We are proud to announce that the latest version of KBPublisher v7.5 is now available. We have added some much-requested features and have improved existing features.
New Modules and Features
Must Read functionality allows you to set up a mandatory reading requirement.
To make sure that staff members receive information, we have added a mandatory reading requirement option. When a staff member signs on to the KB they are notified that there is a mandatory reading item and they are directed to it. After reading the article or news, the staff member acknowledges the new information. The system maintains a list of who has and hasn’t read the new policy or procedure.
The Notifications Module allows you to display reminders to users.
New notification badges appears at the top of the page and all notifications are available on the users' account page.
Users can choose to get email and/or in-KB notifications.
Amazon S3 support
Added an option which allows you to link Amazon S3files to your KB.
Search in attachments
Added an option allowing search in attachments.
When you search all content or search in files, now KBPublisher also search in attachments.
CKEditor upgraded to version 4.16.0
Added an option that allows you to reset item views (hits). Only an admin user can do this.
Added an option to generate Table of Contents on article pages. It uses headings like H1, H2, etc, tags.
Added an option which allows users to sort related and attachments lists in articles.
Added an option which allows you to set custom menu items visible to logged-in users only.
Added an option which allows users to log in with a username or email.
Added an option to sort articles alphabetically in the reorder popup screen.
Added an option that allows you to exclude glossary item from highlighting.
Added an option which lets you choose whether to allow old passwords in Password Rotation.
Added API options which allows users to authenticate by link.
Added an option allowing you to choose whether to mark an article as updated when you update an article.
Added an option which allows custom background colors for icons in the floating article action block.
Added a privilege option allowing you to restrict creation categories on top levels.
Added an option to set custom AuthContext in the SAML response.
Added a feature to monitor files. It goes through all the files and reports if a file is unavailable.
Move to Trash option added for Files, News and Users modules.
and some other small enhancements.
Monthly and Weekly intervals added to content subscription setting.
30 and 60 days options added to Password Rotation Frequency setting.
User will get an email if their password has been changed.
In Page Template settings you can select from predefined Color Schemes.
Tags added to Automations conditions and actions.
In email settings, added SMTP debug output in case of error.
Bulk Actions now duplicated to the "..." button in the top right corner.
Fixed an issue where you can delete a category even it is used in drafts.
Fixed an issue where date published did not change on update and result to multiple subscriptions emails.
Fixed an issue where setting $conf['auth_check_ip'] to 0 was not compatible with SAML authentication.
Fixed an issue where if you search on mobile, tooltips hide the first article in the search result.
KBPublisher 7.5 supports PHP 8.0 and MySQL 8.0.x series.
KBPublisher 7.5 requires PHP 7.2.5 - 8.1 and MySQL 5.0 - 8.0
Instructions for upgrading your current version can be found here. NOTE: A full upgrade is required for this version. Do not use option 3 for the upgrade (replacing modified files only).
If you use Custom Header and/or Footer, you may need to update your settings. Please verify your KB looks as required after the upgrade.