Saturday, May 7, 2011

Updates and Fixes in Blogger

April showers bring May flowers, and updates to Blogger! Here's the run down of the latest changes available to everyone right now:

Add location info to your posts with geotagging

Geotagging has been available for a while on Blogger in Draft, but is now available to all users with today’s release. To add location information to your blog posts, simply click the Add Locationbutton in the bottom right of the new post editor. This will bring up a new window that displays the familiar Google Maps interface and you can search, drag, zoom, and drop markers for the location of your choice. 


Once you’ve settled on the location you want to add to the blog post, just click Save and the information will automatically be added to the footer section of your published post (if you don't see it, you'll probably have to enable the Location option in the Blog Post widget which is normally defaulted to 'on'.)




We’ve made a few small updates and bug fixes since the original Draft release, most notably the ability to remove location information after publishing and the addition of a placemarker for pinpointing location info.


Refreshed interface for image and video upload

Clicking the “photo” or “video” upload buttons will now display a sleeker, updated picker. We’ve also made it draggable so you can look back at the post editor if you need to.



A pair of Known Issues are now fixed
  • Users posting comments from non-Google accounts should no longer see the intermittent bX errors that occurred last week.
  • The intermittent errors which were preventing the browsing of archives via Newer / Older navigation links has been fixed.

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