More Bug fixes and UI Improvements!

Following bug fixes and UI improvements have been made with the latest release:

Let's dive in!

iOS:

  • We have changed the API for Instagram Notifications.
  • Composer code improvements. While posting to Instagram, a caption is no longer mandatory. Let pictures tell your story! πŸ˜‰
  • Instagram Notification/Push Notification: We have added a logo to clarify if the post type is video or image.

Web Application:

  • You can now see AM/PM placed alongside the timezones in Automation.
  • Composer sidebar width has been improved for Mac Safari.
  • We have fixed Composer text-area re-rendering issue after image "drag and drop".
  • Discover Navigation issue has been fixed.
  • We have fixed the cross-browser OMPL drop-down button style issue.
  • Design has been improved, we now show Upload Now in case if the user has not uploaded their image.
  • Overview Analytics tables' alignment has been fixed for small screens.
  • Feeds: Loader placement fixed
  • There was a fetching issue from Article Automation. That has been fixed.
  • Discovery: Twitter content issue for topics has been fixed.
  • Social Post: Preview Issue fixed
  • Implementation of SEO Italic Tags score
  • There has been an improvement on selection for Blog Post of Primary/Secondary.
  • Order change for RSS history
  • There is a redirect back to Planner after Edit Draft post from Planner.
  • Composer and Planner listing: loader issue has been fixed
  • Proxies have been added for RSS automation
  • Media Library Improvements
  • We have fixed domain link for Shopify
  • Fixed the error of invalid files upload in Media Library. Invalid files like pdfs are not uploaded and an error is shown before it gets uploaded:

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  • Social Validations have been added on Repeat Posting as well!
  • Fixed the issue of content removal from the social box
  • Evergreen automation: The video posting issue has been fixed
  • Extra space and side scroller has been removed on Canva dropdown

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  • Influencers' Details: Twitter feed alignment has been fixed.
  • Social Composer: Input type number field alignment was fixed.
  • Shopify: Connect Page Alert no longer overlaps with the Connect button.

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  • In some cases, tags were overlapping on Engagement, trending score & Set Time Area. This has been fixed.

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  • Calendar UI Issue has been fixed.
  • UI issue on preview images in the planner and composer area for MAC OS was fixed

UI Improvements:

  • We have updated Email field placeholders on Login/Sign-up pages.
  • We have added a tool-tip on the toggle button in all automatons.
  • File name, size, and extension have been added when you attach a file in Composer:

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  • Alignment issue on Feed's List View and Add new Favorites field on the Topic page has been fixed.

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  • "2 minutes read" text was overlapping on article tags. This has now been fixed.

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Bug Fixes πŸ›

To make ContentStudio the best social media automation software out there, our developers work hard to ensure our platform is bug-free!

We are happy to report that the following issues have been fixed!

  • Safari Datepicker Issue in Blog Posts
  • Inbox Resync details fixed
  • Backlog issues
  • When deleting a Campaign from Composer, it will move that campaign to Default Folder.)
  • We now display AM/PM with timezone while creating a Social Post.

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  • In the Social Inbox, Facebook's view replies now show all the replies.

  • Font size has been increased to 1px on laptop screenshot for Social Connect.

  • Invited button fixed on Manage Team & Client Roles.

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  • We have capitalized P in WordPress throughout the app! (To all the folks with OCD out there. πŸ˜‰ [Myself included!])

  • Search icon alignment fixed on the Discovery Search bar

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  • Message field disabled while attaching a file

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  • Buttons improvements for Manage Sources & Compose
  • Tooltip width was increased on social accounts connect modal
  • Safari hover overlay on feeds items fixed

ContentStudio's Brand New Design!

New year, new design outlook!

Here at ContentStudio, we're striving to make our tool user-friendly, intuitive, and fun. We have released an overview redesign, new authorization screens, and UI improvements.

Let's get into it!

  • Authorization Screens - We have revamped our existing front-end design with the new design for the following pages:
  1. Welcome Back/ Log in
  2. Sign Up
  3. Verifying Email
  4. Forgot Password
  5. Joining Team Members!

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  • Bringing a brand new design for the Overview of Analytics, Analytics Reports, and Curated Topics.

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  • Evergreen Automation - You can now preview your video uploads. With tool-tips for switch and drag buttons, you can also change up the sequencing of your posts!

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- Discover Feeds

Introducing you to the new design of Cover Stories

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and Grid, and List View to view articles as you prefer:

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I hope you're as excited about the new design as we are! Let us know what you think. As always, we are open to suggestions and feedback!

Youtube Video Automation - Add YouTube API to fetch Content

As YouTube continues to dominate to be the most popular video-sharing platform, the need for integrations of cutting-edge features and functionalities have become relentless!

User can add their own Youtube API key to run YouTube Automations.

But wait.. what exactly is an API?

API is the interface for programmers. It is a set of protocols, codes, and functions that programmers use to interact and work with on other software applications.

How does this help me?

Initially, there was difficulty to plan content from YouTube due to API quota restrictions.

But with this recent release, YouTube API can be added on the 'Other Integrations' page.

Here's how to create your own Youtube API Key.

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This API Key will help to fetch the required content from YouTube for 'Videos to Blog' and 'Videos to Social Media' automation!

TL;DR: Post away your favorite videos from YouTube at a click of a button! Of course, adding in a mixture of content for your socials (that means article links, graphics, infographics, videos, gifs, memes) will increase the engagement rate overall! 😊

Validation Checks on Social Posting

Sometimes errors happen, posts fail. πŸ€–

It's okay though, don't worry, as we have introduced validation checks at Social Composer so you can avoid (publishing) errors altogether!

As you know, ContentStudio offers two different types of option to compose a message: Social and Blog Composer.

πŸ‘‰ Up until now, our Social Composer module lacked a validation process. This resulted in a lot of "failed" posts.

πŸ‘‰ Social media networks are like apples and oranges 🍎🍊. They're each fundamentally different. You can't just post the same image or video everywhere since each platform has its own limits!

πŸ‘‰ To optimize your social experience, we enforced the text-limit restriction, video/image size restriction, and aspect ratio check while publishing.

These errors will look like this:

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We also have made a list of all the optimal social media image sizes, videos, and gifs supported by each platform for your ease! πŸ“

While the error is still unresolved, you will not be allowed to publish to your social media network!

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(Bonus: With these checks, you won't feel like throwing away your computer when the posts don't publish! πŸ˜… Hurray for that!)

UTM Settings

ContentStudio always creates ease for their customers. Now, we have made it so much easier to manage your social media activities with our UTM tool. πŸ™‚

Now, ContentStudio added a Default UTM to the UTM list to track your traffic. ☺️

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UTM is a code that is added to the links when shared allows you to track the traffic and social engagement. We enable you to create customize UTM for each social channel.

Campaign Name: Contains campaign name which you have created already to track the performance of it.

Campaign Medium: It is based on the medium which you want to select for presenting your campaign or product to the audience such as email, newsletter, social and etc.

Campaign Source: You need to identify the source like Facebook, Twitter, etc. which shows you that from which source you are receiving more traffic or leads.

P.S: You can disable the default UTM, which is added when you share links to your social media channels by turning it off.

Bug fixes

Ready to fire up your social media marketing efforts in 2021? 😍

ContentStudio and its team worked extra hard at the end of 2020 to streamline debugging and fix the bugs that really matter. ✌️

So with the new year, we did some house cleaning. Now, we ensure you can manage your social activities faster and easier than ever. πŸ™Œ

Here is the list of things we have fixed: πŸ‘‡

  • Image used to be squished for the Instagram post, but it does not get squished now.

  • Drag and Drop from Assistant Improved.

  • Login Feature improved on Safari.

  • In Articles to Social Media Automation recipe, while planning content, broken links will not consume any slots and your next refill time for automation recipe will not be consuming any wasted slots.

  • The hashtags issue has been fixed for Tumblr. Now, when you publish content to Tumblr using hashtags, they will be added to the Tumblr hashtags area, and also clickable too.

  • We have fixed content alignment in the β€œDashboard” for the laptop and similar screens.

  • Fixed edit tooltip in a planner as it used to be misplaced.

  • Daylight saving timezone issue fixed. If you are in a day-light saving time zone, you will see the content planned according to your time zone.

  • Disabled Message area when there is attachment. (Social Inbox)

  • Evergreen: Clicking on Add Another Post in Evergreen opens the new message box with previously added posts.

  • Zapier icon has been fixed (Prior to this, it was visible even after the dropdown is closed.)

  • Proper Image alignment in the planner screen

  • Archived Posts issue from Discovery has been fixed

  • Multiple Post published/failed notification issue fixed (Publishing)

  • Bulk Upload Edit Post Needs Approval Issue fixed (Automation)

  • Workflow approval: the issue where the email was redirected to the dashboard issue has been fixed.

  • New (Content Category) post slots are fetched in case of failed, missed review, and rejected posts

  • Scroll has been added within the "Automation History" table.

  • Different post preview in list and feed view

  • Twitter Post Media Failures have been catered to.

  • Fixes in Evergreen post creations

  • No more multiple notifications

  • RSS automation version history fixes

Bulk Upload for CSV improvement

Looking for a better way to upload CSV file for mac users? πŸ€”

You ask, and we deliver. ✌️

We have improved CSV formatting for Bulk Upload to CSV and Evergreen Recipe. Now the users do not have to convert their CSV file in the correct format to upload it to ContentStudio.

All you have to do is to make a file from MAC, then follow the following instructions given in the article:

Here you go: https://docs.contentstudio.io/article/720-how-to-create-csv-file-on-mac

The β€œSettings” page gets a design upgrade

Today, we are excited to announce a highly requested improvement to ContentStudio.😍 πŸ™Œ

Let’s dig into the meat of the matter. πŸ‘‡

When it comes to managing your account, Design is everything.

We give you a chance to try our new design for setting pages. Experience a unified design with a focus on ease of access. We have rolled an exciting update for you where the Settings page is newly designed.

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Bold/Italic for Social Post

Now, ContentStudio enables you to change the text font to Bold or Italic while composing a post in social composer if you want to, and it works for Facebook. πŸ™Œ

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