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1. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

We just launched some updates in our travel blogs area which I thought I'd better post about here, as there will be some 'weird' looking blogs for a bit.

The main change from a technical point of view is that the pages are structured better and each of the titles has become a link to the actual blog entry. For those of you who, like me, continuously were frustrated trying to click on the titles, that time is over.

A nice change, and one we've seen requested in blog posts and here on the forum, is the addition of the blogs authors latest photos to the navigation. You can set this to show your latest 0,2,4,6 or 8 photos on your blog settings page. This also means a direct link to your photo gallery from your blog. For blogs with multiple authors, only the photos of the starting blogger will show. By default we've set everyone's blogs to show 2 photos.

Twitter. For those of you on Twitter, you can now show your tweets directly in your blog navigation as well. Something isn't working with this right now, but should be fixed shortly. You have to add your twitter username in your blog settings area for this to work.

Estonian. While we were at it, we launched the blogs in Estonian too, thanks to kusmeoleme.

For all of you with one of the Travellerspoint templates, everything should be working just dandy, but if you have a customized template, then you'll probably find some small bugs especially with regards to where the navigation shows. We're working on these cases, but the changes are all manual, so could take a few days. Please let us know if you want your blog looked at urgently!

As always, feedback is welcomed! :)

Sam

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting Sam I Am

Twitter. For those of you on Twitter, you can now show your tweets directly in your blog navigation as well. Something isn't working with this right now, but should be fixed shortly. You have to add your twitter username in your blog settings area for this to work.

Is this because you typed your twitter username wrongly as "samiwant" instead of "samiwasnt"?

3. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 7y

Feedback :)

Just a suggestion, but I would have preferred to be able to choose what photos appear rather than just the latest ones? Maybe a personal best of for example, or favorites

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Quoting outcast

Feedback :)

Just a suggestion, but I would have preferred to be able to choose what photos appear rather than just the latest ones? Maybe a personal best of for example, or favorites

That would have to be a new added feature. Had never crossed my mind, but it would indeed be kind of nice!

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

Quoting Hien

Quoting Sam I Am

Twitter. For those of you on Twitter, you can now show your tweets directly in your blog navigation as well. Something isn't working with this right now, but should be fixed shortly. You have to add your twitter username in your blog settings area for this to work.

Is this because you typed your twitter username wrongly as "samiwant" instead of "samiwasnt"?

Smartipants, but you are correct :) See, that's why one should never try and figure out what is wrong with something at 3AM...