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

4.1.0

CHANGED

  • Packages on landing page now sort by created date
  • Removed Facebook and Twitter sharing options for video

4.0.0

ADDED

  • Add redirect to previous url on successful login
  • Add ability for subscriber to see restricted content
  • Add uploading documentation for press guidance
  • Add Document content type
  • Add Press Guidance Package content type
  • Add Press Guidance upload capability
  • Logged in users can access Press Guidance
  • Add link to the press guidance archive at the bottom of the featured packages box and conditionally add a similar link to the footer while only displaying the link if the user is logged in
  • Add Countries dropdown
  • Add Bureaus dropdown
  • Add Packages to priorities section
  • Add country filter search for documents

CHANGED

  • Replaced h1 elements in the footer with divs in the interest of improved accessibility
  • Replaced GTM implemenation with React app
  • Google authentication through CloudFlare access
  • State.gov authentication through CloudFlare access using one time pin

FIXED

  • Fixed the broken feedback link in the user profile dropdown and added feedback link as variable in config file

3.1.5

ADDED Coronavirus (COVID-19) priorities section to homepage

3.1.4

FIXED

  • Hide internal-only visibility option for videos until that view is made available.

3.1.3

FIXED

  • Re-order priorities sections on homepage

3.1.2

ADDED

  • Venezuela priorities section to Home page

FIXED

  • Registration issue throwing a type error on form submission
  • Twitter share did not automatically populate with applicable video or post

3.1.1

FIXED

  • Suppress mock data

3.1.0

ADDED

  • Add "Create New Package" button to upload screen to be used by Press Guidance team
  • Activate content type buttons on upload screen based on user's team permissions
  • Update Dashboard component to support Press Office packages
  • Created UserAdmin component to allow team switching for testing purposes
  • Allow upload of caption .vtt files
  • Set visibility flag on each asset to track internal only assets

CHANGED

  • Code libraries were updated
  • Store full path to elastic search asset to accomodate sharing on external sites
  • Update help text on project detials screen

FIXED

  • Bulk project Unpublish now removes assets for S3
  • SRT filename adjusted to support Facebook upload
  • Turned server side render off for user queries to fix cache issue

3.0.0

Version 3 is a complete rewrite with focus on the authoring platform. A jump is made to version 3 from 1.8.4 as v2 was an extension of v1 that did not include Server Side rendering (SSR).

ADDED

  • Next.js integration and code restructure for Server Side rendering (SSR)
  • React apollo intergation for communication with the server and database
  • AWS integration for secure uploads to S3 via signed urls
  • Websocket integration for automatic page updates
  • User Authentication for logging in and logging out
  • User account creation annd registration
  • Authoring interface to create, update, delete, publish and unpublish video projects
  • Formik form validation
  • Ability to share search results
  • Numerous test files for various functionality
  • Documentation updated to include help with video upload and publishing

CHANGED

  • Copy and share link for a video now lives in the 'Share' tab

REMOVED

  • Language detection on search keystroke

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.

1.5.2

CHANGED

  • Replace DOS seal with svg version and remove multiple png instances.

1.5.1

ADDED

  • Make search icon clickable.
  • Remove site BETA tag and add the DOS Seal

1.5.0

ADDED

  • Add captions and alt text to images in the search results modal.

FIXED

  • Define images to a maximum width of 100% to prevent them from overflowing the embed container.

CHANGED

  • Use locale rather than language code to maintain project-wide consistency.

1.4.3

CHANGED

  • Set single article module portion of embed URL to an environmental variable

1.4.2

FIXED

  • Show languages displayed in language dropdown if a source exists within the language unit

1.4.1

FIXED

  • Fixed difficulty selecting icon links in popups

1.4.0

ADDED

  • Enhanced footer to include additional links and information
  • Added embed code generation to enable sharing of posts
  • Updated direct link for posts to point to original source

FIXED

  • Fixed tabbed underline on video popups

1.3.0

ADDED

  • Embed code to display to embed both youtube and vimeo videos now active
  • Share windows now are either a popup for desktop or a new page for mobile

FIXED

  • Caption toggle now operates correctly and loads correct video based on caption selection
  • Fixed direct link UI display

1.2.0

ADDED

  • Added Vimeo support
  • Provided a Vimeo/CloudFlare fallback option when YouTube is not available
  • Provided a sharable, direct link to the video page
  • Updated UI to provide "web" and "broadcast" video quality display
  • Updated various UI styles

UPDATED Sources dropdown now sorted alphabetically

1.1.0

ADDED

  • Added Contact Us page
  • Added Browse all type link above each recents section on Landing page
  • Updated help text for video downloads
  • Source action creator now accepts an array of owners and not a string as it's search key
  • Created owners mappings in source action to (1) support inconsistent owner names and (2) assign a custom name

1.0.0

ADDED

  • Global search bar
  • Feedback form
  • About, Help, Privacy Policy pages
  • Filter search by Date, Forat, Source, Language and Category
  • Display search results in either gallery or list formats
  • Closable filter selections bubbles
  • Contextual number of results
  • Video and Article content types search
  • Modal window that houses selected item
  • Video modal
  • Article modal
  • Result pagination