December 08, 2020
Dear Sitefinity CMS customers and partners! We are excited to announce the release of Sitefinity CMS 13.2. Below you will find the details about what is included in this release.
The Videos module is now a part of the new content UI. All existing capabilities and functions from the old UI are retained. A number of new features and improvements were added, such as:
Ability to search within all folders and libraries
Improved side navigation menu with quick navigation that allows easy access to folders and files
Improved reordering experience with a simple drag and drop
The new media search is now available for all media types (images, videos, and documents) in the new content UI. You can search by title, tag, category, and URL. The best part - we are now using the Backend search index we introduced in this version. To be able to use the more comprehensive search, navigate to Administration > Search indexes and Reindex the Backend search.
Knowing where media is used is extremely important for content editors. You can now get comprehensive information about where media is used or linked to including in content blocks, long-text fields, and many more. To use this feature, reindex the Backend search index.
You can now specify image margins in the new rich-text editor. The image margins are applied in real time when you edit content. To specify image margins, insert an image in the content editor and click it to open the Image properties dialogue.
We have added a number of new keyboard shortcuts to improve the efficiency and productivity of content editors:
We have also added a keyboard shortcut reference page, accessible via the user menu.
Sitefinity CMS now autogenerates multiple types of properties in the widget designers for both .NET Core and .NET MVC. With their help developers deliver complex business requirements for widget configuration with no coding. For advanced marketing scenarios, widget designers also support full customization.
In Sitefinity CMS, the autogenerated widget designers for the .NET MVC and .NET Core widgets are based on a common framework, which is extracted into the Progress.Sitefinity.Renderer assembly. This assembly holds all the common types and attributes to help you customize autogenerated widget designers for both frameworks.
We added an extra set of fields for the MVC-based forms in Sitefinity - State, Country, Confirmation and Date that enable more efficient user interactions and collect more granular data.
The status widget on the Dashboard now warns you if your authentication token signing certificate has not been configured or has expired. Additional information is provided for these warnings in the error logs.
The Version and Licensing page now provides additional information about your license.
Sitefinity CLI supports upgrades from Sitefinity 10 and above
Sitefinity CLI now supports upgrades to the latest version for projects running on Sitefinity CMS 10.0 and later.
These upgrades automatically install NuGet packages, handle references, binding redirects, and framework updates.
New API for handling attempted access to resources by authenticated but unauthorized user
We have added the IForbiddenPageAccessEvent event. You use this event to handle access to protected Sitefinity CMS resources by users who are authenticated but not authorized for these resources.
New events for managing forum post attachments
We have added events which you can use in your code to handle the cases where your site users add or delete attachments to forum posts.
WebTestRunner and integration tests project updates for latest Sitefinity version.
The Integration Tests sample project contains integration tests that you can run with the web test runner.
Ability to restore page content when switching a standard page to redirect and then turn it back to standard.
Creating a redirect page from a standard page no longer clears the contents of the standard page and can easily be restored back to normal.
New content editing experience:
Publishing items before it is locked throws an error - (428268)
Bulk edit of library properties modal is displayed after selecting multiple images from the timeline view - (424387)
Default storage provider for libraries is not respected (433361)
Custom system email templates for forms not working in sites with single language - (426638)
Pages: Adding symbol code to page title when creating page does not show in the tab on the frontend - (361608)
When you upgrade monolingual projects to 13.2 make sure to reindex all front-end indexes as the culture field for each record in the index is now populated. If the indexes are not reindexed, they could return two records for the same item - one with culture and one without.
The full list of API changes is available here.
Full list of database changes is available here.
Progress Sitefinity Team