Latest Updates for AC Blog app

Dear friends,

We’re happy to share with you our latest news about one of our custom components: AC Blog. This time we’ve updated both the main and extension packages.

Let’s take a closer look at the new features and fixes!

Adding HTML code to articles

Now admin can allow or deny adding HTML links to articles for blog authors. This feature enriches blog articles with interactive and multimedia content.

Embedding HTML provides smooth integration with YouTube, Vimeo, and other 3rd party platforms.

The author can also add different questionnaires and interactive content to the articles depending on third-party solutions.

AC blog app

“Add URL Link” Button

We have added an “Add URL Link” button to the component for creating articles on the community.

Now you can enrich your articles with links to sources or additional material.

AC Blog management tool

Thumbnail and Main Detail Image

This feature allows you to display hero images for each article in order to improve the appearance of the content.

Admin can internally add two images to the article: a thumbnail and the main detail image.

You can display the main image in the community by adding a new AC Blog Main Image component to the article detail page.

New Articles List Layouts

We now have three different layouts to display an Articles List on the community: Tile Align Left, Tile Align Right, and Grid. You can choose any of these views on the AC Blog Articles List component’s properties.

AC Blog Articles List

It is also possible to define which default image to display when no image has been selected by the user.

This is possible for the Tile (right and left align) or Grid view.

default image to display when no image has been selected by the user

Attached Files View

You can now also select the view for attached files on the community. Just choose a preferred option on the AC Blog Files component’s properties.

AC Blog Files

AC Blog Recent Articles component

There is a new style for the AC Blog Recent Articles component. It is now possible to add published data to this component.

AC Blog Recent Articles component

Fixes:

  • The Articles List displays even when the Short Body field isn’t filled.
  • The logic of saving articles as Draft has been fixed (now moderation isn’t taken into account when saving an article).
  • An icon has been added to the app and to the components.
  • Fixed styling for mobile devices.

We hope you enjoy our news and updates!

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