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NPR Digital Services Monthly Product Update

Here is a summary of bug fixes and feature enhancements that we have made to Core PublisherComposer 2, the NPR One AppStationConnectDS Marketing Forms & QuickPledgeStation Analytics System, and our Streaming Service over the last 4 weeks.

How To Manage Metadata in Composer 2 Widgets

Apr 21, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the newly redesigned Composer 2 widgets are now available and live! The redesign project focused mainly on the Playlist widget, but the Daily and Now Playing widgets got a facelift with this release, too.

We’re pleased to announce that the newly redesigned Composer 2 widgets are now available and live! The redesign project focused mainly on the Playlist widget, but the Daily and Now Playing widgets got a facelift with this release, too. We think you’ll like the changes you see. Read below to learn more about each feature in greater detail.

Additional Resources:

How To Customize Your Widgets

Composer 2 Playlist Widget Redesign Webinar

Apr 21, 2015

We are excited to announce that we will soon be launching a complete redesign of the Composer 2 Playlist Widget! This oft-requested enhancement has been in the works for some time, and we are anxious to share it with you.

Consider this webinar a mini-training session on:

  • the new ways you can configure metadata visibility on the widgets
  • a preview of the experience your website users will have when looking at your playlists online.

Watch the webinar:

NPR Digital Services Monthly Product Update

Here is a summary of bug fixes and feature enhancements that the Digital Services Team has made over the last 4 weeks.

Core Publisher Updates:  

Over the last two weeks, we have applied a couple of updates and bug fixes to Composer 2. Below is a list of updates and issues that have been addressed:

Features

  • Changed the title of “Car Talk” to “The Best of Car Talk” in all Composer 2 lists.

Defects Fixed

  • Some stations were reporting missing Classical 24 playlists. This issue has been resolved.

Composer 2 Update

Over the last two weeks, we have applied a couple of updates and bug fixes to Composer 2. Below is a list of updates and issues that have been addressed:

Features

  • Stations do not need to enter special characters into Arkiv search terms in order to get valid results.  For example, you can now type “Dvorak” instead of “Dvořák” and get the same relevant results.

Thanks to your participation, our updated approach to Composer 2 Migration is in full swing.  We're excited to launch our first cycle live in Composer 2 next week!  With this cycle, we're also happy to announce the launch of several new features.

During this sprint we have made the following updates:
•    edit start time and added flexibility in playlist entry
•    multi day import functionality
•    export ability
•    create and manage host accounts

See additional details below.
 

Calling all Composer Pro Users! We are excited to improve your schedule and playlist experience by upgrading your station to Composer 2 now. 

Composer 2: Schedule & Playlist Widgets

May 28, 2013

Last month, we announced that Composer 2 was ready to start rolling out to stations and included some videos that show how Composer 2 works for station managers and hosts. In this post, we'll show you how to install widgets on your website that can display the schedules and playlists you enter in Composer 2 for listeners that visit your site.

The "widgets" section of Composer 2 creates live previews of the widgets we offer, along with some basic customization options and embed code.

The following updates were made to Core Publisher this week:

Station Analytics System

Core Publisher stations are now ready to move over to SAS tracking. We will be moving stations to SAS tracking over the next few days. Along with this comes some additional data in Google Analytics, namely author, tag, and keyword popularity. And much more to come. Stay tuned.

Composer 2 Now Available

Apr 19, 2013

We are very excited to share that Composer 2 is now available to stations!

New and Improved Features in Composer 2