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What's new in November 2016 (v1.7)

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Choose your site look and feel with themes

Choose the look and feel of your website and set it apart from others by creating a theme in the Themes Management area. A theme is made up of a layout for your site homepage and header, any images you want to include, plus settings for colours, fonts, spacing and more.

You have options along the way: start with one of the default OpenCities layouts for your homepage and header, or create your own from scratch with our layout builder. Choose whether to use our suggested styles, or provide your own.

Check out Themes overview for more information.

Give social media and search engines the right details

When your website content gets posted on Facebook and other social networks, the network displays whatever details the page author included. But if some of these details are missing, the network will fill in the gaps for you. Same for search engines. Avoid this by adding a fall-back site name, site description and image in the Metadata section of Site Settings (Site Management > Settings).

Check out Options in Site Management for more information.

Start discussions on more pages, get notified about comments

The Page Discussions feature lets your website visitors share their thoughts on a topic, and we’ve made some improvements to it. You can now add page discussions to all content pages, not just discussion pages in the Community Engagement module.

You can also now choose who gets notified when comments are received or reported—by default, this will be the page owner and author, but you can change these settings and also notify others.

Check out Page Discussions overview for more information.

A better My Neighbourhood

We’ve updated My Neighbourhood so your website visitors can see more pin names in the list next to the map without needing to scroll. And now, when a visitor hovers their mouse over a pin name, the pin will be highlighted on the map.


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