August 8, 2018 Product Updates

Today we’re unveiling the latest platform upgrades designed to enhance your experience via improved tags and tabs for smoother navigating. Here’s what’s new:

  • Tagging—how you find, organize, and report on content and initiatives— is critical to your content operation. Grouped custom fields, or sections, help organize your rich metadata and clearly call out fields that get filled out together.
  • We’re introducing a couple initiative improvements that we think you’ll love. Now, you’ll see a new top-of-page Details tab, and you have the ability to add existing content to an initiative from that initiative.
  • Admins, this one’s for you: When you update your content types, you’ll see a cleaner layout with tabs to toggle between when you’re configuring the content types that your team uses in Kapost.
  • Calling all product pioneers: Try out Bundling Content in beta! Bundling Content (a.k.a., Bundles) enables you and the teams in your organization to share multiple pieces of content from Gallery via a personalized microsite. Let your Kapost CSM or Admin know that you'd like to use Bundles before GA.

When you use Kapost, it should be easy to find what you need, when you need it. The upgrades in this release will finesse initiative findability and help maximize your content’s metadata.

Read on for more details!

Sections are Here to Clear the Air

You’ve heard us say it again and again: Accurate tagging is critical to your content.

Why? Tags are how you organize, filter, find, and report on your content and initiatives in Kapost—and they impact all Kaposters. For Editors and Contributors, tag data makes it easy to filter and find the correct pieces of content you’re working on (and so much more!). The same is true for Admins, and tags are crucial in ensuring the cleanest data for reporting and analytics.

To ensure tagging efficiency, your teams should be crystal clear which tags they should be applying on which content. That’s why we’re rolling out sections to help organize your rich content metadata so it’s clear to see the fields that get filled out together.

Admins, you’ll see the set-up for sections in the settings for your content types. With sections, Admins can organize and group custom fields that belong together, like teams, part of process, or custom field types like regional tags or product field tags.

Sections make it easier for the right teams to find and apply the right tags on content. When it’s time for you to start tagging, sections help to remove the guesswork, keep your teams organized, and save you time as you hustle through a busy day.  

Admins, if you think sections would benefit your business, ask your CSM about them so you can talk about your configuration strategy.

Initiatives Just Got Two Major Improvements

When you’re working in an initiative, you should be able to work from the initiative.

We’re on a mission to make sure your initiatives are where you need them to be for optimal efficiency when filling out data and using data across the platform (like we just preached above). Now, you’ll find your initiative details as a new Details tab on your main initiative view.

That means more accessible information that’s integral to your initiatives when it comes to making the details for your initiatives clear and obvious to everyone involved. These rich initiative details are no longer hidden, nor are you required to click on the pencil icon to get to the section with key info like owners and the start and end date.

With the Details tab, you’ll stay on the same page view with tab toggles, making these details easier to reference as the initiative is completed—and making it easier than ever to ensure that your initiatives are always tagged and generating metadata to report on.

And you can now stay in an initiative when you want to add existing content from your content catalog.

That’s right: In addition to creating new content to add to an initiative you’re working on, you can add any existing content in your platform right from the content tab in the initiative.

Admins, Prepare for a Sleeker Settings Look and Feel

You now have an improved area for your content types settings.

You set up the content types for the content that you use in your content operation. Now, instead of cluttered information on a single page per content type, it’s organized into different sections you access via tabs.

When you’re adding or updating content types, you now have tags to toggle to configure content settings, like the workflow and custom fields.

Psst: We’ve Enhanced the Data You Can Get from the Gallery API

More Gallery data can now be exposed via the Insights Event API for better analytics.

Especially when used with a BI tool to manipulate your data for more strategic insights, like which collection has the most shares within your organization.

Or, you can use the API to gather comparative stats around how content performs in different collections: Perhaps your eBook in Collection A is shared 15 times, but in Collection B it’s only shared 5 times. Why is that?

Find the Gallery API endpoints in Kapost's Developer Documentation.

In addition to the above updates, there are a couple more you should know about:

  • You have a new column option in your content catalog for Kapost URL, and you can export this data in a CSV file.
  • Now when you upload content to your Gallery via the Gallery upload tool, it will not automatically be published. Instead, you have the option to add a publish URL to the content in Studio.

If you have any product feedback to share, do so through the product feedback form. Get in touch with your Kapost CSM with any questions or submit a support ticket if you need any technical help.

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