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New Feature: Comment Management

This week our dev team rolled out a new way to manage your comments. The tool — which you can get to by clicking on “Comments” in your blog dropdown menu — allows you to view all of your comments in one place. Now you can easily search through comments, see all comments from one reader, and even un-publish more than one comment at once.

Visit the help blog to learn more about the new comment management system.

Posted by sabs on May 22, 2009 at 11:59AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

New Feature: Easily Toggle Between Rich Text and HTML

If you've been a member for OnSugar for a while, you've probably seen our HTML popup tool. It was convenient, but let's be honest, it wasn't the easiest interface.

To remedy this, we're introducing a new way to toggle between the two views. With a quick click of a link, you can see your post in the regular "rich text" format or in the "raw HTML" view. No additional popups, and no more "which window" confusion.

As a bonus feature, we're also going to remember which format you last used. So if you last edited a post in HTML, your next post will be automatically set to HTML. If you want to switch back all you have to do is click the link.

To switch views, just click the link underneath the body box. Doing so will toggle the content directly in the body box. Also please note: the old HTML popup icon will be discontinued soon, so let us know if you have any questions about the new way.

And remember, to embed code into your post (such as youtube videos, etc.) you need to be in raw HTML mode.

Posted by sabs on May 21, 2009 at 12:36PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

New Feature: Hide or Feature a Post

Last week our dev team surprised us with a cool new feature. Under the "Advanced Options" section of your post (below the text area and above the save button), you now have two more ways to control your homepage.

The first option is called "Homepage" and it determines whether or not your post shows up in the main area of news. It is checked by default, meaning that every post will show up on your homepage. If you uncheck the box, your post will not show up in the regular place, and you will need to link to it in order for folks to find it. Some reasons for doing this might be a thank you page, a poll you want to link to from navigation, creating galleries or other content you'd like to call out on a tag page but not publish in your river of news, among other things.

The second option is called "Feature" and it will make a post stay at the top of your homepage. Some of you might know this as "sticky," and it is not-checked by default. Checking this box will push your post to the top of everything. A good use for this would be to promote contest you're running, or news you want to make sure everyone sees.


Posted by sabs on March 11, 2009 at 4:07PM | Permalink | 0 Comments
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New Feature: Blogroll Widget

We noticed that the most popular type of widget happened to be a list of sites folks love (aka a Blogroll).  Now you can easily create lists of your favorite sites or links with our new Blogroll Widget.  You can add as many blogrolls as you like and give them different names (Blogs I Love, Blogs I Secretly Love But Pretend To Hate, etc.)

To do so go to "Widgets" in the dropdown menu and find the "Blogroll" module in the left hand column. Click on "Blogroll" and another box will pop open where you can begin creating your list. Title your blogroll (you can name it anything you'd like), and then begin adding links. Add a name, url and then click the "Add Link" button for each site added. To rearrange them, drag the items in the right column up and down until they are in the correct order. Once you're done be sure to click the "Save Options" button at the bottom.

What are you waiting for? Go give it a try!

Posted by sabs on February 26, 2009 at 3:39PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

New Feature: Turn On Anonymous Comments

We've gotten a lot of requests for anonymous comments and we're happy to say that we now have them!

By default, all sites are set to accept registered comments only. However with a few clicks, you can open up your site for everyone to comment.

To do so, click on "Site Settings" in your site dropdown menu. From there, scroll to the bottom until you see the "Allow anonymous comments" checkbox. Check the box, hit "Save" and ta da! Now anyone can comment on your site.

Read our help blog for more information on comments.

Posted by sabs on February 12, 2009 at 11:52AM | Permalink | 0 Comments