What's New on Write.as

We’ve moved to a new support ticket system for everyone on Write.as. If you need help with anything, just visit our Contact page to open a new ticket via email or our forum. Also, now you can see when we might be on vacation or otherwise taking a break, and get a better idea of when to expect a response from us.

We’re opening up the ability to add email subscribers to your blog! This should make it easier to use your Write.as blog / newsletter alongside other tools you already use for gathering emails. See the forum discussion for more information, including how to get this capability on your account.

Do you publish in multiple languages? Now you can filter your blog posts by language! Just add /lang:en to your blog’s URL, where en is the two-character language code you want to filter by.

For example, you can find all posts written in Japanese on Telmina’s blog by navigating to: https://notes.telmina.com/lang:ja

We just rolled out a few improvements to our plain text and rich text editors! First, some small improvements:

  • Our editors are now more accessible when navigating by keyboard (especially our dropdown menus)
  • Now you can easily switch between the editors when editing a published post
  • Submit.as users can now review and edit submissions in the rich text editor
  • Both the plain and rich editors now have the same global navigation menu

Finally, we made some larger changes to support Teams, by including the ability to switch editing context between your personal account and any Teams you’re on.

Screenshot of the plain text editor with the 'w' menu open, showing the options to 'Switch to' other teams

This should make it easier to focus, and help prevent accidental publishing to the wrong blog. Plus, now photos uploaded via our rich text editor will upload directly to your Team’s Snap.as storage, instead of your personal storage.

More small improvements, especially for Teams, coming soon!

Following our last update for Tor users about moving to our new v3 onion address, we’re now redirecting all visitors from our old v2 onion site to the new address! This should make it easier for your readers to follow you over to the new, more secure onion site.

Our Tor onion service has moved! Now Tor Browser users can find us, and all Write.as blogs, via our new v3 address: http://writeasw4b635r4o3vec6mu45s47ohfyro5vayzx2zjwod4pjswyovyd.onion

Our blogs are pretty fast. But here’s a new little experiment with even littler blogs: Tiny.Write.as.

You can send readers to https://tiny.write.as/your-blog to give them an even cleaner reading experience, with unnecessary data like styles, scripts, and webfonts stripped out. Give it a try here: https://tiny.write.as/matt and let us know what you think on the forum!

A small update for Pro and Team users: we’ve removed rel="nofollow" from your links! We think this makes much more sense for users we trust (like paying customers).

Free users will continue seeing nofollow on their links, to help protect the reputation of our site from the SEO spammers we encounter. But now you can upgrade to Pro at any time to have those removed.

If your Snap.as photos weren’t showing up with the correct rotation, that issue is now fixed! Any new uploads should work great 🖼️ We wrote a bit more about this on the forum.

We find that sometimes our Plain Text editor is the best tool for getting into the zone, and other times our Classic / Rich editor is better suited to the task. Now you can quickly select the right tool for the job from the dropdown menu in the editor.

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