Butler CCMS er Biip.no AS sin egenutviklede CMS-platform. Donald.no var den første nettsiden som ble lansert på Butler.
|About the upgrade
As we have yet to complete a document on upcoming functionality we would like to make a short comment on the upgrade.
The main purpose for the ongoing upgrade is to unite all sites on the same version of the Butler platform. Current sites resides on three different versions
microsites like billy.no, basserne.dk 1.3-sites like donald.no, kalleanka.se 1.4-sites like goalfotball.no, goal.dk (rasmusklump.dk is also scheduled to be included on the regular Butler platform)
Ideally it would have been nice to upgrade all sites to version 2.0 directly but unfortunately there are just too many breaking changes to make an exhaustive upgrade script. To give you an example there are over 2200 lines of database code needed for the current upgrade from version 1.3 to 1.5.
Regarding the new administration view we must emphasize that both the desk tab, the editorial tab and the community tab are yet to be fully completed. Although some of the functionality is in place the final iterations towards version 2.0 will complete the listings in e.g. the editorial tab. Until it is complete it might be better to work against the article module tab under the modules tab as that contains the same functionality as the article tab in the previous versions.
Be advised that the crosspublication feature cannot be activated until all sites sharing articles have been upgraded. This is due to changed image paths for articles in the upgraded version.
Some of the more noticable changes in version 1.5 (some of which will be activated shortly after the upgrade is complete):
New user roles and permission system to allow for more fine grained access to modules and functionality 75% friendly urls on content Ability to create pages Ability to create boxes and assigning them to pages, i.e. add boxes to the front page and reorder them Ability to activate modules and turn on/off features New modules like polls and video galleries
Allow to desk all kinds of content (so you don't have to create a referrer article to tease e.g. online games) Allow all content to be (if you want) liked, rated, reported, commented, tagged, visited (register visits) and categorized Allow all editorial content to be crosspublishable Finalize friendly urls for remaining areas like articles and profile sections Finalize the desk and permission system Finalize an API for sharing information between sites and with third parties (e.g. CRM systems) Gather daily statistics on all content produced on sites, to be displayed on desk Make documentation available.
We hope that most of the major bugs in the upgraded version has been addressed now with the completion of upgrading the three norwegian 1.3-sites, but we will add additional logging to allow us to spot problems early on.