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Updated Template Code Editor

in BranchCMS Upgrades
The code editor for site Templates and Snippets has been in need of an update for a long time. We have been using the Ace editor for all other code templates for a while now, but for various reasons the editor for the Templates and Snippets hasn't been updated.  Well now it has. The same editor that is being used for app content templates, form templates and every other code template is now…

New and Improved Repeating Fields

in BranchCMS Upgrades
The Repeating Fields attribute (formerly called "Repeating Collection of Components") adds a lot of power and flexibility to BranchCMS. It allows you to easily set up a group of fields and then the page editor can add as many sets of the fields as they want. We recently pushed out an update that gives it a major overhaul to it's look and functionality.  Here is the new look. The…

Forms Everywhere!

in BranchCMS Upgrades
We just pushed out a new release that fixes a long-time issue in BranchCMS.  Our Forms app is very useful and allows you to create custom forms. However, until today it was a pain to place a form on app pages (like blog posts or a store product page).  If you wanted to add a register form on a blog post you first had to adjust the URL of the form, which created an extra step that was often…

Small Update When Entering Passwords

in BranchCMS Upgrades
When you're typing in a password for an account or admin user the text that you enter is masked for security reasons. By default password fields turn the text that you type into dots (••••••••••) to hide the text from prying eyes. It's nice to have but honestly it doesn't add much security and it can lead to typing mistakes.  Quite a while ago we updated the style of the login…

Access Cookie Values in Branch CMS Code

on August 12, 2015
We recently pushed out a new new update that lets you access cookie values within your code in Branch CMS.  This can have a big impact on how your visitors interact with your website. With this update you can create cookies using Javascript and then in subsequent page loads use that cookie value in your Branch Code to do different things like: display different content for different users load…

User Activity History Now Available on Individual Pages

in BranchCMS Upgrades
About a year ago we added support for tracking user activity within Branch CMS. This allowed you to set who edited, added or deleted what. The only problem was that you couldn't easily see it for an individual page or app item like a blog post. Until now. We just pushed out an update that allows you to view the activity on an individual page, blog post, store product, site template, snippet…

More Customization Options With the Form API Tag

in BranchCMS Upgrades
There are times when it would be nice to programmatically set the value for a form field when displaying it on a page. A recent release now lets you do that through the form's API tag.  Before we get into the details let me give you an example first. Let's say that you have a few product pages and you want to place a small lead-generation form on those pages for prospective customer's to easily…

New Form Field Types

in BranchCMS Upgrades
A few weeks ago we pushed out an update to branchCMS that adds a few new field types for Forms & Surveys.  Rating Field Group Section Heading HTML Content Granted, the first one is the only one that's actually a form field, but the others make it easier to create different form layouts without having to customize the form templates all the time.  Here is a brief overview of each new field…

View the Folder Sizes in the File Browser

in BranchCMS Upgrades
This morning we pushed out a small update that allows you to view how much disk space your website is using.  Go to Site Manager -> File Browser. When the page loads you can see the size of the site down in the bottom left. As you click or hover over any folder it's size will show in the bottom left as well.  If you delete any files in a folder click on the folder name to recalculate it's size.

Introducing Full Page Cache

in BranchCMS Upgrades
How fast your website loads has become more and more important lately. We recently pushed out a big feature that can dramatically speed up your website.  We've had support for caching different pieces of your website like navigation menus, but until now you couldn't cache the entire page.  Full page caching is now officially supported in branchCMS! What is Full Page Cache? "Full page cache"…
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