Category Archives: New Features

Staff groups improvements

The people directory displays all the staff members on your Papyrs intranet/wiki site. Groups make it easier to find people, manage their permissions, and share updates with them from the activity stream. We’ve added a new shortcut that makes it easier to (re)assign people to groups. Administrators could do this by clicking on someone in the People Directory, and then selecting Set Groups. It’s now also possible to directly assign people from the Edit Group dialog:

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Click Edit Group

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.. and then select members

We hope you find it useful. As always, more improvements are on the way. Happy intranetting!

Restore pages from Trash

Quick update to the Pages overview screen. We’ve just introduced a Trash section, which makes it easier to restore accidentally deleted pages.

If you no longer need a page for some reason, just click Move to Trash from its Page > Page Settings dialog. If the page was more brilliant than you initially realized, you can easily restore it by going to the Pages overview and clicking on the new Trash section. Pages deleted within the last 30 days can be restored from here. You can only restore pages that you had edit rights to.

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Made some rather embarrassing mistake on that last page you deleted? Not to worry. Papyrs will permanently remove the page from the Trash if you click the X button icon on the right side in the Trash section (or automatically after 30 days).

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More updates coming soon.

Widget updates

Two small widget updates today! First, a refresh of the design of the navigation widget, like navigation to other pages and categories:

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We’ve also made two adjustments to the Form Choice widget. You can add Form widgets to a page when creating an interactive online form for your co-workers to fill out. The Form Choice widget adds a form field with a list of options, like a dropdown menu. These new changes make it easier to manage a large list of options. The Add many options… function will now automatically filter out duplicates which helps when pasting options from somewhere else. We’ve also introduced a new Sort alphabetically function, which should save a lot of time compared to dragging around options in a long list.

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Hope you like it. More updates soon.

Save silently

People in your organization can subscribe to any of the pages they can access. When they are subscribed to a page, they will be notified when the page is updated (they’ll either receive an email notification straight away, or the update will be included in a daily digest summary email, if enabled).

It’s an easy way to keep track of pages you’re interested in. It’s not always useful to notify people of changes though, for example when you’re just correcting a typo.

Today we’re releasing a quick new feature you can use if you want to save minor changes which you think won’t be worth any notifications. Just click the arrow dropdown menu next to the Save button, and select Save silently:

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As before, people can of course also unsubscribe from a page, disable notifications altogether, or manually review changes of a page using the Page Versions feature.

Papyrs Real Time Activity Stream

Today we’re introducing a couple of improvements to the Activity Stream.

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The most important change is that the Activity Stream is has become real time. What does this mean? It means that whenever posts a comment, submits a form, creates or updates a page the activity feed will get updated immediately! This includes discussions on pages that use the Discuss widget. This means you can finally have real-time conversations on Papyrs!

When the real time feed is working you should see a green light next on the Feed page (number 1. in the screenshot). If you don’t see the green light (even after refreshing the feed page) then your browser doesn’t support real time notifications.

We also added yellow envelope icons next to the groups on the right hand side of the activity feed. Click those icons to toggle whether you want to receive email notifications for activity in that group (number 2. in the screenshot).

Finally, new activity gets highlighted in the feed so you can easily recognize which items are new. New items have a brightly colored bar to on their left side (number 3. in the screenshot). The color of the bar depends on on your site’s Theme settings.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading!

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