This is another minor point release to follow up on the Affino 6.0 release. There are a number of new features in this release as well as significant bug fixes. This is very much a maintenance release which aims to smooth out the Affino 6 experience.
It is recommended that all Affino 6 users update to this release.
We’re not expecting any major issues with this release, but the scale of this release means that issues may arise. We recommend that eCommerce sites wait one to two weeks before updating and check on Comrz.com for any guidance.
It is recommended that you run through the complete update process starting with the Affino Updater, followed by the System Update, Re-Initialise Site, Design Element Update and Skin Update.
Badge Highlights DE – new display options allow for better presentation
Blogs – Tags and Tag Clouds can now be displayed on Blogs; the Tag Clouds are displayed as part of the Blog Archive DE and are an option; the individual blog posts display the tags assigned to them; the Blog Archive is now always displayed, even at the top level
Comments and Ratings – greatly improved usability of Comments and Ratings so that they now work seamlessly throughout all content element;
Customer Ladder Analysis – new pop-up charts highlight the activity during the timeframe for each user and badge type; updated timeframes so that new 7 day, 30 day and 12 month timeframes can be viewed; fixed graphs to show more accurate data; improved the usability of the real-time activity tracker
Dashboard – updated Dashboard with three new Customer Ladder widgets: Customer Ladder, Customer Ladder Badges, Customer Ladder Members, still in Beta but you can experiment with the widgets
Dynamic Forms – added back button to the Form Entry screen, makes it easier to page through different form entries
Facebook Integration – completely reworked all the connections with Facebook; updated to work with OAuth 2.0 and the new Graph API
Forums – improved formatting of Text buttons in the forum using the latest Form Styles
Gravatar – we now Integrage with Gravatar, this means that whenever a new member registers on the site Affino will go off and see if they have a Gravatar avatar; if they do, then Affino will fetch and upload the avatar for them; we’ve also updated the profile edit screen to all the users to change their icon for their Gravatar Icons.
Media Library – documents can now have external links, essential for very large media files such as Flash or .iso images; extened the licence generation to work with external files; added CSV file support to the media library, this will allow Affino users to upload csv files to the forums when posting support requests
Member Search – now allows searches for full names
Newsletters – improved formatting on the Newsletter sign-up screen
Public Profile – added Forum Highlights to members’ profiles, need to be enabled to be visible
Sections – now have Publishing Timeframes, this means that whole sections of content can be set to go public at a given point in time; they can also be set to go offline at a future time
SEO – it is now possible to set a specific SEO Page Description for each article and media item
Sort Order – new drag-and-drop sort ordering can now be done on Channels, Sections, Standard and Media Items as well as Step-by-step Articles; this is an easy to use ordering system which allows you in one go to re-order all the content within a section; a massive ease of use improvement
Tag Cloud DE – new Tag Cloud Design Element which displays the key tags for content from any Standard Channel or Section and then allows the user to click through and view a filtered view specifically of content tagged by the selected key word
TinyMCE – latest version included in Affino; improved performance and Chrome compatibility
Badges Highlights DE – fixed numerous display issues
Blogs – now reliably display the number of comments in the blog listings
Comments and Ratings – fixed an issue with the Spam Profile which was preventing comments from being posted
Conversion Events – fixed My Messages tracking
Coupons – can now be deleted reliably
Customer Ladder DE – no longer errors out; improved internationalisation
Embedded Links – improved formatting
eTests – fixed issue causing the test listing to break
Load Balancing – improved load balancing of scheduled tasks
Media Editor – numerous fixes to the Media Editor make this an essential upgrade if you’re a heavy Media Editor user; fixed all known issues
Media Library – updated so that document download links now reliably use the content delivery network where it’s been set up; improved performance when displaying videos, also removed issues which was causing videos to break; no longer deleting active image files
Media Uploader – now displays simple message when embedded files fail to upload
Order Lists –resolved all know issues with preparing invoices and order despatch notices
Recommendations DE – numerous improvements to list better recommendations
Skins – Skin Generation now working again on individual Skins on the Control side
Standard Articles – can now be copied reliably
Webservice API –added in new checks to ensure that the webservices are running reliably