Making it easier to find public diplomacy content
Content Commons is a U.S. Department of State portal helping public diplomacy practitioners find what they need.

Content Commons Release Notes

1.8.4

ADDED

  • Added a '5G' department priority section to the front page

1.8.3

ADDED

  • Added a logo for VOA Editorial content

Changed

  • Updated IIP Properties to GPA

1.8.2

FIXED

  • Limited categories to three items in the Latest and Priority sections to resolve a display issue.

1.8.1

FIXED

  • Resolved bug with Recents sections not sorting properly.

1.8.0

ADDED

  • We added a new Department Priority section to be featured on the front page.
  • We then configured that Department Priority section to display the topic: Iran.

Changed

  • Updated styles to accomodate and feature the Department Priority section.
  • Updated text headings for the Recents section.

1.7.1

CHANGED

  • Updated IIP to GPA in the footer

1.7.0

ADDED

  • Articles now have a direct page in Commons similar to videos
  • The article display will utilize this direct link if the original source is content.america.gov

1.6.8

FIXED

  • Resolved an issue wherein languages were not being loaded for the searchbar menu on certain pages

1.6.7

ADDED

  • We added Open Graph tags to the site that will help generate previews when sharing a link to certain properties and applications.
  • The DoS seal has been added for DoS properties that do not have a custom logo.

UPDATED

  • Category and Source filters will now update based on the search results.
  • You can now set your search language via a dropdown on the search bar.
  • We've recently posted some content from VOA, specifically VOA Editorials within Content Commons, so we made sure to update their name to display correctly.

1.6.6

UPDATED

  • Available downloaded Transcript files now follow a better naming convention to match Video and SRT in previous release.

1.6.5

ADDED

  • We can now start tracking when users preview articles or videos, copy embed codes, and other click actions within our platform.

UPDATED

  • In not so breaking news, Slack changed their logo. If you have not seen their new branding, take a look at our updated footer.
  • Downloaded files for SRT and Video now follow a better naming convention when downloading a language other than English.

1.6.4

ADDED

  • OpenNet users will now see a notification recommending that they use Chrome for the best Content Commons experience.

UPDATED

  • Downloaded files now follow a filename and language code naming convention.
  • Search results are now displayed by relevance. Result precedence has been given to the search term located in the title field of an article. A result boost is also given to more recently published items.
  • Updated sub-heading text and some contact information.

FIXED

  • Typing in odd number of double quotations within the search field no longer throws an error.

1.6.0

ADDED

  • Integrated Google Translate API to provide language detection for better searching when using terms across languages.
  • Redirects to 404 page when necessary.
  • Help/notification messages for embedding articles, when a video has no files available for download, or when a search returns zero results.

UPDATED

  • Enhanced search for relevance, recency, title, and description fields.
  • We made some styling adjustments and changes to the front end.

FIXED

  • Lots of fixes for how the site displays across different browsers and devices.
  • Searching on various special characters or blank searches no longer creates an error.