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Software Updates, 11/29
Keegan Soncha

Hi Everyone!

It's time for a new edition of our software update blog!

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We will be releasing software updates with some new features for Posts Collections and some bug fixes for Finalsite Learn, Athletics, Composer, eNotify, and more!


  • Tabs will now stay in the set order after a page is published.


  • Permissions options have been added to Posts Collections so that portal users with access to Posts can access collections, as well.
  • Due to client requests, there is now a "View" option in Posts Rights, allowing users to see post titles so they can add them to collections.
  • For security purposes, you must now explicitly select a folder from Posts to display in a Board element in Composer. Note: If a Board element suddenly stops showing content after this release, check the settings on the Board element to make sure at least one folder is selected.
  • When using Dynamic Content elements in eNotify to include Posts content, message titles will now consistently link to the target when displaying an "External Redirect URL"-type post.

Finalsite Learn (LMS)

  • For those clients who are using our newest editor in Finalsite Learn, CK Editor, text in resources will appear correctly now.


  • Fixed a bug that was causing site errors when loading Recipient lists.
  • There is a new option in the Structure properties (right panel after clicking into a structure element) labeled "Do not stack on mobile". Checking this option will prevent your multiple columns from stacking when the email "responds" (for that row).

Groups Manager

  • When top-level groups are created, admin group rights will be added accordingly.


  • We corrected an issue where the biography field on Student Roster elements was displaying "(none provided)" instead of the content.
  • Google iCal feeds for athletic teams should now include all teams in the feed.

Page Pops

  • Page Pops in Page Manager should once again be paginated.


  • When users click the link back to a form after choosing "Save for Later," the form will now have the site styling intact.