VIew, Properties).  This can occur when a page cache file is not completely assembled.  To fix this, you'll need to clear the subsite cache using the Subsite Administration forms on the cms server:

    [your subsite path]/admin.cfm

    Expand "Subsite Properties" and click the 'configure subsite properties" link, expand the "Caching" section, and then click the Clear Cache button.

    If you then refresh your view of the page that had been missing the menus, they'll be available.

  •  'ShareThis' widget added

    Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010
    A new custom element is available that can be used to include the "ShareThis" widget on any Commonspot page.
  •  Commonspot page properties form changes

    Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010

    Some of the fields have been removed from the form used to create a new page, or edit existing page properties.

  •  Image source files available

    Friday, Jun. 18, 2010
    Photoshop source files are now available for creating subsite banner images and right column widgets.
  •  Profile manager and new elements

    Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2010
    The Profile Manager is now available for adding and editing Commonspot profiles, and the Element Gallery includes two new elements for displaying profiles in a page.
  •  Blog post status options added

    Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2010
    The blog system now includes options for setting a status for individual blog posts. The options are "published", "pending review", and "draft".
  •  Profile Transitions in Progress

    Thursday, Jun. 3, 2010

    Site administrators who have used the Profile element have started reviewing proflle content prior to our transition to the new Profile system.  If you haven't yet reviewed your profiles, please visit the Profile Transition page.  This will list any profiles that you can author, and allow you to decide whether to keep or delete each profile.

  •  Captcha control updated

    Thursday, Jun. 3, 2010

    The 'captcha' image control used in many online forms in Commonspot has been updated to enhance accessibility.  The 'recaptcha' system is available to users who aren't able to read the image text.

  •  Update to 'captcha' image in forms

    Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010

    If you're using the survey, blog, event rsvp, simple form, or other elements that permit users to submit form data, you may notice a change in the appearance of the 'captcha' image - that's the image with random text that we use to ensure that the form is not submitted via an automated process.  The new image and its related validation routine have enhanced security, compared to the original version.

  •  Non-standard characters in image file names

    Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010

    When uploading an image file to Commonspot, try to avoid file names that include characters such as accents, apostrophe, and commas.  Commonspot won't provide a warning about the file name (that should be fixed in the next release), but it will cause problems in the replication process.  If you rename the file on your local system prior to uploading it, removing any non-standard characters, that will avoid the replication problems.

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