Summary & Highlights

Welcome to Linchpin Essentials 2.3!




The biggest star of this update is without a doubt: Accessibility!

Navigate through Linchpin in read mode via keyboard now! Use the Tab key to navigate through the whole system. Skip links will help to get to the desired content faster. We also added focus frames to elements, so that it's easier to see which element is focused and where on the page you are. Use the Enter key to perform actions and the Escape key to close elements like pop-up windows. We improved screen reader compatibility of Linchpin, too! We still have some work to do here, but it's already way better than it was before this update. (smile)

Of course, while accessibility is a very important topic for both you and us, we also worked on bringing you some quickwins, improvements and bugfixes with this update.

Make sure to check out the full release notes!









Linchpin Essentials


Accessibility





Linchpin User Profiles


Accessibility

  • A11y: We improved screen reader compatibility within the profile and the "Profile" macro by adding alt texts.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the "Profile" macro.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the profile picture module within the onboarding.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the people directory.
  • A11y: We added an aria-label to the logo within the header menu so that you can know where the link will take you.


Improvements

  • We added a link to the people directory within the "My contacts" sidebar module.


Bugfixes

  • The "Profile" macro won't break page previews of pages using a two column layout anymore.
  • We fixed the faulty language & multi select fields in the "Customer User Search" macro.
  • The "Profile" macro should be rendered correctly in a PDF export.
  • We fixed the display of images within the Org Charts macro.
  • We fixed a bug which caused profile fields to be editable after being imported fromXML more than once.
  • The people directory should have no problems with deleted users when the search index is out of sync anymore.
  • We fixed some errors that occurred when deleting groups used in profile edit permissions.
  • "Profile" macros shouldn't break anymore when exporting a space and importing it to another Confluence system.



Linchpin Theme

Security


Accessibility

  • A11y: You can navigate through the Linchpin Sidebar with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through menus in Linchpin with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added jump links to initial elements/tabs on the page.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the information hub via arrow keys now.
  • A11y: We added a better visible focus frame to the "Linchpin Teaser" macro.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the "Space" macro via keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through space directory via keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added aria-hidden attributes to space logos so that they won't bother your screen readers.
  • A11y: We improved the screen reader compatibility with the sidebar.


Improvements

  • We fixed handling for internal short links that includes (-) minus signs.
  • We fixed layout issue when user has no view permission for any sub menu entries.
  • We fixed styling for category entries so they don't appear as clickable links anymore.
  • We removed extra space above separators.
  • We adjusted the styling of long texts in flyout menu.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed the custom CSS within Linchpin Theme, it should work again now.
  • We fixed the language-oriented display of menus for anonymous users.
  • When deleting a space category that's linked to a space layout, your system should switch to the default theme again.
  • We fixed the display of the information hub.
  • We fixed the display of spaces within the space directory.
  • Creating menu entries without links should work again now.
  • We fixed localized menu according to user language settings.








Complete changelog

Here is a complete overview of all of the changes that we've implemented in our Linchpin Essentials release.

Security

Accessibility

  • Accessibility
    You can navigate through Linchpin in read mode via keyboard now!
    For more information, visit seibert.biz/accessibilityinlinchpin and read the remaining relaese notes below!

  • A11y: We improved screen reader compatibility within the profile and the "Profile" macro by adding alt texts.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the "Profile" macro.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the profile picture module within the onboarding.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the people directory.
  • A11y: We added an aria-label to the logo within the header menu so that you can know where the link will take you.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the Linchpin Sidebar with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through menus in Linchpin with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added jump links to initial elements/tabs on the page.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the information hub via arrow keys now.
  • A11y: We added a better visible focus frame to the "LInchpin Teaser" macro.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the "Space" macro via keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through space directory via keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added aria-hidden attributes to space logos so that they won't bother your screen readers.
  • A11y: We improved the screen reader comaptibility with the sidebar.

Improvements

  • We added a link to the people directory within the "My contacts" sidebar module.
  • 2.3.1 We improved Confluence 7.18 and 7.19 compatibility
  • 2.3.1 Profile picture uploads in user profile and onboarding module now work properly and identically
  • 2.3.1 To improve performance, a wild card search in the Custom User Search macro is only started after 3 or more characters
  • 2.3.2 We fixed the handling of internal short links that include minus (-) signs.
  • 2.3.2 We fixed a layout issue that occurred when a user had no view permission for any sub menu entries.
  • 2.3.2 We fixed the styling of category entries so that they won't appear as clickable links anymore.
  • 2.3.2 We removed the extra space above separators.
  • 2.3.2 We adjusted the styling of long texts in flyout menus.
  • 2.3.3 We drastically improved the speed of the XML profile field synchronization.
  • 2.3.3 Add a dark feature that provides scroll arrows in top menu if there are more items to display than the width of the view port allows.

Bugfixes

  • The "Profile" macro won't break page previews of pages using a two column layout anymore.
  • We fixed the faulty language & multi select fields in the "Customer User Search" macro.
  • The "Profile" macro should be rendered correctly in a PDF export.
  • We fixed the display of images within the Org Charts macro.
  • We fixed a bug which caused profile fields to be editable after being imported fromXML more than once.
  • The people directory should have no problems with deleted users when the search index is out of sync anymore.
  • We fixed some errors that occurred when deleting groups used in profile edit permissions.
  • "Profile" macros shouldn't break anymore when exporting a space and importing it to another Confluence system.
  • We fixed the custom CSS within Linchpin Theme, it should work again now.
  • We fixed the language-oriented display of menus for anonymous users.
  • When deleting a space category that's linked to a space layout, your system should switch to the default theme again.
  • We fixed the display of the information hub.
  • We fixed the display of spaces within the space directory.
  • Creating menu entries without links should work again now.
  • 2.3.1 We fixed the styling of the default teaser image configuration.
  • 2.3.1 We fixed the shortening of long titles using ellipsis for news tiles.
  • 2.3.1 We fixed some display issues in the navigation menu.
  • 2.3.1 We fixed duplicated link anchors.
  • 2.3.1 We fixed some colors not being applied correctly for news tiles in classic design.
  • 2.3.1 We fixed custom CSS not being applied correctly.
  • 2.3.1 We fixed an error that occurred while indexing wrongly formatted date fields
  • 2.3.1 We fixed an erratic personalization issue that was caused by filtered data in a cache
  • 2.3.1 We fixed a localization issue which affected the row names in the Custom User List macro
  • 2.3.1 We fixed a migration issue that occurred rarely for PSQL and upgrades from 2.x to 3.x
  • 2.3.1 We fixed unexpected translations in custom user list column titles
  • 2.3.2 We fixed the menu localization to work according to user language settings.
  • 2.3.3 We fixed non-working profile fields depending on Confluence groups.
  • 2.3.3 We fixed some colors not being applied correctly for news tiles in full-image design.
  • 2.3.3 We fixed a bug in the teaser linking that was unfortunately added in version Suite 5.3.2.
  • 2.3.3 Correctly set download link in teaser if file is uploaded via dialog inside teaser macro browser.




Linchpin Essentials 2.3.1

Version 2.3.1 of the Linchpin Essentials is a patch release.

Improvements

  • We improved Confluence 7.18 and 7.19 compatibility
  • Profile picture uploads in user profile and onboarding module now work properly and identically
  • To improve performance, a wild card search in the Custom User Search macro is only started after 3 or more characters

Bugfixes

  • We fixed the styling of the default teaser image configuration.
  • We fixed the shortening of long titles using ellipsis for news tiles.
  • We fixed some display issues in the navigation menu.
  • We fixed duplicated link anchors.
  • We fixed some colors not being applied correctly for news tiles in classic design.
  • We fixed custom CSS not being applied correctly.
  • We fixed an error that occurred while indexing wrongly formatted date fields
  • We fixed an erratic personalization issue that was caused by filtered data in a cache
  • We fixed a localization issue which affected the row names in the Custom User List macro
  • We fixed a migration issue that occurred rarely for PSQL and upgrades from 2.x to 3.x
  • We fixed unexpected translations in custom user list column titles




Linchpin Essentials 2.3.2

Version 2.3.2 of the Linchpin Essentials is a security release.

Security

Improvements

  • We fixed the handling of internal short links that include minus (-) signs.
  • We fixed a layout issue that occurred when a user had no view permission for any sub menu entries.
  • We fixed the styling of category entries so that they won't appear as clickable links anymore.
  • We removed the extra space above separators.
  • We adjusted the styling of long texts in flyout menus.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed the menu localization to work according to user language settings.




Linchpin Essentials 2.3.3

Version 2.3.3 of the Linchpin Essentials is a patch release.

Improvements

  • We drastically improved the speed of the XML profile field synchronization.
  • Add a dark feature that provides scroll arrows in top menu if there are more items to display than the width of the view port allows.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed non-working profile fields depending on Confluence groups.
  • We fixed some colors not being applied correctly for news tiles in full-image design.
  • We fixed a bug in the teaser linking that was unfortunately added in version Suite 2.3.2.
  • Correctly set download link in teaser if file is uploaded via dialog inside teaser macro browser.




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