Release Notes

December 2017 – released Sitecore Experience Accelerator 1.6 (rev. 180103)

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.
You can now use a wizard from the context menu to add a feature to a site after it is created.​ 10022
You can now use a wizard from the context menu to add a feature to a tenant after it is created. 10023
You can now use image, link, and text fields for tag attributes in rendering variants. 10029, 10589
Rendering variants now support self-closing tags. 10176
The C​ookie warning meta rendering is now called a Privacy warning. 10230
The Feature and Foundation nodes now have module scaffolding to facilitate the creation of new SXA modules. 10329
Tenant and site scaffolding input validation script support has been added to allow features to validate selected configurations in the dialog before scaffolding the site or tenant. 10400
Tenant and site scaffolding post-setup script support has been added to allow features to perform additional actions after you create the site or tenant.​​ 10408
The SXA Rendering Copy wizard lets you create customized versions of existing SXA components​. 8916, 8060
You can now edit composite renderings directly on the page​. 8060
The G​allery component supports rendering variants. 6916
Feature authors can now provide theme extensions that extend the themes that are created by scaffolding scripts​. 7080
Feature authors can provide theme extensions that will be included when you edit a site in Wireframe mode​. 7945
You can extend rendering variant tags with custom data attributes. ​​ 483832 7096
Rendering variants let you add an editing frame as part of the variant definition. 7674
Row and column splitters allow you to add and remove placeholders out of order. 486925 7862
R​ow and column splitters let you change the order of their placeholders​. 486925 7862
SXA now has a Google Analytics integration meta-rendering. 488570 8332
You can configure the search box to show Solr predictions rather than a list of results in its drop-down​. 488567 8403
Rendering variants use a markup that complies with the variant definition to render a field, even when the field is not present. 8409
The Row Splitter markup allows for better adherence to the Bootstrap and Foundation grid guidelines by adding the appropriate row class. 8856
The new ​Splitter components allow you to define pre-fabricated component groups to a page​. 8905
You can now open the specific sections for T​abs, Carousel, and Accordion renderings when a page loads. 491622 9008
You can configure the range slider to show minimum and maximum value​​s. 491624 9106
The Page Size drop-down search rendering can show custom texts as values.​ 491625 9107
The Page Selector component renders an additional class that allows you to hide the component if page selection is not possible. 491629 9108
Additional styling facilitates the easier selection of multiple elements in the checklist filter.​ 491632 9113
The Checklist filter component now allows you to search by results count. 491842 9129
A page can be used as a data source for components inside composites to allow for ​rendering page fields in them​. 9534
You can define URL language embedding on a per-site basis. 9619
The SEO Sitemaps aggregate all the available sites under a single hostname, and support multiple languages 494598 9788
Page layout information is cached after merging with partial and composite rendering information.​ 495528 9930
Data source items can inherit from an additional template. This allows you to copy data source items from the Global folder to page data sources when the data source is used. 9984
Site and placeholders now have component caching, configuration triggering, and support donut caching. 10009

Resolved issues

The following issues have been fixed:

Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
There is a duplicated JSON tab in the Select a Rendering dialog for JSON device​s. 9557
​In the Experience Editor, SXA renders URLs for multisite instances with in​correct host names. 493282 9564
​SXA shows ​JSON markup​ instead of HTML markup in the POI details. 4933514 9600
Composites do not work on mobile devices. 497874 10372
A user cannot add a new SXA site to a tenant that has an existing SXA site. 493634 9573
The AssetBundler​ transforms CSS files incorrectly. This causes an error in the IE 9 browser. 493971 9709
The Select Rendering dialog has duplicate tabs when a user creates a folder that has the same name as a rendering. 493911 9727
​You cannot change the file destination that you upload images​ to in the standard Sitecore Select Media dialog​. 490622, 493310, 497544 8534
Personalization does not work for composite rendering​s. 488514 8647, 8459
Two Location Finder components do not work​ on the same page. 489467 8685
Rendering variants do not work for renderings that are placed inside a composite​. 495496, 492641 9501
Search filters do not respect the current language​ setting of the Search Results component. 494519 9532