For the last 4 months we've been busy working on upgrading the platform that Community runs on. For those of you who are interested, it's been upgraded from Jive 8 to Jive 9. Although the process was nowhere near as complicated as our previous upgrades, it still takes us time to migrate some of our customisations, and we take the opportunity to rewrite portions of code, fix outstanding bugs, and implement a few new features whilst we're at it


Core Product Improvements


There are quite a few behind-the-scenes improvements, and here are a few you'll notice at the front end.


- News Stream Updates


  • You can now like articles from the News stream. Within a new stream, the body of a News item is no longer clickable, but the title is clickable and takes you directly to the item's page. Comments are clickable and take you to the top of the comments thread on the item's page.
  • System announcements now reliably show at the top of the News page


- Flash Dependency Removal


Last year our team transitioned videos to HTML5. Flash has now been removed in the following areas:


  • Copy & paste
  • Document preview


Other Fixes and Improvements


We've implemented over 80 changes. Some of the highlights are...




  • Video uploads have had a complete rewrite & redesign.. uploads now even work on mobile devices




  • Updated site header & navigation




  • You can "Pick a Place" when content is created on Homepage or Inbox




  • Overview page "repair mode" for SuperWidgets.. useful for our team to repair any broken pages
  • The 'twitchy' Rich Text Editor problem is fixed
  • Disallow application edit/delete after RoadTest entry is closed
  • Anti-spam improvements