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Welcome to the Squiz Matrix Newsletter, a monthly look at all the latest and greatest Matrix news, direct to you from our Squiz Labs development team.

The Squiz Matrix Newsletter: September 2015

It was a busy month with Matrix taking center stage at the annual Squiz Summit, as well as a string of fantastic new releases. Continue reading below for more information on September's exciting new developments.


  1. Matrix on Show at the 2015 Squiz Summit
  2. What's New in Our Latest Releases?
  3. Women's Institute Revamps Website for 100th Birthday
  4. University of Salford is First to Match Make Students With Courses Using Tinder-Style App

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback. Let us know your thoughts by shooting us an email at  matrix-newsletter@squiz.com.au. Til next month,

The Squiz Labs team.


Earlier in September, Melbourne played host to a day full of fantastic content at the 2015 Squiz Summit.

This year's conference was headlined by a diverse program of talks, discussions and technical demonstrations covering recent developments in the digital world, as well as our latest products and features.

As part of the 2015 Squiz Summit, Squiz Matrix Product Manager, Bartek Banda presented a special Tech Corner, demoing some of the exciting new features that our team is currently working on for our upcoming 5.3 release.

Squiz Summit 2015: Matrix Tech Corner

Bart observed a great deal of interest and positive feedback in what was presented and we're now more excited than ever to bring you a new release that will hopefully knock your socks off.

"We had some really great feedback and interest in the new Git File Bridge and the Content Template features that are coming out in 5.3. This isn't surprising, as we believe it will change the way users implement website solutions in Matrix for the better, going forward."

Bartek Banda
Squiz Matrix Product Manager

We're entering our testing phase next week with our first RC version planned for release, meaning that Matrix 5.3 isn't too far off.

Be sure to keep reading the Squiz Labs blog for all the latest leading up to release day.


We've been hard at work since last month's report, with three sets of new patch releases: and (Aug 31st); and (Sep 9th); and and (Sep 29th). These releases contained minor bug fixes and minor enhancements. 

All of these recent releases are available now via our Git repository; contact Squiz for access. Continue reading below for some of the great functionality introduced within the last month. 

SOAP: New Parameter on Workflow Functions to Support Commenting

Squizmap Idea #5430

The SOAP API Workflow Service asset within Matrix manages the workflow functions a SOAP Server, including starting and canceling the workflow approval process of an asset.

Previously, the StartWorkflow and CancelWorkflow functions did not support commenting, a feature which is usually available to users during the workflow process.

This feature introduces the new optional WorkflowMessage parameter on these functions, allowing you to leave a message when initiating or canceling the workflow process. 

The new format of the StartWorkflow function is as follows:


The new format of the CancelWorkflow function is as follow: 


This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix 

Online Poll: Clear Votes for Poll Option

Squizmap Idea #4267

Matrix's Online Poll asset allows you to add poll questions to your site, allowing your users to vote on the available options. This asset then allows you to view these voting results of your poll.

This feature adds an additional Clear Votes option on the Details screen of an Poll Question asset to remove any votes received on a specified option.

Clearing votes on an Online Poll Question asset

Clearing votes is easy, simply select the corresponding Clear Votes check-box for the option(s) you want to remove the votes on and commit your changes.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

Global Keyword Support on the Submit TRIM Record Form Submission Action

Squizmap Idea #7699

The Submit TRIM Record submission action on a Custom Form allows you to submit a form submission as a TRIM record.

When configuring this submission action, the Create Record Settings allows you to configure the settings for creating the TRIM records, including specifying the values used for both the mandatory and additional fields on the record.

While keyword replacements are supported when configuring these field values, previously global keyword replacements were not. This feature adds support for global keywords when configuring these values on the Submit TRIM Record submission action.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix 

Add New Submission Action List Sorted Alphabetically

Squizmap Idea #7698

Previously, when adding a new submission action on a Custom Form, the Add New Action list displayed available submission actions in no real order.

The Add New Action list in alphabetical order

This feature modifies this list to display form submission actions in this list alphabetically, making it easier to find the action you want to add.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

SOAP Available Functions Listed Alphabetically

Squizmap Idea #7887

Previously, when configuring SOAP functions on the Make SOAP Call trigger and form submission actions, available SOAP functions would be listed in the order of the SOAP Serve. 

This feature modifies the way Matrix lists these functions to display the available options in the list alphabetically, making it easier to find the action you want to add.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

Workflow Support for Users Dynamically Linked to a User Group

Squizmap Idea #7827

Previously, users who were dynamically linked to a user group (i.e. via the Join User Group for Session trigger action), would not be able to or contribute to the approval process of an asset in workflow.

This meant, for example, that a SAML user linked to a user group for the login session was not able to approve asset changes that the rest of the regular Matrix users in the group would be able to.

This feature modifies the workflow process to now allow users dynamically linked to a user group to take part in the workflow approval process of assets.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

Dynamic Workflow Single Value ID

Squizmap Idea #6385

The New Dynamic Condition? field on the Details screen of a Workflow Schema allows you to dynamically configure an approval condition within the workflow process, based on a keyword replacement value evaluated against the asset in workflow.

The New Dynamic Condition Field

Previously, however, this dynamic condition only support single value IDs. This feature modifies this option,now allowing you to pass multiple user IDs in the dynamic condition, as either an array of IDs, an array of IDs as strings or in JSON format: ({ "user1": "100", "user2": "200"}).

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

Wider Name & Short Name Fields on the Calendar Search Page

Squizmap Idea #7657

This feature modifies the width of the Name and Short Name fields on the Details screen of a Calendar Search Page, to address an issue where the original fields were too narrow.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix 

Wider Schema Name Field on the Workflow Schema Asset

Squizmap Idea #7963

Similar to the feature above, this feature modifies the width of the Schema Name field on the Details screen of a Workflow Schema, to address an issue where the original field was too narrow.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix 


Originally posted at: https://www.squiz.net/blog/womens-institute-revamps-website-for-100th-birthday.

Women's Institute Revamps Website for 100th Birthday

We're proud to have appeared in this fantastic article from NetImperative.

You can read our excerpt here or head on over to their site for the full piece.

The Women's Institute (WI) has partnered with Squiz, the digital transformation company, to create a responsive website that engages with its members, and enables easy on-the-go promotion.

Squiz initiated a digital transformation campaign which enabled:

* Easier site navigation to support basic information sharing with members, visitors and prospects across the WI website.

* A mobile responsive site to appeal to WI members using mobile and tablets on the go who wanted a slicker, more dynamic set of content services.

* Greater consistency with the look and feel of the WI brand to ensure that the aesthetics of the digital project matched the great work that WI does.

* Upskilling of the WI federation via video content, step-by-step documents and general support to allow everyone to use the new technology.

In the first month the WI reported a 22% rise in traffic, a 23% rise in new users and a 20% rise in tablet/mobile users. The digital transformation campaign has been so successful that the WI is now exploring even more new ways to innovate their site and boost member engagement 

Rory McNeil
UK Marketing Manager


Originally posted at: https://www.squiz.net/blog/university-of-salford-is-first-to-match-make-students-with-courses-using-tinder-style-app-for-clearing.

Match Made in Salford Tool

University of Salford is the first institution to offer students a Tinder-style app in order to find a course through clearing. The immersive online experience, 'Match Made in Salford' created by Squiz offers essential, informative content about clearing in a playful and innovative way.

Delivered across mobile, desktop and tablet, the digital clearing tool asks prospective students to 'swipe left' or 'swipe right' when they are provided with personalised course recommendations based on their grades achieved, course and career of interest.

Any 'match' can be explored in more detail within the service, with information provided about the course and University of Salford. Any 'matches' are then added to a shortlist that can be viewed in full once the user has exhausted all course recommendations.

John McCarthy, Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment at University of Salford commented: "Usually students are faced with lengthy lists of available courses, but with this tool we're making our clearing process student driven and much more interactive. Because users are recommended a course based on their interests and long term goals, it means that when they telephone us they feel more informed about the course they are enrolling on. We want students to be able to find their ideal course partner, and then look forward to a wonderful new life together in September when term kicks off!"

University of Salford saw over 10,000 unique visitors using the matchmaker to find courses, with site engagement (measured by time spent on site) increasing by 264%. Prospective students have also been encouraged to share their 'matches' on social media through the app using #MatchMadeInSalford.

Roger Warner, Head of Strategy at Squiz added, "18 year olds use mobile apps daily so it makes sense for universities to offer an experience of clearing which echoes other popular services. University of Salford is leading the way in how institutions should be interacting with students during this busy, and sometimes stressful, period. Offering this service as 'digital first' allows the university to make the clearing process enjoyable, more personal and engaging."

Warner continues: "With the cap being lifted on the number of university places this year, universities are dealing with more enquiries, but are also facing higher competition for students to sign up to their courses. This digital service allows the University of Salford to quickly see which courses are being filled and where there is space available, as well as differentiating their clearing process and communication with students through a highly engaging experience."

Use the 'Match Made in Salford' clearing tool here: http://www.salford.ac.uk/matchmaker.

Robin Marchant
Global Marketing Director


Welcome to the NEW Squiz Matrix Newsletter, a monthly look at all the latest and greatest Matrix news, direct to you from our Squiz Labs development team.

The Squiz Matrix Newsletter: August 2015

We're trialling a brand new format, so feel free to take a look around, read some articles, and make yourself acquainted with our new newsletter style. Listed below are our featured stories in this month's edition, including a closer look at the new Squiz Matrix Newsletter.


  1. Out with the Old and in with the News
  2. Be Inspired: Squiz Summit 2015
  3. A New Look for Squiz
  4. What's in Our Latest Releases?
  5. Content Creation: The Template for Success
  6. A Crash Course in UX at Usability Week Sydney

You can use the links above to head directly to an article, or just simply continue reading below.

We hope you enjoy the new format and welcome any feedback you might have on our new monthly newsletter. You can email us at matrix-newsletter@squiz.com.au. Happy reading!

The Squiz Labs team.


For over ten years, the Squiz Matrix Newsletter has been the go-to source for all the latest development news on your favourite CMS, Squiz Matrix (it is your favourite, right…?).

Originally titled the MySource Matrix Development Newsletter, it started from humble beginnings, basically as an email subscription to a simple list of features and bug fixes for the week. In fact, that format lasted quite a while, until 2012 when it moved to its current home, here on the Squiz Labs Blog.

Issue 1 of the Matrix Newsletter

Since then, we've been bringing you news on the latest features and enhancements (almost) every week, and last year celebrated the milestone of our 500th edition - not too shabby!

However, just as our product has changed over the years, we've determined that the way we bring you news is also in need of a bit of an overhaul.

This month we've debuted our new newsletter format, and there's more than just a couple of changes, so let's take a closer look.

Is Less Really More?

As you've probably already noticed, the newsletter will no longer be a weekly affair. Instead, we'll be releasing on a monthly schedule. We're aiming for the last Friday of each month, so next month's issue is due out on Friday, 25th of September.

Why are we no longer releasing on a weekly basis? Honestly, we just feel the recent newsletters haven't been all that content rich.

With our new release schedule introduced in Matrix 5.0, our feature development has changed and often there's just not a lot that we are able to report on in any given week. We want to keep your interest and there's only so much we can do to stretch a new keyword modifier to fill an entire week's worth of news.

By releasing on a monthly basis, we'll be able to really focus on the big features that you're sure to be excited about and also, go a little more in depth than we have previously been doing.

So don't worry, our new release schedule doesn't mean that you'll be getting less from us, in fact, quite the opposite.

Let's Talk Content.

We're pretty excited at the opportunity to bring you more content, and content that you actually care about.

Don't get us wrong. We'll still be covering all the latest features, enhancements and releases of Matrix, this is the Squiz Matrix Newsletter after all. But the manner in which we are planning to deliver this content will hopefully provide a more engaging, helpful and relatable reading experience.

We're big on stories here at Squiz and we're embracing that with how we're going to be presenting content from now on.

When we announce the latest awesome feature, we don't want to just tell you about it - we want to provide real-world implementation examples, discuss the reasons behind development, and show you why you should be looking forward to it.

We Want You!

With all that being said, as you know, this is only our first issue. We're still ironing out the kinks, so bare with us. There's always room for improvement.

We want to hear from you, what you like and what you don't like; what you want more of and what you honestly could do without.

As mentioned above, we've got an email address where you can send us your newsletter feedback: matrix-newsletter@squiz.com.au.

We want to hear from you, so please feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think.


This year's annual Squiz Summit is fast approaching and with the event coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Squiz Melbourne, we thought it fitting that Australia's coffee capital play host.

Squiz Summit 2015

Melbourne's Docklands is set to provide the backdrop for a day full of remarkable content on our latest products and features, as well as an abundance of education and training possibilities. We'll also be hosting a networking happy hour and our fantastic Gala Dinner, featuring performances from one of Australia's most beloved entertainers, Monica Trapaga.

With an impressive list of speakers lined up, including some of the best and brightest at Squiz, our partners and clients, this is an event that should not be missed!

Tickets are available now on the Squiz Summit site, so come join us on Thursday, September 3rd and be inspired.


Originally posted at: https://www.squiz.net/blog/a-new-look-for-squiz.

A new look for squiz.

We're delighted to announce the launch of our newly designed website! Take a look around and let us know what you think.

Our main goals for the website were to make it easier for you to navigate, with a more attractive design and an engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation. But most of all, we wanted to help you get to know us better and make life easier for you.

The new website is full of resources to help those who are looking to use Squiz for their digital transformation needs. We'll be regularly updating our content to help you find out about creating digital strategies to help drive growth and gain a competitive advantage.

We hope you find the website engaging, fresh and relevant.


Check out the newly designed Squiz website at https://www.squiz.net.


On August 17th, we released two new versions of Squiz Matrix, and, containing a number of bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Earlier, July saw the release of four new versions of Matrix: Micro releases and on July 13th, and patch releases and on July 28th.

All of these recent releases are available now via our Git repository; contact Squiz for access. Continue reading below for some of the great functionality introduced within the last two months.

HTML Entities Keyword Modifier

Squizmap Idea #7585

Keyword modifiers within Squiz Matrix allow you to modify the returned values of keyword replacements. 

This feature introduces the new htmlentities modifier, which will convert all applicable characters to HTML entities. This modifier takes a flag argument to specify how to handle quotes, invalid code unit sequences and the used document type. The default flag is ENT_COMPAT. 

In the example below, we are using the ENT_HTML5 flag to handle the converted code as HTML 5.

Example: %asset_metadata_feature.about^htmlentities:ENT_HTML5%
Effect: what " ' ' " < > ! , . / ? '  : ; > <p>what " ' ' " &lt; &gt; ! , . / ? ' &nbsp;: ;</p> 

A list of the available flags can be found on the PHP: htmlentities documentation.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

Custom Form: Re-Order Form Submission Actions

Squizmap Idea #6037

The Submissions Actions screen on a Custom Form asset allows you to create custom actions that are run whenever a user submits the form, for example, running a db query or sending an email.

Previously, actions on this screen would be listed in the order they were created, without providing the ability for you to change this order.

This feature introduces a new option on the Submission Actions screen allowing you to reorder the actions that have been previously created.

The Reorder icon on the Submission Actions screen

Reordering your actions is a breeze, simply click the Reorder icon for the action you want to move, then drag and drop the action to the desired location.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

Improved Styles and Layout on Data Source Record Assets

Squizmap Idea #7583

Data Source Record assets within Matrix store information returned from Data Sources, such as a DB Data Source, querying external resources (e.g. a database or LDAP directory). These records can be used within your site, for example, to expose record information on an asset listing.

This feature improves the styles and layout of the information on the Details screen of Data Source Record assets, to make record data easier to review and understand, as shown in the figure below.

Layout improvements on Data Source Record Set assets 

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

Last Chars Keyword Modifier 

Squizmap Idea #7592 

This feature introduces the new lastchars modifier, which will return the last characters of the returned values, based on a set numeral argument.

In the example below, the keyword format will print the last four characters of the returned value e.g. homepage would be returned as page.


This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

Reverse Keyword Modifier

Squizmap Idea #7521

This feature introduces the new reverse modifier, which will reverse the returned value of a keyword.

In the example below, the keyword format will print the name of your asset in reverse, e.g. Page would be returned as egaP.


This modifier has been developed to be best used in conjunction with other modifiers, to further configure a returned value.


In this example, we've used the reverse modifier with the maxchars modifier to only print the last four characters of our asset name. So, if the name of our asset is PageHome, this keyword format would return Home.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

After Workflow Step Condition Approved Trigger Event

Squizmap Idea #7459

Squiz Matrix's Trigger system contains a variety of workflow-based functions, allowing you to fire triggers based on the status of workflow within your system, as well as approve and reject existing workflow processes.

Previously, however, trigger events were only available for instances when the entire workflow was approved or rejected; individual step approval did not allow you to fire triggers.

The After Workflow Condition Approved trigger event

This feature introduces the new After Workflow Step Condition Approved trigger event that will fire when the conditions of a workflow step are approved. So, for example, if a user approved the changes made to the asset, which then satisfies the conditions for the workflow step, the trigger will be fired.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

New Keywords to Print an Asset's Parent and Lineage Asset IDs

Squizmap Idea #7391

New keyword replacements have been added to print an array of an asset's parent and lineage asset IDs.

  • %asset_parents%: will print an array of all parent IDs of an asset, e.g. ["1111", "2222", "3333"].
  • %asset_parent%: will print the current parent asset, based on the current asset in its lineage context, e.g. 1111.
  • %asset_linking_info%: will print an array of the link information of an asset e.g. [{"linkid":"111","link_type":"1","link_value":"","lineage":["1111", "2222", "3333"]}].
  • %asset_linking_lineage%: will print the current asset lineage, based on the current asset in its lineage context, e.g. ["1111", "2222", "3333"].

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

New Keywords to Print the User Groups a User is a Member of

Squizmap Idea #7330

New keyword replacement have been added that will print the user group asset IDs of all the groups a user is a member of.

  • %asset_member_groups%: will print the user group asset IDs a user asset is a member of.
  • %globals_user_member_groups%: will print the user group asset IDs that the current user is a member of.

These keywords will return an array of comma separated list of asset IDs, like so:


This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

New Keywords for Next and Previous Sibling Assets

Squizmap Idea #7461

New keyword replacements have been added to print the asset ID of both the next and previous sibling assets in the asset tree.

  • %asset_sibling_next%: will print the asset ID of the next asset in the tree order for the current asset, based on the current lineage.
  • %asset_sibling_prev%: will print the asset ID of the previous asset in the tree order for the current asset, based on the current lineage.

If there is no next or previous sibling, these keywords will return an empty value.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix

E-Commerce: Transaction Response Keyword Replacement

Squizmap Idea #7556

A new keyword replacement has been added to Matrix's E-Commerce system to show the transaction response XML from the payment server.


This keyword is available in the Receipt bodycopy of an E-Commerce Form Page and the E-Commerce form email format.

This feature was introduced in Squiz Matrix


Content is no longer simply 'nice to have' or even the proverbial 'king'. Today, content is a true must-have for all organisations and should be at the very core of their business in this era of digital transformation. 

Grace Kraus
Content Strategy Lead
Read More: The Content Imperative (Squiz Blog)

Back in June, we brought you news of an exciting new content template feature that would allow you to create and apply custom templates to content containers.

Adding a content container template 

Just to refresh your memory, this new asset allows you to create Paint Layouts, Metadata Schemas, and Simple Edit Layouts that can be applied to content containers as templates. These content templates can be used by your editors on the Contents screen of Standard Page assets, taking care of the presentation, data storage, and editing interface for the containers they are applied.

This new feature should allow you to create unique and tailored front-end content as well as custom user intuitive and friendly editing experiences that are targeted for specific implementation requirements and solutions.  

An accordion content template

As part of our testing here at Squiz, we've been able to come up a variety of different template ideas using these new features, such as: 

  • An accordion template (pictured above), allowing users to create accordion content easily with flexibility over how many tabs to create.
  • A template for embedding Google Maps within content with auto-complete street address searching for the default map marker position.
  • A template allowing for the creation of image galleries where the images can be sourced from a particular root node within the system or under the current asset.

These are, of course, just the tip of the iceberg. We envision a multitude of potential template ideas, really, the possibilities are endless.

With a growing awareness of the power of high quality content, these container templates should provide your editors with more freedom when creating content, taking away any worry of initial HTML creation and element styling, as well as the overheads for initial setup and training.

Read More: 8 tips for creating standout content (Squiz Blog).

Content container templates are set to be introduced in our upcoming 5.3.0 release of Squiz Matrix.

You can view the Squizmap report for this feature for more information on the ongoing development and testing.


User Experience (UX) refers to a user's end-to-end experience as they interact with your website or brand.

The ability to create a seamless user journey can drive customer relationships, loyalty and return on investment (ROI). It's worth noting that UX spans elements as diverse as search, navigation and payment. This can make it a confusing beast.

Beata Brodowska
Head of User Experience
Read More: UX Essentials (Squiz Blog)

The below video is a fun and slightly messy look at how a designer's vision might not always translate to the user (skip ahead about a minute, if you're short on time).

While this is a real-world example involving a bowl, the same concept can be applied to software development and the topic of user experience.

The Nielsen Norman Group is a leader in the UX field, conducting research, and providing UX training and consultations.

Squiz Labs' Usability Experience Analyst, Deborah Sherwood recently had the chance to attend NN/g's Usability Week in Sydney last month (July 20-24). The five day conference aimed to help attendees get up to speed on the latest proven methods and best practices in the UX world.

The conference was comprised of a number of all-day training courses, covering a variety of topics and methods. Deb attended three of these courses.

Lean UX and Agile

This course outlined how Lean UX approaches and Agile development processes, such as Scrum, can work together.

"As our development team uses the agile methodology to develop our products and the features within these products, this course provided ideas on how to work in UX within each iteration.

One of the main points that stood out to me during this course was testing using paper prototyping. As iterations generally last around two weeks, we normally don't have time to perform formal user testing with a product before it is released into the wild. With paper prototyping, we can take a design for a new feature before it has been developed, and test it with users to give a greater indication of how well it will perform."

Deborah Sherwood
Usability Experience Analyst

The Human Mind and Usability

This course discussed how to apply psychology principals to predict the actions and thoughts of your customers. By understanding the foundations of human cognition, you can more accurately predict and anticipate user behaviour.

"Coming from a development background, this course helped me to gain a greater understanding about the psychology concepts that affect design.

We are wired to see structure and logic, and rely on prior knowledge to help understand new information. Items in our peripheral vision can be easily overlooked by users, so it is vital to keep important information front and center. While users tends to not focus on every detail on the screen, they can still take away the meaning of what they are seeing."

Deborah Sherwood
Usability Experience Analyst

The One Person UX Team Tool Box

This course covered a variety of usability strategies and techniques for individuals who are the sole UX specialist on a project or in an organisation.

"Being a team of one in Squiz Labs, this course was right up my alley. We discussed various different methodologies that can be utilised to research and determine the usability of products, working as a team of one.

A lot of my existing research has been centered around usability testing, however, as our products are already being used by clients, this course encouraged me to consider alternative methodologies that could be potentially used to research the UX of our products, such as contextual inquiry, journal studies and surveys."

Deborah Sherwood
Usability Experience Analyst 

New Matrix Newsletter Format on Its Way

You might have noticed the lack of weekly Squiz Matrix newsletters recently. While we have been a bit quiet, there's definitely no need to worry. In fact, we've simply been busy working on a new newsletter format in order to bring you all the latest from the world of Matrix.

We're hoping this new format will provide more of the exciting and relevant news that you guys have been asking for.

Stay tuned to the Squiz Labs blog for more information on this new venture.

Squiz Matrix Newsletter #520

We released two new versions of Squiz Matrix earlier this week, v5.2.3.1 and Both of these releases contain bug fixes and minor enhancements.

For more information on our release schedule, refer to the Release Information page on the Squiz Matrix User Manual Library.

This week we have one new feature to report, the new Content Container Template asset. Continue reading below for more information on all this week's developments

Content Container Templates

Released in version (TBA)

A new Content Container Template asset has been added to Squiz Matrix, allowing you to create and apply custom templates to content containers in both the Administration mode and Edit+ For Squiz Matrix.

This new assets will allow for the application of Metadata, Simple Edit Layouts and Paint Layouts on the content container level, rather than on the page level.

The Details screen of the Container Template Asset 

When configuring the Content Container Template, you will be able to specify the layouts and metadata schemas to apply, as well as setting the allowable root notes. A Usage screen will also be available allowing you to view the containers that the template is currently applied to.

Selecting a Template for a Content Container 

Once a template has been created and configured, you will be able to select it when creating or editing content containers in Admin mode or Edit+ for any assets that support content containers.  Once selected, the template will be applied to the content container. 


Squiz Matrix Newsletter #519

This week we have one new feature to report, the ability to run ad-hoc bulkmail jobs in test mode. Continue reading below for more information on this great new addition. 

Test Mode for Ad-Hoc Bulkmail Jobs

Released in version (TBA)

The Schedule Bulkmail Job trigger action allows you to schedule a bulkmail job when your trigger is fired, allowing you to specify the bulkmail job to run and its recipients.

Previously, however, these ad-hoc bulkmail jobs did not respect the Bulkmail Mode setting of the Bulkmail Post Office asset that the job was configured on.

The Bulkmail Mode setting on a Bulkmail Post Office 

This Bulkmail Mode setting is used for testing purposes, allowing you to log bulkmail messages but not send them out.

This minor enhancement ensures that these ad-hoc bulkmail jobs will now be run in Test Mode if it has been enabled on the Bulkmail Post Office. 

Squiz Labs

R & D division of Squiz Pty Ltd

Open source web experience management solutions

Squiz Labs is the research and development division of Squiz, the company behind the Squiz Suite of web experience management and development tools.

Our PHP and JavaScript developers are responsible for producing innovative enterprise-quality software while our interface designers and testing team ensure our products both look great and are easy to use.