Entries in category "Misc Features"

We've put up the community search page; you can search for communities and view all communities that have been created on Tabulas.

Note that this feature is available to ALL users ... this is a rather rough cut, so please let us know of any bugs or additional features you'd like to see on this site.
Posted by tabulas on August 6, 2004 at 09:09 AM in Misc Features | 65 Comments
After a huge long hiatus on any user-oriented features, we've finally rolled out the final version of the members list. This is a paid-only feature due to its high CPU and memory usage.

If you have paid status, you can try out the members list at http://my.tabulas.com/users/

If you wish to learn a little more about the functionality of the members list or to see screenshots, please continue below.

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Posted by tabulas on July 29, 2004 at 01:10 AM in Misc Features | 20 Comments
OPML files are now being generated for all Tabulas accounts; these are XML files that outline your Content Pages, your Links, and links to your Tabulas friends. A sample OPML file can be seen here.

These OPML files can be used to parse links to your content pages, links and your friends listing from outside websites.

Your OPML file can be accessed from: http://xml.tabulets.com/opml/username.xml (username should be all lowercase).

These OPML files are updated whenever you update your friends, content pages, or links.

Update: You can now import your OPML file to Bloglines, a RSS aggregator. Although it will not automatically grab RSS feeds for your favorite sites; you can import all your Tabulas friends into their site.

To do so, download your OPML file to your hard drive; then go to Manage Subscriptions in the left pane; you'll then see an Import OPML file on the right side. Simply upload your OPML file and you've got all your Tabulas friends imported!
Posted by tabulas on March 12, 2004 at 11:23 PM in Misc Features | 11 Comments
We're slowly starting to release the new stuff we've been working on.

We're trying to extend the functionality of our links so that eventually it will serve as your online bookmark center. We've added hierarchial categories that you can use to organize your links.

However, please note that these categories are not yet reflected in your site (e.g. no one will see the categories yet). This is still something we're working on. However, we figure this new feature will be a valuable tool for those who want to start organizing their links quickly.

We've also added better error-catching and link-fixing features (if you put in www.yahoo.com instead of http://www.yahoo.com, our script will detect that and automatically make the proper corrections).

We've also in general cleaned up the way the whole links area looks. Hopefully its a bit cleaner and easier to understand.

Go to your new links control page (accessible from Control Panel » Plug-Ins » Links) and go try them out!

Content Pages
Nothing new was really added here, but we did fix up the way you navigate around; something we're trying to do is make a consistent left-black menu bar show up just like on your main entries page, but for all other features.

So you'll see your recent 4 pages as well as a dropdown to access the Content Pages options.

Your content pages can also optionally opted out of the linebreak to

What does this mean? You'll notice that when you type an entry, if you hit enter twice, it'll create two linebreaks. This is because the script interprets this linebreak and converts it to the HTML command for "go to the next line."

This is not favorable when you create a linebreak when writing HTML. So this should fix up some of the HTML problems that have occured with content pages.

You'll also notice something new we're trying out with the content pages. In the main view your content page, you'll notice links at the top of the table. These links, when you click them, will use Javascript to sort the stuff in the tables. This can be useful if you want to quickly organize your content pages by when you last updated them, when you first created them, or alphabetically by title (as they do by default). Hopefully we'll be adding this functionality to some areas that could use some real help (e.g. your entries or gallery perhaps?).

Go to your new content control page (accessible from Control Panel » Plug-Ins » Content Pages) and go try them out!
Posted by tabulas on December 30, 2003 at 05:56 PM in Misc Features | 30 Comments
A feature that doesn't seem to be used very often is the change username feature.

We've expanded on this feature; now when you select "Remove Publicly," not only will it remove you from everyone's friend list, but any comments and tagboard entries that you left will be converted to an anonymous ID.

The purpose of the Remove Publicly is to allow people to quickly switch journal names for whatever reason.

If you do NOT select the "Remove Publicly" option, then your username simply changes ... all your comments and tagboard entries will automatically update to your new username (as well as all your friends' friends lists).

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We've been working on the tagboard scripting; if you find any tagboard-related errors, please let us now.

There is now checkboxes when you go to moderate your tagboard entries (as well as the old links). You can use either option to delete tagboards from your site.
Posted by tabulas on December 11, 2003 at 07:02 AM in Misc Features | 12 Comments
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