New features in the LinkUp Tool
According to your feedback & recommendations, we have added a couple of new features to the link up widget.
Links per page
First of all, you can now control the number of the links in each page of the paging widget, not by altering the code in your blog, but setting it from your dashboard.
You will find this setting in the advanced options:
Another requested feature was to remove the numbers before the links. You can now set the linkup to not display the numbers & your list will be displayed as a gallery rather than a typical linkup/challenge:
Again, this setting can be found under the advanced options:
Sorting by name
Sorting links by their names instead of the time they were added (or randomly) has been a long time requested feature. You can now choose to sort links alphabetically, based on their links name. Again this option can be found on your dashboard under the sorting menu:
Visited links not fading out anymore
We have sorted out a confusion point, in the new dynamic widget. Fading of the links where the one link was visited is now gone.
Up to now when the reader clicked on the link, the link would fade to gray to indicate that it has already been visited. This is very useful in cases where the linkup has many links or when the sorting was set to random. New users though would some times be confused because the links would appear like being disabled instead of just visited.
This has now been fixed by replacing the fade-out with an icon at the top left of the link. This way, it both gives a visual feedback to the reader that she has already visited the specific link and does not make the linkup ugly by fading the links:
Please note that these options are only available in the new dynamic widget. The old widget will just ignore these changes.
Want to propose a new feature ? Just leave a comment & let us know of your thoughts.