Version 3.0.4

Mithril

NOVEMBER 25, 2020

Embeds
  • Reworks how the markdown file is imported for more restrictive servers.
Markdown Import
  • Reworks how the markdown file is imported for more restrictive servers.

Version 3.0.3

Mithril

NOVEMBER 23, 2020

Blog Entries
  • Fixes a bug that would cause the Topper Image Overlay Icon to be shown twice for the full-width sections of Layouts Four & Five when viewed at the mobile breakpoint.
Editor
  • Adds in some extra processing that now allows single or double quotation marks to be used in Embed titles and still allow the drag-and-drop process to work properly.

Version 3.0.2

Mithril

NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Alloy Control Center
  • Adds an option to include the Topper Image inside the body of the blog post within the RSS Feed. The Topper Image is placed at the top of the blog post's RSS content.
Blog Entries
  • Fixes a bug in Layout Four. When The Blog Entries stack would be placed in a Columns stack alongside other content the columns would reside on top of each other instead of side-by-side.
  • Fixes a bug where a page's <title> tag could be malformed on a Full Blog Post Entry View if the blog post happened to have a numeral as the first character in the blog post's title.
Editor
  • Adds the ability to turn the Tutorials button, found in the Editor's Utility Menu, on / off depending on your needs.
  • Fixes a typo in the declaration of one of six Open Sans font declarations.
  • Fixes a bug that would cause the Embeds & Droplets List Views within the Editor to be malformed if the number of Page Groups exceeded a specific number.

Version 3.0.1

Mithril

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

General
  • Improves the detection of the https:// prefix when using a service like CloudFlare. This improves the reliability of Embeds, Droplets, Images and other URLs created by the Editor.
Categories List
  • Fixes a typo in a control notice message.

Version 3.0.0

Mithril

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

General
  • Optimizations for Edit Mode within Stacks.
  • Fixes a minor typo in a CSS class name. Has no affect on functionality.
  • Adds warning messages in Stacks Edit Mode to Alloy stacks when the Foundry Control Center stack is not on the page.
  • Matches the Edit Mode topper styling for the Alloy Control Center stack to that of the Foundry Control Center stack. Looks nicer and keeps them in step with one another.
  • Adds more information to the debug popup in both the Blog Entries and Editor stacks for troubleshooting purposes.
  • Adds author and tags to example post that is auto created when no posts folder exists.
Alloy Control Center
  • Integrates new time field data (from Editor stack) for individual posts into RSS field.
  • Adds indicator icons for Error Generation Mode and Social Media Tag generation in the Alloy Stacks Edit Mode Topper.
  • Adds options for 20 and 25 posts in RSS feed.
  • Adds Pretty URL support for your blog post links. This is in the advanced section.
Blog Entries
  • Adds the ability to choose from a selection of pre-built, grid-based layouts for your Summaries page.
  • Adds the ability to set a font size for the Lead paragraph, for your Full Entry view, at each of the 3 responsive breakpoints.
  • Adds the ability to set a custom font size for the Full Entry View's blog content text at each of the 3 responsive breakpoints. If not enabled the full-entry blog post text uses the Foundry Control Center's Base Font size.
  • Adds the ability to set a custom font size for the summary view's text at each of the 3 responsive breakpoints. If not enabled the summary text uses the Foundry Control Center's Base Font size.
  • Allows you to choose the header tag (H1, H2, or H3) that is wrapped around the Blog Post Title for Full Entry view. Defaults to H1.
  • Adds the ability to choose a font and font weight for your blockquotes. Also allows you to set a font size and line height for quotes at each of the three reponsive breakpoints. Also allows you to italicize the blockquote font.
  • Adds the ability to fine tune the padding and margin for your blockquotes on all four sides, at each of the three responsive breakpoints.
  • Adds the ability to set the color of your blockquote text.
  • Adds the ability to style the border for your blockquote -- you can set a border width on each side individually, as well as set the border's color and style.
  • Adds in Tag pages. They work like category pages and have their own settings in the Blog Entries stack.
  • Adds structured data for individual posts in Full Entrty View.
  • Added a checkbox in the Full Entry settings to enable a lightbox for images within the blog entry's body content. When enabled all images in your full post can be clicked on and will expand in a lightbox fashion. Note: images will only grow to their original image size.
  • Blog entries are displayed in order of date, as they always have, but posts that are from the same day are also additionally sorted by their publication time.
  • Future posts in the blog entries stack are also based on time, in addition to date. This means you can set a post for the current date, but minutes or hours into the future. When that time is reached, the post will be live on the blog.
  • Summary Spacing settings are now applied to the categories and tags view pages.
  • Adds small images to Categories List view and the Tags List view that show the topper image alongside the summary.
  • Adds ability to enable Previous and Next post links at the bottom of a Full Entry View so users can navigation to the previous and next posts without needing to return to the blog's Summaries View. This is an optional feature that is off by default.
  • Adds opacity slider for all color pickers in the Full Entry - Colors section of the Blog Entries controls.
  • Individual blog post pages now replace the page's title tag with the blog post's title instead.
  • Sets the page's Description meta tag to be the summary of the article for individual Full Entry View pages.
  • Sets the page's Author meta tag to be the author of the article, if one exists, for Full Entry View pages.
  • Inserts a canonical meta tag for the summaries list view.
  • Adds the ability to choose from five different Topper Image filler images for Edit Mode.
  • Adds option to add commenting to Blog Entires. It is set to None by default, but you can choose to use Hyvor Talk or Disqus as your commenting engine.
  • Adds structured data for individual post summaries in the Summaries View.
  • Adds controls to the Author settings to allow you to Bold, Italicize and Underline the author name.
  • Adds a little spacing to top of pagination in Edit Mode for a cleaner look.
  • Adds the ability to set custom rounded corners for Read More buttons.
  • Adds the ability to set custom rounded corners for the pagination buttons for the Summaries view.
  • Adds the ability to align the Go Back button to the left, center or right. You can align it uniformly, or differently at each of the three responsive breakpoints.
  • Adds the ability to round corners of the Go Back button.
  • Fixes some out of order controls in the Blog Entries stack's settings.
  • Fixes a bug with topper overlay icons caused by updates to Safari by Apple.
  • Fixes a bug with the layouts feature.
  • Fixes row designations and spacing for new layout modes.
  • Removes link from the Prev. button on the first page of the Summaries View. Removes link from the Next button on last page of Summaries View.
  • Adds an example of the Author Name to the Edit Mode display.
  • Adds the ability to set custom rounded corners for the pagination buttons for the Summaries view.
  • Adds controls for showing / hiding Decorative Label for the Summaries and Full Entry views.
  • Adds controls for styling Decorative Labels.
  • Adds Smart Flatten feature for Topper Images. Will mostly be used with Summary views that use a bored or shadowed posts in the Summary view.
  • Adds Code Syntax highlighting. This will add styling to blocks of code when using triple-backticks for code formatting in Markdown.
Editor
  • All new look and feel for the Blog Posts editor.
  • Adds the ability to have a secondary user login.
  • Adds the ability to add Tags to your posts for both new and existing blog entries.
  • Adds the ability to have the Blog Post Title field autofocus on the Add New Post page.
  • Adds the ability to have all new posts start as a Draft.
  • Adds the ability to change the post ID, or slug, to a custom slug when editing an existing post.
  • Updates Edit Mode example view to include Topper thumbnails.
  • Adds a hidden Markdown Embed stack that makes the drag-and-drop process from Alloy's Embeds Editor into Stacks possible.
  • Adds section to Editor settings for Utility Menu localizations.
  • Adds the ability to enable a custom summary field in the Editor. This is found under the Add / Edit Post section of the Editor stack's settings. It is off by default.
  • Adds fields for placeholder text for the Custom Summary and Main Blog Entry Content fields.
  • Adds the ability to align the Add New Post button to the left, center or right side.
  • Adds the ability to choose an icon for your Add New Post button.
  • Adds an autosave function to the Editor stack when editing existing posts. This feature saves the current blog post's main body content every 30 seconds. It does not write this saved information to file, it stores it locally in your browser. This way if you accidentally close a blog post or get logged out automatically after a period of inactivity, your blog post content will be accessible when you return to editing the post again.
  • Adds an icon to Edit Mode display when "Collapse in Edit Mode" is enabled.
  • Adds subtle, inset shadows to Editor fields to give it a bit of depth.
  • Adds a toggle that allows you to credit Alloy in the small popup menu in the Editor.
  • Cleans up and stylizes the deleting post message screen. (go on, delete a post just to see how pretty it is now...)
  • Adds a "Tutorials" button in the small popup menu in the Editor.
  • Adds a warning message in Edit Mode if you have Setup Password checked. This is to remind users to uncheck that setting after password setup process has been completed.
  • Changes default placeholder text for topper image from "Topper Image" to simply "Topper" to better fit in the Editor. This is applied to new instances of the stack only.
  • Adds a lot of new language localization fields in the Editor stack's settings for labels, buttons, etc.
  • Adds time field in Editor. This time is applied to, and read from the file's timestamp.
  • Posts in the Post List view are sorted by both date and time now.
  • Future posts in the editor are also based on time, in addition to date. This means you can set a post for the current date, but minutes or hours into the future. When that time is reached, if you refresh the Editor that future post will be in the active category.
  • Adds thumbnails for Active, Draft and Future posts in the Posts List view.
  • Editor now generates a thumbnail image when a Topper Image is uploaded. This is for display in the Editor's Posts List View. If there are older posts that do not have a thumbnail because the post was created prior to this feature, the Editor stack will load the full-size topper image and shrink it down in size to fit. Posts without a topper image will have a placeholder filler image instead.
  • Adds the ability to enable a YouTube and Vimeo embed button in the Toolbar button controls in the Add / Edit Post section of the Editor's settings. Allows you to more easily add embeds from these two services directly in the Editor when writing your blog posts.
  • Adds ability to enable an Undo and Redo button for the Editor's toolbar.
  • Adds in code that integrates Chinese and Japanese character sets for filenames.
  • Adds a border radius setting for the Add New Post button. Defaults to 20px for a rounded pill button shape when using the Standard button size.
  • Adds font size settings for the Future, Draft and Active labels in the Editor List view. You can now set a font size for these labels at each of the three responsive breakpoints.
  • Adds a "Visit Blog" option to the pop-up menu in the lower right-hand corner of the page. This appears only if you've linked your blog to the Editor in the Editor's settings.
  • Changes structure of login button a little to provide different styling and icon usage.
  • Adds ability to set roundness for the login button corners.
  • Adds the ability to enable Full Page Login. This creates an overlay on the page for the login fields. Gives a cleaner and more professional look. This has several controls for styling it as well.
  • Adds new Embeds section for embedding editable Markdown based files in your pages. These Embeds can then be edited through the Alloy Editor online allowing you to edit content on your pages without needing to republish your site each time.
  • Adds section to Editor settings for Utility Menu localizations.
  • Eliminates the animation from the icon on login screen. This is to allow for more customization and styling to the login box when using the Full Page Login feature.
  • Changes default font sizes for the Editor Posts List View section labels (Active, Draft, Future).
  • Adds color picker for the Editor's Posts List View section labels.
  • Adds option to make the Post Titles bold in the Posts List view.
  • Adds the ability to set the height of your Blog Post and Embed main body content fields. Additionally you can also set the height for your Custom Summary field, if you're using it.
  • Adds ability to drag-and-drop images right into your Blog Posts and Embeds.
  • Adds ability to do side-by-side editing in Blog Posts and Embeds without having to go full-screen.
  • Editor links to a more thorough Markdown guide.
  • Adds new filler images for Topper and Droplet images when none have been uploaded.
  • Adds ability to download Embeds and Droplet backups to the Utility menu in a new "Downloads" section.
  • Adds ability to enable / disable accent icons for the Editor backend, as well as choose the accent icon size.
  • Adds the ability to show the category for each Blog Post in the list view.
  • Constrains images to a max-width that matches the preview pane when previewing a post.
  • Cleans up alignment of items in the Posts List view.
  • Increases the Z-index value for full screen and side-by-side editing features to increase compatibility with other stacks you might place on the page, such as navigation.
  • Fixes a bug with "Collapse in Edit Mode" feature.
  • Fixes a bug with the highlight on hover feature for the Posts List.
  • Image uploading now supports SVGs for Toppers, Blog Content and Embeds.
  • Style of drop downs within the Editor have changed to better match the other field types.
  • Adds display of Tags in Posts List view.
  • Adds sample display of Tags in Edit Mode for Posts List view.
  • Links and Images (non-uploaded images) will now properly prompt you for a URL when adding links and images.
  • Added ability to set a background color for the Editor pages right from the stack.
  • Adds ability to set the style of the Add New Post, Add New Embed and Add New Droplet buttons to a custom gradient.
  • Adds optional Decorative Label field to Editor and parser.
  • Adds ability to toggle Decorative Label field on / off in Editor.
  • Adds new stack that can be placed on a blog page that contains a Blog Entries stack. This Search stack will allow your visitors to search your blog's contents. Note: This stack requires that it be placed on the page with your blog's Blog Entries stack.
Topper Plus
  • Adds the ability to blur the Topper Plus background image.
  • New adjustments to parallax feature to help further help Safari v14 and other minor, affected browsers.
Categories List
  • This stack now requires that you link it to your blog page, much like the Recent Posts stack already requires. This will allow the Categories List stack to be used on pages other than a page that contains a Blog Entries stack. The stack will show a prominent message to you in Edit Mode if you've not setup a blog page link.
  • Adds ability to have your categories displayed inline in a label style.
Recent Posts
  • Adds option for enabling Summaries in the Recent Posts list.
  • Adds ability to set the Recent Post item's font size. This can be set separately at each breakpoint. This feature is especially useful when using the summaries.
  • Updates code to allow for Pretty URLs feature found in the Alloy Control Center stack.
RSS Feed
  • Adds options for 20 and 25 posts in RSS feed.
  • Integrates new time field data for individual posts into RSS data.
Conditionals
  • The stack now takes Tags into consideration when filtering out content. The "categories" mode now also includes tags as well.
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