Lookaway CMS Update 09/28/2020 - Tracks and Albums

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Hello Members of Lookaway Information-

In this latest update you can now create and publish Tracks and Albums. To create a Track, you must first upload a Sound. Once you have created some Tracks, you can create an Album and choose which of your tracks will appear on the Album. The order of the Tracks on an Album is set on the Track itself which can be edited at any time.

Just like with Posts, no one else will be able to access your Tracks or Albums unless you publish them and once they are published, other Members of the site will be able to access them. Please keep in mind that content on the site cannot be unpublished although it can be deleted and recreated. By default, Tracks and Albums are set to "Members Only" which can be changed at any time. Once the "Members Only" flag is unchecked, the content will be published to the world allowing any entity to access it.

For those of you that joined in the last 30 days, soon you will be able to allocate Marshmallows to individual pieces of content. Each Marshmallow has a weight based on how often you are allocating them to that specific category of content. On the new music page the newest music will appear at the top of the page with the top music by Marshmallow weight in the lists below. Tracks and Albums will not appear in the top lists if they are in the new releases list, even if they are heavier to avoid repeats on the music page.

* Added Music app

* Technical fixes were added to avoid long term database integrity issues. You may get errors when submitting new content. If this happens, it most likely has to do with the title being too long. Depending on your browser's settings, you may be able to use the "back" button to get back to the submission page with your data intact.

* Quality of life changes to the GUI

Thanks again for helping me test this out and sharing your work with the Members and the world. Special shoutout to Member justforgurt for contributing a large amount of top quality content and inspiring me to write more!



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Posted by Kyle Bruder on Sept. 28, 2020, 6:35 p.m. from Ridgecrest, CA
Last updated on Jan. 26, 2021, 5:28 p.m.