Category Archives: New Features

Forms update

Using the page editor, you can add form fields directly to your pages to collect data and process requests on your Papyrs intranet.

We’ve recently released a couple of updates to the form records view, including an updated design, a quick find-as-you-type search, and sticky headers and scrollbars to make it easy to navigate large tables.

We hope you like these updates!

How Papyrs Helps Ridestore Manage Their Remote Team to Focus on Customer Experience

Ridestore is a fast-growing company in snow e-commerce. Next to offering familiar brands such as Adidas and Nike, they also created their own DopeSnow and Montec brands in collaboration with their customers in the snow wear community.

We talked to David at Ridestore about how they use Papyrs to enable everyone in their remote team to have access to all the information they need to be productive. Without having to ask around for pieces of vital information, the team can put all their focus on providing great customer service.

“Before Papyrs, we always needed to have someone available to answer to questions. Now, new crew members only have to check our intranet.”
— David Voge, Content Marketing Leader, Ridestore

Read more on Customer Stories > Ridestore & Papyrs

Adding Files from G Suite

The Attachment widget in Papyrs can be used to upload files to pages, like PDFs, Office documents or anything else you want to share with co-workers. You can upload files directly from your computer with drag&drop. For those of you using Papyrs together with G Suite, we wanted to share a quick update to the Attachment widget: next to files from your PC and Google Drive, you can now also add files from Team Drives. Just edit a page, add an Attachment widget, select the From G Suite Drives tab, and click Browse files.

Emoji and Icons in Papyrs

Icons are a great way to make navigation easier and make your pages look nicer. You can use them in places like headings and the menu bar.

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The icons will automatically show in the color of your theme to match your site’s branding.

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Next to icons, it’s now also possible to use emojis everywhere in Papyrs. You can use them in pages and comments, for example.

On mobile devices, simply use the keyboard:

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On macOS, you can bring up the emoji keyboard with the shortcut Control+Command (⌘)+Space. On Windows, press Win + . (period) to bring up the emoji keyboard when editing.

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You can even use them in usernames. For example, one of our users on the site is a bot integrating with other software which automatically posts new updates (using the API):

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Read-only forms and a video widget

Today we launched two new features for Papyrs.

Read-only Papyrs Forms

Like most features in Papyrs, you can use the permission system to restrict user access. For some forms regular users should be able to view records submitted by other people but not edit them. Or maybe users should only be able to view the forms they submitted themselves. Or maybe users should not be allowed to view any form records at all.

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Form access permissions can be set by clicking “change form properties” below the Form Submit button

When a user is allowed to view a form record but not edit it, there are now two view options: 1) the reports view and 2) the read-only form view.

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In the reports view you can get a list of all form records matching your search criteria (who created it/when was it created/what form fields are selected)

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In the read-only view users who are not allowed to make changes can still view a form record the way it was originally filled out.

Video widget

Today you can add videos directly on your Papyrs site. This is in addition to the previous video options: you can still add videos to Papyrs pages using the YouTube widget and videos from other platforms (like Vimeo) can also still be embedded onto Papyrs pages. Now there are two new ways to add videos to your intranet site: using the Papyrs Video widget and as attachments to Feed and Discuss comments.

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When mpeg 4 videos (*.mp4) are added as attachments to comments a video player will show automatically.

Of course the videos will play on your mobile device as well:

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When you add a Media/Widget to a Papyrs page you’ll now see a new Video icon show up on the “Social Media” tab (we’re going to find a better place for the video widget soon). Here you can upload a video directly onto your Papyrs page:

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That’s it for today. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!