Every two weeks, we release updates to our community platform; today’s release is Platform 5.19.0. As we continue to release updates to the platform, we’ll also release a blog post here to help walk you through the new features of Platform 5.19.0.
Our Carousel widget offers a dynamic option to highlight posts and content on the platform. We updated the widget to offer an image and text design, so now there are greater options for the widget to meet your needs when sharing information to members. The old version of the carousel is still available in the platform and will remain so until January 2nd, 2019 when the Carousel 2.0 will be come the standard for the platform. To turn on Carousel 2.0, just turn the switch on in Configure > Widget > Carousel.
The image carousel adds aesthetic value to the platform by focusing on the image attachment. The image is now the width of the widget. Text for the post is overlaid and link button remains highlighted to direct members to the content. Due to the focus on the image, the amount of text that fits is limited.
The text carousel adds textual approach to the widget by focusing on the content of the widget. Text is given more space to better describe, announce, or explain carousel content. The image is placed to the left in a smaller frame to give space for the text. Due to the focus on the text, the image size should be adjusted to fit.
Drawing Tool Removal
We offer an Adobe Drawing Tool that is going to be removed by Adobe in the coming months. In anticipation for the end of this integration, we are removing the Drawing Tool from the platform in early November to prevent any issues for your platform. If you use the drawing tool, it is best to turn it off or reach-out to us for more details.
Wondering What Else We’re Working On?
Right now, our development team is hard at work to continue to improve platform design, widgets, and email tracking from Platform 5.19.0. Stay tuned and never hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!