Adverting

This document explains the integration between BLOX "Flex" (responsive design) templates and Google DFP (Doubleclick for Publishers).

Advertorial

Outbrain and Taboola provide recommended articles to your readers while providing you income. Taboola and Outbrain both pay revenue based on the paid links that they display at the bottom of your article. 

BLOX CMS provides the ability for you to utilize advertorial content on your website.

Alternative Mobile Platforms

Analytics

This document explains the integration between BLOX "Flex" (responsive design) templates and Google DFP (Doubleclick for Publishers).

Create an account in GTM as outlined by Google > and create a container to be connected to your BLOX site.Use a BLOX GTM Jump Start to add to your GTM container all existing default BLOX Google Analytics tracking functionality.BLOX makes the “Install a container in your content part” of t…

Using GTM to serve your Analytics tag is not required, but offers great power and flexibility to the advanced user. There are some Google Analytics (GA) events that need to get set up in GTM in order to retain all key Analytics data when moving from GA only in BLOX to using GTM. Jump starts …

Calendar

Do I have to switch?No. The option is yours.I want to wait and see if this will work for my site. Can I sign up later?Yes.If my site signs up, can we switch back?Yes.Will this be in BLOX?Management of all events will be handled in the Evvnt admin.Can I still add my own events?Yes. This will …

Evvnt is a dynamic event marketing automation platform which syndicates event content to multiple event listing sites and calendars as a service.

Circulation

Newzware is a Subscription service that connects to the Newzware Circulation System to allow online access to a BLOX CMS site.  This integration provides real-time check for user access authorization at login time.

Commenting

This document outlines the different commenting systems supported by BLOX CMS. 

To set up Disqus commenting with the Flex templates, you must first create a Disqus account. This can be done at https://disqus.com/websites/. You will need to use Disqus for websites in order to add this commenting style to your BLOX site.

BLOX integrates with Facebook commenting and allows your readers to comment using their Facebook profile. These comments will need to be moderated though the Facebook Moderation Tool.

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Content Exchange

Basic setupNavigate to the Editorial > Syndication application.Click on the gear icon in the top right corner.Expand the importer tab by clicking the plus sign.Right click on the TN Content Exchange Importer and select set as current search.In the search field to the left, expand the 'par…

Basic setupNavigate to the Editorial > Syndication application.Click on the gear icon in the top right corner.Expand the importer tab by clicking the plus sign.Right click on the TN Content Exchange Importer and select set as current search.In the search field to the left, expand the 'par…

Preferred setupNavigate to the Editorial > Syndication application.Click on the gear icon in the top right corner.Expand the importer tab by clicking the plus sign.Right click on the TN Content Exchange Importer and select set as current search.In the search field to the left, expand the …

Credit Card Transactions (Payment Handlers)

Payment Handlers is where a payment handler can be configured within BLOX. Payment handlers are third-party services used for processing credit card transactions. BLOX supports Acument, Authorize.Net or PayPal PayFlow Pro payment handler solutions.

TownNews.com's BLOX CMS, our fulfillment partner Spreedly, as well as our gateway partner (PayFlow Pro), are 100% compliant with the MasterCard 2 Series BIN acceptance. This article is in response to customers receiving inquiries/compliance statements about this change.

Recurring payments requires you to have a PayPal PayFlow Pro Merchant account.  Contact your Regional Sales Rep for account set up information.

Photo Fulfillment

Increase the value of your photo archive by selling the images directly to consumers as high-quality photographs and photo gifts.

Social Media

Field59’s live streaming feature allows you to stream to many platforms, including your website, mobile apps, and OTT apps like Roku, AppleTV and Fire TV.

This article describes how to configure stream targets that allow the Field59 live cloud to act as a cloud encoder that publishes a live stream to a third-party destination such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter/Periscope, or other custom destinations.

Field59’s live streaming feature allows you to stream to many platforms, including your website, mobile apps, and OTT apps like Roku, AppleTV and Fire TV.

Facebook and Twitter accounts can both be made Targets within BLOX Notifier by completing a permissions "handshake" between each social account and BLOX CMS.