What’s new in LiveWhale 2.1.0

This minor release contains a useful new feature for LiveWhale CMS and a few platform-wide bug fixes and improvements.

New feature: Duplicate pages

There are lots of cases where you might want to base a new page off an existing one on your LiveWhale CMS site: “Directions from the Train” might want a sibling page “Directions from the Bus,” for instance.

The duplicate page dropdown UI Or, perhaps one of your groups has similar-but-just-different-enough pages for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters and you don’t want to spend time copying and pasting.

Even if you just want to avoid putting any brainpower into “what template did I use here again?” LiveWhale 2.1.0 has got you covered with easy page duplication.


Behavior adjustments

  • Updated robots.txt and robots meta tags for sites on development mode, so Google will not index them at all (instead of indexing with “No information available”). This should prevent Google results showing LiveWhale development sites in the future.
  • LiveWhale CMS only
    • On the front-end toolbar, the “Current Page Group:” section of the group switcher is now a link, in case you want to switch into that group.
    • When editing navigations, the “Link to a page” selector now shows more results and better supports partial keywords.



  • Fixed an issue where a non-admin user with access to all groups wasn’t seeing the group switcher in the toolbar.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented you from deleting a linked calendar in another group when filtering “By group” in the linked calendar manager.
  • Fixed an issue where editing the default contact info for your group wouldn’t take effect until your next group switch or login.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented a direct API search for images by collection.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented “Upgrade available/scheduled” from appearing for admins on the Dashboard.
  • Fixed an issue where group default contact info displayed incorrectly on the group editor.
  • Fixed an issue that could in some cases improperly encode smart quotes within alt text attributes.
  • Restored pagination to the file list when linking to one of your files.
  • LiveWhale CMS only
    • Fixed an edge case issue where HTML code tag blocks could have a leading entity broken through a page edit.
    • Fixed an issue with validation of some images when importing profiles in bulk.
    • Fixed an issue preventing LiveWhale Calendar/LiveWhale Storyteller remote widgets from being added to LiveWhale CMS sites.
    • Fixed a display issue that indicated an undefined owner group for shared files when inserting them into a page.
    • Fixed an issue with Instagram images when using the WEBP image format.


  • The HOSTNAME_WHITELIST setting is now called HOSTNAME_ALLOWLIST and supports backwards compatibility. [docs]
  • The “Delete linked calendar” UI now matches other back-end interfaces.
  • Extended tools that LiveWhale support uses when diagnosing traffic or DDOS issues.

July 15, 2022

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