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Announcement

Jan 30, 2024

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Localization support released
Today, we are thrilled to announce a major milestone for the Uniform Visual Workspace: the eagerly anticipated arrival of localization support!
With our new localization features, you can now:
  • Manage as many locales as your project needs
  • Define localizable parameters for components and content types
  • Seamlessly translate compositions and entries across multiple locales
  • Adapt your compositions to market-specific needs with structural localization
  • Utilize the innovative "Locale" project map node for locale-aware routing and linking
  • Fetch localized content and data effortlessly from third-party systems with integrations supporting Contentful, Contentstack, Sitecore, Kontent.ai, Commercetools, and more to come!
  • Locale mapping for integrated data sources
Check out the Localization documentation to get started.

Product update

Dec 8, 2023

CMS integration improvements
CMS integration improvements
Our CMS integrations continue getting some investment from the product team. Based on our customer feedback, we shipped multiple improvements for our most popular CMS integrations:
  1. Contentful: the ability to fetch content a lot more efficiently and support for Dynamic Pages.
  2. Contentstack integration now supports dynamic pages and numerous UX improvements.
  3. The new version of our Kontent.ai integration features the ability to source any content from your Kontent.ai instance without writing a single line of code!
  4. Sitecore integration improvements: the ability to select items by path & localization support.
Explore all our CMS integrations here.

Product update

Dec 6, 2023

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Revamped component highlighter
Component highlighter has been re-worked to be more capable and now works on both parameter and component level. You are now able to do more with the highlighter - create personalizations and A/B tests, navigate the hierarchy of your page and rely a lot less on the left-side structure panel. The highlighter selection is synced with the property panel, making it easier to see what you are editing in context.

Product update

Nov 23, 2023

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New class of integrations for generative AI capabilities
This capability brings the best in class generative AI services right into your visual workspace and creating and optimizing prompts in your project. First set of integrations include OpenAI, Writer and OctoAI Stable Diffusion. Customers can easily bring any custom model or service using new Mesh extensions.
Learn more about how this technology helps marketers scale experience creation from Adam Conn here.
You can learn more about generative AI integration in our documentation here.

Product update

Nov 22, 2023

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Composable Asset Library in General Availability
With this capability, Uniform makes it one step easier for digital teams to embrace and fast-track the journey to composable digital experience architectures. Uploading and managing image assets in a Uniform visual workspace without installing or configuring an integration is now possible. On top of that, Uniform Mesh now features a new class of DAM integrations, allowing it to surface external assets natively within the Uniform Asset Library.
Current DAM support includes Cloudinary and Scaleflex FileRobot, and more integrations are coming soon.
Learn more about Asset Library here.

Product update

Nov 15, 2023

Blocks are here!
Blocks are here!
Blocks further expands Uniform's experience modeling options and are represented in both - a new parameter type on components and a new field type on entries, allowing repeatable data or content structures to be managed on compositions or entries. Bocks are created using the new Block parameter type when creating a new content type. Like components, blocks are stored within an entry or component instance on a composition and are not individually addressable via UI or API.
Learn more about blocks here.

Product update

Nov 14, 2023

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General Availability of the new Next.js SDK with App Router support
Next.js 14 is out, and App Router is now a default way of building new Next.js web apps and websites. Keeping up with the innovations in this hyper-active space, today we released our new SDK for Next.js apps with support for App Router and React Server components. This SDK has been in preview for the last couple of months, and we already have customers in production using it.
You can learn more about this new SDK in our blog post here.

Product update

Oct 22, 2023

Component Starter Kit - new release
Component Starter Kit - new release
Component Starter Kit has been a hit with Uniform customers and partners since its original release earlier this year. This open-source foundation for modern web projects based on React, Next.js, TailwindCSS, and Typescript got even better with this update.
New components:
  1. New Featured variant for Card Blocks component
  2. New video variant for Hero component
Besides this, animation control on Hero, Gallery, Card, and other key components, pattern visual editing enabled, header improvement, and many other exciting improvements.
To start with Component Starter Kit, check out the repo, the tutorial, and the demo.

Product update

Sep 18, 2023

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Visual editing for patterns
Patterns represent a crucial part of visual workspace. Patterns are the pre-configured components with default settings and be pre-connected to content sources. With this product update, patterns became a lot more powerful, and now visually editable!

New integration

Aug 17, 2023

SAP Commerce Cloud integration
SAP Commerce Cloud integration
This integration is crucial to allow building personalizable storefronts using Next.js and Nuxt as well as other React or Vue-based meta frameworks. Bring product catalog content from directly into your components in Canvas with the SAP Commerce Cloud integration and build shopping experiences visually without code changes and releases.
Uniform Mesh will fetch the product data, cache it, and deliver it along with the rest of the page content with the performance, reliability, and elastic scalability of an enterprise CDN. This integration uses OCC V2 API to retrieve product data from your Commerce Cloud instance.
Learn more about how to install and use SAP Commerce Cloud integration here.

Product update

Aug 15, 2023

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New component inserter
This addition makes it easier and more visual to find new components and patterns in your library to insert into your compositions. You can now categorize components, provide component descriptions, and upload screenshots. Management of hundreds of components and patterns becomes a breeze with this product update.

Product update

Jul 26, 2023

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In-line editing in visual workspace
In addition to contextual editing, marketers are now able to take advantage of full in-line WYSIWYG editing with Uniform Canvas.

Product update

Jul 18, 2023

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Making visual experience authoring front-and-center
Uniform visual workspace has received a new exciting update today to help ensure that editors can always focus on what is important to them. With the introduction of a new side rail, you can now dive into all parts of your compositions with a single-click whilst keeping the large preview experience front-and-center.
For those with larger screens, you will also benefit from the ability to “pin” sidebars, allowing you to keep the information in-view that best pertains to the job-at-hand.
You can learn more about what is in the new side rail by checking out our documentation here.

Product update

Jul 17, 2023

Composition history
Composition history
When changes occur, automatic versioning of your compositions allows you to see historical changes and revert to any past version. This brings better transparency into made modifications in composition and attribution of these changes to a specific team member.
By default, Uniform keeps the last 30 days of composition history. Enterprise plans allow a year of composition history.
Learn more about composition history here.

Product update

Jul 17, 2023

Rich text editor
Rich text editor
You can now leverage one of the best in class Rich text editors when modeling your content. It’s a structured RTE, allowing any external content to be brought into it via Uniform Mesh and giving developers complete control over the rendered markup.
Learn more about rich text capability and how to use it here.

Product update

Jul 17, 2023

Structure and property panel updates
Structure and property panel updates
The structure panel on the left side got a makeover - with updated UX, it is now optional and can be pinned.
The property panel on the right side got a facelift and parameter grouping, improving UX on components with many parameters.

Product update

Jun 28, 2023

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New capabilities in General Availability: Dynamic Pages and Redirect Manager for Uniform Canvas
Uniform is excited to announce two new releases that restore marketing control and empower business teams to build customer experiences at scale: Dynamic Pages and Redirect Manager. Using our self-service visual workspace, marketers and merchandisers can leverage Dynamic Pages and Redirect Manager’s visual editing capabilities to launch winning campaigns without relying on IT.
Learn more in our blog post here.

New integration

Jun 10, 2023

New integration with Coveo
New integration with Coveo
Coveo offers AI-powered enterprise search solutions and personalization. The Uniform Coveo integration gives business users the ability to build personalized digital experiences by with content from your Coveo search platform.
The integration provides value for both content authors and developers by bringing Coveo index data into your front-end components to provide search-driven digital experiences.
Learn more about how to install and use Coveo integration here.

Product update

May 23, 2023

Component Starter Kit
To make it even faster to build digital experiences that your customers love using Uniform, today we’ve released our Component Starter Kit: open-source and customizable components for building experiences through Uniform. It includes key elements used to build marketing and commerce sites, including hero components, CTAs, carousels, and card blocks, which you can easily add to a component-development system like Storybook.
As a result, you can effortlessly put together your ideas for internal and external testing, and then carry your concepts through to production with live content. That means no more wasted time rebuilding designs or managing data connections across platforms. Instead, you have more time to build great features and work on what matters to your audience.
To view and install the components, check out https://components.uniform.app/ today.

Product update

May 23, 2023

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Updates to Mesh Connections
We’ve updated our Mesh connection layer to make it easier than ever to connect data from any source to any front-end component. Instead of having to worry about content silos or rigid connections, marketers can leverage the content and presentation that they deem is the best for the audience, combine them in their visual workspace, and accelerate the delivery of amazing web and app experiences.
What’s new
  • Leverage any data source in all of your front-end components. Rather than manually mapping data or creating tight connections to components, you can now add components to your Uniform setup and adapt them fast. With only a few clicks, for example, you can show the speakers at an event on a product carousel.
  • No-code connections to any API. Among these connections are headless services, legacy DXPs, and single-use data sources. Without any code at all you can enhance your users’ experience with data from any REST API. This is in addition to pre-built integrations for key services with dedicated UIs.
  • Edgehancers for cutting-edge performance. Edgehancers, a unique to Uniform feature, automatically push content, personalized or otherwise, to the edge of your CDN. Your audience always gets the smoothest experience at lightning speed—straight out of the box with no extra code from your developers. 

Product update

May 2, 2023

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Component usage tracking
When managing hundreds of components and thousands of compositions, knowing which components are used where is critical. This extra governance layer allows users to quickly audit component usage and perform a safe component deletion if necessary.
Component usage is available inside Component Library; check out this mini demo linked above.

New integration

Mar 10, 2023

New CMS integration with DatoCMS
New CMS integration with DatoCMS
The DatoCMS integration brings your structured content from DatoCMS into Uniform visual workspace. Team members can leverage your DatoCMS content, along with data from any of your other sources, to create experiences without needing a developer. This allows building personalized experiences with content from DatoCMS and run A/B testing on component level.
Learn more about how to install and use DatoCMS integration here.

Product update

Feb 23, 2023

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Contextual editing in Canvas
Our no-code visual editor has been completely redesigned to put what matters most right at the center: your work. With integrated, responsive live preview, you can see how your page looks instantly as you build or edit it. Combined with new layout control options, this means you can see and orchestrate exactly what your user will see.
To learn more about how to set up contextual editing, you can check out ourdocumentation or watch the walkthrough above. To see how business teams can use Canvas to build great digital experiences, you can watch this Marketer’s walkthrough

Product update

Feb 23, 2023

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Project Map in Canvas
Project Map - Bring structure to the pages you’re building for a website or app to locate you in your customer’s journey. This brings the easy page hierarchy of a legacy system to a modern composable architecture, accelerating the onboarding process and content velocity for business users. It also does this without impacting technical performance or long-term flexibility.
To learn more about how to set up contextual editing, you can check out ourdocumentation or watch the walkthrough above.

Announcement

Feb 2, 2023

New CLI command: Uniform-new
We love CLIs and we love making devs super-fast.
That’s why we’ve given added a new CLI command that will help you spin up a new Uniform project and get you working in minutes: Uniform-new.
The team that came up with the name have been given the rest of the month off to recover from their hard work. While they relax, our Senior Technical Product Manager Product Manager William Imoh will show you how you too canset up a new Uniform project and get to work in only three minutes

Product update

Jan 26, 2023

Improved webhook creation and management interface
Improved webhook creation and management interface
We love webhooks - they power so many cool things!
However, we didn’t love our old system of managing them. So, new year, new web hook management tools!These make it easier to create and manage webhooks, as well as allowing more granular control and utilities to protect against request impersonation and replay attacks.
For existing customers, your webhooks will keep working normally, but we suggest you use ourmigration guide to take advantage of the new, better experience. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Uniform team.

Announcement

Jan 16, 2023

We’ve updated our Algolia integration
Hot off the presses, with spicy new features enabling:
  • Automatic content recommendations based on Algolia’s search parameters in Algolia and the index in a CMS or commerce engine
  • Creation of customized faceted search pages, adding the instant search components from Algolia, and control of visual presentation - all in the hands of business users. 
And there’s more! You can read all about it in our blog post.

Announcement

Oct 13, 2023

Custom roles and permissions
Healthy boundaries are important for any relationship - and Uniform is no different! That’s why we’ve added custom roles and permissions to Canvas and Context, letting you control who can read, create, edit and publish in your Uniform project, as well as technical and integration settings. These permissions can be created at the level of a composition type, giving you truly granular control over who can do what - avoiding accidents and letting teams focus on what matters to them. To learn more about how to create roles you can check ourdocs or watch our Product Manager William walk you through it.
Custom roles are now free for all paying customers and partners on new projects.