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Welcome to Foxbright CMSv4

New Features
 

  • Purge News Articles & Calendar Events - added ability to purge old articles / events from a news section or calendar.
     
  • Staff Directory Updates - added ability to display staff email inline and added ability to override the phone number label in the staff directory column.
     
  • Increased Newsletters Flexability - added ability to override the 'display more newsletters' link text for those using newsletters for other types of content such as board minutes.
     
  • Building Attendance / Fax Number - added ability to display an attendance or fax number in the building information, often displayed in the website footer or school home page.
     
  • Username / Password Recovery - added ability to activate forgotten username / password recovery features in the login screen. This feature is off by default - Web Administrators can contact support to activate.

New / Updated Documentation
 

  • Expire a Content Block - a feature available for Content Publishers to set an expire date/time on an individual content block on a page. Permissions can be given to Content Editors to have access to this feature.
     
  • Photo Boards - a block type similar to the Photo Gallery Thumbnail presentation, but with more display options.
     
  • Change Page URL - safely and easily update the URL or address of any any page without breaking links.
     
  • Menu Settings How-to Video - as an advanced feature, navigation menu settings can be confusing. We hope this video will clarify when, and when not to change a page's menu settings.

ADA / Section 504 / Section 508 Compliance

Foxbright has continued to improve the compliance with the WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines. New features include:

  • Added a "language tag" dropdown in the editor to signal screen readers and spell-checkers when a language other than English is used in the page content.
  • Added the ability for Web Administrators to add tracking IDs to all pages on a website.
  • Updated tables to be added as a % width instead of a 'fixed' pixel width.

Reminder to use these ADA Compliance Enhancements
 

  • Photo Gallery - Remember to enable the controls to allow site visitors to play/pause and  prev/next the rotating photo galleries.

  • Content Editing - Except for linked text, underlining text causes compliance errors. If you have non-linked underlined text, please remove the underline by using the "Remove Format" editor option.

  • Content Headings - The format drop list has been standardized to Heading 1 - Heading 6 so that it is obvious what headings to use to properly outline your content. Remember not to skip Heading Levels!

ADA Compliance Training and Help Documentation

Foxbright offers training and self help for keeping your website content compliant. For more information please visit

The WC3 Consortium released a version update to WCAG 2.0 on June 5, 2018.  WCAG 2.1 adds serveral checkpoints to WCAG 2.0 to enhance the web and app experience for low vision and cognitively impaired visitors.  We are incorporating the applicable updates into the CMS and will keep you updated with  the changes and its impact on content editors.

Summer 2018 Newsletter

CKEditor / Pasting Issues

Hello everybody! We have recently released the latest update to the Foxbright CMS version 4! This update included a major change in the CKEditor software used in the Foxbright Rich Text blocks. Unfortunately, the editor is now allowing certain types of span tags and formatting in pasted content. This includes the Paste from Word and Paste as Plain Text features. If you paste in content and find that the formatting isn't converting correctly, highlight the text and click the 'remove formatting' button. We're currently working on a fix for this issue, and will update websites as soon as it is ready. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
 

New CMS Features!

The recent update adds a variety of new features including workflow enhancements, ADA improvements, and customer requests. We have developed a new app to accompany your website! For more information about the app and its features, please contact John Egyed.

Calendar and News Enhancements

  • Purge News Articles & Calendar Events - added ability to purge old articles / events from a news section or calendar. This allows calendar and news section managers to bulk delete articles and events within a date range.
  • Increased Newsletters Flexibility - added ability to override the 'display more newsletters' link text for those using newsletters for other types of content such as board minutes. To customize this link text, simply edit a newsletter block and change the default text in the fields below the 'Show More Newsletters Link' area.

Staff Directory Enhancements

  • Phone Label Override - We've added the ability to override the phone number label in the staff directory column. An example of this override in use is for clients adding only an extension # to staff accounts and would prefer the column heading to be "Extension" instead of the default "Phone". 
  • Displaying Staff Emails Inline - This advanced Web Administrator setting allows clients to display staff emails inline within some staff directory types, and provide an email address option along with the standard contact form.

Web Administrator Settings

  • Building Attendance / Fax Number - added ability to display an attendance or fax number in the building information, often displayed in the website footer or school home page.
  • Username / Password Recovery - added ability to activate forgotten username / password recovery features in the login screen. This feature is off by default - Web Administrators can contact Foxbright Support to activate.

ADA Compliance Improvements

Foxbright has continued to improve the compliance with the WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines. New features include:

  • Added a "language tag" drop-down in the editor to signal screen readers and spell-checkers when a language other than English is used in the page content.
  • Added the ability for Web Administrators to add tracking IDs to all pages on a website.
  • Updated tables to be added as a % width instead of a 'fixed' pixel width by default.

New Documentation
Updated documentation on recently added features:

Whats Next?
We've got a busy summer ahead of us! Some features to look forward to include:
 
  • Expanding the 'Search' feature to include News Articles
  • Adding an (optional) expiration date to Spotlights
  • A lunch menu section processor where monthly ADA compliant menus can be generated and displayed
As always, please contact us with any questions!

Foxbright Support
616-988-2400 x1

 

NEW FEATURES 2017 (archive)

NEW FEATURES
 

  • Spotlight Display Options - added new options to give you more control on how spotlights are displayed.
     
  • News Article Date - added new options so you can hide the date when displaying News Articles.
     
  • Sharing News Articles - added ability to allow or not allow  Sharing Articles by the news section or the news content block.
     
  • Expire a Content Block - a new feature available for Content Publishers to set an expire date/time on an individual content block on a page. Permissions can be give to Content Editors to have access to this feature.
     
  • Photo Boards - a new block type similar to the Photo Gallery Thumbnail presentation, but with more display options.

ADA / Section 504 / Section 508 Compliance

Foxbright has continued to improve the compliance with the WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines.  Recent changes correct "errors" reported by ADA Compliance report tools include:

  • Added a "caption" to the mini-calendar display for screen readers.
  • Added proper headings to content "tabs".
  • Modified Staff Listing display to fix "spelling errors".
  • Fixed issues with photo gallery and news pagination.

Reminder to use these ADA Compliance Enhancements
 

  • Photo Gallery - remember to enable the controls to allow site visitors to play/pause and  prev/next the rotating photo galleries.

  • Content Editing - The option to underline text has been removed. If you have underlined text, please remove the underline by using the "Remove Format" editor option.

  • Content Headings - The format drop list has been standardized to Heading 1 - Heading 6 so that it is obvious what headings to use to properly outline your content. Remember not to skip Heading Levels!

  • News & Calendars -Heading styles have been removed from the Rich Text (HTML) editor to help you stay compliant.

ADA Compliance Training and Help Documentation

Foxbright offers training and self help for keeping your website content compliant. For more information please visit

September 28, 2018
Google Chrome Browser “Not Secure” Website Designation

Effective July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser has designated non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’. After years of pushing for 'secure by default' web sites, Google is now identifying non-secure sites in the Chrome browser.

August 23, 2018
v4.551.4.0 - Change in 'My Files' category availability

Important Notice for Web Administrators

The 'My Files' file category is now only available for staff editing their profile page. This update can affect Web Editors from being able to upload files when editing district/building pages. 

August 1, 2018
August 2018 - Updates to Rich Text Editor

Fixed! Issues with pasting in the rich text editor have been resolved.

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