It is always exciting to release new features, polish some existing processes and fix the annoying glitch here and there. Recall we released some updates last month and these seem to be working well.
We expect to release the next batch of changes this coming week. As will be the usual case, you will not notice most of these as they reflect behind-the-scenes functioning of the platform. But one of these you should notice and that is the collaborator (or multi-user) sign-in feature. This has been a user request for some time, so we're delighted to make that available. Let me talk about this a bit.
The Manage Collaborators function will be located under the Account link in your user console. You can add or delete collaborators from your account from here.
Collaborators have limited rights on your account. They can create a draft article, edit articles and preview revisions, but they cannot post them or delete them. Collaborators can change their passwords and delete themselves from your account.
There are some other upgrades you might find useful. We've added a field that allows you to place a guest writer's email in their gravatar when posting to your site. This feature was added to the existing options of linking guest names to their websites and allowing them to create a short bio sentence for the article.
We also are working on a couple of annoyances, the most relevant being the option you have on your article page to post notification directly to your Facebook page. As many of you know, the function has not been very reliable in terms of image posting - sometimes posting the article image with the notice, often times not. We're still wrestling with this, but one way or another we want this resolved this coming week.
That's it for this time. As always, give us a holler as to your thoughts and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you.