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Some love

Blogtown is getting some love… New plugins, new themes, accessibility updates, etc, etc Here are some updates: [New plugin] After the Deadline – After the Deadline uses artificial intelligence to check spelling, style, and grammar in WordPress. Head over to your Profile (in the Users section of your blog admin) and configure the options. [New […]

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New Sharing Options for all Bloggers

We’ve just enabled a plugin for all bloggers that lets you share your posts with Twitter, Facebook, and a host of other services. You can configure services to appear as icons, text, or both. Some services have additional options to display smart buttons, such as Twitter, which will update the number of times the post […]

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Social networking experiment

Hello Blogtowners… you may notice some changes coming to the site at the moment. We’re experimenting with some social networking features provided through the Buddypress plugins. Feel free to have a play with the new menus and functionality. We’ll be creating a help forum shortly where all registered users will be able to post questions […]

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Realtime Updates

We’ve just implemented two behind-the-scenes updates which allows your blog posts to push out updates to compatible services in near-realtime. The two technologies we’ve implemented are rssCloud and PubSubHubBub but there’s nothing you need to do on your blogs to configure them. This means that if you’re publishing your blog’s feed to sites like FriendFeed, […]

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Updated Contact Form

We’ve updated the contact form that you can use on your blogs to allow visitors to send you an email. To use the new contact form, please use the following code in either a post or a page: [contact-form] There is nothing to configure with the contact form, emails will be sent to the author […]

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Become a Blogtown NZ supporter

Since Blogtown NZ launched, we have provided a great free blogging site exclusively for Kiwis. While we are committed to always providing a free service that anyone in NZ can use, we’ve had lots of requests for additional features such as the ability to turn off the ads that are displayed on blogs, as well […]

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Small bug fixed

A number of bloggers reported that the Dashboard link in the admin site wasn’t working properly when first entering your blog’s admin area. The end result was that the first page of the admin section was blank although you could still navigate to the other sections. This issue has now been fixed and you should […]

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Latest Updates

Hi everyone – we’ve finally upgraded Blogtown NZ to the latest version which brings with it lots of improvements, the most noticeable of which is the vastly improved admin area. The main section menus are now on the left side, and you can expand and minimize them as you wish, and the admin section will […]

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Lots of updates!

We have made lots of updates to the site over the last couple of days and I’ll quickly run through some of them now. First of all, we have finally moved onto the new server and it is performing better than expected. Hopefully you should have all noticed the speed improvements. As a result of […]

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Server move

Due to the outages on Friday and Saturday, we have moved the Blogtown NZ site back on to the original server while we look for a more reliable web hosting company to partner with. We take outages very seriously and we always aim for enterprise-level uptime despite Blogtown NZ being a free service. We apologise […]

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