What’s new in Invotra

Learn about the new product features and improvements, and how to use them.

2021

April

Custom Layouts

You can now create up to 25 custom layouts with up to 10 rows in each. Custom layouts slot seamlessly into the new Edit Mode features, launched in 5.12, and let publishers deliver designs that match their organisation’s content vision and experience. Learn more

Closing Group Polls

Group Polls have an option to set a closing date, which triggers the poll to close at 23:59 on the appropriate date. Learn more

March

Sidebars

Whatever you’re working on, you now have the support of a sidekick sidebar. It gets out of the way when you need to focus and steps in when action’s required — adding widgets, changing layouts, scheduling publish dates.

Alert messages

Quick reminders guard against you ever losing work. You might be editing at double speed, picking a template then tweaking it slightly with a couple widgets, before deciding the title isn’t quite right. Do you want to save your changes so far? Yes.

Content fields

Content fields have been refreshed and reflowed for a more spacious, calm and considered editing experience. News articles, manuals and forms all benefit from better titling, labelling and assistive text, and so do all of our publishers.

Widget Library

Everything you create is displayed through a widget, they are the building blocks and they now stack up straighter than ever. Categories are specific and each widget gives you a helping hand as to what it is and how to use it when you click ‘i’.

January

Advanced targeting

Targeting content is now more accurate as you can target teams in certain regions, or specific role grades in multiple locations. Previously, you had to choose to target in only one of those available categories. 

Quick-view widget settings 

Whenever you are editing a section or content type in build, you can hover over the widget settings icon to find out how each widget is configured without having go in and investigate. Speeding up content creation for section managers everywhere. 

2020

December

Confirmation modals

Previously, your internet browser would ask if you were sure you wanted to delete a widget. Now, it’s part of the product in a modal that is clear and obvious for content creators.

November

Video streaming

Up until now, Invotra customers could easily embed videos from the likes of YouTube and Vimeo. With Invotra Video however, the streaming of exclusive content can become a seamless part of an organisation’s comms strategy. Host 2 to 3 hour long videos before adding them to the relevant sections of your site or integrating them within existing content. Learn more

Layouts experience

The way you change your layout has been reordered and simplified to make the process clearer and quicker. The regions that define layouts, that is, how many regions are in each row, are now named numerically to help improve communication between comms and design teams. This will also influence mobile design capabilities in 2021.

October

Read-only access

Safeguard your users from friction and protect them from inappropriate interactionsThe read-only access role gives webmasters the control to stop individuals from doing anything other than consuming content on their site. This might be while an investigation runs its course, or could be the outcome of an investigation, where an individual is banned from commenting for 6 months. Learn more

September

Mandatory content review

You now have the ability to make content reviews mandatory for content types. It’s a useful way to ensure content is always up-to-date, accurate and relevant. It also acts as an automated unpublisher of content if the review date passes without being reset. You choose the content types that feature the mandatory content review field and the rest is up to your content creators. Learn more

Progress indicators

We updated the progress indicator style from an indeterminate linear progress indicator to a determinate linear progress indicator. The change was to address visual issues for accessibility users. The new progress indicator will provide feedback and inform users of page load activity as well as confirming that an action like save is in progress.

August

Notify integration

Invotra now integrates with Notify, the UK Government’s notification service that lets users create and send emails, text messages and letters. Dedicated to central government, local authority and NHS organisations, Notify will be available to all of Invotra’s public sector customers. Take advantage of Notify’s customisable templates, performance dashboards, as well as the manual or automated send function that give users live updates on sending, sent and failed deliveries. Learn more

Filter drawer

The filter draw, which features in all search results pages, app pages, and workplace pages (My Content and Manage Content) has been slimmed down to reduce the cognitive load for users. The action buttons have also been re-written to be consistent and clearer.

Delete all comments widget

The first externally hosted widget is now available. Built using javascript and APIs to allow customers to introduce even more flexibility within the product for their specific needs. This widget provides a simple button that can be added to News pages to automatically delete all comments held on that news article.  

Please contact us for more information about how to introduce your own external widgets.