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  •  IE 10 and Commonspot

    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

    Microsoft is automatically updating Internet Explorer for Windows 7 users from version 9 to version 10 today. IE 10 has not been certified for Commonspot authoring, and access to the authoring dashboard will fail. Paperthin is working on a patch for this, but for the interim you'll need to use Firefox for Commonspot authoring on Windows. Alternatively, you can use the developer tools built into IE to switch to the IE 9 profile. You can access the developer tools via the F12 key.

  •  Firefox ESR auto-update

    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

    Firefox 10 ESR will update to version 17, unless you have turned off auto-updating in Firefox. Version 17 may introduce problems with copying/pasting text in the Commonspot text editor. If you need to re-install FF 10 ESR, you can find it here:

    Windows

    Mac

    You can change how Firefox handles auto-updating via the Options (Windows) or Preferences (Mac) > Advanced tab. By default, it would be set to automatically install updates.

  •  Video shortcodes in the blog

    Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

     The option to include a Vimeo or Youtube video in the blog's text block is now available in the SCM blog. To embed a video, you'd use a shortcode similar to those used in Wordpress.

    The option to include a Vimeo or Youtube video in the full content text block is now available in the blog. To embed a video, you'd use a shortcode similar to those used in Wordpress:

    code sample

    These references will be converted to embedded video players:

    [vimeo 56033353 w=420&h=235]

    [youtube GGhOlaWk0OY w=420&h=235]

    You'll need to snag the video ID from the URL on Vimeo or Youtube to use in the shortcode.

    http://vimeo.com/56033353

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGhOlaWk0OY

    The width and height settings are optional - the default uses the height/width for the center column of a three-column page layout - but if you wanted to wrap text around this you could do so by reducing the size and then wrapping that in a fixed width div block that's floated left or right.

 
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