April Update of Agility CMS Adds Comments, Moderation Improvements, Imports and Exports and an Improved History Tab
April 27, 2010 – TORONTO, CANADA – Edentity Web Systems Inc. today announced the release of the April Iteration of the Agility Content Management System. Each month, a new release of Agility is made available to all users of their software-as-a-service CMS. This release focused on new UGC features.
Updates to the popular ASP.NET-based, hosted CMS started with the creation of an item count an listing tabs. This gives users more information about what is happening with their site. This way users can easily see the number of times items have been published or rejected, as well as take care of items that are awaiting review. In addition to this, the ability to send comments with a publish or decline has also been added. These comments can be sent with custom templates to the user who created the record, keeping every user up to date on the status of the posting or update.
Moderation improvements include the creation of the roles of Moderator and Senior Moderator, as well as an escalation state and action on UGC records. To keep out those unfriendly swear words from the pages, an Illegal Words list and setting will allow you to block words from some or all user profiles in the system. For those users that consistently causing issues, there is now a flagging option to report abuse and be pulled from the site.
One of the fun updates to field types includes a Tweet field. You can now designate a UGC field as a ‘Tweet field” and when it is published, the field will be posted to your designated Twitter account effortlessly.
Lastly, developers and users alike will enjoy an improved history tab on every UGC record. This will eliminate the issue of searching and contemplating who has changed or deleted a field, and simply show the user name and date of when it was altered. No more guesswork needed.
Over 93 bug fixes were also made according to the Agility CMS blog.
Joel Varty, Director of Research and Development for Agility commented on further changes. “The CMS updates have been more “under the hood” than normal. Lately we’ve worked on making content entry faster and easier rather than adding features. One of the nicer tweaks that I find useful is the ability to lock an attachment field to a specific file size, height and width. This works for attachments stored in Agility itself, or in Amazon S3..”
The latest updates to Agility were made available to all users this morning. Details are available on the Agility CMS Blog: http://agilitycms.com/Blog/April-2010-Release.aspx
About Edentity Web Systems
Edentity is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that provides the technology and expertise to build, host and manage your website or web-based business application. Their successful track record of delivering sophisticated web projects, on time and within budget, has helped make them the fastest growing web development company in the country. Edentity was on the Profit Magazine list of the 50 fastest growing companies in Canada in 2006 and 2007. Their clients include Cineplex Entertainment, Corus Entertainment, BBDO Toronto, JWT Canada, Tribal DDB Canada and Draft FCB.
Agility is a Software-as-a-Service web content management system for managing vibrant, feature-rich websites. The easy to use, browser-based system allows efficient content editing, streamlines multi-language requirements, maximizes search engine optimization, and more. Agility is backed by industry leading implementation and support teams and includes monthly updates with every account. Agility was development by Edentity Web Systems in Toronto Canada is running sites for Uncle Ben’s, Campbells, XFX Force and Cineplex.
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