Now I understand that Yola is more than a blogging platform,in many ways Yola is almost a full CMS. However, this does not change the fact that as it stands many people use Yola for blogging, and frankly the blog manager on Yola sucks, sorry but its true.
I have in the past requested some improvements and they basically got shot down immediately, by your team. However, I think the following improvements would be pretty simple to achieve and would offer some serious functionality improvements to Yola as a whole.
Here is the list:
- A larger visual & HTML work area, its far to confined
- Post to your blog using email
- Recent posts widget which can go on any page
- Deeper integration with other services, especially Flickr
One last thing which would be brilliant:
Please make something like the Tumblr widget but links to our Yola blog (not Tumblr), which can displays a set (feature) image which we can apply to each post in the post manager. But if you make the (Tumblr-Like) widget only show a grid of images, when clicking on one we go to the related post, rather than opening the image as if it a gallery. This widget should function almost exactly the same as the current Tumblr one but be for OUR yola blogs and you can apply it to any page of site. - I am quite serious about this one I am currently trying to achieve this my self as I simply don't think Yola will ever do it. However I think it would be a really nice widget!
So something like this^
But for Yola Blog's.
And when you click on the tile it takes you to the blog post. Maybe include a small title for each tile which is the title of the blog post.
So we get something like this^
I hope Yola actually takes these ideas to heart, as they would be very useful to many Yola users.