PhotoBlog 2.0 is almost here!

by Ram Ya May. 23, 2017 4070 views

After almost a year, we are ready to release our next major update. This update covers core issues that we could not fix without doing a major overhaul to the site. 

Scheduled Update Time: May 23rd 2PM EST. The site will be down for 2 hours to finalize the update.

What is changing?

We have a long running discussion on our community page regarding this update. To summarize, these are the major changes.

  1. Better design for the site and user blogs
  2. A new editor with fewer errors which also supports image drag and multi-upload
  3. Site speed improvements (scrolling and page load speeds)
  4. Post scheduler (pro feature, to be released soon)
  5. Popular feed algorithm update (new posts can also reach popular feed)
  6. SEO improvements

How do I report a bug or provide feedback?

This update is a result of your feedback and discussions. I am looking forward to continuing that discussion on our community page. Please join in and shape this community where we all create our photo stories!

Thanks for all your help

Thank you all for your patience, encouragements, and feedback. We are looking forward to making this community even better in the months and years to come.

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 5 months ago

Loving the new system! Thanks!

Sorry to be so slow in response on this. I’m still trying to catch up on the huge backlog of e-mails that accumulated during my road trip…..sigh….

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Shimna M 3 years, 5 months ago

Yahoooooooooooo !!!
The New Update looks amazing....
Thanks for all your hard work Ram and others smile clapclap

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 3 years, 6 months ago

like this new design: so easy to post, clear
Wish Photoblog all the best!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Olga Helys 3 years, 5 months ago

Thank you so much, Olga.
Thanks to all your feedback we did something I thought really impossible. I am glad to have multi-image upload and draggable images within posts. Looking forward to working with all of you to make this even better.

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kelly Williams 3 years, 6 months ago

Excited to see the new enhancements!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Kelly Williams 3 years, 5 months ago

Thank you so much, Kelly!

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Priti Yadav 3 years, 6 months ago

Great !! All the best and that's a welcoming update.

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Priti Yadav 3 years, 6 months ago

Thank you very much for your feedback and encouragements, Priti. Much appreciated grinning

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Priti Yadav Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 2 months ago

Keep inspiring with wisdoms! 💜😊

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lucas Vegan 3 years, 6 months ago

FANTASTIC! :) THANK YOU... I REMEMBER FIRST PHOTOBLOG DESIGN AND UPLOADED MANY PHOTOS AND PUBLISHED MANY STORIES AS FAR AS 11 YEARS OLD FROM MY BICYCLE JOURNEYS ACROSS THE WORLD. I GAVE UP AFTER A WHILE AS THE PHOTOS WERE VERY BAD QUALITY AND SMALL SIZE PLUS PEOPLE WERE LOST IN THE SITE TO LOOK FOR THE OLD POSTS AND STORIES. i MOVED TO FACEBOOK BUT IN FEBRUARY I DISCOVERED THE NEW PHOTOBLOG AND DESIGN SO I CAME BACK TO MY OLD BLOG HERE IMMEDIATELY :) NOW IT'S MUCH FASTER THE VERSION 2.0 WITH MULTIPLY UPLOAD AND ITS SPEED OF UPLOADING IN GENERAL :) THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL! :) SOON I AM CYCLING ACROSS THE WORLD AGAIN. 3 CONTINENTS FOR A FEW TIMES BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR OTHER CONTINENTS :)
HAVE ALL OF YOU BEAUTIFUL DAYS
LUCAS

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Lucas Vegan 3 years, 6 months ago

Hi Lucas, 
This feedback made the day of our whole team smiley 
I am glad and honored that you are publishing such amazing and worthy stories at PhotoBlog.

Which continent will you be visiting next? Can't wait to see your posts, they are so natural and motivating to read!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lucas Vegan Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 6 months ago

GOOD TO MAKE PEOPLE SMILE HAHAHA
YEAH, IF I HAD ENOUGH TIME TO POST ALL INTERESTING PHOTOS FROM MY PAST BICYCLE JOURNEYSsmiley  
SOON WILL BE NEW WORLD ON A BICYCLE FOR ME SO YOU FRESH STORIES AND PHOTOS AS WELL smiley
I WILL BE GOING SOUTH DOWN TO BALKANS ACROSS ALL BALKAN COUNTRIES TO GREECE (MAYBE ITALY TOO) THEN TURKEY ALONG THE BLACK SEA TO CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS ACROSS GEORGIA AND ARMENIA TO IRAN THAN BACK TO CAUCASUS AND RUSSIA, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, CHINA AND OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES DOWN TO PHILIPPINES. THAN MAYBE NEW ZEALAND AND JAPAN. AND SOUTH AMERICA. THIS IS THE IDEA NO PLAN smiley ALL CAN BE CHANGED SPONTANEOUSLY OR BY SOME CIRCUMSTANCES NOT DEPENDED ON ME smiley ALL DEPENDS IF I GET SOME CASH FOR FURTHER JOURNEY TO LEAVE MAIN LAND OF ASIA smiley
CHEERS AND THANK YOU AGAIN FR THE BLOG!
LUCAS

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Lucas Vegan 3 years, 6 months ago

Wow! that is one crazy journey! I wish I could do that grinning 
Best of luck, Lucas. I have some idea to allow bloggers to make money from photo blog but I need to think more about this. Perhaps I can let them put some ads or pay them money for the number of views they generate. In any case, I need to think more about this step.

Thanks.

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lucas Vegan Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 5 months ago

Interesting idea although would be better for the views or not aggressive advertisement. Maybe a local small family businesses where the workers are not exploited and the workers are respected and well paid or it's a community/collective/cooperative project or an ecological/bicycle organization for the better world :)
By the way how can I see what pictures my visitors favoured? :) I can't see that :D
Cheers

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lucas Vegan Replied to Lucas Vegan 3 years, 5 months ago

BY THE WAY CAN I DOWNLOAD MY OWN PHOTOS THAT HAD BEEN UPLOADED AND POSTED BEFORE?
I SEE IT'S COPYRIGHT BY I AM LOGGED IN AND THEY ARE MY OWN PHOTOS.
CHEERS

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 3 years, 6 months ago

The new update looks great Ram smile

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 6 months ago

Thank you, Helen. Your request for backdating should be released in about 1-2 weeks.
Thanks for all your support and encouragements. grinning

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 3 years, 6 months ago

very good !!!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Paolo Martini 3 years, 6 months ago

Thank you very much Paolo

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 6 months ago

Everything seems so smoother now. Love the "clean" look and especially the multi-load feature +1 Congrats Ram and thank you for all your efforts

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 6 months ago

Thank you very much, Antonio! Much appreciate the patience and feedback over the months. Looking forward to seeing your stunning landscape shots in this new format. Finally get to learn from your EXIF how you do the magic.wink

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 6 months ago

Of course I forgot to say EXIF is also a cool feature to have in this new PB. clap

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lucas Vegan Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 6 months ago

WHAT IS EXIF? :)

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Lucas Vegan 3 years, 6 months ago

(EXchangeable Image Format) Descriptive data (meta-data) in an image file that include the date the photo was taken, resolution, shutter speed, focal length and other camera settings.

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lucas Vegan Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 6 months ago

Does it mean all my blog visitors can see all this DATA?
cheers

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Lucas Vegan 3 years, 6 months ago

Hi Lucas, Only new posts will capture EXIF data. Also, we only store EXIF data related to making the photo (Shutterspeed, aperture...etc). We do not store privacy-related data such as date taken, or geo-location.

Thanks.

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 3 years, 6 months ago

The new version is very nice, thanks!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Krystyna Knypl 3 years, 6 months ago

Thank you so much for your support and feedback over the last few months, Krystyna! 
grinning

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ivan Steenkamp 3 years, 6 months ago

It looks so good! Thank you for all the hard work and time you all put into it. It was worth it! I love the clean look and new design. In Love With It...cupid+1

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Ivan Steenkamp 3 years, 6 months ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and encouragements, Ivan! much appreciated clap

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Shimna M 3 years, 6 months ago

Much awaited News.... <3

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Shimna M 3 years, 6 months ago

Thank you very much, Shimna! I appreciate the feedback and support from you over the last few months! It has made PB a better place +1

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Spade Tai 3 years, 6 months ago

Looking forward to seeing it!

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Spade Tai 3 years, 6 months ago

Thank you for your feedback and support, Spade! Glad that you liked the EXIF feature grinning

3 years, 6 months ago Edited
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