Matrix Newsletter - July 2017

31 Jul 2017   By Bartek Banda

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Latest Releases

This month we released two new versions of Squiz Matrix:

  • 5.4.2.0 (Micro Release) - 84 bug fixes & 52 enhancements
  • 5.3.7.0 (Micro Release) - 64 bug fixes

The 5.4.2.0 release has several new and exciting enhancements and features in it which includes new UI improvements to Admin Mode, an improved Log Manager, the new %asset_data% keyword, Google reCAPTCHA 2 integration, and much much more.

Check out the release notes to read up on all the good new stuff that is now available in the latest version.

Matrix System Templates Updated

We've made minor updates to the System and Project templates that are available in the Matrix System Templates section of the site.

These have been updated to be more compatible with version 5.4 of Squiz Matrix and some minor bugs in the main design have also been fixed.

Upcoming New Features & Enhancements

With the dust of the latest releases still settling, we're already getting close to releasing new enhancements and features in the 5.4 branch. Let's take a look at some of the new changes that will be released in the coming months.

Keyword to List Direct Children

#11203

Similar to the existing %asset_parents% keyword, a new %asset_children% keyword has been developed which will give you an array of all the assets that are direct children of an asset.

You'll be able to return either Type 1, 2, or 3 (or all) child linked assets which you can then feed into some SSJS processing in order to create a basic listing of child assets without the need to use an Asset Listing.

as_asset Keyword Modifier Enhancement

#11208

Previously, the ^as_asset Keyword Modifier would only work when used against single asset IDs, for example, %asset_metadata_related_asset^as_asset:asset_name%.

Now, you'll also be able to use it on arrays of asset IDs as well as specify multiple values to return. For example, if you have a multiple related asset metadata field configured, you can print any information about the selected assets using a single keyword:

%asset_metadata_related_assets^as_asset:asset_name,asset_url_path,asset_metadata_description%

The example above would return an array of asset JSON objects containing the specified asset attributes and metadata, instead of the default array of asset IDs:

[
{"asset_name":"Manuals","asset_url_path":"\/manuals","asset_metadata_description":"The Matrix Manuals..."},
{"asset_name":"News","asset_url_path":"\/news","asset_metadata_description":"The latest news and announcements..."},
{"asset_name":"Resources","asset_url_path":"\/resources","asset_metadata_description":"All the resources..."},
]

Improved Filtering and Deleting in the Remap Manager

#6859

The Remap Manager has had some usability improvements added to it for easier filtering of all the remaps in your Matrix system.

You can now filter by remap type as well as the various attributes of a remap.

This allows for much easier and quicker management of remaps, especially as you can then also choose to delete all the filtered remaps instead of only having the option to delete all.

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