2015 was a great year for Papyrs. We did a lot of work to improve performance and to make the Papyrs back end rock solid and faster than ever. This investment paid off. We didn’t have any unscheduled downtime this year our service was available 99.99% of the time, despite upgrades, software improvements, and the occasional hardware failure. More and more companies rely on Papyrs every day, so this is a result we’re definitely proud of.
To close out the year we’re announcing a couple of new features that we’ve recently rolled out:
Bulk change email notifications
With Papyrs you can subscribe to email notifications for each individual page. This way your email inbox doesn’t get flooded with emails updates about pages you don’t care about. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to a page with a click. Easy enough. However, when you want to change your email notification preferences for a hundred or a thousand pages having to change your preferences one by one takes a long time. So now there’s a single place where you can subscribe and unsubscribe for every page on your site in one go:
Just check or check the boxes next to the pages you want to get email updates for and hit save at the bottom.
Administrators can also change the email notification preferences of other people in their team. Just impersonate the user and visit their email notification settings page.
iFrame/Media widget and 3rd party widget improvements
- Custom iFrame widgets can now go full screen. Handy if you embedded Vimeo or YouTube videos onto your pages.
- You can now have use variables g_user and g_email in your iFrame widgets
For example you can do something like this to create a link that contains the user’s email address and name. Handy when you want to integrate with 3rd party applications:
<a target='_parent' class='yourbutton'/> <script> $('a.yourbutton') .attr('href', "#" + encodeURIComponent(g_email)) .text('This button is for ' + g_user); </script>
Active Directory just-in-time synchronization
Papyrs synchronizes every night with the Active Directory server to get the most up-to-date user information. This means that when a newly user is added to the directory they may not be able to log in to Papyrs yet, because Papyrs doesn’t know the user exists. We improved this: Papyrs now checks with the Active Directory server to see if there are new users during the login process.
You can now configure Papyrs Forms to be anonymous.
Just check the box labeled Make form submissions anonymous in the Form properties window. This is great for handling sensitive complaints and reports, where people may only be willing to fill out the form on condition of anonymity.
New RSS widget
Our old RSS widget relied on Google’s Feed API service, which sadly got discontinued last month. Papyrs now has a new RSS widget (still found as an option under Media Widget) that supports all common RSS formats.
We’d like to thank all our customers and all the individual users who use our service. Special thanks to those of you who took the time to report bugs and other glitches that help us squash the trickiest bugs.
We hope you had a great year and we wish you spectacular 2016! Happy new year from the Papyrs team!