WAAS Release Notes

2019-09-22

  • New feature: When fetching press releases from 3rd party, WaaS now detects whether it is a financial report. If so, it creates a report page for the financial archive (Cision or Modular Finance only).
  • Feature improvement: For password protected sites, the custom designed login page had to have inline graphics (becuase images also required login). This is no longer the case. 

2019-09-08

  • Performance improvement: New cache mechanism is added to get faster page loads, especially experienced in the CMS editor. 
  • Performance improvement: The CDN cache purge function (the function that clears the CDN cache) is rewritten to increase the number of pageviews served by the CDN. 
  • Security improvement: New components added for increased security. 

2019-08-25

  • Feature improvement: The lookup redirect feature mentioned in the previous release note now tries to match the requested language version (for multi-language websites only)
  • Widget improvement: Sharegraphs now include thousand delimiter sign even on mouse-over values. 
  • New 3rd party added: Modular Finance for news distribution and IR modules.
  • News distribution: GlobalNewswire now supports the flag for Regulatory news.
  • New feature: For password protected sites, the login page can have custom design. 

2019-08-11

  • New feature - Lookup redirects: If a requested url doesn't exist, and has no manual redirect defined, the system will try to match its slug (the last part of the url) with an existing page and redirect there if found. This feature is optional and needs to be enabled per site.
  • New pagelist filter type: Checkboxlist
  • Editor improvement: New filebrowser built from scratch.
  • Editor improvement: The tool buttons for editing sections, blocks, and widgets are redesigned to make them easier to use. 

2019-07-28

  • When formatting Norwegian dates, Norwegian Bokmål is used.
  • New feature: Forms can now spam-protected with captcha.
  • Press releases: For sites using Cision, contact- and company info is now saved in separate fields. 
  • Admin feature: When importing all press releases from Cision, the administrator can choose not to download attached files. 
  • Admin feature: When importing or exporting pages between the test and production environments, all date fields are converted to the correct format. 

2019-06-16

  • New feature: Timezone support for all datepicker fields in the application.
  • New news distribution integration: GlobalNewswire
  • Upgraded database driver for MongoDb to 3.2.7
  • CSS compilation adjustments for better user experience in Internet Explorer

2019-06-02

  • Cookie disclaimer updates: It is now possible to prevent Google analytics from loading at all until the visitor explicitly approves it. 
  • New feature: Pagelists now have paging function. The editor sets how many items should be displayed, and then a "Load more" button will appear. 
  • Improvement: The built-in Disclaimer widget is used for information that should not be shown until the visitor has agreed on certain terms. This widget now has more options and is more flexible.
  • Editor user interface improvement: For editors with very large screens, the editor environment now makes better use of this space.

2019-05-19

  • New feature: Placeholder pages. These are used for pages with large amounts of sub pages for organisational purposes. If the user navigates directly to a placeholder url, she will automatically be redirected to its parent page. A typical use case is the news archive, where you can divide the news into year folders for instance.  
  • Improvement: The built-in video widget now respects the maximum width for the body text (even if the block itself is wider).   
  • New feature: A widget has default values that can be overridden on a page. The developer can now restrict which values are overrideable. 

2019-05-05

  • Administrator feature: Widget types can now be re-ordered and organised into different folders for better structure.
  • Developer productivity: When designing the search result page, sample search results are shown in local developer mode. 
  • Bug fix: In charts with axis unit labels, the unit label was misplaced in certain versions of Internet Explorer.

2019-04-21

  • New feature: The built in subscribe widget is now more adjustable so the administrator can customize the texts even further, and add different kinds of news stories to subscribe to.
  • Performance improvement: “Harder” cache for the font files to provide a glitch free user experience.

2019-04-07

  • New developer feature: The static search engine for annual reports now work in local developer mode.

2019-03-24

  • New accessibility feature: The parts in a pie chart is now readable for accessibility tools, and possible to navigate with the keyboard.
  • New editor feature: The link tool is now possible to use to create anchor-links, i.e. links that will scroll the visitor smoothly to a specified heading on the target page.

2019-03-10

  • Project start-up feature: When onboarding a site to WaaS we have a new tool to crawl the existing site, get all content, images, and files, and reorganizing it into a WaaS compatible format.

2019-02-24

  • CMS interface tweaks to take advantage of the new Google Chrome version
  • Addition to the new style search mentioned in the previous post: It now also finds occurrences in blocks or sections
  • New feature: Themes. When creating a new website in WaaS, you can pick a theme to start with.

2019-02-10

  • CMS interface touch up: When reloading a admin tool, the corresponding tree node is expanded.
  • New feature: Global search tool to detect which styles are used on a site (used to be able to clean up the style classes in a more secure way)

2019-01-27

  • Milestone: New website layout creation tool. This is used by the developers for the overall layout and design, like the navigation system, colours, and typography. Faster development and higher quality.
  • Developer feature: Two new control types: Icons and Textfields in a grid. This is used when the developer creates the user interface for the editor.

2019-01-13

  • Editor productivity: You can now limit to which sections/pages a specific widget is available, to get a better overview in projects with a large number of widgets.
  • New feature: Different sections can now have different widths even if on the same page.
  • Bug fix: How very long texts flow between different pages in the PDF creation tool.
  • Bug fix: Chart axis bug fix

2018-12-16

  • Developer productivity: Global search function for source code
  • Admin improvement: When uploading to the file archive, a clearer notification is shown when everything is complete.
  • Widget improvement: The built-in sharegraph now defaults to intra-day mode if listing date is within 48 hours.
  • Chart improvement: Possibility to have thousand delimiter in the chart axis.
  • Security fix: The built-in buttons for social channels opens in a new window, and the correct set of security settings is implemented.

2018-12-02

  • Editor simplification: Styles can now be grouped and presented as a dropdown instead of the checkbox list. This is useful for instance for section background colours.
  • Editor simplification: Styles can now be sorted to make it easier to find the checkbox you are looking for.
  • New feature: Static search engine for sites that should be exported to other platforms.
  • Editor improvement: Font files can now be navigated to despite working with a password protected site (to make the preview mode more correct).

2018-11-18

  • Upgraded the text editor, TinyMCE 4.9.2
  • Upgraded the code editor, Ace editor 1.4.2
  • Developer productivity tools
    • Snippets
    • Emmet js
    • Built-in ejs objects

2018-11-04

  • PDF improvement: Better precision when managing page-breaks in PDFs.
  • New feature: To switch page template for an existing page.
  • New chart type: Stacked bar
  • Chart improvement: The chart tool now has a field for chart description
  • Image improvement: It’s now easier to align background images depending on screen size and image focus point.
  • Bug fix: Handle the case when a background image has been removed.

2018-10-21

  • Milestone! WaaS now has the ability to create PDF documents based on the site’s regular pages. See MAG's annual report for example. Please contact the WaaS team to learn more.
  • New feature: Download the entire site (or parts of it) as a .zip file with static HTML pages.
  • New feature: Blocks can now be copy-and-pasted.
  • Performance improvement: Youtube-videos are not loaded until the visitor interacts with them.

2018-10-07

  • New admin function: To upload multiple files, and ensure no non-alphanumeric characters are used
  • New editor function: For pages with inaccessible content (compiled pages, scheduled pages, shortcuts, etc.) there is now a button to show how to access the content again.
  • New admin function: To download files directly from the file archive
  • Editor improvement: The editor is now easier to reach for right-most blocks
  • The monitor of all websites on WaaS now ignores incomplete SSL chains
  • Bug fix: When uploading huge files, the system could freeze in some cases

2018-09-23

  • Added feature in the hyperlink tool. It's now possible to link to a specific heading on a page. The page will scroll softly to that position.
  • When using multiple Google fonts, these are bundled to one single call for increased performance
  • Upgraded Nodejs to version 8.11.1
  • New system tool to monitor all websites on WaaS

2018-09-09

  • Added the tool "bullet list" in the rich text editor for controls
  • Excel imports (whole Excel files, not only the already existing copy-and-paste from Excel function)
  • Upgraded the log in system (Auth0)
  • More prominent warning messages when deploying new code

2018-08-26

  • Added features for advanced table editing. When a table is selected, new tools appears to insert/remove rows and columns, etc.
  • Bug fix: Newly created sections didn't respond when adding styles templates to them.
  • Cookie policy updates in the template project

2018-05-23

  • Redesigned section background tool, including support for video
  • Upgraded file storage system
  • More robust support for very large zip files

2018-04-24

  • Scheduled jobs for Nasdaq pressreleases

2018-04-18

  • Google Tag manager integration
  • Improved selection tools in the file browser
  • IP Anonymization in Google Analytics (due to GDPR)
  • New features in the search engine:
    • Search paging
    • Show number of hits
    • Show url of each search hit
    • An additional search box on the results page
    • Refined settings for standard texts

2018-03-30

  • Stronger control of uploaded file names
  • New admin tool: To create screen shots for project specific help articles

2018-03-22

  • Editor interface: checkbox for opening links in a new window
  • Help manual: some help articles now has a "Show me how" button that demonstrates in the user interface how things work. 
  • New feature: Block animations. These are defined per project, but can be imported from a standard library (approx. 50 standard animations). The editor attach animations to any block on a page, and it starts the animation when the user scrolls down to its position. 

2018-03-19

  • Support for global syllabications: The system adds soft hyphens to words defined by the administrator. Example: "innovative" becomes "innova-tive" when needed. 

2018-03-09

  • Client specific help articles can now be hover-connected to form fields, including style checkboxes
  • Styles can now be applied to charts
  • Block- and section styles can now be made available only for certain sections (to clean up the editor interface)
  • Clearer indication that the system is busy when uploading heavy images

2018-03-02

  • Feedback buttons sending data to Google Analytics now available
  • Linked blocks can now link to external pages and files
  • Possibility to link inline images
  • Compiled pages and footer can now have page-specific css styles
  • New admin feature: Download sections of the website and upload/import them to another environment (from test to production for instance)

2018-02-15

  • New system widget: Twitter feed
  • Bug fix: Insert page-dependent widgets on unpublished pages failed

2018-02-10

  • Save calendar events for Outlook, Google Calendar or iCal
  • Display images from your Instagram account through new Instagram API widget 
  • Improved integration of intercom.io support function
  • Content widgets available in different languages
  • For editors: New search function for pages and admin tools

2018-01-29

  • Schedule a page for expiration
  • Built-in format template to center text
  • Hide blocks or sections in specified devices

2018-01-23

  • Possibility to create templates that are hidden from navigation by default
  • New date format in the page version list in edit mode
  • For developers: CSS and JS editors are hidden when working with pagetypes
  • Updated system widget: In the Cision subscribe widget you can now set which languages the visitors want to subscribe to

2018-01-21

  • Scheduled publishing for pages
  • Possibility to create manual 301-redirects in admin-mode
  • Warning message when administrators are deploying pages from test to production
  • Upgrades in the core platform
    • Installed Azure Application Insights for better surveillance: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/application-insights/
    • New database connection procedure for increased performance
    • Upgraded Nodejs version to 8.9.3
    • Upgraded database driver for MongoDb to 3.0.1
    • Re-written proxy for file download for increased performance

2018-01-11

  • Previewing unpublished pages
  • Updated system widget: In the searchbox widget you can now define placeholder (an semitransparent text in the textbox when it has no value)

2017-12-19

  • Possibility to define opengraph images to pages. http://ogp.me/
  • Switched search-engine from Bing to AddSearch: https://www.addsearch.com/

2017-12-12

  • New system module: Cision subscription

2017-12-06

  • New feature: Image map. An image map is an image with clickable areas. These areas can be designed by the editor.
  • New widget: Share graph. This one is much faster and more design-flexible than 3rd parties’ graphs. https://www.maginteractive.com/investor-relations/share-graph/
  • Updated support for web fonts for legacy Internet Explorer
  • Updates in the core platform
    • Automated SSL certificate creation and renewal
    • xml syntax for 301 pages
    • In edit-mode: freeze the user interface when it need a response from the server to continue.

2017-11-22

  • New features for editors
    • Paste word and excel content directly into the editor
    • Vimeo integration
    • Sub- and super-script. E.g. COand Footnote1
  • Icons for the main navigation is now part of the core platform
  • Minor upgrade to the system widget “Sidebar navigation”
  • Upgraded Bing search engine to v7
  • Handling Bing error when out of quota

2017-11-15

  • Redesigned hyperlink tool in the editor. Most importantly it’s now possible to link to files
  • Possibility to drop files from the desktop into the editor. If it’s not an image it will create a list of clickable file links.
  • New built-in navigation type: Single-page navigation. Rather than navigate to a new page, the page scrolls to the correct section. http://www.grandcentralsundbyberg.se/
  • New tool for system administrators: Se which editors are logged in, and when their latest interaction occurred. This way, we can avoid deploying new code when someone is working.

2017-11-13

  • Editor’s manual in PDF format
  • Editor’s manual now contains account specific help items (for project unique widgets, etc)
  • New feature for administrators: When importing press releases, you can now choose how many to import
  • New feature for administrators: Navigation tool between WAAS environments (test, production, etc).
  • New feature for developers: Upgraded procedure to define colors and css styling for charts.

2017-11-08

  • Nasdaq pressreleae integration
  • Nasdaq share ticker
  • New feature: If no mobile grid is defined, it will use a default grid which is simply stacking the blocks on top of each other (which is the case for 90% of the pages on a typical site)
  • Upgrades to the core platform
    • Background images can now have Base64 format
    • Upgraded the central communication tool Socket.io to 2.0