Release 2024.001 will be released to:
- Staging the week of January 15th
- Public the week of January 22nd
- Enterprise the week of January 29th
Analytics: Added Limit Configuration to Charts
In response to user feedback, we've enhanced our analytics capabilities to make data interpretation easier for community managers and admins. Now, with the addition of Chart Limits, you can tailor your charts to display the top or bottom 'x' data points, ensuring a clearer and more actionable view of community metrics.
Limit as needed: Choose specific data points from the available 'Group by' fields to focus on what matters most (for example the top 5 or bottom 5 categories by page views)
Direction Control: Determine whether to display the highest or lowest data points with the 'Descending' (default) or 'Ascending' sorting options.
Flexible Amount Configuration: Easily set the number of groups (legend items) to display, allowing you to strike the right balance between granularity and clarity.
See less, understand more Experience charts that provide a meaningful snapshot of your community's health and behavior, without overwhelming data clutter.
How It Works:
For charts with the 'Group by' option enabled, find the new 'Limits' section below the 'Metric' settings.
Configure 'Limit By,' 'Direction,' and 'Amount' to tailor your chart to your specific needs.
Analytics: Improved ability to report on user points
For additional clarity and to ensure that the points totals align with the leaderboards and reputation points used in other parts of the application, we’ve added “Receiving User” and “Reacting User” elements to make it clear what users are actually receiving points (as opposed to users reacting to other users’ content – as always in Vanilla users only receive points for having their content reacted to, not reacting to others’ users content)
Analytics: Introduced new event type and collection for tracking subscription changes
To add additional clarity on the Subscriptions data stream, we’ve added a new Subscriptions Change data stream, particularly when accompanied with the “Change Type” Data Stream that will allow community managers to better understand what categories users are following, whether in-app, by email, or in their email digest.
Analytics: Updated Chart Hover Info for Bar Charts
We’ve improved the look of bar charts so you can see more information on hover.
The new bar chart hover will allow you to see details without trying to hover over a tiny slice.
Layout Editor Enhancements
In this release, we’ve given our community admins more flexibility when creating custom layout editor pages for homepages, /discussions and category pages. We now offer 2 and 3 column evenly spaced custom layout sections to allow additional customization abilities
VNLA-5514: Improved accessibility for screenreaders in Nav Drop-Down Menu headers
Bug Fixes & Improvements
Big thanks to our support team for collaborating on release notes for additional context and clarity!
VNLA-1595: Fixed Analytics Q&A dashboard chart discrepancy
- Support: Resolves issue where Q&A line graph seemed to be showing different information than the total Q&A count (affects default Q&A dashboard)
VNLA-5411: Fixed issue with searching for User Fingerprints
- Support:This fixes fingerprint search functionality on sites using the legacy User list in the Moderation page.
VNLA-5464: Addressed Questions widget options discrepancy
- Support: Discussion Options and Container Options available on Q&A widget in layout editor.
VNLA-3133: Resolved issue with search results creating multiple pages in browser history
VNLA-4436: Fixed Member search filter by 'registered date' not working
VNLA-4579: Addressed issue with video embeds not working in KB
- Support: This specifically addresses Brightcove video embeds in KB articles. Please reach out to Vanilla Support team if you’re having trouble with these, as additional configuration may be required.
VNLA-4700: Fixed Notifications Preferences page not translating
VNLA-4858: Addressed vulnerabilities reported through security programs
VNLA-4910: Resolved duplication of comments on threads
VNLA-4952: Fixed issue with "Send me a follow-up for my answered questions" notification
VNLA-5140: Improved Role titles display in profile page
VNLA-5189: Updated legacy group event date display
VNLA-5208: Fixed issue where body of new post disappears after posting
VNLA-5211: Resolved Site Totals widget total users not updating reactively
VNLA-5296: Fixed Validation Failed Errors on Discussion Thread Layouts - Comments List
VNLA-5356: Added translation strings for new Event form
VNLA-5357: Resolved missing Discussion page translations
VNLA-5380: Fixed invalid default Filter By value in Category Asset for Subcommunity Template
VNLA-5394: Updated copying of Analytics dashboards to append (COPY) to the name
VNLA-5395: Made Compatibility Chart link open in a new tab
VNLA-5491: Resolved issue with selecting certain categories in Categories widget
VNLA-5493: Fixed 'New Poll' link in New Post Button widget not respecting permissions
VNLA-5495: Addressed display bugs in Table charts with 'Group By' set to Category Name / CategoryID
VNLA-5501: Resolved editing issues in KB articles affecting layout when published
VNLA-5512: Resolved issue with posting discussions due to Argument 1 error (tags related)
VNLA-5517: Adjusted default analytic dashboard to pull from article.id instead of article.name
VNLA-5544: Fixed issue with editing Federated Search Connector in Dashboard UI Settings
VNLA-5548: Addressed increase in 500 Errors leading to duplicate posts
VNLA-2851: Replaced usage of Google Fonts with Self-Hosted fonts
VNLA-5146: Addressed Custom Layout Performance Regressions
VNLA-5275: Custom SSO solution
Continued work on discussion thread pages
VNLA-5228: Added Dismiss Option to Discussions Options Menu
VNLA-5233: Added Analytics Link to Discussions Options Menu
VNLA-5238: Added Bump to Discussions Options Menu
VNLA-5240: Added Create Article to Discussions Options Menu
VNLA-5242: Added Change Author to Discussions Options Menu
VNLA-5243: Added Resolve/Unresolve to Discussions Options Menu
VNLA-5292: Handled SEO for Subcommunity Redirects
VNLA-5428: Added Change Status to Ideas Options
VNLA-5503: Updated Discussion Options Menu on Layout Editor Pages
VNLA-5535: Updated Dismiss API Endpoint
VNLA-5542: Displayed rejected answers and answer status in the API