Version: 13 September 2007
This CMS version release contains relatively minor changes only, to provide for a few new types of content and modifications to existing types. A number of small bugs have now also been fixed. With the exception of those listed under 'Sidebar content improvements' below, only Site Administrators need look at these changes in more detail.
A new system has been introduced to allow comments to be added to a page by people outside the CMS. This system can be used for normal pages, news items or events listings, and you choose whether comments must be approved or not (approval recommended for pages not restricted to University members) before they are displayed. See Section XXX of Guide 184 for more information.
Sidebar content improvements
Multiple feature boxes may now be added to a single page. This may be most useful for adding a normal feature and a common 'related links' feature to a page.
You can also now reorder sidebar images without needing to delete and re-add them.
Text content revision control
Site Administrators are now able to view (and recover if necessary) old versions of CMS content. This feature only applies to the 'text content' content type, and obviously will only work for changes made after the release of this version.
Forms content type changes
Forms generated using the CMS forms content type now do not need to have a reset button. If you leave the reset button label text blank, no reset button will be added to the form. Please consider carefully whether your form needs a reset button - unless the same person will be repeatedly completing the form several times in a row, you almost certainly do not need one.
The positioning of the reset button has also been changed to make it harder to accidentally click on the reset button while attempting to submit the form.
Additionally, form fields may now be selected to form part of the subject line of emails generated by the form. For example, a form that allowed queries about academic programmes could be set to include the programme code in the subject of the email.
Autodiscovery links for RSS or OpenSearch formats may now be added to CMS pages. See Section XXX of Guide 184 for more information.
Uncategorised publication lists
Publication lists on departmental profiles may now be displayed in an uncategorised order.