A new release of our software has already been rolled out to all of our test sites and will be added to all of our live sites over the next week.
There are some changes in this release that you’ll notice and they’re explained in a bit more detail below.
A brand new editor
We have upgraded the editor that we use within the CMS. The new editor improves some of the ways that you can add, edit and remove various content to your site. In the past, adding and editing content was sometimes a two step process that we have wanted to eliminate for a little while. Now, things like adding a pdf link or an image can be done right from the editor on the page that you’re editing without the need to switch back and forth.
New Editor – Adding and resizing images
Images can now be added directly within the editor. This used to be a two step process but now we’ve improved the editor to be able to add an image without having to upload this to another area of the CMS first.
You simply click the image icon in the editor and select the image that you’d like to add from there.
Another great feature is that you can change the size of the image right there and then, within the editor. To do this you simply click the image and drag the corners to the required size.
New Editor – Tables
You can now add tables in a really simple way through our new editor. After clicking Table, Insert Table, to the right of this you can draw the table that you’d like to add.
You can then also resize the table within the editor by dragging and dropping to corners of the columns and rows.
New look add/edit pages – colours per category
We’ve added new shading to highlight the page hierarchy in add/edit pages. Now you can easily see the difference between the pages and sub-pages of your site.
Find and replace tool
We have a new find and replace tool if you know you need to edit words in a few places but not sure exactly where on the site may contain them, this tool makes it easy to update.
Twitter – Cashtags automatically added to your twitter update
As part of our Newsroom product you can auto update your Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter feed.
We’ve included the function to auto add your Cashtag. What’s a cashtag? Read more about those here.
ABN Newswire integration with Newsroom
We’re pleased to announce that we now also support integration from ABN Newswire within Newsroom.
This means that your ABN Newswire updates can feed into Newsroom and be shared to your website, subscriber groups and social media channels – just like other input types.
Tailored Email Alert Templates
Using IRM Newsroom you can now tailor your email alert templates per input type. If you’ve read about the investor journey on our blog or website you’ll understand that there are many different touchpoints that make a buying decision.
Date formats on list pages
The date format is now completely flexible. To edit this you can click on the settings icon in the CMS and change the display settings under Date Display Format.
You can use any method to separate the day, month and year such as a dash (dd-MM-yyyy), a full stop (dd.MM.yyyy) or a forward slash (dd/MM/yyyyy).
Email Template Previews
You can now preview all email templates by clicking the preview button in the top right of the page when you’re looking at an email alert.
Intro text on Showcases
In the past, showcase pages would simply display the content of your showcase. But these lists usually need some kind of introduction or preface. Now you can add this via HQi by clicking on the Showcase page and then editing the Intro Text in the General Settings area.
Archiving/deleting a page
This release sees the improvement of being able to archive a page. A little bit of houskeeping on our side and an update in the behind the scenes process now makes this easier than ever.
If you’re not using a page anymore you can archive it. This means you can restore it later if necessary. It’s only once a page is archived that you can delete it completely. Careful though, if you do it’s gone for good.
Changing banner images and banner text/links
In our new builds we’ll be using the below settings if we are adding banner images, with text and descriptions to internal pages of the site. This means that you’ll be able to edit the image, text heading and description via the content management system.
Please be aware you may need to know the image size before you change this to avoid distortion.