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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

New GUI - Blogger in Draft - Posts - 3 - Post Settings

Location: Newcastle, NSW. Australia. Newcastle NSW, Australia

The New GUI in Blogger in Draft offers Post Settings - Labels, Schedule, Location and (Posting) Options - right next to the Post Box, where you need them to be. Great idea, Blogger! Naturally, Post Settings are the same for Compose Mode and HTML Editors.

The Labels option is, I think, a wonderful variation on what is available in Production Blogger. It almost looks flimsy and frail, but operates like it should. There are two positions from which to add a label - from the Manage Posts screen, and from the Post Editor screen.

Adding a Label from the Manage Posts screen ...

Adding a Label from the Post Editor screen ...

Date Scheduling of a post is as it functions in Production Blogger - automatically, or manually.

The third Setting is Location. I have found this feature to be NOT working, as it can't find Australia. Maybe it's something I am doing incorrectly, I don't know. Then again, it probably thinks Australia is in Europe! I had to input my location manually for this image...

The last Setting is Options. This is basically the whole Post Options section from Production Blogger, with the exception of Schedule, which is now separate. There are slight changes to Comments and Backlinks with a 'Hide' option, but there's nothing challenging.

... and it pays to be alert! This next image is one I made last night - and it did NOT show the new options for Reader Comments and Backlinks! Talk about quick change! That's the beauty of Beta?


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