Release 2023.014 will be deployed:
- To Staging sites Thursday, July 13th
- To Production sites, the week of July 17th
- To Enterprise sites, the week of July 24th
Email Settings - Preview & configurable footers
The new Email Settings page makes it easier to customize your email notifications to match your community's brand and specific needs. On this page, you can:
- Update the styling and branding of your notification emails.
- Customize a footer for your email notifications, to include images and text.
- Preview your customizations in real-time.
- Send a test email to see how the final result looks in an email client.
Export User Lists
📝 NOTE: To use the Export feature, you must first enable the New User Management lab toggle on the Dashboard > Settings > Addons > Labs page.
One of the frequent service requests we receive is to export a complete or custom list of users for clients. With the new export list functionality, Administrators can export these at their convenience from the Moderation > Site > Users page.
At the upper right, select Export User Data from the ellipsis (…) menu.
Before exporting, you can customize the user list based on your applied filters. To apply filters, click the filter icon next to the search bar.
In addition, you can add and remove the displayed columns to customize the data to be exported.
Federated search for gated content
We have added API support for gated content to our Federate Search offering, enabling community managers to input API keys from third-party search providers to surface authenticated content in the Vanilla Platform.
To find these settings, you must first enable the Federated Search addon. Then, navigate to: Dashboard > Settings > Federate Search.
From here, you can add a new search provider and configure the connection. On this page, there are several new fields for authorization configuration.
Please consult the documentation of your desired search provider for the proper required configurations and authentication tokens.
Note that you can also limit the use of this search provider in the Vanilla Platform to users with a specified Role. This is to limit access to the third-party search provider if you so choose.
Bug Fixes & Improvements
VNLA-2043 Add the ability to proxy Federated Search requests through application servers for improved security.
VNLA-3675 Create federated search proxy endpoint
VNLA-3970 Add the ability to handle secret headers for the Custom API Connector
VNLA-4349 Added Email Styling to Rich Email Footer
VNLA-4357 Updated Email Settings Page
VNLA-4469 Update Search Page Tabs Location
VNLA-4467 Ability to permission gate search connectors
VNLA-4470 Created Proxy Endpoint for Search Connectors with Secret Headers
VNLA-4577 Added new email preview/test endpoints
Export User List
VNLA-3325 Added the ability to export user lists
VNLA-3978 Admin interface to turn on Analytics Anonymization globally
VNLA-4454 Remove Geolocation Data from Analytics
VNLA-4065 Added Prometheus metrics endpoint for the queue
Email Improvements and Settings
VNLA-4153 Added a message to notification preferences page for users coming from Unsubscribe Workflow
VNLA-4366 Added Plain Text Support For Email Digest
VNLA-4522 Update to unsubscribe link for category unfollow
VNLA-4584 Create activity type that allows users to subscribe to email digest
Salesforce Activity Sync
VNLA-4566 Salesforce Installation Guide Vanilla Steps
VNLA-1506 Fixed issue with Role Application endpoint
VNLA-3578 Fixed Cloudflare 520 error when requesting a badge
VNLA-3713 Fixed Favicon image breaking in Richv2
VNLA-4134 Addressed exact text matching not working as expected in search
VNLA-4191 Fixed "Type is required" When Trying to Delete/Approve Messages From the Moderation Queue
VNLA-4299 Fixed Rich2 issue with spoiler preview not showing in quoted text
VNLA-4360 Fixed resizing issue when using mobile view when filtering posts
VNLA-4422 Fixed Blank drafts saving automatically upon page visit with Rich2
VNLA-4499 Fixed issue with registrations causing spam messages
VNLA-4508 Fixed an issue where users were unable to remove roles from KB custom permission
VNLA-4518 Fixed issue where admins were unable to view discussions in specific categories
VNLA-4578 Fixed an issue where User Spotlight pocket widgets not showing
VNLA-4596 Fixed an issue where the custom profile filters in were displayed in the wrong order
VNLA-4606 Fixed result selection options in custom search connector configuration
VNLA-4616 Fixed issue where unable to find a member via email search in moderation
VNLA-4625 Removed Geolocation Filters from Analytics Catalogue
VNLA-4626 Fixed issuer where admins were unable to view /tokens page if they already have created a token.
VNLA-4628 Fixed issue with articles widget that shows oldest articles first when no KB selected
VNLA-4637 Fixeed error "Cannot use object of type stdClass as array" Served When Creating User In Dashboard