Web Services in Public Affairs has released several new enhancements for the WebTools Blog. We’ve combined the Discussion Board and the Blog into one easy-to-use app, giving YOU one tool with multiple layout options for your homepage (including multiple homepages).
Just go to the “Appearance/Homepage” tab (under Setup) and you’ll see these options:
Post gives you the option to feature only your most recent post or consecutive posts;
Summary shows you a directory of your posts, including title, thumbnails (if images are included in the post), and your introductory -- or short description;
List has the same look and feel of the previous Discussion Board, displaying Titles in hierarchical order;
Archive allows you to see all your posts in the order that they were composed and includes thumbnails when they are available.
You designate the number of viewable posts for the homepage, and the archives as well. New sorting options allow the user to change the display to suit their needs. All elements have been minimally styled and set to inherit your CSS styling, but can be edited by CSS users.
You can add images to your posts, and now we’ve added thumbnail images as well. These display in the Post and Summary views.
On the Layout tab, under Appearance, you add gadgets on the side of your posts: Recent Posts, Archives, Categories, Tags or create your own. Categories and
Tags let you define searching terms to help the user find your information quickly. These can be styled to match.
WebTools Blog Workshops
Workshops will demonstrate homepage selection and customization, building and styling of gadgets, tips and tricks for organizing, displaying, and distributing your Blog posts and comments. Please join us for an online workshop.