Release Notes

May 2017 – released Sitecore Experience Accelerator 1.3 Update-1 (rev. 170519)

Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) enables parallel work streams (content, creative design, UX, coding) to not only reduce the time required to produce a website, but also improve the quality by allowing all contributors to validate each other's contributions. SXA provides reusable user experience layouts and components that are fully integrated into the Sitecore editing experience.

New feature/improvements

Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
​New site themes are now stored in the Themes branch in the Media Library. 4850
Site and tenant security scaffolding provides an easy way to apply security roles to a SXA site. 5053
The Column Splitter can now contain only one column​. 5199
The Robots.txt cache in now flushed as part of publish​ing. 6575
Error Handling has been added to scaffolding as a feature. 6673
Grids now have their own editing themes so grid-specific editing functionality can be added​. 6774
The performance of SXA page rendering has been greatly improved​​​ - in some cases by as much as 50%. 6825

Breaking changes

Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
The RenderContentToken and AssetInclude types have been changed as a result of performance improvements.​
The StringExtenstions type has been renamed as SitecoreExtensions.
The GetVisibility class has been removed as a result of usability improvements to the grid.

Resolved issues

The following issues have been fixed:

Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
The Toolbox scroll bar UI is easily confused with the Page scroll bar. 3325
​The DisableEditingOnInjectedRendering processor breaks FXM functionality​. 6899
​The robots.txt cache is not cleared after a site publish.​ 480809 6575
​SXA reverses the logic for appending sitemap URLs to robots.txt. 480809 6484
Pages exported by Creative Exchange have an additional sxa-ce-exported CSS class​. 6727
​JSON device is offered as a valid device for Creative Exchange.​ 483306 6852
​The Styling button throws an error if a rendering is added in the Content Editor.​ 6866
​The Custom Variants for levels field cannot be saved for the Navigation component - Sitecore Experience Platform 8.1 only​.​​​ 6735
The Facet Slider component does not show a value indicator after the first page loads.​ 5908
The Checklist Filter component is case sensitive when filtering by query parameters​. 6872
​You cannot add an external link to an Image component.​ 483062, 483491 6845
​The cyclic redundancy check fails if a page or a partial design has a container inside a container.​ 484328 6707
The Date filter component causes a JavaScript errors when used.​ 6900
​The show and hide toolbox buttons are scrolled with the page content.​ 7016
​The drop indicators are shown when the mouse pointer is near the component rather than near the drop point.​ 6722
​Sticky notes can behave unexpectedly.​ 5774, 6520, 6455, 5746
SXA and WFFM both contain a core item with the same name and a different ID. 478585 5713
​If a theme name contains dashes, it breaks the theme selection dialog​. 482234 6675
​The Toolbox scroll bar can be confused with the page scroll bar.​​​​ 3325
Search Box and Search Results do not work properly when alwaysIncludeServerUrl="true"​. 6446
​The Tag Cloud component generates incorrect links​​.​​ 6712
The Lookup Name Lookup Value field works incorrectly in the Content Editor and in the Experience Editor. ​​​​ 483409, 484211 7094
​Partial Design folders are not shown in the Partial Designs list​​​.​​ 483925 7041
The start search location for a Gallery component is incorrect in the GalleriaTheme field.​​​ 481271 6470
The ​Azure search provider sends latitude and longitude to the index in the wrong order.​​ 484887 7170