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Overview: Weblog Preferences

Weblog preferences give you control over your day-to-day posting and archiving options.

(Your local copy of Radio must be open for these links to find the preferences directly).

Title and Description: The ones you assign will be used throughout your weblog. These will also appear on any weblog lists for which you are signed up as well as for readers who may want to subscribe to your content.

How many days on the home page: This is usually set to seven but you can choose one or one hundred. Be kind to your readers.

Enable the WYSIWYG editing tool: Due to the constraints imposed on Radio by Internet browser state-of-the-art considerations, you may be able to use a text entry box that is WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get).

Categories: Turn on (or off) the capability to define different topical areas intended for varied audiences. These can be upstreamed (uploaded) to separate public locations.

Previous Posts: Decide how many of your most recent posts should be visible to you on your local weblog home page to facilitate editing.

Navigator Links: Create links to documents on your own or other weblogs. These will appear on your uploaded, public home page but not on pages containing stories.

RSS Configuration: You are not required to define these properties but may do so to tweak the way that your weblog content is handled behind the scenes for publish-and-subscribe by potential readers.

Participate in the Weblogs.Com community: Decide whether or not you want to notify the reading public whenever you make changes to your weblog.

Mail-to-Weblog: Define an email account different than your main account that you can use to post to your weblog from a remote location. Radio must be 'on' at your main computer to receive such posts.

Archiving in XML: If you are comfortable with XML and want to use content in that format in other software, you can enable archival storage. Otherwise, ignore.

Three buttons or one: you can separate posting from publishing or combine them based on your writing, editing and publishing style.

Comments: allow readers of your posts to comment on each one using a simple pop-up window feature. Filtering or blocking nasty flames is not supported at this time.

Item-level Title and Link: enabling this feature offers readers a title and a link for each one of your posts. This supports more intelligent structure for publish-and-subscribe since readers can scan their inboxes by examining titles. Optional.

Shortcuts: Radio can generate texts based on the titles of your posts and stories that become shortcuts. When you refer to the shortcuts elsewhere, automatic links are created to the post or story. You can also create shortcuts of other types.

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Last update: 06/09/2002; 3:51:33 PM.