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December 10th, 2011
December 10th, 2011

Massive XDe Update

Sweeping enhancements to the XDe for better content management

This could be the most comprehensive XDe update ever. A overview video linked below gives the highlights and there are also new tutorials in the XDe Tutorials area with more to come.



Here is a point form list of the updates to the system:

  • Complete re-build of user management area
  • Site-wide admin user search (users added to site search index)
  • Complete re-build and enhancement of bbWizard
  • Addition of Content Snippits
  • Addition of User Sources
  • In-content slide-shows for images and snippits
  • Overhaul of the FAQ module
  • Calendar events now multilingual
  • News now multilingual
  • user signup process email messages now multilingual
  • New Quick-User signup allows collection of users with as little as only their email
  • Enhanced Broadcast message entry and test form
  • Fixes to prevent license install problems
  • Fixed to prevent disk cache failures
  • cleanup and minor enhancements to many module forms
  • Improved error reporting
  • Enhanced metadata in many areas including support for RDFa and schema.org
  • Many other optimizations and back-end enhancements

Here is a brief video highlighting some of these updates:
Play Video
Play Video


At the risk of making this notice too long here are a few notes:

The user search may not be active when you first use the enhanced system. If you search for an obvious user name and don´t obtain any results. Use the "Build Search Index" tool from the manage.XDe menu to force it to rebuild (this shouldn´t be necessary and in the rare case it is, only needs to be done one time)

The bbWizard is still being enhanced and there is a great deal of new functionality planed for it. Due to it´s more advanced nature and the fact that it´s for admins only it requires a modern browser and will not work in IE 7 or Firefox 3

Quick user signups were put together very quickly based on a customer request there is a lot more to be done in that area including a new user import - stay tuned.

As is obvious this is a significant update (comprising over 30 modules and adding 3 new ones) we have tested extensively and you have all been running the new system for at least 3 weeks now (some longer) however should you find anything amiss please submit a support ticket.

Hope you enjoy all the enhancements!

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