Post by Matej on Jul 10, 2018 11:48:32 GMT -8
There has been a significant number of changes happening behind the scenes and while most of them have nothing visible to show off, some of them are and they can be tried out today!
Embedding Google Drive™
When using the v5 WYSIWYG, check under the Social Embeds button. You will find a new icon that should look familiar to many of you.
Starting right now, you can embed any document, spreadsheet, form or presentation hosted on the Google Drive service. These embeds can be static or even interactable, if the publisher of the document allows that. Follow the instructions in the embed window and you too can embed your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms.
New Admin Feature: Experiments
Moving onwards with the development of our software there will be times where certain features are not quite yet ready for everyone to use, are too limited in scope in such a way that not everyone can benefit from it, or simply come with some caveats. Generally we tend to avoid situations like these, but other times, these changes would be quite welcome by the community.
To get some of these super-powerful features in your hands sooner rather than later, we’re introducing Experiments. This section of the admin panel is visible only to the main admin. It includes certain features that we are still testing, or features that might break the experience in one way or another. Think of it as beta testing a very limited set of functionalities on your forum. These features might have a drastic effect on your forum, so think carefully before enabling them!
The very first feature to make an appearance in this section is one requested for a very long time.
We’ve finally made the necessary adjustments in our software that allow us to offer the ability to disable mobile mode in v5 and bring the desktop mode to everyone who visits your forum, regardless of their device.
I would like to urge everyone to exercise extreme caution using this feature. Most v5 themes are not designed to work on a very small screen and as a result, you might end up upsetting your users, rather than bringing new functionality to them.
There are many people who are extremely data-usage conscious. The mobile view uses far less data than the desktop mode and turning off the mobile view will force these users to reconsider how they spend their data allowances.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of documents can I embed using the new Google Drive embedding?
Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms.
Who can access the Experiments section in the admin panel?
Only the main admin.
Where can I find the Experiments section in the admin panel?
The main admin can find “Experiments” in the top menu of the admin panel under “Upgrades”.
What about v6?
V6 is still a work in progress. We will have more information to share in the coming weeks.