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Update to the menu naming/structure in Control

  • 26 July 2019
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Update (Fri 2 Aug): the new menu structure is now available!

TL;DR - a new menu structure in Control is coming soon; this article is a heads up so you can find out what the changes will be, and inform your team about them in advance.

Over the years we’ve added a lot of new capabilities/configuration options to the inSided platform. So many, in fact, that we decided that it was time for a much-needed cleanup of our menu naming and structure.

We expect the changes to be released within the next week.

Let's get to the good stuff first - here’s what the new menu structure and naming will look like:



An explanation of the ‘top-level’ menu items:

  • Content (previously ‘Forum’): here you can keep on top of all of the content on our platform. (Drafts/Articles section coming soon!)
  • Platform 🆕: here you can set up the base structure of the various sections of the platform: homepage, community, and knowledge base (coming soon!).
  • Private Messages: (no changes).
  • Users 🆕: here you can keep on top of all of your community members. It’s also the place where you can configure user-related features (e.g. ranks, badges, custom user roles, profile fields).
  • Analytics: (no changes).
  • Customization 🆕: here you’ll find all configuration that affects your end users, mainly for community managers to decide on (e.g. Sidebar Widgets, Content Helpfulness, Phrases, Ideation Status).
  • Appearance: (no changes).
  • Settings 🆕: here you’ll find all configuration that affects moderation (e.g. Moderation Labels, Post Fields), or your inSided instance in general (e.g. Third-Party Scripts, Integrations, Platform Visibilities). Contains tools aimed at community managers/administrators.
  • Embeddable Widgets: (no changes).


⚠️ Other name changes to watch out for:

  • Forum > Reported will be renamed to Flagged.
  • Appearance > Basic will be renamed to Site Identity.
  • General Settings > Post field overview will be renamed to Post Fields.
  • Forum Settings > Email Alert will be renamed to Flagged Content Alerts.
  • Appearance > Widgets will be renamed to Side Widgets.
  • Forum Settings > Ideation will be renamed to Ideation Status.
  • General Settings > Custom User Roles will be renamed to User Roles.
  • General Settings > User management will be renamed to Registration Approvals.
  • General settings > File Uploads will be renamed to Attachment permissions (and sit under 'Users').
  • Forum settings> Forum structure will be renamed to Community (and sit under 'Platform').
Please let us know any feedback or questions you have for us in the replies 🙂!

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Userlevel 5
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I like it!
Userlevel 7
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Update - sorry, there are some things I left out by accident! (edited the article to include them).

  • General settings > File Uploads will be renamed to Attachment permissions (and sit under 'Users').
  • Forum settings> Forum structure will be renamed to Community (and sit under 'Platform').
Userlevel 4
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Hi,

When this change will be implemented will it overwrite the existing configuration in any way or from?
For example we have the private messages full switched off, will that become enabled again?

Thanks, Claudia
Userlevel 7
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Hi Claudia,

no, don't worry about your settings (like your private message settings) to change - the announcement is only for visual improvements.

So only the location of the menu buttons for the settings will change, but nothing regarding the settings itself. 🙂

Regards

Julian
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Looks good! 🙂
Userlevel 7
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Update: we released the new menu today.

We hope you find it a bit easier to get around Control 🙂.

Please share any feedback you've got!
Userlevel 7
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Cool redesign @daniel.boon . Managing custom filters still has a lot of room for improvement. Look at how cumbersome deleting a bunch of custom filters is:


A better UX would be to be able to click an 'x' next to the name of a filter and 'confirm' to delete. Quick and easy.

Oh well, custom filter UX hasn't been touched since at least 2016 and probably won't change at all.
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Cool redesign @daniel.boon . Managing custom filters still has a lot of room for improvement. Look at how cumbersome deleting a bunch of custom filters is:

A better UX would be to be able to click an 'x' next to the name of a filter and 'confirm' to delete. Quick and easy.

Oh well, custom filter UX hasn't been touched since at least 2016 and probably won't change at all.


I admit we can definitely do a lot better here! We don't have that specific feature in our sights to improve at the moment.

However, one of our goals right now is to make Control's UI more consistent, which will result in a more intuitive UX, no matter where you are.

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