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Optimizely Release Notes — March-April 2024

The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Optimizely's products from March and April 2024.


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Blend reviews Optimizely’s release notes every few months to better understand how changes will affect existing and future projects. Here are the major new releases since the start of the new year.

For the full list of releases, visit Optimizely’s Release Notes. And for more information on how these changes might affect your project, or to reach out to Blend Interactive’s Gold-level development team, contact us today!

CMS updates.

Three updates were made to the user interface within CMS itself over the past two months:

Utilize NormalizedUserName and others in ASP.Net Identity

According to the release notes, the product implementation of AspNet Identity now uses normalized usernames, which are indexed in the database. In conjunction with this, the performance of working with users in groups was significantly improved, which is reflected when working with approval definitions.

(CMS-32526 — Product: Episerver CMS UI 12.28.0)

Improve restrictions

As a part of the previous update, restriction information has been simplified to occupy less space in the editors.

(CMS-25169 — Product: Episerver CMS UI 12.28.0)

Update EPiServer.ImageLibrary.ImageSharp dependency

And, finally, according to release notes, the team updated the EPiServer.ImageLibrary.ImageSharp dependency to 1.0.1 which includes a vulnerability fix.

(CMS-33300 — Product: Episerver CMS UI 12.29.0)

Language Manager updates.

Optimizely pushed two feature updates relating to the Language Manager.

  • Added the option to publish descendant (children) content. (LM-519 — Product: Episerver Language Manager 5.3.0)
  • Revamped the translation/duplicate configuration process UI so that options display in a window. (LM-530 — Product: Episerver Language Manager 5.3.0)

Commerce relations.

Finally, an update to Commerce now allows relations between classes and contacts or organizations. According to the release notes, this includes:

  • Added relation 1N, NN from organization or contacts to other classes.
  • Added relation N1, NN from other classes to organization or contacts.

(COM-16860 — Product: Episerver Commerce 14.18.0)

Additional features and bug fixes.

There are always bug fixes and minor functionality changes. Rather than list the rest, please visit the release notes page and filter by date.


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