Cascade CMS 8.5

Cascade CMS 8.5 is a public release containing new functionality as well as bug fixes and improvements.

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  • Submit and Publish reminder notifications have been moved to bottom-center to avoid obscuring frequently used controls at top right.
  • Added the ability to include participants to tasks.
  • Users can now schedule a recurring Review Date on assets.
  • Added a visual Workflow Definition viewer.
  • Help text can now be added to metadata fields to provide additional context/information.
  • Added content health alerts for pages with most broken links and most views to the Daily Content Report.

Issues fixed

  • Google Analytics Report Overview should now appear again at the top of the Google Analytics Report
  • Google Analytics Connector "Unkown metric(s)" errors have been fixed 
  • Re-added the ability to search within Role and User/Group choosers
  • Re-added asset relationship checks on Site deletion
  • Relaxed automated renaming on File upload to no longer remove capitalization
  • Removed asset links from Recycle Bin table since those assets can no longer be interacted with
  • Allow multiple emails in LDAP report
  • Addressed issue where custom scrollbar is not always visible until the user interacts with the scrollable container
  • Addressed an issue where dropdown fields with no default value pre-selected the first item instead of being empty
  • Web Services Folder read operations will no longer include assets that are non-current versions
  • Addressed an issue where workflow Advance and locked asset Commit Changes buttons were not clickable after editing a working copy
  • Trailing spaces are now removed from Radio field values
  • Very long asset names are now truncated when viewing a Folder's contents

First time installation?

Be sure to import our default database schema prior to installing Cascade CMS for the first time. Then follow the appropriate installation instructions for your environment.

Upgrade Steps

  1. Shut down your currently running Cascade CMS environment.
  2. Before you upgrade, we strongly recommend that you back-up your production database as well as set up a test environment and perform a trial run of the upgrade. All customers are entitled to a test license for this purpose.
  3. Read the release notes and upgrade guides for all releases between your version and the latest version.
  4. Check the table below to see which installer type is required.

Which installer should I use?

With certain upgrade paths, a full installation of Cascade CMS is required in order to ensure that the application has the latest required libraries. See the table below for a summary of which installer you should use based on the version from which you are upgrading. For any versions that do not require a full installation, using the ROOT.war upgrade method is allowed.

Upgrade requirements for Cascade CMS releases
Upgrading From Full Installation Required
7.x Yes
8.0.x Yes
8.1.x Yes
8.2.x Yes
8.3 No
8.4.x No