In all the excitement about our new global friends, let’s not forget the other great new features that we recently added:
Previously, mixxt users were able to search terms and keywords in some single modules, like the forum, members or content management. The new global search allows users to expand their search from one module to the entire community. In the search results, choosing “search the whole network” next to the search box leads the user to community-wide results. Users can show or hide the results from the modules ( members, forums, images, wiki, events, blogs, files, videos, content management, polls, groups) by clicking the respective icons:
Some operators are available to improve the results:
mixxt & Community – finds any content containg the term mixxt AND the term Community
mixxt | Community – finds any content which either contains the term mixxt OR the term community or both
mixxt -Community – finds any content containing the term mixxt but NOT the term Community
The wiki editor now offers a toolbar with formatting options. This makes the handling of wiki pages much easier for non-techie users and helps them with font sizes, bullet points, headlines, links or anchors.
In one of our last updates, we have already added an administrators’ shoutbox to post directly into the lifestream. From now on, every administrator may add a shoutbox to the main page which – depending on the privacy settings – allows every member to post and shout some words (400 characters!) right into their community. The shoutbox is ideal for status updates, announcements and tips, to post links or even for short dialogues. Not only every network may now have it’s own shoutbox, but also every group can place it on it’s start page!
Your feedback is highly appreciated, have you already spotted some nice shouts in the wild? Stay tuned via our twitter updates!