Release Notes for Parallels Presence Builder 11.1 for Parallels Automation

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What's New
    1. Parallels Presence Builder 11.1.1
    2. Parallels Presence Builder 11.1.0
  3. Software Requirements and Prerequisites
  4. Notes on Installation
  5. Notes on Upgrade
  6. Known Problems and Limitations
  7. Contact Information

1. Introduction

Parallels Presence Builder 11.1 for Parallels Automation is a software suite for hosting providers, which is intended to operate under Parallels Automation (Parallels Operations Automation). Parallels Presence Builder 11.1 for Parallels Automation is integrated with POA using two APS packages:

2. What's New

Legend:

[+] new feature

[*] functionality improved

[-] bug resolved


Parallels Presence Builder 11.1.1

  1. [-]  Websites could be generated with inappropriate banner images.

  2. [-]  Users of Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 could not properly insert a site slogan, logo, or site name in the banner area.

  3. [-]  The Change Image button in Design > Colors was partially displayed.

  4. [-]  The OK button was not visible in the Text and Images module when the module was placed in the right sidebar.

  5. [-]  When a right-to-left language was used, borders around modules overlapped the sidebar on the right, thereby making the navigation links in the sidebar unavailable.

  6. [-]  In all locales except for En-US and En-GB, wrong content was shown in the Jewelry Store site topic.

  7. [-]  Parallels Presence Builder provisioning failed if gzip compression mode was switched on in php.ini.

  8. [-]  Some users working with the editor via HTTPS did not receive messages about successful site publishing.

  9. [-]  On clicking the Edit in Presence Builder link, users received a security warning.

Parallels Presence Builder 11.1.0

  1. [+] Migration from SiteBuilder 4.5.9 for Linux. Providers can use a migration tool for migrating sites from SiteBuilder 4.5.9 for Linux installations to Parallels Presence Builder 11.1. Learn more.

  2. [+] Custom banner images. Providers can extend the editor's library of banner images for websites. Learn more.

  3. [+] Switching off editor's modules. Providers can make certain modules of the editor unavailable to their customers. Learn more.

  4. [+] Design templates. Users can change the design of their sites with one mouse click, choosing from more than a dozen design templates. There are design templates generated automatically by Presence Builder and templates manually created by graphic designers. Learn more.

  5. [+] Custom design templates. Providers can extend the list of design templates by creating their own designs in Presence Builder, exporting them as a file and adding them to the list of special designs available on the server. Learn more.

  6. [+]  Internet Explorer 10 is now supported.

  7. [+] The Image Slider module. The Image Slider module displays a slide show with multiple images, using different transition effects. It is possible to add descriptions to images and link images to specific pages of a website. Learn more.

  8. [+] The Map Module. The Map module, based on Google Maps, enables users to easily add maps with their locations. Learn more.

  9. [+] Flash files support. Users can upload Flash files in the SWF format in the Text & Images module, Logo, and Banner.

  10. [+] Changeable background width. Users can make backgrounds of page areas elastic, leaving content width the same. This allows design studios and users to create diverse and unusual designs.

  11. [+]  Site owners can use many fonts from the Google Web Fonts library. These additional fonts are now selectable in the Text & Images modules.

  12. [*]  Area highlighting and module borders. PPB now highlights all areas where modules can be inserted, and indicates which areas are site-wide, and which are page-specific. Modules now have much more visible borders to make it easier for users to work with them.

  13. [*]  Now Image Gallery can be aligned to the left, right, or center. Image borders were removed to improve the visual experience of image galleries for different website designs.

  14. [*]  The usability of the editor's user interface for managing website backgrounds was improved.

  15. [*]  The Contact Form module now uses the protection from automated spam postings based on reCAPTCHA, which is one of the best CAPTCHA systems on the market. Site owners can switch it on and off in the module settings.

  16. [*]  Site owners can resize a site logo right in the editor.

  17. [*]  The editor displays a different "installed" icon for modules that were already added to a website and cannot be added anymore (one-per-website modules).

  18. [*]  It is now possible to resize uploaded images without keeping their original aspect ratio.

  19. [*]  A new library of PHP scripts was implemented to facilitate operations on the editor's resources via the API.

  20. [*]  Large websites are now published to hosting accounts faster.

  21. [*]  Websites are now published in the HTML 5 standard.

  22. [-]  Site content import from SiteBuilder 4.5 stalled for an indefinite period.

  23. [-]  Images could not be uploaded to Image Gallery because of a JS error.

  24. [-]  Users of Internet Explorer 9 could not see more than 10 blog posts.

  25. [-]  The favicon could not be seen in the search results shown by Yandex.

  26. [-]  An error occurred when users added more than 300 pages in the editor.

  27. [-]  The user documentation did not provide instructions on how to customize the Give Feedback link in the editor.

  28. [-]  The product APS packages could not be installed on the same domain. Now instructions explain that it is not possible to do so.

  29. [-]  Sites could not be published to some IDN domains under POA.

  30. [-]  APS applications referred to a wrong URL of the Presence Builder product site.

  31. [-]  The height of banner images could not be set to 50 pixels or less. Now an information message explains the minimal acceptable size.

  32. [-]  The Commenting module did not accept shortnames.

  33. [-]  Removal of user accounts in Disqus disrupted the operation of editor's Dashboard and site publishing.

  34. [-]  In the Text & Images module, numbering of list items in numbered lists restarted from the ninth item.

  35. [-]  Users could not import sites from SiteBuilder 4.5 if incorrect links were present in the «downloadable content» module.

  36. [-]  Processor load was increased during extension of site columns.

  37. [-]  Sites could not be published because of disappeared blogs.

  38. [-]  Users of Internet Explorer 8 could not open image galleries.

  39. [-]  Under Internet Explorer 8, hyperlinks did not work on sites with gradient backgrounds.

  40. [-]  It was not possible to change horizontal margins on the Design tab.

  41. [-]  The Search module did not show on websites made in French.

  42. [-]  Errors on the server side were not processed correctly by the Contact Form module.

  43. [-]  The German translation of the text used in Contact Form was corrected.

  44. [-]  Publishing of websites failed when Presence Builder tried to remove non-empty directories by means of FTP.

  45. [-]  CAPTCHA was not working properly in Contact Form.

  46. [-]  Sites were generated in Presence Builder with an incorrect layout.

  47. [-]  Users encoutered an error on attempting to open the WPB application on Facebook.

  48. [-]  Users could disrupt the operation of Presence Builder by installing PHP on the server where Presence Builder was installed.

  49. [-]  In some cases, websites could not be opened and users encountered the following error: "Unexpected server behavior". This could happen due to an internal error.

To learn about the changes introduced in the previous version 11.0, refer to Release Notes at http://kb.parallels.com/en/114032.

3. Software Requirements and Prerequisites

System Requirements for the Main Package

Parallels Operations Automation 5.4.10 with APS and Linux Shared Hosting modules.

Important:
POA versions earlier than 5.4.10 are not supported.

Parallels Presence Builder 11.1 for Parallels Automation system requirements:

You can install Parallels Presence Builder 11.1 for Parallels Automation on any Linux Shared Hosting server (Legacy Apache Web Server, Web Server NG or Web Cluster NG).

Note: If you are using a firewall, configure it to allow connections to Parallels licensing servers on port 5224 from the web servers that will host Presence Builder. This is required to enable automatic update of the Presence Builder license.

System Requirements for the Presence Builder Connector Package

The Presence Builder connector package is intended for installation on the servers where customers' websites will be published. These servers can be running Linux or Windows with IIS 7.5.

Make sure that POA websites can be resolved from the Shared Hosting Web Server nodes where Presence Builder will be installed and where customers' sites will be published.

For more information about the prerequisites, refer to the KB article at http://kb.parallels.com/en/115706.

Supported Web Browsers

Parallels Presence Builder 11.1 for Parallels Automation supports the following browsers:

4. Notes on Installation

For information and instructions on how to obtain and install Parallels Presence Builder 11.1 for Parallels Automation, please refer to the Parallels Automation for Web Presence Integration Guide located at http://download.pa.parallels.com/poa/SiteBuilder/11.1/poa-pa-for-web-presence-11-1-integration-5.4.pdf.

5. Notes on Upgrade

For information and instructions on how to upgrade Parallels Presence Builder to version 11.1.1, please refer to the knowledge base article at http://kb.parallels.com/en/116028.

6. Known Problems and Limitations

7. Contact Information

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