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Bento Product Update: Promo Snippet and Favicon

By José Fernández, Product Deployment Manager


Explorer Custom Promo
PBS Digital’s Bento team announces the launch of an upgraded feature: Explorer Custom Promo Smart Snippet, which offers the ability to for 28 display options in one easy-to-use snippet. The new snippet replaces the 10 existing Explorer promo snippets, while expanding the options available to content editors.

The Explorer Custom Promo Smart Snippet will:
  1. Allow editors to display both Merlin and COVE content
  2. Work best with images that are 16:9 aspect ratio.
  3. Allow for greater flexibility. Users can decide whether they want details text, play icons, and images. 

How to use:
After adding your Explorer Custom Promo Smart Snippet to the page, select your display options and then select the layout, which will automatically display the required number of Merlin fields.

Change your mind about the layout? No problem, all metadata entered into the snippet is retained until you hit save. For example, if you select a two-item side-by-side promo, and decide to make it a three-item side-by-side, just choose the three-item option and the existing metadata will be preserved, and fields for the third will appear.

Explorer Favicon Smart Snippet

Bento now includes a Favicon Smart Snippet. When a Bento site is delivered to stations, users will see the Favicon Smart Snippet either in the First-In-Head or Extra-Head placeholders on the master page. Stations that have already launched will be contacted by a SPI Team Member. Non-Explorer sites can also use the Favicon Smart Snippet, therefore a team member will be contacting non-explorer stations as well.


Learn more in our Upcoming Webinars
Thursday, June 27, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
This webinar will update stations on new features which have been added or improved upon in Bento, as well as take a deeper dive and/or refresher and answer any questions large or small that you have related to Bento.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Take a deep dive into the World of Merlin. Through this onboarding call, stations will receive an admin overview, learn how the front and backend of Merlin connect to each other, and gain editorial and technical best practice information.