Prepr changelog

13 April

Link your publications even more efficiently

The publication link is the super-fast way to link from one publication to another. This feature is often used to refer to topics, authors, or as "read more" functionality.

Today's update makes it possible to determine the display of this field in a publication. You can show a link field as a pop-up, or display this field as an autosuggest, and as checkboxes/radio buttons. All three options have their own character:

  • Pop up. This function, as we already offer it, can be used if you want to search for specific publications. In the pop-up, you can search for publications, filter by assignee or model, and scroll through all search results.
  • Autosuggest. You can use the autosuggest if you need a specific publication quickly, without having to search extensively. Start typing in your input field and the results will appear immediately.

  • Checkboxes. This option is best used if you only have a limited set of publications to choose from. An example is a topic or author you want to refer to. When you have indicated a maximum of 1 in your model, the options will be shown as a radio button.

View publication

Another trick we added today is the click-through to the publication. From the pop-up, as well as from the autosuggest, or from the checkbox options you can easily click through to the publication you want to link.


8 April

Manage asset parameters per publication

Do you want to use and describe one asset in different publications? That is now facilitated by Prepr. Today's update makes it possible for you to add a caption to the asset(s) per publication. In this way, you can have the caption in one publication deviate from the caption in the other publication. This is how you can describe the asset very precisely for your specific publication.
Working with multi-language assets
Do you work with publications in multiple languages? Then today's update is very helpful for you. The caption of an asset is language-dependent. This means you can have the caption in one language differ from the description in the other language.
Caption in English publication Caption in German publication
   
Align images in text elements
It has also become possible to manage the alignment of assets in a publication. Set where an asset should be displayed between the text elements on your website: choose left, center, or right to determine the position of the image.

2 April

Export and import publication elements

In Prepr you can easily export and import publication elements. This prevents a lot of duplication and saves an enormous amount of time. Duplicating or moving publication elements can be very useful in some cases, for example:
  • When you also want to use a publication element from one environment in one of your other environments.
  • Or if you want to turn publication elements into shared content elements.

Learn more about exporting and importing publication elements or read our Prepr blog post about Shared content models and elements.


30 March

Sending Tweets with Prepr

Writing and sending Tweets via Prepr is as easy as publishing a website article or web page. Let us show how you can easily publish to this world-class social media platform. You can enter the Tweet text, and enrich the Tweet with photos, a video, and a link to another Prepr-publication. Multi-channel publishing, all from one platform.

Note: You need to link a Twitter account once and set up the publication model correctly. Learn more about how to set up your Twitter integration.


29 March

New indigo color in Prepr application

Step by step Prepr will be updated with a new, fresh and contemporary design. Today's release adds the new design to the Prepr menu bar. The action buttons (such as 'Add publication') are also provided with the new indigo corporate identity. More to come in the coming weeks, like Prepr in dark mode!


23 March

Export customers with special export permission

Prepr has carried out an important update in GDPR compliance. As of today, Prepr users can only export customer lists if they have the special 'export' permission.
To add the permission to a role, go to User management > Roles in the organization settings and select a role. Select the option 'Allow user to export customers' to give users with this role access to the export function.
Note: All current Admin roles with the 'customers' permission have been given this export function.

22 March

Auto-complete your publication slugs with parent publications

A slug is part of a URL that usually describes the path to the specific publication: it is the part that comes after your domain name in the URL. You can use different slug variables to auto-complete the slug construction, such as {id} and {title}.

From today, Prepr also offers the possibility to include linked parent publications in your slug construct. This is a huge asset for Prepr users who point through publication links to other publications in their Prepr account. Learn more about working with publication slugs.


17 March

Start using asset metadata (Exif)

For many Prepr users, the default asset titles are not sufficient, as many file names are indefinable. That's why Prepr offers the Exif integration to automatically add metadata (Exif) of the photo, video, audio, or document. Go to Integrations > General > Exif Integration to specify which Exif-data of the asset you want to use. You can choose to replace the title, description and/or author. Learn more about asset metadata.


16 March

A/B-test winner selection

Prepr A/B tests give you the power to perform A/B tests with your content in an easy-to-implement way. By A/B-testing your content frequently, you increase CTR and time spent. Zoom in on retrieved metrics and learn what content works best – or improve the content that needs tweaking.

Since today's update, it is possible to choose the version you want to continue with. This is typically the version with the best CTR, the winner. Switch off the A/B test option and choose your winner. Learn more about A/B-testing.


11 March

Handling events from Mailgun

The Mailgun integration in Prepr enables you to send email notifications and sign-in invitations with your own email domain settings. Today's update also makes it possible to register who views and clicks your emails: the events are stores in Prepr now. It is therefore important to select the right region and enter the Mailgun signing key.
When someone opens their email, Prepr registers an 'open' event, and with a click-through in the email, we record a 'click'. You can find detailed insights into the engagement score in the Analyze section.

Sort asset field in a publication element

A small update today on the asset field in Prepr. We have now made it possible to sort assets in a publication element asset field. Drag and drop the assets in the order you wish. This update aligns the operation of the asset field with the asset field in a publication model and the asset field in a drag-and-drop editor.

10 March

Update Prepr menu and application URLs

Last night a major update went live in the Prepr application.
Changed menu items
Prepr takes care of the entire workflow of publishing content, engaging customers, and analyzing data. For that reason, the terminology in the Prepr application has been aligned. The most eye-catching changes:
  • Content has been updated to Publish
  • Audience is converted to Engage
  • People and profiles are now called Customers
  • Interactions are named Events now
Most of our users will only see a small number of menu items, as their Prepr access has been defined with a custom user role. To increase the user-friendliness of Prepr, the menu items have been written out completely, so you can surf and find your content even faster!
Updated URL structure
Due to speed improvements and a better, consistent user experience, the URL structure of the Prepr application has been changed. The URL structure is now built in the same consistent manner throughout the application. As a result, some application URLs may be broken.
Note: This change may mean that users with browser bookmarks have to change their favorites.

9 March

Filter on publication link fields

A new filter on the publication list has been added today. In the current situation, there are publication filters on the publication status, assignee, publish time, and tags. You can stack filters and search queries in order to narrow your search results effectively.

Today's update enables you to specify the filter on publication model. When there is a 'Publication link' model field in the selected model, an extra filter shows up in the publication list. This filter shows all publications that are linked to in this model.

Example: "Filter all articles by author Gérard Vue"

You have created an 'Article' model with a publication link field to the 'Author' model. By selecting the model filter with 'Article' a new filter on 'Author' is made visible, containing all publications of the 'Author' model.

So now you are able to filter all publications with the 'Article' model, where the author is set on a specific author.


8 March

Nofollow tags in publication editor

Today's update contains an improvement in Search Engine Optimization. It is now possible to add nofollow HTML tags to links in the text editor.

Nofollow links are links with a rel=”nofollow” HTML tag applied to them. The nofollow tag tells search engines to ignore that link. Because nofollow links do not pass PageRank they likely don’t impact search engine rankings.


4 March

Filter on publication model in webhook trigger

When you have selected a publication event, you will receive notifications when a publication is created, (un)published, changed, or deleted. You can further specify which publications you want to receive notifications from. Select one or more publication models to receive webhook events for publications of that specific model. Selecting none will act as a wildcard. Learn more about webhooks.

3 March

Select all days in schedule

A small update today improves the usability in the Prepr schedules. When you want to schedule a program on all days of the week, you can now click on 'Days'. All days of the week are then selected. As simple as that!


22 February

Publication elements as predefined publication fields


Custom publication elements have been available for a long time in Prepr as a way to define your elements in the drag-and-drop editor. And now, these custom elements can also be used as a standard field in a content model. This allows you to define your content models even better, gives you more control over validation, and lets you retrieve data in a more structured way through the API.


17 February

Seamless eCommerce integrations

We are proud to announce our new integrations for the headless commerce tools: CommerceTools and Commerce Layer. With two clicks you are now able to refer to the products on your website in an article. This integration helps you to work faster and get all the data that you need from one database. Learn more on how to add e-commerce content integrations to Prepr publications.

10 February

Update publication scheduler

We find an optimal and intuitive user experience very important. That's why we updated the publication scheduler, which was closed by default in the publication sidebar. The update ensures that the scheduler remains open when a publication date in the future has been entered, or an archive date has been added.


3 February

A/B-test your way into success

Prepr A/B tests give you the power to perform A/B tests with your content in an easy to implement way. By A/B-testing your content frequently, you increase CTR and time spent. Zoom in on retrieved metrics and learn what content works best – or improve the content that needs tweaking.
An A/B test is a randomized experiment using two variants of the same publication (A and B). Variant A is the original and variant B through n each contain at least one element that is modified from the original. Before you can start testing, you need to create at least one B version of a publication.
Note: A/B-testing is under a Limited Availability Program. Contact support@prepr.io for more information on how to join the program.

2 February

Send email notification to prize winners

The Prepr Contest Module is a powerful and secure solution to manage prizes, contests, and winners. In addition to the ability to automatically send winners an email notification, we have now added the option to send notifications to winners that have been added manually. To send an email notification, simply select the checkbox on the prize detail page. Learn more about Prepr Contests.


1 February

Removed requirement if the status is not 'DONE'

This update allows you to save a Prepr publication when the status of this publication is not set to DONE. This way you can save drafts or pending publications without entering the required fields.


29 January

Replace old editor with Froala editor in timeline edit modal

Some users experienced problems saving talks in their timeline. This update ensures that only one editor type is loaded when a timeline opens. This results in a significant improvement in the loading speed. Talks are therefore processed faster so that they are all saved correctly.


28 January

Added support for Namibian locales (en-NA)

Namibian locales are now available in Prepr. To set a locale, go to the environment details on the organization settings. You are able to select one or more locales for multi-language publications. This feature is only accessible for owners and users with the 'environments' permission. Learn more about roles and permissions.

Fix list item field in elements for accepting comma

Users experienced a bug when list options were added together, in case one of the list options contained a comma. A bug fix makes it possible to add list options with a comma again.


27 January

Show and export multiple track break notes

This update of Prepr for Radio allows you to display multiple columns of your playlist export in the Prepr timeline.


26 January

New icons in publication elements

This update also includes an update Font Awesome to the latest icons (version 5.15.2)

22 January

Preview step in media browser

When you upload or select media in the media browser, it is now possible to view all selected assets. Click on 'Show selection' to see a preview of the media items. In this screen, you can confirm the assets, or make adjustments to the selection (such as removing an asset).


20 January

Resource element show invalid URL only when type Webpage selected

An error notification was visible when an invalid URL was entered and type was set to 'Audio' or 'Other'. We added extra validation for the resource element in a drag-and-drop editor: only webpage URLs are validated now.

Add *.svg to accept upload on select type "file" in field

We added support for SVG-files in the Prepr uploader in publications.


19 January

Import profiles with CSV-import

Prepr provides a solution for the manual import of profiles. This import takes place on the basis of predefined column titles in a CSV file. Check the user guides.

Publication status in publication link

A little update on the publication link field contains the visibility of the publication's status. You can easily check if the linked publication has the DONE status, or whether the publication needs to be completed.


14 January

Add segment rules for ‘has full name’ yes/no

Notification when the schedule is not conclusive

For optimal operation of the On Air functionality in Prepr, it is important to fill in the program guides and clock guides completely. We added a yellow notification bar in the guide when there are gaps in the schedule.


13 January

Update search Prepr for Radio

The search function has changed substantially. Here are some of the highlights:
  • Update default search time range for speed improvements
  • Update publication type filtering (removed unused publication types)
  • We've added a click-through to the Tracks, TrackPlays and Memos

11 January

Person webhook events added

Webhooks allows your app to easily receive notifications whenever there are updates to a chosen set of events. Webhooks are often used for deploying a static website when content is changed or syncing data to an external search engine platform. We added person webhook events in the Prepr application, so you can subscribe to be notified whenever a new person (customer) is created, changed, or deleted. Learn more about webhooks and webhook events.

7 January

Preview notification email in publication

When you have added a notification field to a publication and selected an e-mail template, you can now view the example email notification via the 'preview' button.

Move ‘Import model’ to ‘Add model' dropdown

To create a cleaner view in the publication model list, we moved the 'import model' button to the Add model dropdown.


6 January

Add winner on prize detail

It is now even easier to add winners to the Prepr database. Simply click on 'Add winner' on any prize detail page to add one or more winners. Learn more about contests and winners in Prepr.

Add vote interaction on the profile page

Apps and websites can submit different event types via our pixel. We added support for event type 'Vote', which means that votes on publications are visible in Prepr. We also made the 'vote' type visible on a profile detail. Check the various event types on our developers portal.

Add email template from template

Building an email template from scratch can be challenging. That is why we have added a default email template for notifications, so you can easily start sending email notifications. Learn more about Prepr Notify.

Add publication model from a template

Do you want to get started quickly with publication models? We added some default models, such as 'blog post' and 'page', so you won't need to get modeling yourself. Learn more about publication models.

Fix content integration item in publication element

Bugfix for custom data in a content integration, used in a publication element in a drag-and-drop editor.

4 January

Added support for multiple Publication Models in the Publication Link field

Users noted that in a publication model field and in a publication element field, they can only use publication links to publications from one or all models. Thanks for this input! We have now added support for links to all, one or more models. Learn more about publication links.