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February 09, 2005

UThink Update

There have been a couple of recent changes to UThink that you should know about. First of all, thanks to a suggestion from Laurene of Winter in the Cities, I've added a new template called "Snowy" to the Template Chager:
Snowy Template

To access this new template, login to your blog, choose "Templates" in the left hand menu, and click on the "Template Changer" button at the top of the page. Select a new template, rebuild your blog, and volia! Your blog will have a new look and feel. If anyone else has any other suggestions for a new blog template, please let me know.

Secondly, I added a new tool called "View Authors" to the administration intereface of all blogs. One thing we have made relatively easy is adding other authors to your blog(s) through their Internet IDs. However, if you've added a lot of users to a blog, there has been no way to see a list of all the authors you've added. That is until now. To see all the authors your attached to a blog you own or that you created, login to UThink, select the blog you'd like to see the authors for, and click on the "View Authors" button on the right hand side of the page. "View Authors" will allow you to easily change permissions for a particular author or remove authors from your blog. If you are not the creator or owner of the blog in questions (if you are one of the authors that the owner has granted permission to) the "View Authors" tool will give you the option of removing yourself from the blog. Please let me know if you have any questions about this new tool.

Of course, what we'd like to do next is to create a tool that allows for the easy addition of multiple Internet IDs to a single blog. We've got some ideas for how to accomplish that, so stay tuned.

Posted by snackeru at February 9, 2005 11:10 AM