Asbru Web Content Management v11.1 released

The Asbru Web Content Management system v11.1 for .NET, PHP and JSP/Java has been released. This version adds:
  • Added automatic AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) conversion and extension of website content for search engine optimisation and for mobile device performance.

    • Added automatic addition of AMP headers to designated website content.
    • Added automatic AMP versions of designated website content pages.
    • Added automatic conversion of website content to AMP format.
    • Added AMP format validation of website content.
    • Added Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) website settings (Configuration / System / Website / Website Settings / Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)).
    • Added Validate AMP option on website content (and ecommerce product) administration pages (Website Content / .... / Validate / AMP).
      Note: The AMP Project Validator service does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer.

  • Added Schema.org meta information options for search engine optimisation and content snippets etc. (Website Content / ..... / Meta Information / Content Schema).

    • Added automatic inclusion of content schema data on website pages.
    • Added "@@@contentschema@@@" special code for manual inclusion of content schema data on website pages.

  • Added One-Time Password (OTP) login support for two-step and two-factor login security.

    • Added email one-time codes option for One-Time Password login.
    • Added Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) authenticator apps and devices option for One-Time Password login.
    • Added custom program script API for One-Time Password login code generation and/or distribution through text messaging etc. ("/webadmin/api/login.jsp|jsp|php|bat|sh").
    • Added one-time password code email and second-step one-time password login code page special pages for One-Time Password login (Configuration / System / Website / Special Pages / Default Login Page Code + Login Code Email).
    • Added one-time password code email and second-step one-time password login code page special pages for micro-websites for One-Time Password login (Configuration / System / Micro-Websites / ..... / Special Pages / Default Login Page Code + Login Code Email).
    • Added superadmin configuration One-Time Password Shared Secret option (Configuration / System / Superadmin / One-Time Password Shared Secret).
    • Added differentiated one-time password login credentials options for superadmin, website administrator and website user login (Configuration / System / Website / Security Settings / Superadmin + Website Administrator + Website User Login / Login Credentials).
    • Added users administration One-Time Password Shared Secret option (Users / ..... / User Login / One-Time Password Shared Secret).
    • Added two-step web content management system administration One-Time Password login pages.
    • Added web content management system administration One-Time Password login send/resend code option.
    • Added web content management system administration One-Time Password login cancel option.
    • Added two-step website user One-Time Password login pages.


  • Website delivery and functionality

    • Added non-caching of CSS style sheets with alternate Experience Management versions.
    • Added non-caching of Javascript scripts with alternate Experience Management versions.
    • Improved non-caching of pages and images and files with alternate Experience Management versions.

    • Improved handling of website user login and email registration details.

    • Removed default BODY marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" and BODY style="margin: 0px;" attributes.
      • Note: If your website design relies on these, you will need to add them as website content template settings when upgrading.


  • General web content management system administration

    • Added content databases administration section access restrictions (in addition to existing access restrictions for content databases) (Configuration / Features / Access Restrictions / Content Databases Access Restrictions).
    • Added customer experience management administration section access restrictions (in addition to existing access restrictions for customer experience management administration) (Configuration / Features / Access Restrictions / Experience Management Access Restrictions).
    • Added users administration section access restrictions (in addition to existing access restrictions for users) (Configuration / Features / Access Restrictions / User Administration Access Restrictions).
    • Added usage analytics administration section access restrictions (in addition to existing access restrictions for usage analytics) (Configuration / Features / Access Restrictions / Usage Analytics Access Restrictions).

  • Personal Workspace

    • Added tabbed Personal Workspace options (Configuration / Features / Content Editing / Index Pages / Personal Workspace Sections: "|Projects projects |Comments comments |Content checkedout updated created expired workflow actions" (default)).

    • Added content, image, file, link, product and user groups and types as well as content databases and users project and project task assets (Personal Workspace / ..... / Project / Project Assets) (Personal Workspace / ..... / Project Task / Project Task Assets) (Collaboration Add-On).

    • Added options to display project and project task assets grouped by project or project task (Configuration / System / Collaboration / Project Management / Personal Workspace Project Assets) (Collaboration Add-On).

    • Added delegated content/image/file/link/product/user groups/types configuration and content databases configuration for project/task assets (Collaboration Add-On).
      • Added project/task assets configuration access restrictions (Configuration / Features / Access Restrictions / Project Assets Configuration Access Restrictions).
      • Added project/task assets content, image, file, link, product and user groups and types as well as content databases configuration links (Personal Workspace / ..... / Project + Project Task Assets / ..... / Configuration).

  • Website Content, Media and Ecommerce Products administration

    • Added device simulators comparison preview (Content / .... / Preview / -compare-).
    • Added iPhone X/XS device simulator preview (Content / .... / Preview / iPhone X/XS).

    • Added Check Links checkbox option on website content (and ecommerce product) administration pages (Content / .... / Save / Check Links).
    • Added automatic/manual website content check links options (Configuration / Features / Content Editing / Content Editor / Check Links).

    • Added inline parsing of "@@@NAME(.....)@@@" special codes for custom extensions which can output countent with other special codes.
    • Added inline parsing of "@@@_extension:.....@@@" special codes for custom extensions which can output countent with other special codes.

    • Added "@@@(now|created|updated|published):(second|minute|hour|day|month|year)@@@", "@@@(now|created|updated|published):(second|minute|hour|day|month|year)+XX@@@" and "@@@(now|created|updated|published):(second|minute|hour|day|month|year)-XX@@@" special codes.

    • Improved filename selector performance (Content / ..... / Primary Content / Filename Select).

    • Improved handling of filename special characters.

  • Users administration

    • Added website administrator personal details and preferences administration page (accessed through "logged in as USERNAME" link on all web content management system administration pages).

    • Added hide content, image, file, link, product and user groups and types as well as databases administration menus administrator preferences options (Users / ..... / Administrator Preferences / Hide Administration Sections And Menus).

    • Added View, Create, Update, Delete and Administrators users, user groups and user types access restrictions options for user groups/types (in addition to existing access restrictions for users) (Configuration / Users / Groups + Types / Access Restrictions).

    • Added onetimepassword,secret,users_users,creators_users,editors_users,publishers_users,administrators_users,password_updated,onetimepassword_updated,secret_updated attributes for users export and import (Configuration / Users / Export + Import).

  • Configuration

    • Added and updated database connection settings.
      • Added "mssql:jdbc/database", "mysql:jdbc/database", "oracle:jdbc/database", "db2:jdbc/database", "pgsql:jdbc/database" database connection options (JSP).
      • Upgraded default MySQL database driver option (MySQL ODBC 8.0 Unicode Driver) (NET).
      • Upgraded default MySQL database driver option (mysqli) (PHP).

    • Added database import/restore options to preserve database table ids (Configuration / System / Database / Initialize & Import + Restore Backup.
      • Improved database import/restore performance with preservation of database table ids.

    • Added Google Cloud Storage media storage option (Configuration / System / Website / Media Storage / Service + Credentials (Google)).

    • Upgraded Amazon AWS S3 Storage media storage SDK with support for all new storage regions.
      • Note: Amazon AWS S3 Storage now requires additional "Region" setting. This must be configured or the media storage may stop working (Configuration / System / Website / Media Storage / Region (Amazon)).
      • Note: The "/webadmin/PEAR/AWSSDKforPHP/" folder can/should be deleted if upgrading from a previous version of the Asbru Web Content Management System.

    • Upgraded Microsoft Azure cloud storage SDK (PHP).
      • Note: The "/webadmin/PEAR/WindowsAzure/" folder can/should be deleted if upgrading from a previous version of the Asbru Web Content Management System.

    • Added micro-websites configuration pre-defined user-agent web browser options (Configuration / System / Micro-Websites / Micro-Website Triggers / User Agent (Web Browser)).
    • Improved, tabbed micro-websites configuration pages (Configuration / System / Micro-Websites).

    • Improved, tabbed Usage Statistics configuration page (Configuration / System / Usage Statistics).

    • Improved, tabbed content/image/file/link groups/types configuration pages (Configuration / Content + Images + Files + Links + Ecommerce/Products / Groups + Types).

  • Technical

    • Upgraded to jQuery v3.3.1 and jQuery Layout v1.4.4.

    • Minimum platform system requirements upgraded to:
      • JSP version:
        • Java 8 or newer.
        • JSP 2.2 and Servlet 3.0 or newer standards compliant Java application server such as Tomcat 7.0 or newer.
      • PHP version:
        • PHP 5.5 or newer.
      • .NET version:
        • .NET 2.0 or newer.


  • Added Asbru Web Content Editor v11.1

    • Added Insert Comment and Show / Hide Comments of administrative web content editing comments/notes (not to be confused with HTML Comments tags).
    • Added automatic setting of image width and height attributes default values.
    • Improved window drop-down menus scroll handling.
    • Improved content selection handling (Chrome/Safari).
    • Improved handling of "junk" content (MSIE 11).
    • Improved "unlink" (MSIE 11).

  • - Various other improvements.

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