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August 2022 Release Notes

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Here are the updates to the Widen Collective® for the month of August. 

App navigation enhancements

The Collective app picker, search bar, and mobile experience are easier to use and more accessible due to several design enhancements. The app picker now features gray icons, which are more readable for all users.

Collective app picker dropdown with gray icons shows

For all navigation items, hover and focus states have been improved, providing a better experience for keyboard and mouse users. Also, user avatars have been moved all the way to the right. 

Collective global menu with notification bell, support icon, and user avatar with notification bell in a focus state

The mobile navigation bar has been redesigned, prioritizing the search bar and collapsing all other navigation options into one menu. 

Collective global mobile navigation with app picker, hamburger menu, and search bar shown

New certification for DAM admins

Admins can validate and promote their DAM skills by becoming an Acquia-Certified DAM Administrator. To get certified, admins must pass an exam that assesses knowledge of DAM governance and maintenance, configuration, app usage, and more. Learn more about the study guide and exam. 


Insights performance enhancements

Insights app performance has been improved through partnership with Bonsai, a trusted technology and engineering firm.  


Engagement notification

We developed a better way to identify Collective sites that have low usage. Now, admins of these DAMs will receive a DAM Help Guide on their dashboard that notifies them of low usage and provides our best resources to improve their DAM and boost user engagement. 


New way to create product tasks 

Admins can now manually create and delete tasks on the Product Details page in the Entries app.

Product details page in Entries app with product task panel open and arrow pointing to an add icon for adding a new task


Acquia DAM module updates

The latest version of the Acquia DAM module for Drupal supports images and spinsets, as well as asset version management and metadata mapping from DAM to Drupal. 

Acquia dam module screen where user can search and filter dam images and select them for placing in a Drupal page


New VPATs for accessibility 

We completed two Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for Entries and Portals creation. These templates document our product’s conformance with accessibility standards and guidelines. View the new and existing VPATs on Widen Connect. 


Bug fixes

  • An issue with FTP credentials causing authentication errors has been fixed. If you have trouble logging in, you may need to regenerate your FTP credentials
  • An issue with users being redirected to an error message when downloading large cropped assets is resolved. 
  • An issue with embed codes not appearing correctly in search export CSVs has been resolved.


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