Documentation

May 2015

GSL Solutions is pleased to announce the availability of a new version of the software that delivers The Digital Bell, HillTop, and Frontrunner services. This release of the software is considered to be an incremental release and contains minor feature improvements and a number of bug fixes.

What You'll Notice As Being Different

  • Display Added Photos In Their Original Size - in previous versions of the product, when photos that were smaller than the display area were uploaded, the image would be enlarged to fill the display box. Now the image size will only be increased until one side of the image comes into contact with the display box and then the enlargement will stop.
  • Change "Images" To "Photo Gallery" In The Add Content Section - to resolve feature ambiguity, the "Images" page element has been renamed to "Photo Gallery" to better represent the true functionality of the feature.
  • Show "Redirect" icon in Page list view and Edit screen when a page is being redirected - when the pages with a web site are listed, a green dot will be placed next to those pages that are redirects.
  • Update The School Athletic Calendar Feature To Support The Ability To Print Out A Full Season - each sport has it's own season and now the school athletic calendar understands that a season exists and permits the full season of the events related to sport to be printed out. [Digital Bell]
  • Create Attractive Formatting For The Printing Of School Athletic Calendar Information - when the school athletic calendar feature had been updated and incorporated into the main product, this feature had gone away. It has now once again been added. [Digital Bell]
  • Make Time Of Event An Optional Parameter When Creating Sporting Events - in previous versions of the school athletic calendar feature, a start time was a require field for all athletic events. In order to permit events to be scheduled way into the future when start times may not be known, this requirement has been removed. [Digital Bell]
  • Update The School Athletic Calendar Feature To Support Filtering Of Events - a single school athletic calendar can be used to display multiple school sports (e.g. football, baseball, etc.). Now the total contents of the school athletic calendar can be filtered to only display the sport that the user is interested in. [Digital Bell]
  • Print full year calendar - a full year of sports events can now be printed [Digital Bell]

Technical Change Notes:

Updates

  • Create FormAction for Form Redirect
  • Update Calendar components for full release
    • allow multiple separate calendar outputs on a page
    • fix list layouts
    • set starting date if id/EventInstance_id is provided
    • add occurence properties to events (for output/not data)
    • add relTimeSpan filter and clean-up timeSpan filter
    • clean up output (modal, styles, etc)
    • Add IsAllDay to Athletic Events

The Digital Bell and Frontrunner production software will be updated on Thursday, May 14th, between 11:00pm - 2:00am. The HillTop production software is planned to be updated on Wednesday, May 20th between 11:00pm - 2:00am. During this maintenance window customers may experience up to 60 minutes of service interruption during which you will be unable to access the service. Customers will still be able to open new trouble tickets during the entire maintenance window. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact your Support team directly.

March 2015

GSL Solutions is pleased to announce the availability of a new version of the software that delivers The Digital Bell, HillTop, and Frontrunner services. This release of the software is considered to be an incremental release and contains minor feature improvements and a number of bug fixes.

What You'll Notice As Being Different

  • School Lunch Planning -- This feature allows school district food managers to create a generic breakfast or lunch menu for a user specified number of days. Once created, the food schedule can then be applied to a calendar starting at any date. Options are included to permit holidays and school closing days to either be skipped or to have the food program delayed until school is once again back in session. The school district food manager can build a database of food items to be offered and has full control over the nutritional information associated with each food item. [Digital Bell]
  • High School Student Course Registration -- New functionality has been added that allows high school students to register for next year's courses by logging into the Digital Bell. The student's current teachers can make course recommendations for their existing students which the students will then see when they are making their course selections for the next year. [Digital Bell]
  • User Profiles -- Each user of the system now has a user profile. This profile contains basic contact information for the user including phone, email, and a photo. A role is associated with each profile and this controls what the user can do. User profile information is displayed as a part of each user's dashboard.

Detailed Feature Improvement Highlights:

  • Profiles and Profile Roles
    • Add Occupation to Profiles
    • Add Labels to ProfileRoles
    • Add a Profiles Application record
    • Create vProfileRoles view (for Element Type)
    • Add Profiles grid layout
    • Add Profile NodeSettings
  • Add GenerateSlug UDF
  • Add HasLabels to ElementTypes
  • School Registration Phase 2
    • Course Registration application for Students
    • CourseRegistration CFC
    • Page Browser with login through Access Code
    • Angular frontend for Selections/Alternates
    • Print view
  • Allow nullable Node Title and Pagename (DB)
  • Prepare for Posts as Nodes
  • Improve ProfileRole elements

Detailed Bugfix Highlights:

  • Fix Developer.Version fuse
  • Fix URLCreate and RouteCreate IsSecure
  • Fix script loop for School Menus Nutrition Facts modal
  • Let request.Skin.Settings values be created in the account settings
  • Fix Events missing CachePrefix on query call (for main/calendar layout)
  • Fix issue with Profile contact repetition due to bad column use

Technical Change Notes:

Updates

  • Update to Improved Logging
  • Add version check for Logging
  • Update dashboard profile UX
  • Add Edit current account to accounts TOC
  • School Registration: refactor local lib and add selections list
  • Set FormFormFields OrderBy to FAVs
  • add Data and Preview FuseAction to Pages for multiselect
  • add AllowRemove CRV option to Element Groupings
  • Fix URL of style resources in image tag
  • Add website to profiles
  • School Registration Phase 2
    • add Course Registration Page Element
    • add Table of Contents FuseActions to Course Registration Circuits
    • add create Course Segment on Course add action (with a flag of '')
    • add Grade Levels affiliations to Courses
    • add Subject filter to Courses
    • add shell for Course Registration Settings
    • rename Registration to Course Registration across CMS
    • add Student Selections/Alternates to Student View
  • Add Publisher permissions for Pages NEEDS CONFIG
  • Better ElementGrouping ordering
  • Improve the GenreateSlug UDF
  • Add support to ElemenTypes for HasLabels
  • Faster Permissions query for files circuits
  • Add labels filter to Profile Roles
  • Add Occupation to profiles

Fixes

  • Fix Subscriber export
  • Fix dashboard widget list (to not check non-existent Home permission)
  • Fix issues with Posts as Nodes prep
  • Fix correct App for Pages permissions
  • Fix missing ContentRecordType_id when linked by complete lists of Posts #28443
  • Fix case insensitivity for Plugin values #28393
  • Fix issue where AdminProfile.Add trys to send you to AdminProfile.Home
  • Fix display of Profile Role add without permissions
  • Fix adding Profile Role to Group
  • Only attempt to use ElementType GroupOption SortBy if it exists
  • Fix DB version ws data, should have been schema 1,0,0,11
  • Fix profiles labels
  • Fix issue in IE9 with File Upload application/json does not work.
  • Fix MassAction Publish/Unpublish ContentRecord_id in return URL
  • TextBlocks: Do not require Content
  • Post query speedup, permissions were too slow as UDF

The Digital Bell and Frontrunner production software will be updated on Wednesday, March 11th, between 11:00pm - 2:00am. The HillTop production software is planned to be updated on Thursday, March 12th between 11:00pm - 2:00am. During this maintenance window customers may experience up to 60 minutes of service interruption during which you will be unable to access the service. Customers will still be able to open new trouble tickets during the entire maintenance window. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact your Support team directly.

December 2014

GSL Solutions is pleased to announce the availability of a new version of HillTop. This release of the software is considered to be an incremental release and contains minor feature improvements and a number of bug fixes.

Some of the Changes You'll Notice As Being Different

  • The User Dashboard has been extensively changed. All of the "plumbing and wiring" have been changed. You'll see some changes now and we're set up for easily making future changes. In this release, you'll see a change to the formatting of the user dashboard (we've changed corners from being rounded to now being squared). Also, we've reduced the number of individual modules that users can add to their user dashboard -- we've removed the modules that nobody was using. We've included the ability to to add modules for each individual Post Type in order to provide users with quicker access to the posts that they actually use. Finally, we've added a quick search feature so that you can find what you are looking for easier.
  • The login screen for HillTop has been updated. Now an image is displayed as a background and the user is presented with username / password login fields in the middle of the screen. Although the functionality has not been changed, the overall look is much more professional.
  • Selecting files to attach to a Post has been improved. In the past, when you had already added a file to your account's Warehouse and you wanted to attach one of these files to a Post, you had to go wading through everything that was in the Warehouse in order to find the file that you wanted. This is no longer the case with a quick search function and improved list view.
  • With the changes in this release, you are now presented with a much larger window which shows you all of the files that you have in your Warehouse. Now you can limit what files you see by file type (photos, videos, docs), the documents are listed in a "last added at the top" format with the thinking that you'll be most often working with the most recent files. If you know the name of the file that you are looking for, you can also use the new search feature to look for it.

Detailed Feature Improvement Highlights:

  • Add ExternalLink plugin handling to post view
  • Remove writeright function from events description output
  • Add e4 Better invalidate message handling
  • Throw error if account is not found
  • Fix nowrap breaking layout on Posts' Recently Updated list in sidebar when titles are lengthy

Detailed Bugfix Highlights:

  • 27608 - On Posts.Add the Map is poorly formatted and off c...
  • 27761 - User Error Causes "Submit" To Never Complete
  • 27831 - Edit screen for Forms does not show Title of form
  • 27594 - When Deleting A User Account, A Blank Page Is Disp…
  • 27759 - Selecting "Preview Page" Causes Error Message To B...

Technical Change Notes:

CORE-CMS CHANGELOG - v3.4.0

Updates

  • Add account Tags
  • Update masonry.js
  • Create and use Dashboard Widgets
  • Update jQuery scrollTo library from 1.4 to 1.4.13
  • Newer better Files.QuickSelect / form:multifile
  • Better Transaction reporting, integrate PaymentGateway info
  • Add BrainTree PaymentGatewayInstance interface
  • Login UI changes
  • Add Publisher permissions (NEEDS LIVE PERMISSIONS CHANGES)
  • Change form:image tag to use modal dialog selection
  • Add Link Scrub to Account Edit
  • Add select2-bootstrap CSS file and clearSelection JavaScript function
  • School Registration
  • Add Progress column format to table tag

Fixes

  • Fix file naming of processed images
  • Fix issue where blank value passed for Group item selection
  • Add null ordering to OrderByFormat function
  • Fix dashboard options reset when no options exist
  • Fix issue with EmailBuilds query TotalRows

CORE-WS CHANGELOG - v3.4.0

Updates

  • Improve manifest.xsl, add SiteSettings
  • Add grid view for page browsers
  • DB Add Grid NodeSettingOption to PageType NodeSetting Layout
  • Change Payment FormAction cc flow
  • Add Group.Options.Layout to Files cfg.circuit

Fixes

  • Fix missing Pages FuseAction Module and add empty dsp.top.com
  • Adding missing closing parentheses to ArrayAppends
  • Corrections for ticket 27951

The HillTop software is planned to be updated on Wednesday, December 17th between 11:00pm - 2:00am in the Senate and House. During this maintenance window, customers may experience up to 60 minutes of service interruption during which you will be unable to access the service. Customers will still be able to open new trouble tickets during the entire maintenance window. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact your Support team directly at support@gslsolutions.com or (813) 549-0906.

October 2014

GSL Solutions is pleased to announce the availability of a new version of the software that delivers HillTop services. This release of the software is considered to be an incremental release and contains minor feature improvements and a number of bug fixes.

What You'll Notice As Being Different

  • We've significantly enhanced what can be done with posts. Now these informational items can be treated in similar fashion to website pages. This means that photo galleries and images can be added to posts. Previously images could only be added by inserting them into the text of the post, now images can be added as modules along with the post text module.
  • Support for a fully functional athletics calendar has been added to each school's web site. This impressive functionality allows all of the sporting events that the school will be participating in to be placed on a single calendar. Once that has been done, the calendar display can be filtered to just show the schedule for specific sport that you are interested in by sport, gender, skill level, etc.
  • A framework has been put into place that will allow the CMS side of the HilllTop service to now automatically adjust to match the size of the display that the user is currently using. This functionality has always been available to users of many of the websites that HillTop manages,  but it is now available to you when you are making updates to the website.

Detailed Feature Improvement Highlights:

  • Add ExternalLink plugin handling to post view
  • Remove writeright function from events description output
  • Add e4 Better invalidate message handling
  • Throw error if account is not found
  • Fix nowrap breaking layout on Posts' Recently Updated list in sidebar when titles are lengthy

Detailed Bugfix Highlights:

  • 27318 Update Form Form Fields Form titles
  • 27338 Show Active/Inactive status on Forms
  • 27482 Form "Name" problem
  • 27487 Make Adding Images To Pages More Intuitive

The HillTop production software is planned to be updated on Monday, October 27 between 11:00pm - 2:00am. During this maintenance window customers may experience up to 60 minutes of service interruption during which you will be unable to access the service. Customers will still be able to open new trouble tickets during the entire maintenance window. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact your Support team directly.

September 2014

GSL Solutions is pleased to announce the availability of a new version of HillTop. This release of the software is considered to be an incremental release and contains minor feature improvements and a number of bug fixes. Offices using the "Gold" version of HillTop are updated automatically.

What You'll Notice As Being Different:

  • An improved UI that hides some of the unnecessary “clutter” that doesn't get used frequently when adding content.
  • A new image picker that makes the process of selecting an existing image or uploading a new image much easier. You can even do batch uploads while editing a page.
  • We simplified the process of entering text blocks. We used to present you with a bunch of options that you really didn't need to fill out, the options are still there but we've hidden them so that you won't get confused.
  • The product now supports multi-step web-forms. Previously, a website visitor would have to enter information on one long form. Now, you can break those fileds up into multiple steps or pages for one form. The user will enter the requested data on the first form and then hit "next" and the the next form form page will be displayed. We've discovered that users are much more likely to complete long forms when they are presented this way.
  • When you mark a page or a form to be "inactive," it will no longer be displayed when you view "list all." This makes it much easier to manage and work with just the pages and forms that are actually being displayed on your website. The inactive pages and forms can still be accessed when you do an "advanced search" and ask the system to display all of the inactive items in a list.

Feature Improvement Highlights:

  • Add plugin fields to Pages for top/bottom templates
  • Add Layout options to Links
  • Remove default enterprise skin
  • Add Form Steps
  • Add Plugin hooks for Nodes to Pages
  • Add Clear Feature feature
  • Update alert styles
  • Add bulk Admin actions
  • Add select2 custom tag
  • Prevent deletion of Home page

Bugfix Highlights:

  • Clean up error page
  • Fix page.cfc ID search to user lowercase
  • Fix Posts sidebar details for synced items
  • Fix affiliations not deleting with Events
  • Fix File Uploads quirks
  • Fix Embargo time not displaying on Hearings forms

The HillTop production software is planned to be updated on Tuesday, September 9 between 11:00pm - 2:00am. During this maintenance window customers may experience up to 60 minutes of service interruption during which you will be unable to access the service. Customers will still be able to open new trouble tickets during the entire maintenance window. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact the GSL Support Team directly at support@gslsolutions.com.

May 2014

GSL Solutions is pleased to announce the availability of a new version of the software that delivers the HillTop service. This release of the software is considered to be an incremental release and contains minor feature improvements and a number of bug fixes.

Feature Improvement Highlights:

  1. Update Form Archive process
  2. Add Redirect support to system error page
  3. Add SchoolTube plugin display code to Posts view
  4. Add password assist and reset to Accounts/Members
  5. Add context Image to Post view
  6. Internal: Merge Enterprise branch into Develop branch for website product

Bugfix Highlights:

  1. Map input should only place the first viable result, not the last
  2. Fix permissions for Admin with multiple groups
  3. Fix issue where hitting enter on a form would trigger "Choose an image" instead of submitting the form
  4. Fix issue where submitting Image Add Form on TextBlock on Page Edit would hide TinyMCE
  5. Forms Validation RegEx should only run if not empty
  6. Backwards compatibility for DateWrittenTo and DateWrittenIsAllDay

The production software will be updated on Thursday May 29th between 11:00pm - 2:00am. During this maintenance window customers may experience up to 60 minutes of service interruption during which you will be unable to access the service. Customers will still be able to open new trouble tickets during the entire maintenance window. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact your Support team directly.

April 2014

GSL Solutions is pleased to announce the availability of a new version of the software that delivers the HillTop service. This release of the software is considered to be an incremental release and contains minor feature improvements and a number of bug fixes.

Feature Improvement Highlights:

  1. Bring back digest list item footer
  2. Setting to hide Form titles
  3. Enhance bounce task to use alternate HAS datasources
  4. Reorder Post form

Bugfix Highlights:

  1. Proxy port default set to 80
  2. Let Coldfusion set session cookies
  3. Reverse compatibility changes
  4. Fix error thrown when creating an Event without selecting an Event Type

The production software will be updated on Monday, April 14th between 11:00pm - 2:00am. During this maintenance window customers may experience up to 60 minutes of service interruption during which you will be unable to access the service. Customers will still be able to open new trouble tickets during the entire maintenance window. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact our Support team directly.

Dr. Jim Anderson
Vice President of Product Management, GSL Solutions
Phone: 813-637-8535 x117
Email: jim.anderson@gslsolutions.com
February 2011

The following items are new features we've added to HillTop.

  • Ability to accociate Labels to Content Elements
    Label Affiliations 1.8


  • Advanced search option and multi-select capability for Content Elements
    Advanced Selector


  • Labels section display has been updated to show Label Types as sub-sections
    Label View 1.8


  • Improved Label associations - When labels are selected in Posts or Content Elements the display will show the selected Labels
    Labels selected 1.8


  • Ability to quickly add new Labels - When viewing a list of Labels for selection, a user can quickly add new Labels to existing Label Types.
    Quick label add 1.8



  • Meta Keyword generator added to the HTML editor - Allows users to generate keywords for use with the Meta Tag plugin when generating page content.
    Meta Key word 1.8


  • Calendar and time selector added for all date and time fields in Posts.
    Date selector 1.8


  • Improved Form field management options for Form Builder.
    Form field selector 1.8