TownNews.com - Releases

Software Releases

TownNews.com Service Advisory - Flex Templates - Jan. 19, 2017

We are releasing an emergency update of Flex Templates today to fix an edge case which causes some ads to be fetched twice during page load. This issue only affects Flex sites using DFP without photo gallery ad interstitials set up. In addition, the issue occurred only on article pages with non-inline child images.

If you experience any issues or have any questions, please contact customer support at (800) 293-9576 or TownNews.com/support.

Zen Templates Software Release - Jan. 17th - Jan. 19th

In this Zen Templates release, we are changing how end users are able to log into the site. Instead of a popup login box, end users will be directed to a secure page where they can log in. This behavior is being enforced by modern browsers. There are also several other bug fixes in this release.

CHANGES

  • Due to improving internet security standards, the Zen Templates will no longer allow user login via a popup display. This is being enforced by modern browsers. The more secure route is to direct users to a secure page for login, which is now mandatory after this update. (ZENBLOX-7732)

BUG FIXES

  • The core-weather-extended block would sometimes attempt to show images from the global resources folder. This has been fixed. (ZENBLOX-7723)
  • We are updating the table sort plugin which now has better support for properly ordering numbers which include commas. (ZENBLOX-7726)
  • In some edge cases, Firefox on mobile devices was not properly displaying the Zen Touch 5 templates. This has been fixed. (ZENBLOX-7729)
  • In some edge cases, link assets were not rendering properly due to an error. This has been fixed. (ZENBLOX-7734)

BLOX AP Software Release - Tues., Jan. 17th @ 9:00 AM CST

In this new version of BLOX Associated Press integration, we are making minor improvements to the methods we use to connect to AP, update stories and serve stories in the BLOX admin. There may be a slight improvement in the amount of time it takes to download and show AP stories on your site.

CHANGES

  • We have optimized the process BLOX uses to connect to AP and update stories. In general, you may notice a slight performance improvement. (AP-197)
  • We have improved the efficiency of the method we use to query content from the Associated Press. It may result in improved performance for AP channels in the BLOX Syndication tool. (AP-179)

BUG FIXES

  • Usernames are now normalized (removing opening/trailing spaces) at save time to help with data integrity an account set up. (AP-204)

BLOX Business Directory Software Release - Tues., Jan. 17th @ 9:00 AM CST

In this release we are making infrastructure changes that should not be noticeable to admin or front-end users. If you experience any issues or have any questions, please contact customer support at (800) 293-9576 or TownNews.com/support. (BIZDIR-422)

Changes to AAM tracking support in BLOX CMS

In September, 2015, TownNews.com added AAM (Alliance for Audited Media) tracking support to BLOX Subscription Pro. This feature provides tracking of subscriber access to restricted content on BLOX CMS websites, including BLOX Live e-Editions.

AAM tracking was previously a feature of the BLOX Live e-Editions product, but this feature is being deprecated in favor of the more robust implementation in BLOX Subscription Pro. (Click here for BLOX Subscription Pro AAM tracking documentation.)

On February 28th, 2017, the AAM tracking feature will be removed from BLOX Live e-Editions. If you wish to continue using AAM tracking, please migrate to the BLOX Subscription Pro implementation before 2/28/2017.

Because we hold AAM log data for a rolling 12-month period, your logs will still be available when you transition to the BLOX Subscription Pro AAM tracking feature.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact TownNews.com customer support at (800) 293-9576 or http://www.TownNews.com/support.