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.
You can now sign into LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and Lawrence.com. using your Twitter, Google or OpenID accounts.
- 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
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.
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:
Then, click on Inbox & settings. That takes you to a page that looks like this:
Check the appropriate check boxes and you're all set. As usual, let me know if you have questions.