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.
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!
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.
This week the team made some changes to our email notifications. Prior to today, you could only receive individual email notifications. Now members can choose between individual emails, a daily digest email, or both.
If you choose Daily Digest, this means that instead of receiving an email each time a site you’re following posts, you’ll receive a roundup at the end of the day. This roundup will contain links to all posts created by sites you follow.
To do so, click on “Edit Profile” in the dropdown menu. Next click on the “Notifications” tab. Here you’ll see the settings.
Each site you follow has its own setting. This means you can mix and match settings, receiving some as they happen (ASAP), others at the end of the day (Daily Digest), or some with no notifications at all.
Learn more about our new Email Notifications.
Ask and ye shall receive. Based on your requests, we've created a number of new themes this week. We've got a customizable wedding theme in blue, green, and rose; a new minimalist theme called Clean Sweep; and three existing themes that we've adapted for OnSugar: oneoneone by Quantum Thinking, museum theme by paulgiacherio, and bygone era by Robert Boylan.
You can try them out on your own site by clicking on "themes" under your site drop down and navigating to the last page of featured themes.