New "what you see is what you get" preview

Before you publish a new post you can now see exactly what it will look like to your readers of your 140plus blog.

140plus now shows you a draft version of your post using your selected theme, with an overlay dialog showing 'Edit' and 'Publish' buttons.

If you want to make any changes, just click 'Edit' and make any changes you want!

Alternative themes based on hashtags allow different looks or sections for one 140plus blog site

A new 140plus feature lets you select different themes by hashtag (category). You can use one theme as the main theme for your site and different themes for specific hashtags.

For example, as shown, the mrblog.140plus.com site uses the Journalist theme as the main theme but uses the Facepress photojournal theme for the #arts hashtag category:

Main blog site: http://mrblog.140plus.com

#arts category: http://mrblog.140plus.com/category/arts

Access this new feature under the Settings on your Dashboard and click advanced theme settings

New Photo Journal Template

Here's a demo we put together showing use of the latest 140plus.com template.

http://140plusfotos.140plus.com/

There's not much there yet, but you should get the idea. It's cooler with a lot of photos, so we will be adding more. To use this template, simply create a Twitter ID that you want to use with it, login to 140plus.com using that Twitter ID and select the FacePress theme (under Settings on the dashboard). Then, post as usual, just be sure to select/upload an image for every post. This theme is designed for posts with images/photos. It should not crash if there is a post without an image, but it isn't what this theme is intended for. Detailed instructions for using the template are given below, with some screenshots.

Feel free to comment on or "like" any of the posts in the demo above and let us know if you see any bugs in those features or any other features of the template.

Detailed Instructions

Step 1: create or select a Twitter ID (username/account) that you want to use as your Photo Journal account. This can either be your usual Twitter account or a separate Twitter account /ID that you use specifically for your Photo Journal. It only takes a few seconds to create a new Twitter ID. Whatever Twitter username you choose, that will become your own personal 140.com address too. Sign-in at 140plus.com to claim your TwitterID.140plus.com address.

TwitterID.140plus.com

 

Step 2: Sign-in at 140plus.com and click the 'dashboard' link to get to your dashboard. Click 'Settings' to get to the settings for your 140plus.com site and choose the 'FacePress' template.

choosing the FacePress theme

 

Step 3: Click 'start a new page' on the 140plus.com home page (or click 'Write' from the dashboard) to start a new page. Create a new post as usual, with a title and whatever descriptive text you wish, and optionally a Category too (which will be the hashtag for the Twitter update). Be sure to include a Photo under 'Add Photo':

add a new photo using the Write screen

 

That's all there is to it!  Your photos will automatically be arranged into a nice photo journal layout, and grouped by Category (hashtag).

140plus.com Photo Journal Demo Screenshot

Enjoy!