A quick summary of Igloo’s latest update coming to all customers on November 1.
We're always introducing new features, fixes and improvements to your Igloo. Here's what's new in our follow-up to Scone.
New wiki widget - we're introducing a new widget that displays an index of wiki articles on a page. Previously, the title index for a wiki could only be displayed on the wiki homepage. Now you can display it anywhere.
- Content source: the wiki title index is the latest widget to support multi-channel content, giving you the ability to create an aggregated list of articles by merging content from multiple wikis.
- Layout options: the widget comes with two layout options - standard and letter. If the standard layout is selected, the full index will appear similar to the wiki article widget's title index setting. If the letter layout is selected, a more compact, alphabetical list will appear. Clicking on a letter in the list will display a drop-down menu of articles which the user can then navigate to.
Other Fixes & Enhancements
No more Flash - we're continuing our transition from Flash to HTML5. With this update, users no longer require Flash to upload a profile photo, add an attachment or embed an image.
Better icons (Part II) - file type icons were redesigned in Scone to make it easier to find what you're looking for in a folder or the activity stream. This update marks the second (and final) round of updates to the iconography.
Mobile support - responsive design is now a global setting in the control panel giving administrators the ability to toggle support on / off if they wish to introduce a flexible and fluid layout across devices. This setting has been tested on default templates, for any customized designs please contact your account manager for details regarding compatible responsive layouts. If you already have a responsive design implemented by our services team, enabling responsive design in the control panel may cause layout issues.
Friendlier text - if a widget has not yet been configured, the text that now appears is a little less dull and a little more approachable. It also encourages the user to take action (when permissions allow).
For those that are a little more technically savvy (or with the help of our services team), you now have access to a new set of APIs which open the door to some pretty cool customizations.
Popular content (new API) - the first API gives you the ability to display popular content over a specific time period (e.g. show the top 5 blog articles in the last week). The frequency of views or comments are the two attributes which can be used to define popularity.
Custom content (new API) - the second API gives you the ability to return all groups a particular person belongs to (including space groups). This will enable you to provide more flexibility around the display of content, including the ability to personalize the homepage of your community or show specific links in the navigation based on the group(s) a person belongs to.
In order to update the Igloo service, we will be offline from 9pm ET on Friday November 1 to 1am ET on Saturday November 2. If you have any questions about the downtime, please tweet @IglooSupport or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to learn more about this update, just contact your account manager or email email@example.com.