We're excited to announce general availability of Telligent Community 10.1. There are a number of significant updates in this version that we hope you will like.
The Site Banner has been updated to support easy branding changes directly within widget configuration without the need for custom development, including custom borders and colors with configuration-defined presets. The banner can be configured with light, dark, or custom color modes.
The Group Banner has been updated to support easy branding changes within widget configuration without the need for custom development, including custom borders, colors, and gradients with configuration-defined presets.
The Group Banner also now supports assigning cover photos through configuration. When cover photos are applied, they override other color/branding settings. The widget also supports defining cover photo effects for greatest legibility of foreground text, including the blurring of the photo and foreground shadows. When a cover photo is applied, the banner renders taller on the group's home page, but normal size on other pages.
These updates along with with the site banner and blog banner branding support make branding Community simple.
Just like the site and group banners, the user banner also received cover photo support. User cover photos show up in multiple places on the site including in the site banner, user hover, and of course on the redesigned profile page.
Administrators have full control over which users are allowed to set cover photos and of course, these changes come with a set of new APIs to work with.
The profile page was redesigned to provide a better view of community members. Profile fields can now be shown individually or in sets (and highlighted in the sidebar) or shown in as a navigable set of profile field groups. Community participation is highlighted by showing user's achievements, friends, badges, and group membership.
Prior to 10.1, blogs inherited the branding of their parent group. In 10.1, blogs have greater control over this with the introduction of the new Blog Banner widget.
The new Blog Banner widget supports inheriting the group's branding or defining its own, including colors, cover photos, feature photos, and more. The new Byline, Header, and Content widgets support more customized layouts.
Below is the same blog post with different configurations using 10.1’s new blog widgets.
The Blog Banner also supports rendering optional custom navigation to support highly branded blogs with their own custom links.
The Blog Post List widget has been updated to support greater flexibility and configurability through a new grid view layout, paging and filtering options, and feature-based filtering. Combining these additions supports custom scenarios where a blog could identify a featured posts grid above a normal, navigable, list of latest blog posts.
Previously, excerpts of content were shown in the activity stream which removed all HTML formatting and media. In some places, media would be extracted and shown after the post. Now, all stories (aside from status messages which are not truncated) use a markup-safe truncation method that allows formatting and media to show in excerpt form.
In 10.1, new replies can be added and answers can be suggested directly within the activity stream.
The Featured Content Slider from 10.0 has been replaced with the new Featured Content Carousel, which is a significantly updated version with more branding configuration and better performance. New features include supporting page or window width, the configurable positioning of content, configurable rendering of background images (blurring, content-positioning-dependent shadows) with more, higher-contrast foregrounds, per-feature custom colors or gradients with configuration-defined presets and default photo support.
Responsive rendering has been significantly improved to render much faster on mobile devices and more correctly handle realtime changes to window/device size and arrangement.
As communities grow, sometimes they need re-organization. The new "Merge Forum" feature allows you to consolidate one forum into another.
Individually configure forums to automatically lock threads that have been inactive for a specified period of time.
Added embeddable (via Editor->Insert Embed Code) support for embed codes from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, OneDrive (Office 365 documents), Google Maps, Google Calendar, and Google Docs
10.1 includes support to enable right-to-left languages. New platform-defined options make right-to-left themes or theme customizations possible.
With Telligent Community 10.1, new communities can be deployed to Azure allowing you to leverage managed services for your community’s database, files storage, web apps, and CDN.
But that's not all. To see a full of changes check out the release notes.
Great new features, Kevin. Can we expect more information on Azure PaaS Services support anytime soon? I'd love to be able to tell our clients about the possibilities and make the comparison with on premise hosting.
Hi Kevin, seems that the documentation about upgrading Telligent community to 10.1 got removed from the site. The link is not accessible now. Here is the link for the same.
Could you please share the latest link for the same ? We were referring the same to upgrade our installation from 9.0 to 10.1.
Wow, looks like someone has really been busy! Looks like we can remove several of our customizations with this upgrade!The link to the release notes does not work anymore. Could you update it please. Thanks.
Thanks for catching that. Looks like a few URL redirects aren't quite in place. Here's the link, again. community.telligent.com/.../release-notes
Hi,Can't get the link to download the Free Edition. Always redirected to https://s423.t.eloqua.com/e/f2?!Am I missing something?Thanks in advance
I think I got it...The URL https://www.telligent.com/try-free-edition-telligent-community/ (which I found on Google) seems OK but the one in the sidebar http://www.verint.com/registration/scom_global_17_scom_in_tlgt_freeedition.html is kind of faulty.