This latest update has some very exciting improvements, specifically changes to the Newsletter tool that is going to boost your ability to reach more people with focused messages. Some examples of this include a new email preview tool and support for RSS feeds.
The functionality for you as an admin also has some really great improvements. Page loading has been substantially improved by streamlining the code to ensure that no unnecessary data being loaded. Improvements to account creation and management will also streamline the admin workflow significantly. Plus, this translates into your readers' experience too. We’ll get into it in the release notes below along with details on a whole host of new features.
The Tilma Content Library is finally here! Your content feed is now stocked with rich content, including original Behold content, local opportunities, and a selection from trusted Catholic sources like Augustine Institute, Ascension Presents, Grotto Network, and many more.
What gets us so excited about the Tilma Content Library is how you can engage your parishioners in a new and really meaningful way. As we provide them with things like local workshops related to their stage of life or refreshing articles that help them think about their faith, they discover new opportunities to encounter God.
The library will be continually refreshed and available to all our Parishes on the Tilma platform, but you have full control over the content that is displayed on your site—choosing content either manually, by select sources, or auto-filling so you can be completely hands-off. This means you decide how much you want to be involved while always providing your parishioners with the content you believe most valuable to them at any particular time.
To help you manage the growing content and datasets in your site, we have also implemented a much-improved search and filter engine. This allows for partial text searches, better resource filter management, and more advanced search functionality integrated into the CMS. You can keep reading about the content library below.
Along with new content, we’ve also released one of the most requested features: recurring events! The events management tool now allows for full flexibility in scheduling recurring events. Daily, weekly, and monthly recurring events now only need to be created once, scheduled appropriately, and the system will ensure that the upcoming events are displayed to your parishioners at appropriate times.
These features and more, including additions to announcements and the locations tool feature, are described in further detail below.
Upgraded the News platform to version 1.5.1, which includes: