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Administrators can require editors to add a comment when sending content for review. See Collaboration in the Episerver User Guide.
In Project Overview, the Show comments icon is changed to the same one used for the Comments pane shown outside of projects.
Notifications in the user interface are now automatically marked as read when the notification window is closed. This improves the notification feature as the notification counter in the bell icon is reset after you open and close the notification window and will only display new notifications after that. Previously, the counter was cleared when you closed the window but the number was displayed again when the page was reloaded, unless you manually marked them as read.
The following improvements have been added to the date/time picker:
See also Ryan Bare's blog post for more information.
The following improvements have been made to trash (also called the recycle bin):
See Linh Nguyen's blog post and also Deleting and restoring content in the Episerver User Guide.
The image property now comes with a thumbnail that makes it easier for you to see which image is actually used. You can also drag and drop images from the assets pane or from your computer straight into the image property.
See Bartosz Sekuła's blog post and also Adding and editing images in the Episerver User Guide.
To make content collaboration and communication easier, you can now add and view comments on content items, even if they are not associated with a project. The commenting functionality is accessed via a new commenting pane in the user interface. Toggle the pane with a toolbar button.
See also Ben McKernan's blog post and Adding comments in the Episerver Platform User Guide.
In the Select Image dialog box, you can now upload an image (by the context menu or by drag and drop) and then insert it on your page without having to leave the dialog. In this dialog box, you can also move images between folders, copy, and rename images, etc.
See Grzegorz Wiecheć' blog post for more information and also Adding and editing images in the Episerver User Guide.
A new checkbox has been added to the content approval sequences allowing administrators to prevent users from approving their own changes.
See Alex Wang's blog post and Managing content approval sequences in the Episerver User Guide for more information.
Episerver World will occasionally publish RSS notifications on new Episerver features or other useful information. You will get a notification in the user interface (in the bell icon) whenever a new post has been published. Clicking on the notification will take you to an article on World.
The "beta/domUpdated" message introduced in CMS UI 11.2.0 is no longer needed. The On-Page Editing (OPE) overlays are now updated automatically. See John-Philip Johansson's blog post and Editing user interface in the Episerver CMS Developer Guide.
A new Property Value List that allows the editors to input multiple primitive values has been introduced. Available types are:
See Bartosz Sekuła's blog post.
First release of a new Labs add-on. See the blog post Improvements for projects.
First release of a new Labs add-on. See the blog post Episerver Labs - LinkProperty.
First release of a new Labs add-on. See the blog post Configuring Options from Admin Mode.
First release of a new Labs add-on. See the blog post Episerver Labs - Block Enhancements.
You can now disable, and re-enable, the A/B testing add-on from the user interface.
This is a new add-on for Episerver CMS which allows editors to preview PDF files in the edit view. See the developer guide: Episerver PDF Preview.
The TinyMCE editor has been moved to a separate NuGet package with its own versioning.
This story enables you to:
See Grzegorz Wiecheć' blog post and TinyMCE plug-ins for more information.
You can now drag and drop an image (bmp, jpg, gif, and png) directly from your computer into the TinyMCE editor. The image is automatically stored in the local For This Page or For This Block folder. See Nicklas Israelsson's blog post, Customizing the TinyMce (v2) in the Episerver CMS Developer Guide, and also Adding and editing images in the Episerver User Guide.
Select an image in the TinyMCE editor to display a Go to media button. Click the button to open the image or hover over it to see where the image is stored. See Customizing the TinyMCE editor (v2) in the Episerver CMS Developer Guide, and also Adding and editing images in the Episerver User Guide.
The release of the TinyMce package version 2.0.0 includes an updated TinyMCE editor. From this release, it is no longer possible to configure the TinyMCE editor from the admin view; all changes are done through code. See Ben McKernan's blog post< and Configuring the TinyMCE editor (v. 2.x).
The Rich Text and Submit button elements can now be dependent on other fields in the same manner as Image choice, Number, Range, etc. See The Dependencies tab documentation in the Episerver User Guide.
You can now configure validation error messages on form elements, see Form element types in the Episerver User Guide.
This story makes forms more user-friendly and accessible, specifically level AA of WCAG compliance.
You can now control how long form submissions are stored in Episerver by setting up retention policies. The retention policy is set on the form so you can have different retention policies for different forms. You can also have different settings for finalized form submissions and for partially submitted form data. For more information, see Customizing retention policies in the Episerver Forms Developer Guide and Managing form submissions in the Episerver User Guide.
You can now choose one of the registered systems as connected data source in the user interface. See Multiple external systems in the Episerver Forms Developer Guide.
You can now hide or show a field based on input to another form field. You create rules for field elements on a new Dependencies tab in the element properties.
You can use this feature to create a customer satisfaction survey that displays additional questions depending on how a visitor answers. So, if a visitor answers "Food" to the question "What's your favorite thing about the Coffee House?", an additional question is displayed, "Which food do you like in particular?". That question is not displayed if the visitor picks any of the other options for the first question. To set up a survey like this, see Creating a customer satisfaction survey in the Episerver User Guide.
You can now search inside a select column in the form submissions.
When a form is deleted (and removed from Trash as well), a scheduled job deletes all form submissions related to the form.
A scheduled job checks for partially filled-in form data and deletes it after a specified number of days after the visitor submitted the data. The default time is 30 days.
When you deleted submitted form data, any related uploaded files are also deleted.
When a visitor submits a Salesforce/Pardot/Marketo/MS Dynamics form multiple times, you can now either update the visitor's existing information, or you can create a new entity (lead, contact, and so on).
It is now possible to create additional connector instances with different credentials and names.
The XForms functionality has been moved to a separate NuGet package with its own versioning.
The Search functionality has been moved to a separate NuGet package with its own versioning.
The Dynamic content functionality has been moved to a separate NuGet package with its own versioning.
First public release of Episerver Insight - an add-on for organizing and storing data based on visitor behavior and preferences, to provide segmented input for omnichannel marketing campaigns.
See the Episerver Insight and Episerver Profile Store developer guides, and Episerver Insight in the Episerver User Guide.
It is now possible to create segments based on filter definitions and historical data in the Episerver Insight user interface.
The Change approvals add-on now supports CMS 11. See Change approvals in the Episerver User Guide and Impact of Change Approvals on other addons and its limitations for details.
By selecting the Prevent users from approving their own changes check box, the person who made a change is not allowed to approve, even if that person is assigned as an approver.
First release of Episerver Advance.
This new feature lets editors and marketers configure strategies for Advance content recommendations directly from the Episerver CMS edit view.
Support for Episerver CMS 11.
Episerver Content Delivery API is a new headless API for collecting and updating content. With this REST-based API you can create your own integrations, and pull content from the CMS content repository, bypassing the presentation layer, and publish it to any application. See the Episerver Content Delivery API developer guide.
Episerver Content Delivery API can now retrieve Commerce catalog content in JSON format. See the developer guide topic Content Delivery API and Commerce for more information.
The Personalization portal can now be added to the Episerver user interface. See Adding the Personalization Portal to the Episerver UI in the Personalization Developer Guide for more information.