Episerver Release Notes - January

The C2 Group
Multiple Contributors

Episerver’s continuous release cycle provides new features and bug fixes on a bi-weekly cadence. Each month, C2 will aggregate and highlight some of the bigger updates to Epi software. To learn more, or if you have specific questions, you can contact The C2 Group, an Episerver Premium Partner, here.

Access to Production Deployments

Release: N/A

Episerver is now granting C2 access to DXC production deployments for customers. This means customers and partners no longer need to schedule production deployments with Episerver in advance. With client approval, partners like C2 can now push deployments to production. If your organization is interested in having more control over production deployments, contact your account/project manager or drop us a line here.

Image Property Enhancements

Release: EPiServer.CMS.UI 11.15.0

Improvements to the CMS UI now includes a thumbnail preview of a selected image within the image property. Editors may now drag/drop images into the property from the assets pane or a local disk.

Create “epi-edit” Attribute

Release: EPiServer.CMS.UI 11.16.0

This simple HTML attribute for front-end developers will make an element editable in the on-page editor: data-epi-edit=”YourProperty”

data-epi-property-name=”YourProperty”: Attribute that marks an element for editing

data-epi-property-render=”none”: Attribute prevents the DOM from being modified directly when editing

data-epi-property-edittype=”floating”: Attribute creates a dialog for editing and used for string types

It’s best practice to not render “data-epi” attributes in View mode. Check the global “epi.beta.isEditable” property to consistently render the attribute.

Previously, the following attributes were required to make an element editable in on-page editing when rendered by a client-side framework:

<span data-epi-property-name=”YourProperty” data-epi-property-render=”none” data-epi-property-edittype=”floating”>{your JS framework decides how the value is actually rendered}</span>

Now, one simple attribute gets the job done:

<span data-epi-edit=”YourProperty”>{your JS framework decides how the value is actually rendered}</span>

Add New Customer (Beta)

Release: EPiServer.Commerce 12.16.0

For customer service (CSR), these users may now add a new customer account as part of taking an order.

Customer service reps may enter customer information, including name, email address, and customer group. These users can then designate preferred billing and shipping options before creating a cart for the customer and entering information on line items, payments, discounts, and more.

This update includes a number of bug fixes. Please check the release notes linked above for more information.

Show All Comments for Content Item

Release: EPiServer.CMS.UI 11.14.0

During the review and editing process, collaboration is key. Episerver now makes it possible to view all comments for a given content item. Previously, comments were only visible in notifications or as part of a project.

The new feature makes it possible to see an overview of the discussion around a given content item and the approval process for publication. This is available as a pane beside the content item that shows all activities and comments for the current content version.

Some limitations:

  • Comments only show activities and comments for the current version
  • Comments are limited to the edit view
  • Comments do not update automatically; to see new comments, the list will need to be manually refreshed by switching content items or closing and opening the comments pane
  • Only tagged users receive notifications in the UI

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