New Features: Updated WYSIWYG Editor Including Mobile Access

What you see is what you get, but just wait until you see what all it includes! In case you can't tell, we're super excited to bring an updated WYSIWYG editor to the LightCMS content management system. This updated editor provides you with many new features, enhancements and some improvements to existing features. Keep reading to learn more detail about a few of the most noteworthy changes.

View of the mobile editing interface for LightCMS

A New Look

The most noticeable change is the editor’s appearance. It sports a sleek new look without compromising any functionality. The toolbar buttons and functions remain the same and are in the same familiar locations so you won't have any problem finding the tool you want. File browser dialogues for images, media, documents and others have also been redesigned to incorporate the new look and feel of the WYSIWYG editor.

View of the new WYSIWYG Toolbar interface

WYSIWYG on Mobile Devices

Previously, when editing your site on a mobile device such as an iPad, Android tablet, or smart phone, text elements did not include the WYSIWYG editor. You were limited to viewing and editing only the text and HTML code. The updated editor now gives you the same WYSIWYG editor in the mobile browser that it provides in the Mac or PC browser. However, there are a few features that are unavailable in the mobile browser such as the file manager and full screen editing.

Full Screen Editing

The previous editor did not allow you to maximize it to full screen. Now, clicking a button on the toolbar changes the text editor to full screen. Clicking the button again, toggles the editor back to its original size. If you prefer keyboard shortcuts, F11 toggles full screen editing off and on.

Full Screen WYSIWYG

Title Boxes For Image and Image Map Properties

The Image, Hyperlink, and Image Map properties dialogue boxes now include a Title text box. When set, the title will be displayed on mouseover.

 Image with Title

Plus Much More

The above-listed features are just a few of the many changes in release 2014.8. For more details, please see the release notes listed below.

Launching on July 29th

Because this release presents changes to one of LightCMS's most-used features, we wanted to give you some advanced notice for this release. Therefore, we have tentatively scheduled the release of these features for Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


Release Notes for 2014.8

New Features

  • Mobile browsers now provide a WYSIWYG editor. Previously the mobile browser provided only a textbox that allowed editing of the text and HTML code.
  • The WYSIWYG editor now includes a full screen text editing feature. A new toolbar button enables you to toggle full screen editing. You can also toggle full screen editing by pressing F11.

Enhancements

  • Redesigned the WYSIWYG editor, its icons and its file browser dialogues including the Image Manager, Flash Manager, Insert Media, and Document Manager.
  • You can now resize images and tables in the WYSIWYG editor by clicking an image or table and dragging its handles. 
  • New Title textbox in Set Image Options, Hyperlink and Image Map properties dialogues
  • Removed the convert to XHTML content filter from the text editor to allow HTML 5 attributes.
  • When a user configures the store to not auto-charge customers, the user should be able to capture the payments on the order screen. This feature existed for Authorize.Net and other providers, but not for Stripe. Updated the Stripe payment gateway to give users the option to capture a payment that was pre-authorized.

Resolved Issues

  • Corrected an issue that caused the WYSIWYG editor to insert multiple <br> tags into an element's HTML output when using IE11.
  • If a user tried to contact a customer from the Customer Detail or Order Detail screens and an error occurred, the error message was not displayed to the user. Now if an error occurs when sending a message from the customer detail or order detail screen, any error messages will be displayed to the user.
  • When an administrator or store owner used the order detail or customer detail screen to contact a customer, double and single quotes were not escaped before sending the parameters to the web service. This caused the service to fail. Updated the system to properly escape single and double quotes before sending the email subject and body to the web service.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented users from uploading zero length files via FTPS.
  • If a user was a store owner with permissions to edit a product listing, the element did not list the Add Product option on the element action list. A user with these permissions should be able to add a new product and also edit existing products in the product listing. Updated the system to list the Add Product option on the element action dropdown for store owner with edit content access for the product listing. 
  • When a Stripe payment was authorized but not captured, the status on the order showed that the payment was made. Updated the system to record the status of an authorized payment as Authorized instead of Paid.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. David Chapman wrote:
You guys are on a roll with these updates. I'm definitely excited and can't wait for next week!

Wed, July 23, 2014 @ 4:33 PM

2. David Chapman wrote:
This looks great!

Tue, July 29, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

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