"Piper" Release Notes
This feature release focuses on frequently requested items, button link changes, and third-party integrations
Welcome, Piper! This feature release, named for Sites Pro development lead David White's energetic beagle pup, was deployed to all Sites@Duke Pro sites the week of July 5, 2022 – alongside her sister feature release, Patch.
RESOURCE CONTENT TYPE
The new Resource content type is a new and improved replacement for the existing Document content type, incorporating customer feedback to offer a more usable content solution. Watch for follow-up communications about the pending removal of Documents.
Users with the Resource Creator and Resource Reviewer roles can access this feature by going to Content > Add Content in the Drupal admin menu. A list page of Resources will be available by default at /resources.
CUSTOMIZABLE LIST PAGES
Site admins may now customize the titles and URL aliases of Content Type List Pages.
For example, the "Blog" page (example: sanford.duke.edu/blog), which displays a list of all Blog Posts on the site, could be renamed "News and Views" or "Alumni Notes." The URL could also be updated from /blog to /news-views or /alumni-notes. However, the type of content that displays (e.g., Blog Posts) cannot be changed.
Site admins can also deactivate any of these automatically generated list pages.
OTHER notable piper UPDATES
- Buttons links, in both the Button content block and built into other content blocks, can point to email addresses (also known as "mailto" links) or media items
- Integration with SmugMug and Tableau
- An RSS feed for upcoming Events
- Story content type items will display related stories tagged with the same Category terms
Documentation of these new features will be made available on userguide.sitespro.duke.edu shortly. If you have a question about a specific update, please contact us!
Also, you can submit new feature ideas for consideration through our New Feature Request process.