2019.004

Vanilla 2019.004 was first deployed on March 22th, 2019.

Keystone Navigation Items

The keystone header on desktop now contains core & contextual navigation items. Additionally these items can be found on mobile devices by opening the navigation menu.

Desktop Mobile
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Knowledge Base

The knowledge base addon has a fresh new logo. Thanks @ElisaAlmeida.

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Custom Theming

Custom theming for knowledge base is currently not available for Theme Pull or Code Deploy features. This release lays the groundwork for a new dynamic theming system in Vanilla. Highlights include:

  • New beta APIv2 /themes endpoints.
  • Updated Knowledge Base & Editor UIs to support the new framework.
  • Support for setting custom variables through a theme. Currently this allows customization of font properties, button styes, and primary/secondary colour schemes with no CSS required.
  • Support for 0-modification custom theme headers & footers.
  • Support for adding custom javascript through a theme.

Deleting and Restoring Knowledge Bases

Knowledge bases can now be deleted and restore from the knowledge base dashboard page (/knowledge-settings/knowledge-bases). Currently deleting a knowledge will remove it from visibility everywhere, but does not permanently delete content. A deleted knowledge base can restored at a later date.

Article Reactions

Signed in users can now React to articles with Yes/No “Was this Helpful?” prompt. Signed out users can see the totals of the prompt, but are not currently able to respond.

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Next & Previous Articles

Guide type knowledge bases now display nest/previous links at the bottom of the article.

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Improved Create/Edit knowledge base page

The dashboard page for creating and editing knowledge bases has been improved with description and better validation.

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Choose article location while creating an article.

It is now possible to specify an article location while creating the article in Guide type knowledge bases.

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Other Fixes

Keystone

Rich Editor

Knowledge Base

Developer Notes

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