Version 2.11 Release Notes - August 17, 2021

Notable Changes

Recurring Dates Generator

This release adds the ability to generate multiple dates for a single event based on a recurring schedule:

The recurring dates generator field widget

After filling out the form, use the "Generate dates" button to dynamically create each date occurrence. You can then manually edit or remove individual instances as needed, or even add new ones. This allows great flexibility for some dates which may not align with the recurring schedule.

To make multiple dates easier to manage, we also made changes to the dates widget. When editing an event that has multiple dates specified, they will now be presented in a collapsed state, with buttons to edit or remove each occurrence:

The date widget on the event content type in the new collapsed state. 5 dates are displayed with edit and remove buttons near them.

This change makes it much easier to see all the dates at once and remove those that are no longer needed.

All Changes

  • #434: Improvements to automatically generated teaser summaries for content items.
    • An ellipsis will be added to the end of the teaser text.
    • The teaser text produces a more reliably length.
    • WDS recommends entering a teaser summary for your content instead of relying on the automatically generated version.
  • #480: Added the ability to prefill various user attributes in webforms for visitors. For example, this allows you to create a "name" field that is prefilled with the visitor's name. See the webform documentation for additional information.
  • #506: Added the ability to generate multiple dates for an event based on a recurring schedule. Also added the ability to easily remove individual date instances.
  • #527: The main content dashboard now displays the username of the person who most recently modified each A individual item of content. For example, a page, a news article, and an event are all content items, which correspond to the Page, News, and Event content types, respectively. .
  • #823: Content list blocks that are filtered by taxonomy terms will now include content that's tagged with descendant terms as well. Most sites do not use hierarchical taxonomy terms, and for those that do, this feature was not enabled. Site admins can control the behavior using a checkbox on the Basic settings form.
  • #1118: Added a new optional block type for displaying a list links to ServiceNow knowledge base articles.
  • #1137: Added the ability to redirect users directly to an event's related link if provided. This feature is controllable with a checkbox on the event's edit form.
  • #1148: Added the ability modify the list style type for ordered lists in the text editor interface. Previously only numbered lists could be output, but now letters and roman numerals are available. Right click the list to change the style.
  • #1194: Fixed an issue where imported publications from BibTeX files did not handle quotations correctly.
  • #1199: Newly created publication references, contributors, and keywords will now use a better The user-friendly path for a content item or taxonomy term that replaces the system path. For example, /my-page can be an alias for /node/123. that includes the title or label. Site admins can customize the URL pattern that is used for this content.
  • #1206: Updated styling of publication reference pages to display images at a more appropriate size and position.