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What's new at GatherContent

Check out our most recent updates, from small fixes to new features

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Update
Aug 2019

We've created an awesome setup guide, to help you when you create your first project in GatherContent πŸ™Œ

At the moment this is only visible to account owners, but here is the shared wisdom for everyone else 😎
http://help.gathercontent.com/en/articles/3197426-setting-up-your-first-gathercontent-project-start-here

Update
Aug 2019

We've created six new project types that appear in brand new GatherContent accounts. These are filled to the brim with accurate example content, templates, workflows and even user assignments. That means you can see exactly how projects like yours work in GatherContent 🀩

If your account already exists but you'd like to see one of these example projects, just drop support@gathercontent.com a note and we can move a copy over to your account πŸ‘

We've also included some videos of the GC team, walking you through the most important things to know when getting started with GC. So a more pleasant, interactive getting started experience!

Bugs
Jul 2019
  • We squashed a bug with duplicating projects getting stuck πŸ‹οΈ
  • Item titles are no longer displaying centred and truncated 🐘
  • In some cases, updating the workflow status of items, and creating items didn't trigger a page refresh and show your changes. We've fixed this πŸ€“
  • Project and item exports weren't properly reflecting folders and hierarchy. We've shuffled things back into the correct order πŸ‘
  • We fixed inconsistent loading of items when scrolling down the 'All items' view

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Update
Jul 2019
  • We've created better separation of the folders inside your project, and other pinned options in the sidebar of the content hub. This should make it clearer to navigate πŸ‘
  • There's more on-screen help when creating folders for the first time.
  • You can now take the content hub on-boarding tour again, if you accidentally clicked it away in the first instance. So no need to worry if you missed anything!
Bugs
Jun 2019
  • Due to some improvements we’d made to assets, PDF thumbnails weren’t showing correctly. We’ve fixed that now though, so they’re again
    P roperly
    D isplaying
    F iles! πŸ€“
  • Assets were really dazed and confused this week. We also fixed:
  • asset thumbnails appearing distorted
  • asset filenames that had gone walkies πŸšΆπŸ½β€β™€οΈ
  • assets not showing up in asset fields
Update
Jun 2019

Want to skip a workflow status? Now you can πŸ™Œ Inside an item, hover over the status you want to move to 🀩 Simple!

Check out the help article

Feature
Jun 2019

Workflow update notifications in an item now work in the same way as @mentions in comments. So, you can remove an assignee from a workflow status update notification!  You now type '@' to choose other people to include in the update.

Feature
Jun 2019

Switch to another GatherContent account you're part of with two clicks! You can also now star accounts to appear at the top of your list.

Check out the help article


Feature
Jun 2019

Find the content difficult to read? You can now change your font! πŸ€“

Check out the help article

Update
Jun 2019

We've made it clearer when your permissions are limited on an item, to explain what you can and can't do πŸ™Œ

Feature
May 2019

View-friendly images 😎 You can now preview an asset on an item without downloading it.

Feature
May 2019

Subscribe to conversation threads to keep in the loop. No @mentioning required!

Update
May 2019

We've cleaned up our <p>lain text fields! Fields switched from rich text to plain text now correctly strips any HTML πŸ‘Œ

Update
May 2019

We've been busy improving our export and import functionality:

  • Content exported from GatherContent as a spreadsheet can now be directly uploaded as an import spreadsheet!
  • We've improved the interface of the content export screen via the 'Migrate' tab
  • We've improved how the content import via spreadsheet works. It's more robust and can support multiple content templates per spreadsheet.
Feature
May 2019

Worry no more! You'll now see a friendly message when you try to leave a template that has unsaved changes.

Update
May 2019

We've improved our error messaging when adding users to groups. Less confusion = better.

Update
May 2019

Creating templates just got easier.. Converting custom structures to templates is back!

Update
May 2019

Love files? Downloading all files from an item is back baby! ⬇

Feature
May 2019

Accidentally resolved a comment? No worries, just undo it 😎 So you can stay ❄️ as a πŸ₯’.

Feature
May 2019

You can now copy items from one project to another in the new Content hub πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ

Update
Apr 2019

The new Content hub is live for all new trial accounts. Find out more. We're rolling it out to existing customers soon πŸ‘€

Bugs
Apr 2019
  • Comments were getting a bit squashed at the bottom of an item, which made them hard to interact with. They've now got the breathing room they need πŸ’¨
  • We've stopped the Revision history tripping up when moving between there and an item.
  • When switching between tabs inside an item, the footer now keeps up - moving forward on the right 🦢
Update
Apr 2019

All GatherContent CMS integrations now migrate your content as a flat structure (no hierarchy). This change is to make way for some upcoming goodness! πŸ‘€

Bugs
Mar 2019
  • Your item now checks itself before it wrecks itself β„οΈπŸ“¦ - Items no longer refresh themselves after resolving a comment.
  • Project delete. Complete. We tightened up hard deleting projects.
Update
Mar 2019

We've successfully launched a new on-boarding flow for account owners during their GatherContent trial. This paves the way for on-boarding flows for new users opening GatherContent for the first time, for a better on-boarding experience πŸ™Œ πŸ‘€

Update
Mar 2019

Our Craft CMS plugin is open source and free to use, but is no longer actively maintained.

Check out the blog post

Update
Mar 2019

Re-sending welcome emails was causing some confusion  πŸ€· We've now added a 'pending invite' section to People & Groups, making it easier to see who still needs to accept their invite.

Update
Mar 2019

The GatherContent font has changed to a serif font πŸ”€ Fonts will always be subjective for us, so let us know if you have any font feedback!

Bugs
Feb 2019
  • Getting users into some groups was proving difficult. We’ve opened the windows to help – Give these people air!
  • New template tabs didn’t want to change, but now they’re thinking β€˜New Year, New me’ πŸŽ†
  • Some assets went spinning instead of showing up. Now they’re all present and correct πŸ‘
  • Some character counts were wrong by ten, now we’ve re-taught them their 1, 2, 3s πŸŽ“

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Update
Feb 2019

Pay close attention - hyperlinks may now take you to another dimension.. We've added the option to open your hyperlinks on the same page OR in a new window.. πŸ‘½

Check out the help article

Update
Feb 2019

You're now able to copy both raw and formatted item HTML πŸ’₯

Check out the help article

Bugs
Jan 2019

Happy new year and welcome to 2019!

  • Who made that change in revisions? For a short period, the name appearing on hover wasn’t working when trying to see who made an edit in the revision history. It’s sorted now πŸ‘
  • We fixed an issue where new users weren’t receiving their invite emails to GatherContent πŸ“©

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Feature
Jan 2019

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is now available πŸ”

Check out the help article

Update
Jan 2019

We've just made it easier to enter a URL from the formatting bar. You can now hit enter or click off the toolbar to confirm it πŸ‘Œ

Bugs
Dec 2018
  • People’s roles went on strolls, but now they’ve come running back πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ
  • Some comments were hiding away, but they’re out in full force now
  • Revisions went on an early vacation but we’ve made sure they’re back working hard again now πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»
  • Some of our notifications just really wanted you to take note and were sent more than one once. Now they know once is effective  πŸ“₯

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Feature
Dec 2018

You can now search for content within items with advanced search! πŸ”Ž Advanced search is available to all customers on the Pro Plan or above.

Check out the help article

Update
Dec 2018

We now have a festive mode for the content editor ❄️ Click the Christmas tree in the bottom left-hand corner of an item to reveal the magic! You can also find some seasonal jokes in the bottom right-hand corner of an item πŸŽ„

Update
Dec 2018

Long comment threads now show the first and last comments to give you a snapshot of what's been discussed. You can always expand the conversation to see the full detail πŸ’¬

Feature
Nov 2018

You're now able to un-group your email notifications! Instead of receiving an email with your recent activity, you can receive separate emails for each notification πŸ“«

Integration
Nov 2018

Our AEM integration now supports AEM 6.4 πŸ‘

Update
Nov 2018

You will now be notified by email when items are overdue πŸ“¨

Feature
Nov 2018

You can now move your content from Wordpress to GatherContent! Hooray for two-way migrating! πŸ”›

Bugs
Nov 2018
  • Some assets that had been deleted were sneaking through using the API. Now, when it's gone, it's gone πŸ‘‹
  • Empty groups were trying to stay in GatherContent - we've said goodbye to them.
  • Hyperlinks were having a freaky Friday, but now they take you exactly where you need to be
  • Whether you open or close it, the item list side bar will keep the items you expanded, open and the ones you left closed, closed πŸ‘
  • Completed items were showing as overdue, but now they're completely completed βœ…
  • Templates didn't want to change, but now they're flexible again
  • Some items didn't want to pack up and leave home (export), but now they're on their merry way πŸš€
  • Some revision were playing hide-and-seek, but they’re well and truly visible now πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ
Update
Oct 2018

We've updated the look and feel of the Comment history - you can now choose if you want to see resolved, unresolved or all comments πŸ‘

Bugs
Oct 2018
  • Some workflow statuses were being a little lazy, and not moving. We've got them up and running again now πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
  • Hyperlinks in guidelines fields weren’t going anywhere.. now they take you exactly where you gotta go
  • Sometimes, templates just didn't want to let go (disconnect), but now they're moving on πŸ‘‹
  • Projects weren't always duplicating, but now we're seeing double πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ
  • The search bar was sliding off the page but we've nudged that back into place now
  • Unresolved comments were being a bit shy, but now they're out on full display πŸ’β€β™€οΈ
  • New items just wanted to stay in bed (did not want to be created), but they up and out now
  • Some revision were playing hide-and-seek, but they're well and truly visible now πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ
Update
Oct 2018

We have now consolidated our legacy help documents πŸ”

Update
Oct 2018

We now support en and em dashes in the newest version of GatherContent! πŸ™Œ

Update
Sep 2018

You can now loop someone into a workflow status change within the item πŸ‘‹

Update
Sep 2018

We've made the bottom status bar a bit more neat and tidy. It all works the same, but it also now displays the style and formatting of selected text 😊

Update
Sep 2018

You can now search for items using the new search box in the top right hand corner πŸ”Ž

Update
Sep 2018

Users assigned to items will now receive an email when a workflow status is changed πŸ’Œ

Update
Sep 2018

You can now duplicate a tab on a structure ✌️

Update
Sep 2018

You can now format guidelines fields with rich text! πŸ™Œ

Bugs
Sep 2018
  • Revisions weren’t playing ball, but they’re scoring every time now πŸ€
  • Workflow statuses weren't always changing or showing in Recent Activity but now we've made sure that workflows are working!
  • Project dates differed between the Overview tab and Project Dashboard - now everything's right on time ⏱
  • Word and PDF exports were hiding some content from us. After careful negotiation, all content now exports ➑️
Update
Aug 2018

The latest version of the Drupal 8 module has been released - version 8.4 πŸ™Œ Download it here: https://www.drupal.org/project/gathercontent

Bugs
Aug 2018
  • Hyperlinks weren't going anywhere.. now they take you wherever you need to go πŸ˜‰
  • We had a slow start connecting to some items which showed as loading, but now they're raring to go 🏁
  • Images weren't showing in comment history... but that's history now!
  • Character counts were playing about - now, you know you can count on them πŸ’―
  • Archived projects didn't leave the project dashboard right away - they're now shown the door immediatelyπŸšͺ
  • Duplicating a project is now working perfectly - now, that's twice as fun πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ
  • Items weren't keeping good order in lists and exports - everything's orderly now βœ…
Feature
Aug 2018

You can now duplicate an item from an item in the new content editor πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ

Update
Jul 2018

You can now archive an item from an item on the new content editor ⭐️

Integration
Jul 2018

You can now integrate with Kentico 11 πŸ™Œ

Feature
Jul 2018

Hooray πŸŽ‰ We've released revisions in the new content editor! Along with seeing content edits, you can now see formatting and asset changes.

Feature
Jul 2018

The new content editor now has a 'Read only' option on workflow statuses πŸ‘€

Bugs
Jul 2018
  • We've made some tweaks to the on-boarding screen when using GatherContent on the mobile browser
  • Option fields (checkboxes and radio buttons) were causing trouble when duplicating a template. They're now duplicated properly and save without problems πŸ‘
  • This also caused issues when making edits to templates and disconnected item structures. They're saving again as they should πŸ’₯
  • Content was going MIA when exporting items as PDF and Word docs but we've fixed it now. Exports are a wily one! ⌚️
  • We've fixed some quirks with comments and tables πŸ™Œ Comments were losing their place on the page but we've restored order πŸ˜‰
  • Custom roles were behaving very uniquely but we're back to normal now βœ…
  • Some email notifications were getting lost in the post, but now they're signed, sealed, delivered πŸ’Œ
  • We've had teething pains with revisions in the new content editor πŸ‘Ά Rusks all round!
  • Tabs and Recent Activity had been playing truant but now they're back in line πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ
Update
Jul 2018

We've done some design touch-ups on the structure editor 🎨

Update
Jun 2018

We've introduced webhooks to notify you of item workflow status changes β‡’

Bugs
Jun 2018
  • We've improved performance with loading items in the new version of GatherContent.
  • When updating your email address in GatherContent, some white screens were reported. No more!
  • Project exports as csv are showing item urls again.
  • 'Invalid date' due dates on items have now been fixed.
  • Applying headings to content sometimes didn't stick. We've reinforced that glue πŸ˜‰
  • We've sorted the 'save' button on the Workflow tab.
  • We've refreshed the refreshing when applying a template to an item.
  • Accessing your projects through the project dashboard works again as it should.
  • The ability to comment on an item without edit permission is working again πŸ‘
Update
Jun 2018
  • You can now get notified of item workflow status changes in Slack.
Update
Jun 2018

We've re-introduced importing content from a spreadsheet in the new version of GatherContent.

Bugs
May 2018
  • We've made sure that bulk applying item templates from the Content tab works as it should in the new version of GatherContent πŸ‘
  • You can again assign people to an item from within the item.
  • Template mappings using our integrations got slightly lost on the way to migrating your content (Wordpress). We've caught the misleading culprit and template mappings are back on the right track again πŸ—Ί
  • The 'write content' permission wasn't respecting its values. We gave it a good ol' talking to and changed its mind πŸ‘
Update
May 2018

We're super excited to release our brand new content and structure editor for all accounts created from today onwards πŸŽ‰The user experience has been completely redesigned and there are some great new features including:

  • live collaboration
  • @ing notifications in comments
  • support for emojis in content 😎
  • smarter and slicker email notifications
  • viewing item HTML
  • greater flexibility with tables
  • ability to add quotes
  • viewing contextual comment history
  • word and character count as you type on an item

This is just the start of the goodness yet to come πŸš€To read more about the changes that the new content and structure editor includes, please see these help articles:What's changed with the content editorWhat's changed with the structure editorRecent changes to GatherContent

Bugs
Apr 2018
  • ​We fixed a bug where you weren't able to assign multiple people to items from the Content tab.
  • Also, we sorted out the blank exports - we πŸ’™ content!
  • ​A few errors were reported when trying to assign users to an item. We've sorted that now πŸ‘
Integration
Apr 2018

Our Umbraco integration now supports v7.7, v7.8 and v7.9 πŸ™Œ

Bugs
Mar 2018
  • We've fixed a bug around updating the workflow status of multiple items from the Content tab.
Update
Mar 2018

We've upgraded our database server for better security and to enable faster page loads.

Integration
Dec 2017

You can now integrate with EpiServer 10.2+ πŸ™Œ

Using the GatherContent EpiServer integration, you can:

  • Migrate content into EpiServer
  • Update migrated content in EpiServer

You can read all about the EpiServer integration in the documentation.

Bugs
Dec 2017
  • We fixed a bug where exporting an Item as a PDF or Docx wasn't working correctly. This also caused issues with importing a csv file into GatherContent. All fixed now πŸ‘ ☺️
Integration
Dec 2017

The latest version of the integration includes AEM's export capability πŸŽ‰
Now you can:

Other cool updates include:

  • A hierarchy view in AEM for Import, Export and Update
  • Abstract AEM Template Page mapping for Export
  • Custom Structure items for Import and Export
  • Parent Entries Items for Import
  • Image Gallery support for Import (multiple attachments import)
  • Copy Import and Export Mappings
  • Import Results page unique URL

Click to access the AEM Integration home in our Help Centre

Bugs
Nov 2017
  • Group Name IDs are now being refreshed when moving a Project across GatherContent accounts.
Bugs
Oct 2017
  • When adding a new workflow status, the page was not reloading itself when completed.
    We've fixed that now!
Bugs
Sep 2017
  • We fixed a bug where the comment notification checkboxes weren't populated.
Integration
Sep 2017

The latest version of our Umbraco integration supports 7.6! πŸ™Œ

Integration
Sep 2017

Major Drupal Integration improvements including Paragraphs module support! πŸŽ‰

Here's a full description of the major refactoring, architectural updates and new features!

  • PHP integration library is now decoupled from the module, providing a quick starting point for any future PHP based framework integration. It also makes the Drupal integration more streamlined and allows for better support for future changes in the GatherContent API. https://github.com/Cheppers/gathercontent-client
  • The GatherContent Drupal module has been split up into different components for performance and maintenance reasons, which allows sitebuilders to reduce the total number of modules enabled in production
  • The GatherContent Drupal module has now support for Paragraphs in various configuration (single instance, unlimited instance)
Bugs
Aug 2017
  • In some really specific situations, a user removed from an account was still notified of a comment reply.
  • We fixed the permissions needed to access the Connect & Export tab.
Integration
Jul 2017

You can now integrate with Craft 3 πŸ™Œ

We've just launched the GatherContent Craft plugin. Compatible with Craft 3, the new plugin allows you to:

  • Quickly import structured content from your GatherContent projects into your Craft site.
  • Import your GatherContent media as Craft assets.
  • Update imported pages in your Craft site.

You can read all about the plugin and how to get it set up on your site in the help docs:

Integration
Jul 2017

Umbraco updates

We now support Umbraco Date Picker. Included in this update are some minor bug fixes.

Integration
Jul 2017

Kentico improvements

Better metadata support for Kentico, and we've fixed a few other minor bugs.

Integration
Jul 2017

We've just launched a Hubspot integration πŸŽ‰

Using the GatherContent HubSpot integration, You can:

  • Migrate content into HubSpot
  • Update migrated content in HubSpot

You can read all about the Hubspot integration in the documentation.

Update
Jun 2017

We've simplified the way in which account cancellation works

When you cancel your account, you'll still have access to your account until the end of the current subscription period. Downgrading your plan now works in the same way - a downgrade will take effect at end of the subscription period.

We also no longer delete data once an account is cancelled. This means if you change your mind, you simply need to log back into your account, add your payment details and your data will be available.

We've also update our Terms of Service to reflect this change.

Integration
Jun 2017

We now support Sitecore Date and DateTime fields! We've also performed some minor bug fixes.

Update
Jun 2017

We've made a big batch of security enhancements πŸ”‘

Integration
Jun 2017

We've just launched our Hubspot integration πŸ“£

The Hubspot integration allows you to easily connect your GatherContent projects with your Hubspot account.

The new integration includes the following features:

  • Import content from GatherContent
  • Update already imported content
  • Meta data support
Bugs
Jun 2017
  • We fixed an issue where you couldn't successfully generate an API key
Bugs
May 2017
  • We fixed an issue where the formatting tools didn't work correctly in the latest version of Chrome (58)
  • Filtering by a status now works on really large projects
Integration
Apr 2017

Our integration now supports Kentico 10 and we've also addressed several issues.

As a part of this we've also fixed a few issues and bugs with all versions of our integration:

  • tags from unresolved comments no longer get imported
  • Meta keyword fields are now supported
  • < and > no longer imported into Kentico as character references
Integration
Apr 2017

An updated Sitefinity Connector

New in this version of the Sitefinity connector:

  • Shared content block importer.
  • Page templates grouping.
  • Projects and accounts are now only shown for the current site.
  • Loading indicators for various steps are now fixed.

We've also fixed the following bugs:

  • Page meta description and keywords didn't always work.
  • Import history issues when synchronising multilingual content.
  • Small design updates.
  • Page split issues in multilingual scenarios.
  • Issues with multisite providers.
  • Not all datasources refresh after a mappings is saved.
  • Importing media - extension validation is consistent with Sitefinity.
Bugs
Apr 2017
  • We fixed an issue where in some cases, duplicating a project would fail and break the Account Dashboard
  • An expired token will no longer cause an account to whitescreen upon log in
  • A manual link is now added to welcome emails, in case the email client doesn't display the log in button
Bugs
Mar 2017
  • We fixed an issue where ampersands weren't always correctly displayed in a checkbox or multiple choice field
  • We resolved a bug where if an account had no projects in it, it would not load
  • You can now archive Entry Parents from the Content tab again
  • We've updated the text in notification emails to make it clearer that being looped into a status update isn't the same as being assigned to an Item
  • Reordering Items has been fixed so that any updates to your projects hierarchy will now save again
Bugs
Feb 2017
  • We fixed an issue where due dates would only save the whole hour, and ignore the 15 minute intervals
  • Content contained in the "Other" field of a Radio Buttons field are now included in an export
Update
Feb 2017

We've relaunched our API documentation, making them easier to follow and the API easier to test. View the docs

Integration
Feb 2017

You can now use the WP integration with password protected sites πŸ”‘

When you set up your WordPress configuration, you simply need to add the authentication details, which means that the import process won't be blocked at 1% completion.

Integration
Jan 2017

We've just launched our new Sitefinity integration πŸš€

Installing our Sitefinity module on your site allows you to quickly pull over content from your GatherContent account to Sitefinity.

The new module includes the following features:

  • Import content from GatherContent
  • Update content in Sitefinity from GatherContent
  • Metadata and Multilingual support
  • Content hierarchy support

The module supports Sitefinity 9.0 (or higher).