Announcements

New updates and improvements to Blogely

  1. Upgrade UI and UX for Blogely

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    In this upgrade, we focus primarily on UX and UI design improvements. The value of a UX or UI redesign is measured by how efficient it makes you. Anyone appreciates and notices any small changes that improve your workflow productivity.

    We moved horizontal tabs inside the article outline view to the left panel menu.

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    Why update UX and UI?

    • Making it more logical and intuitive,
    • Making it more powerful as well as cohesive,
    • Making clear and consistent navigation

    Inside the block editor, check the menu on the left panel.

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    Use AI for outline creation

    Generate 3 versions of outline in seconds.

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  2. Manage your content creation process in one place with Blogely Content Creators Dashboard.

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    Set your goals

    Set weekly goals and measure your progress. I have found that weekly tracking is the most effective timeframe.

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    Visualize the progress

    Understand how well you are doing in the daily heatmap view of progress. Learn when you and your team are the least productive, so you can work on improvements.

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    Track your team performance

    See how your team members are performing.

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    Graphical view of blog posts activity

    View the articles you have published in the last 6 weeks and your planned posts for the next 4 weeks side by side.

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    Graphical view of social media activity

    View the social media posts you have published in the last 6 weeks and your planned activities for the next 4 weeks side by side.

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  3. Focus mode - is a new feature for writers in Blogely.

    We have just released a new addition - FOCUS MODE. This feature was requested by many writers who want a destruction-free mode and a better focus on writing.

    ​It fades out everything in the block text editor except for the writing space that you are currently working on to stay in the flow and focus.​

    Clicking on this icon in the block editor view will take you to focus mode, which helps you concentrate on writing.

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    Return to the normal block editor by clicking the "End focus mode" icon.

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  4. My YouTube channel The Roadmap now hosts a series of interviews with startup founders.

    In this interview, we have Uyi Abraham. Founder of Vonza.

    About big dreams, Nigeria, $200 in the pocket, survival, hustle, growth. Mistakes and errors. Building a team, thriving. Lessons learned.

    What does it take to be a founder of a startup? Can these skills be learned and developed? As part of this series, we ask questions, listen to their stories, and look for common traits.

    A startup is the right choice for those who wish to be one of the movers and shakers of our time if they are passionate about the business they wish to build and the problems they wish to solve.

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  5. We know that responsive and intuitive user interface design can lead to better onboarding and app usage results.

    We are rolling out the new Blogely UI upgrade and here are some principles we have followed.

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    Simplicity. A simple user interface is better. We avoid unnecessary elements or design elements that could lead to confusion.

    Consistency. To ensure that users understand the application quickly, we used familiar UI elements throughout the application.

    Easy navigation. We make sure that the menu is not hard to find. We make sure each part of the app is clearly labeled in the navigation menu and place them in strategic places so users can find them quickly.

    Appropriate typography. We tested different typographies and chose the one that suits our brand.

    Suitable colors and textures. We made sure to use colors and textures appropriately to grab your attention.

    Effective user control. We gave you as much control as possible, including default options, flexibility, and more.

    Optimal accessibility. We made sure that the user interface is accessible and visible to any type of user, and that the user can get where they need to go.

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  6. Create an outline with multiple blocks with one click - "Multi-blocks".

    If you want to create an outline and fill in multiple blocks in a modal window, you can do it now. Click the New button and when you have written the title of the first block, click ENTER (instead of the OK button).

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    • Fixed styles in Research Doc.
    • Fixed outline (for RD) - lost visibility to the last block.
    • Fixed sequencing issue of blocks in the outline.
    • Fixed filters on content Marketplace main view.
    • Added bookmarks and counts.
    • Marketplace page "Talents" fixes: filters, favorites become clickable, cut letters in profile description are fixed, adding a profile to favorites, search box.
    • Settings>Freelancer: added placeholder messages.

    New feature added:

    • Create an outline with multiple blocks in one click - "Multiblock"

  7. If you want to grab a text from a PDF file, it's fine to open the file in a PDF viewer and copy and paste the content. However, sometimes you have a longer PDF document from which you want to extract all the text and images to reuse it in some way. Blogely can help you do that by parsing the PDF from the document into your article or research document.

    All you need to do is import a PDF file into your article or research doc.

    Import PDF as the article:

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    Extract PDF into an existing article:

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    Imported data (text and images) is added to an existing article and divided into blocks. Each block = 1 page PDF.

    Extract PDF into an existing Research Doc:

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    Same as in the article imported data (text and images) is added to an existing article and divided into blocks. Each block = 1 page PDF.

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    • Fixed pagination in the article’s in Outline view: if the user changes blocks in the “Load more” mode – blocks will be shown on the right side.
    • Fixed SEO score - it must show a score for a selected primary keyword.
    • Fixed insertion of a long URL in Settings/Integrations "Connected services"

    Added feature: Google Doc, blog article URL

    Now users can import additional content directly into the existing article.

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    Added feature: PASTE TEXT

    Now users can paste text in a special window. Blogely will convert this text into multiple blocks if H2 headers are used.

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    Added importing content into Research Doc.

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    Added additional price plan: FREELANCER

    It is meant to be for users (obviously, freelancers) who do not need a CMS website connection and produce work only for their clients.

    Improvements on Freelancer plan: export to Clipboard, added a dynamic update of the selected price plan after the coupon has been applied.

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    • Content menu alignment corrected.
    • Calendar, Settings: time zone bug fixed.
    • Fixes for hidden block – toggle block visibility (Hide/Unhide functionality).
    • Added tooltip to eye in Article’s editor.
    • Research Doc fixes: button “Analyze” fixed, the link in Results opens in a new tab, “Add links with paragraphs” fixed
    • Fixes for Backups and Restore - changes are now saved.
    • Fixes on the trial plan. A user on Trial can't change the plan (Billing) to Solo etc.
    • Fixed outline view: “Hide” and “Complete” are clickable, bug with clicking on a block in Outline after the Backup is restored (“/undefined in link”) fixed.
    • Fixed blog import.
    • Fixed pagination visual issue.
    • Fixed “Issues” in Collaboration, scroll added, back from “Collaborators” to “Workflow” added, and other visual problems.
    • Added ability to delete the imported file

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