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Connect Dev Notes: 08 Jan 2013

Created: 08 Jan 2014 • Updated: 14 May 2014 • Page Views: 8
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Updates deployed to the Connect production servers as a result of the code sprint that ended 07 January 2014.

User Facing: Desktop

  • Added the ability for users to browse from one unread post post in their groups to the next (or previous) unread post in their groups. To see this feature in action, 1. Log in; 2. Choose "My Unread" under the Account menu; 3. Click a post title; 4. From the post click the "NEXT UNREAD" button. (See attached next-unread-in-groups.png)
  • Added the ability for bloggers to add subtitles to their blog posts.
  • Added the ability for blog administrators to add a list of recent blog posts to the right column of their blog pages.
  • Added the ability for blog administrators to add a Facebook Activity box to the right column of their blog pages. This activity box pulls updates from a targeted Facebook account and lists them on the relevant blog pages.
  • Removed the "Mark as solution" links from forum threads that are flagged as "for information only -- no solution required."
  • Fixed an issue with an update script we ran on November 13 changing the post dates of legacy blog posts. All posts are now (correctly) displaying their expected post dates.
  • Fixed an issue with the wrong solution provider being identified in notification emails that are sent when a post is marked as solved. These notifications now identify the solution provider correctly.
  • Merged the Symantec Management Platform (Notification Server) NS 7.x and SMP 7.x tags into a single Symantec Management Platform (Notification Server) 7.x tag. Updated all the content tagged with the legacy tags to use the new one.

Admin Facing

  • Updated code that manages solved forum posts to not display pending split-solution posts in the "Can you solve this?" list -- since, pending final approval, these posts have been solved.

SEO Wins

  • Added schema.org metadata to article, blog, and event entries so they can be better recognized and indexed by major search providers. Search engines including Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.