Steempress 2.1 Update: voting slider, word limit and synchronized updates

in steempress •  9 days ago

It's been an exciting few days since the launch of SteemPress 2.0 last week, and we've been very happy with both the reception from the community as well as the feedback and suggestions we have gotten from our users. This update introduces a few new features that were highly requested in the aftermath of our two-way integration release.

Vote slider and vote percentage

With the new two-way integration feature activated, visitors of a SteemPress blog will be able to upvote the post as well as comments once logged in with Steem Connect. In the first beta version, however, votes were only given as 100%. We've now added the slide-bar which allows curators to choose the size of their vote from 1% to 100% as they can on most other Steem interfaces. Additionally, vote percentages are now also displayed next to the names of the curators of a post when browsing the upvotes.

Blog visitors can now see the percentage at which other curators have voted on a post or comment and also decide what percentage they want to vote with themselves.

Synchronized updates

We want to move towards an increasingly seamless experience to what exists on Steem-based front-ends and the user's SteemPress blog. To ensure this, we've added a feature for automated post updates on the Steem article whenever the post is edited through WordPress.

To enable or disable the feature you will see a new option in the settings.

If enabled, this will enable new options :

update individual posts

Similarly to how the "publish to steem" checkbox must be ticket to post an article to the Steem blockchain in the first place, this option lets you push an update you've made to an article on WordPress also to the Steem blockchain.

bulk edit several posts

If you have several posts that have been updated on WordPress that you would also like to update on the Steem blockchain, this option lets you quickly assign which posts you want to synchronize.

Usage notes

Note that in order for the update to work you need to have the permalink setup on the post. You can find these options at the bottom when you edit a post.

These options were introduced during the 2.0 update, meaning you will have to add the permalink manually on the posts that were made before the 2.0 in order for the update feature to work for those. The author/permalink is added automatically on new posts made after the 2.0 update.

If you set a different author than the one provided the update will not work. Answering "why" is not in the scope of this post, but feel free to dm @howo if you are interested in the technical details.

Word limiter

We've heard many users express an interest in only publishing the introduction of their original article to Steemit while posting the full text on their own website. The motivation may be either them having a paywall on their websites or as a way to help safeguard the SEO of their site. Our new word limiter feature allows the user to decide the number of words they want to see published to the Steem blockchain. Once published, the article on Steem will include a customizable footer similar to what many SteemPress blogs already use that links back to the user's website where the whole article can be read.

To use it, you'll find a new option in settings:

This way, a user can benefit from the Steem blockchain while still directing people to their blogs. With the two-way integration enabled, readers from the Steem ecosystem will still be able to engage with the full version of the content through upvotes and comments directly on the website.

Updates to the post queue on steempress.io

We do our best to provide a helpful interface to our users to manage their posts and to be able to take care of eventual problems themselves without the need for extra assistance. Therefore, we continuously add updates to our post queue manager introduced in greater detail in our October update.

It has been updated in two ways :

Before you could only see your posting queue, meaning you could only see the posts that were awaiting posting. If there was an error during the posting the post would simply get removed from the queue and you had no way of telling what happened to it and how you can fix the issue.

Now you can see the last 5 posts that had errors and see the recommended solution to the problem that caused it.

It has been updated to also manage your updates from WordPress to Steem and warn you if something went wrong during an update.

If you are interested in following our development, these changes were included in three pull requests plus a few commits directly pushed to master.

That's it for today! We look forward to an even more exciting week to come as we'll be attending SteemFest 3 to present SteemPress and enjoy the event together with other attending Steemians.

As always, if you have any questions then please visit us on [our discord channel[(https://discord.gg/vNKQ3q)!

To download SteemPress, find our plug-in at https://wordpress.org/plugins/steempress/

To vote for our witness, either use SteemConnect following this link or find us on https://steemit.com/~witnesses.

Thank you for reading this far and for being interested in SteemPress!

@Fredrikaa and @Howo

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  • Has a blog feel to it rather than development post.

Is that positive or negative ? I can't really tell x)

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Thank you for your review, @helo! Keep up the good work!

I made this video about SteemPress when 2.0 launched

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Great video on the potential impact of SteemPress and how it could be huge.

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We saw the video and really enjoyed your optimism for what we do and positivity fpr where Steem can go :.

Upvoted and resteemed the post a few days ago.

This is very great, I may able to share my Portfolio directly from my website to my facebook audiences. I notice that when I share a 'steemit' link, it wouldnt gain traffic, maybe because they are censoring crypto related projects. I dont know, I usually should get around 200 likes and reactions -

I edited my post to change the link tho. Now ill try to share it later, moving on.

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Im downvoting you for Spam.

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Feel free to call my comment spam but that is not the case. I left a meaningful comment if you would only understand.

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This is an extra way we have decided to give back and award serious bloggers!

SteemPress isnt a blogger.

and also

This looks like a Spam, Its not a meaningful comment.

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What would you suggest as a meaningful comment? From a bot? I'll wait...

Ah damn I just noticed the check box after making a post.

Still at least it'd checked for next time!

I like the two way integration. I get more interaction on steem than I do on WP, even if 500 times more people read my stuff on WP!

I like the word limit too. That's a good idea for saving SEO! Although TBH if people are really concerned about that they should set up a second WP blog... I don't think Google appreciates 100s of back links from the same site.

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I was really thinking about SEO - I hoped the delayed minutes would allow the post on my site to index and count steemit posts as a duplicate. What would you think of a disable indexing in search engines when publishing through steempress?

I post to Steemit to reach a new audience and rather it not eat at all in search engines where I'd want my posts to show. I was currently happy to have the whole post in steemit but if it's detrimental to SEO then the word limiter would help, but hinder the native steemit post experience. Thoughts?

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TBH I don’t know how damaging a duplicate post to steem is to your SEO, but it’s a risk for sure.

Personally I set up a whole new blog to use Steempress with in order to protect the SEO on my main one!

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ah yeah for sure. I have it on my publisher website so not setting it up, but increase the delayed time and word limiter below 300 words so hopefully be okay. Will observe.

Let me know if you have any interesting developments from your approach or observations.

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wonderful and amazing @chuuuckie the project #steempress and its gain more attention when aware fully. awesome features and new updates like voting slider bar and Text Limit is no doubt lovely addition. appreciations for your neat work. Tc and stay blessed.

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Was wondering why you tag me, lol. You should be congratulating the team instead of me. xD

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I agreed @chuuuckie with your words, no doubt this project is due to whole team work and i congratulate to them, i just appreciate you because of your this post due to which many people got awareness about #steempress. Any if there any issue by tagging you so i appologize for that.

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Oh, well Im happy to know that. Have a great day @rabeel!

Word limiter!!!!!

This is huge. Thanks team.

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Nice meeting you at SF and great discussion. (I'm the guy who had the Tandy as his first computer!)

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Thanks @steempress Ilike it this update. Awesome update Steempress2.1

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wow this is great, i just started a wordpress site but im not using code instead using elementor. will this work with elementor?

Truly awesome update that fulfills most of the communities need. The plugin works way more in human manner than before ever. And glad to see @steempress has climbed up to rank 35th in witness voting. Thanks for the constant support and awesome work guys.

Getting better and better every day! Now if only STINC has their development act together as much as you guys. The word count limit will help with SEO. A few of my posts already loses to Steemit on the SERPs :)