LiveWhale Update — Tuesday night, 3 Aug 2010
By Morgan Grether
We are planning on upgrading to the new version of our LiveWhale content management system Tuesday night. There are over 100 improvements made from the previous version. You can read the tech-heavy change log from White Whale themselves (the makers of LiveWhale), but I have distilled some of the main improvements below. Feel free to call us with any questions. I am at x7972 and David is x7968. Thanks.
You can now save a draft of a page-in-progress. Then publish when it’s ready.
You can delete (and undelete!) pages and directory folders.
Sharing events, images, etc.
Now you can suggest and share your LiveWhale events, images, galleries, and more, just as you can your news stories.
Downloads are now called Files
To avoid confusion over “uploading downloads,” that part of LiveWhale is renamed Files.
General improvements to the tool bars
All of the tool bars (from the big blue bar to all the little edit bars) have a better look and feel, with more powerful functions to boot.
Pages management in the control panel
The Pages section of the control panel has been reworked and now has four sections (i.e. submenus) listed below:
The default view is now based on navigation. Each group can have one or more navigation menus, which can be deployed by New Media on your web site with a navigation widget, in place of your current righthand nav. The nav screen is just a WYSIWYG tree builder, which lets you add your pages and external links.
- “Recently Edited”
This replaces “Your Pages,” and shows a list of pages you’ve been working on for quick access.
- “File Browser”
This is the file browser that was there before, albeit with various improvements.
This is where you can manage your group’s navigations. In most cases, we expect a group will only have one nav. A navigation consists of a title and a top-level directory from which you can add pages to your nav.