Canvasflow 3.0: Features Overview

Liam Handford | January 25th, 2018

Canvasflow v3 official release

In the first update of 2018, Canvasflow sees the release of v3 – bringing with it a host of new features and improvements.

With a continued focus on improving the HTML5 content creation experience, this update adds new publishing channels while further enriching integrations with existing platforms, Twixl and Pugpig.

The release also sees exciting new features revolving around WordPress publishing and on-demand PDF generation.

WordPress Publishing

WordPress to Canvasflow

As WordPress continues its dominance in the world of publishing, this release adds support to help users capitalise on this popularity.

Taking advantage of the existing Canvasflow API, the simple to use Canvasflow WordPress Plugin enables users to easily push existing content directly to a Canvasflow publication.  Say goodbye to tedious and labour-intensive process of copy and pasting, with Canvasflow for WordPress, Publishers can now push,  transform, enhance and publish to multiple different channels.  You can learn more and download Canvasflow for WordPress here.

Publish to WordPress

This release also sees the addition of a new WordPress channel, enabling content to be published directly to any WordPress site while providing full control over how content is transformed. 

Perfect for publishers who want to seamlessly push content to not only an app and social channels, but also to their blog or website newsfeed. This connector offers full control over how content is translated from Canvasflow to WordPress, with ability to make granular changes that stay consistent for any content using the channel.

Existing Platform Integrations

Twixl Publisher

Building on its market leading integration with Twixl Publisher, this update adds thumbnail and metadata management for Twixl collections – particularly welcome news for publishers working with issue based publications.  

V3 also introduces seamless switching between staging and production apps and one of our biggest feature requests, enhancements to navigating Twixl collections, so you are no longer sent to the root of a publication when navigating back to your articles from the editor.

These improvements are designed to further help users to work entirely in Canvasflow, removing the need to switch platforms or manage multiple app instances for the same publication.

Pugpig Publish

The Pugpig Publish channel integration has seen a number of key enhancements.   This release includes a rewrite of how the OPDS feeds are generated, making them more significantly more efficient and robust as wel as the ability to change the ‘ToC Style’ at any time.

Pugpig users now have full control over how issues can be ordered (either by Published date or manually), as well as the ability to promote issues to the top of a publication on demand.  Article management also see some enhancements with control over page type meta data.

Other key updates

  • Feature: On-demand generation of article PDF’s is now available from an article’s edit menu within the article manager.
  • Feature: It’s now possible to manage the visual settings of a gallery from the style manager.
  • Feature: Blockquotes within custom style blocks can now be individually styled.
  • Update: Publishing from within the article builder automatically triggers a save of the article
  • Update: Added issue description support for Pugpig channel.
  • Update: Improved error messages if Canvasflow is unable to connect to your Twixl Publisher account.
  • Update: Processing indicator is now displayed when uploading article thumbnails.

As always, you can find the full changelog here.


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