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An update, launch date, plans and setting it straight

Ah yes, fresh air as they say. As you've noticed development has been slow the past week. That's been on purpose. But not at the same time. I took a little step back to think more about launching and what's important for Scribbles, especially on the feature set —  I had many feature requests (some of which have been implemented). A few things are clear: • I need some sort of roadmap on the site so you'll know the requests I had, as I am getting multiple of the same requests. My only issue with a roadmap is that I...

Thinking about pricing

🫣 Argh, pricing! Noooooooooo. It's been difficult for me to think about pricing for Scribbles considering its featured set, yet simplicity. Most creative time happens in the shower for me, and also... well... 🚽 So I had plenty of time to think about pricing. Here is what I'm planning, with staged releases beginning perhaps next week. • $99 one-time LIFETIME plan — giving you unlimited blogs (and posts). Just pay once. Bob's your Uncle. Available for everyone in the pre-release beta. This will be made available soon. Lifetime will be as long as Scribbles is active (and I hope for...

Overrides, accent tweaks and fixes

Last week I deployed a few changes and tweaks that would be helpful to customise your site even more — as usual I get a request for some of these, so it's always fun to get these in as long as they fit with the overall vision of Scribbles. OverridesSo, let's start with overrides. You can find them in your blog settings and this allows you to override any of the hardcoded sections that are built into Scribbles. Huh? Yeah... So Scribbles has an "Archives" button once your posts go above a certain limit, well now you can override that...

Expanded posts, title-less posts and explore tweaks

Another week has gone by and I've been busy with getting those requested features your way. Although, I spent a little bit more time on client work as well 🫣 In the last post I wrote about some stretch goals. Namely expanded posts on the homepage, title-less posts and an RSS feed for Explore. Well, guess what? Yeah, those are all done ✅ Title-less postsI won't lie about this one. I didn't really want it. But oh boy did every second email ask me for this. And you know, I get it! Sometimes a post, no matter how long, doesn't...

Feature freeze as I get ready for public release

As we turn to February, with a launch window of March, I decided to do a feature freeze on Scribbles development. Scribbles is already pretty robust, but now it's time to work through my list that are essential for launch. That's a short but important list. Here is what is on the table: • Override some wording on your blog, like "Archives", "Subscribe via RSS here" etc. • Exports — this one is big and I need this before launch. • Billing — trying to run a business 😅 • Error pages — just some 404s and some other logic...

Introducing link=me support

I wanted to ship this last week, but somehow I had other things I got out instead. So, let's get to it. Link Me support is ready for you all under "Verification & Proofs" in your blog settings page. And it's super simple.At the start it shows you the one input, and is sufficient for most, however I recognise the need to have multiple as time passes, so just come back to the section and keep on adding away. To remove them, just delete the text in your inputs and save — as easy as that. Everything you enter will...

Editor tweaks and kudos emoji

I wanted to follow up on creating pages in Scribbles with giving a slightly better overview of what your end result will be when you're in the editor. New editor badgesSo, following that idea I wanted something easy without bombarding you with confusion. Now when you either toggle the post as a "draft" it will show a little badge on top of having the box ticked. If you decide to create a Page from that, you'll get a badge telling you exactly that — and I also hide some of the UI elements to give you a better idea what...

Initial support for Pages

Yeah, that's right! You can now create Pages on Scribbles, and it's really easy to get started. You have to do nothing special. Just Write! I've seen some creative ways of getting around adding pages, by creating posts and linking to them, so I wanted to tackle that and add some support for pages that keeps things a little cleaner. Pages, once published, will not show a date nor will they show up on the post list. It's super simple right now, and if you want to link to those pages from say the "about" text of your blog... well......