We just released BlogBridge 6.3 as our next ‘weekly’ release. One major new thing there, for users of our Publisher edition, is customizable Post to Blog templates. In addition to the built-in Full, Brief and Minimal templates, now you can create any number of additional templates.
Let me explain.
The Post to Blog feature closes the loop for prolific micro publishers, making it super easy to use material that you find while reading with BlogBridge, as the basis for your own blog posts. It is a rich and powerful feature.
You tell BlogBridge about the blog to which you want to post. When you read something that inspires you to want to write to your blog, just type “b” (or click the Post to Blog command) and up comes a little blog post editor, pre-populated with whatever you were reading, which you can then edit further and post to the blog.
New with 6.3 is that you can create a template for the blog posts that are created. You can have many of them, for example: “News item”, “Tech note”, “Remaindered Links” and so on, each with custom html.
The screen displayed shows how you create and edit your new templates. Note the use of a series of special variables, where BlogBridge fills in key information from the article that you are quoting.
Check it out, and let us know what you think!
N.B: First you have to be running the latest ‘weekly’ development release. You can get it by clicking on this link, on Mac, Windows and Linux. Read here about the two different release types.
Second, sign up for a trial account. All subscriptions have an automatic 30 day trial period during which you can get your subscription cost refunded. To see this new feature in action, you need ‘publisher’ level which costs $25/3 months.
If you are new to BlogBridge, you should know that the majority of our functionality is in fact free of charge. You can sign up for a free account. For $5/3 months you get major increases in capacity - we call this the ‘basic’ edition, and for $25/3 months you can get a ‘publisher’ edition.