Advertisement

Posts tagged with Ljworld.Com

A note about recent changes

You may have noticed that our sites look a bit different this morning. That's because our content management system has been updated to allow for new and improved features.

I'll talk a bit about those in a moment, but first you should know that, as with any major change, we're experiencing some bugs. So we've been troubleshooting, identifying problem areas and compiling issues so that our Web development team can fix them.

Some of the issues we've experienced so far are: - missing comments; - inaccurate comment counts; - problems with the mobile site of ljworld.com; - email editions are not going out; - problems reading private messages

We apologize for these issues, and we're working to fix them.

Now, for the good news. Our upgraded system has a number of new features that we're excited about.

Social networking

You can now sign into LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and Lawrence.com. using your Twitter, Google or OpenID accounts.

In comments

  • Users can now edit posts; you have a several-minute window to make changes;
  • An updated "reply" function that makes threaded comments easier to follow;
  • A thumbs-up button that lets users like a comment, as you might on Facebook.
  • Links to photos and videos will now show in the comments section, and users can upload photos with a caption; remember, with great power comes great responsibility

Mobile

If you're tired of trying to navigate our sites on your phone, you'll be pleased to know that the sites now automatically redirect to stripped-down mobile versions, which are easier to read. We're still working out some kinks, but we're especially excited about this. If you liked reading the regular site on your mobile device, there's a "view full site" button at the bottom of the page, which loads the normal site. This feature is not yet available for the mobile versions of KUsports.com and Lawrence.com.

We anticipate more features rolling out in the near future. If you're experiencing any of our growing pains, please be patient as we work out the kinks.

Reply 109 comments from Roedapple Agnostick Gettinolder Cowboy Class Clown Kansasconscience Dillonbarnes Tange Krichards Katara and 29 others

Easy steps to control your notification settings

With the new blog technology we introduced last week, you now have the ability to get notifications whenever anyone comments on your blog entries.

This can be both helpful and insanely annoying, so I'm sure you want to know how to control this setting.

It's easy, with the advent of the LJWorld.com Inbox. In addition to controlling your notification settings, you can also control whether private messages from other users go to your e-mail, or just stay in your LJWorld.com Inbox. You can also receive notices when a user "follows" you. At the moment, we don't have following enabled on LJWorld.com, but intend to in the future.

Following allows a user to easily find the comments or blog posts another user has made, without searching the site for them.

So, to control your notifications, first go up to the dropdown menu next to your username:

The dropdown menu contains links to all the important controls for your LJWorld.com account, including the new Inbox features.

The dropdown menu contains links to all the important controls for your LJWorld.com account, including the new Inbox features. by Jonathan Kealing

Then, click on Inbox & settings. That takes you to a page that looks like this:

The LJWorld.com Inbox lets you choose how you want to receive each of the different notifications the site sends. It also gives you one place to look at old messages or notifications you've received.

The LJWorld.com Inbox lets you choose how you want to receive each of the different notifications the site sends. It also gives you one place to look at old messages or notifications you've received. by Jonathan Kealing

Check the appropriate check boxes and you're all set. As usual, let me know if you have questions.

Reply