Today I'm writing you within the brand NEW Blog Editing Platform here at WA! This is the first of a series of updates that are going to be taking the whole WA experience to a new level. I'm really excited to tell you all about what we have planned in the weeks and months ahead.
Millions of Images Available for Posts at WA!
We've expanded on the SiteComments Images platform and made the features available to the WA blog editor. I'm so excited about this project because it's something that is used by so many of us to share our stories, document our journeys, and get help and coaching from the incredible community of folks in WA.
Telling your story, engaging with readers, and communicating effectively is enhanced by the use of relevant imagery. SiteContent brought Millions of CC0 (royalty free) images to the Wealthy Affiliate platform for folks to use when creating content for websites. Now Millions of images are available for posting at WA.
We've included a new "Cover Image" platform so that we can make our content pop and look amazing within the WA platform. Cover images are optional but as we move foward, they are going to get our content more exposure and reach within the community. Adding a cover image is suggested but of course not required :)
Adding images to Posts here within WA have never been so fun and easy.
Other tools included within the new blog editor include the spelling and grammar checker, live word counts, improved auto-saving, improved draft management, along with the formatting tool set that you're used to in SiteContent!
Cover Images... Beautiful, but There's So Much MORE!
A picture can say 1000 words...not only cover images for posts in WA, not only the imagery within content, but within the information that you consume and interact with. You will notice on social platforms like Facebook and Instagram, to Twitter, to Popular News Sites...they all have something in common. Beautiful imagery and the ability to interact with the content.
Notice anything in the image directly above?
This is the Beginning of BIG Things to Come!
This is where I get to hint at something we're hard at work at in the background of WA. Kyle and I have both been alluding to something BIG coming to WA in 2018 and although we are constantly improving the WA platform with new features and updates, we've got something special planned for the near future.
...and I want to give you a heads up of what we've been working on...
I'm going to tease everyone with these few screenshots and in the coming weeks I'm going to be showcasing what exactly we've been working on, the timeline for a release, and what we can expect from our brand new WA PLATAFORM!
This is beyond exciting - this is the accumulation of our knowledge, member feedback, and ability to truly deliver a platform that is worthy of the outstanding reputation that WE as a community, have all worked so hard to build at WA.
Everything has been built from the ground up, and we've got new platforms in all elements of this streamlined, well-organised, and fun user experience.
- Live Events
- Help Center
- Activity Feed
- The list goes on
Today we released the new WA Blog editor which is going to give blogs here within WA a powerful visual presence! We've also given you some insight into our biggest update EVER, our band new WA user UI/UX which is going to allow us to carry out our exciting vision for WA through 2018/2019 (which we already have slated out).
In the coming weeks leading up to the release, I am going to be blogging about new features coming to WA so that we can all be ready for them when they arrive. We do not have a set date for the release, but we are moving into the final stages of testing now.
We would love to hear your feedback about the new WA blog editing platform - let us know how you enjoy using it...and remember it's part of the bigger picture!