Known issues

Here's a list of the main known issues in the New CMS which we're hoping to address.


If you think you've found a new problem then please let us know.

Area Issue Workaround

Visual bugs for Internet Explorer 11 users:

  • White space extends below the footer
  • Extra white space appearing in the News component
  • Signposting cards overlap and expand beyond their allocated space
No workaround at present, except consider using a different browser
Home When using Chrome on MacBook, at some breakpoints longer site names do not autoscale, obscuring the name. No workaround at present, except for resizing your browser
Email addresses Long email addresses sometimes break out of their container, meaning they can't always be read in full. No workaround at present. The email address still works though.
Editor - data table If multiple rows or columns selected then delete row/delete column does not work. Delete rows and columns one at a time.
Editor - embeds Teaser sometimes embeds as a card or vice versa. When choosing whether to embed card or teaser, ensure the rotating wheel has stopped turning before you press save.
Editor - links Can be pasted in without using add link button. Editors should not do this, as pasted links bypass our link verification and have an increased chance of being broken.
Event - date and time Populated manual 'Multiple dates and times' date and time fields only appear if the 'Single event' ones have a date or time selected in them. Choose a date or time in 'Single event' (even though this won't show on the website).
Event Signposting box In a 3-column layout the height of the blue box is inconsistent with other Signposting boxes. No workaround at present.
Event teaser embed Thumbnail image is too small. Video thumbnail image does not display. No workaround at persent.
Media Incorrect Kaltura thumbnail image showing.

Find the embedded video in your Group Media tab and click ‘View’ to pull in the latest thumbnail.

Media Images appear rotated after uploading. Before uploading to the CMS, open the image in Photoshop or (if you're using a Mac) Preview and re-save it.
Media 'File' media type is not shown in Related information, Signposting box and Signposting card autocomplete link lookup. Manually link to file URL in the format (here's more help with linking to files).
Media Playlists cannot be inserted as Video embed. Embed as individual videos or email to request playlist is set up in Central Component library as Raw HTML box.
Media YouTube videos with extra items in the URL give an error when attempting to upload as a video embed.

Strip back URL to its shortest version. For example, instead of pasting in:

Paste in:

Navigation - Group

On some breakpoints the local section nav has arrows overlapping the text or the menu button obscuring the name.

No workaround at present, except for zooming in or out on your browser.
News index 'First' and 'Last' links to view older news stories do not show the correct results. Use the text search to find a news story.
News index Not all paginated links are displayed on News index main page.  
Staff profile index Displays duplicate entries for any Staff profile links assigned to multiple departments. Manually insert featured staff profiles instead of Staff profile links on an automatic Staff profile index.

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