dBlog development report

in #hive-1395312 months ago (edited)

During the last two weeks, I've introduced multiple changes to the dBlog platform. I believe it's worth mentioning because I've been inactive for some time due to my health issues, but I'm back and fully committed to Hive again. You can expect more updates and useful tools soon.

What is dBlog?

Formerly called Engrave (dblog.org / engrave.website) - dBlog is a blogging platform with custom domains and themes. It's not a generic Hive interface. It's an equivalent of Blogger or Blogspot but powered directly by Hive blockchain. Users can quickly log in and create blogs with custom domains and appearance. You can create a blog, import your Hive posts, and set up your page within a few clicks.

Visit Dashboard and quickly create own blog with own domain: dblog.org

Features introduced:

  • Ability to buy custom domains with HIVE or HBD
  • Blogs' sitemaps now contain images to improve SEO
  • You can quickly add blog category while writing a new article
  • It's possible to import posts multiple times
  • You can now move articles between your blogs

Those features were on my TODO list for a long time, and they are ready now. Feel free to use it and give me some feedback.

Some bugs were solved:

  • "Configure own domain" button is now visible when using the dark theme
  • Account RC calculation is fixed
  • Blogs renderer now handle default route correctly
  • When you delete a blog, we get rid of your posts so you could import them again later
  • Some changes regarding Hivesigner were introduced
  • User statistics on the wallet page are fixed now
  • Max body file size for uploads has been changed to handle bigger images
  • Show error notification on failed upload - uploads do not freeze upload button when failed anymore
  • Fixed a lot of polish translations
  • Domain search results are correctly displayed on mobile phones
  • Done some refactoring to replace Steem with Hive

If you find my person, projects, and commitment useful, you can support me with your witness vote.

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Originally posted on Official ENGRAVE blog. Hive blog powered by ENGRAVE.


@engrave if possible kindly bring some alignment tools as well like justify, etc. Moreover, by clicking on image we now had to upload the image after downloading. Please bring up some options to post images just by posting the links of the image address.
Other than this having a great time posting on dblog and ofcourse your support on our blogs are unconditional for which I and @science-popper both are very thankful. We like your work very much and both of us had already voted for your witness as a token of thanks..✌️

if possible kindly bring some alignment tools as well like justify, etc.

It's tricky because every frontend may render those articles differently. It's better to stick with markdown.

Please bring up some options to post images just by posting the links of the image

Ok, sounds reasonable, will take care of it.

I like Engrave! but why cant i upload images with the editor?

I just did it and it's working fine. Can you explain what the problem is exactly?

When you click the 'upload image' option on the editor, you get an 'add link' response therefore you can't upload images unless it is the feature image.

You can drag and drop images to the editor but that's a good point, I will change it to image selector :)

This is not workimg on the mac neighter on the ipad. In Peakd i can upload images from a folder and insert them into the post. If you are workimg on it, scaling and aligning the image to left or right would be fine!

You mean drag-and-drop upload is not working or you just mention the image button? Because the image button is here only to paste markdown image code, nothing more.

Yes, drag drop not workimg! Image buttom shall be there to manage upload from folder, but still no is!

Ok, so I will take a look at it, thanks for your explanation.

I just pushed an update. From now on, the image button will open the file selector so you could use it without drag-and-drop. Also, I just checked if drag-and-drop works on Mac, and it does, so I'm not sure what problem exactly you have. But please try now :) In case you still have problems, just contact me directly on Engrave Discord.

Wish you good health. I really like dblog. Thank you for the good work.

Thanks, I'm doing my best, as always ;)

Keep it going excellent job !

Thank you :)

Hi. greetings

Hi, thanks

How much would we have to pay for these custom domains and themes?

Custom themes are free, you can just select the one you like and use it. You get the subdomain for free and you can buy a custom domain with HIVE or HBD and the price depends on the domain TLD (as always).

I think these guys referring is when using a mobile phone. By clicking the icon of the gallery it won't upload photos and it will just provide a link. I haven't written a post yet, so I can't tell for now.

Also, I think you should consider adding more fonts in the editor where will be useful in the blog. Like those strikethrough, and also I tried the table but how can I do the 2 columns only? Anyway, this is just my opinion.

By clicking the icon of the gallery it won't upload photos and it will just provide a link

Not anymore, it opens the file dialog now.

Get familiar with markdown, you will be able to do much more things. I don't know which kind o fonts you're mentioning.

ah, okay sorry about that and by the way, thanks..

Hi, @engrave
, I have voted you for witness with Hivesigner: Your transaction is on the way! Here is the ID of the transaction: 85e559b3cca32b48b924b530f0278a637f130d5c


Is there fee or beneficiary for using dblog?

Beneficiary is set to 5% but can be lowered.

Sound fair for that beneficiary. Making, and develop dblog is really need teamwork, many resources, and time.
User experience is really needed to give attention, and I hope the option to able make a domain name through dblog will attract more user.

Most users prefer gets vote by the developer, rather use or concern about the benefit to use that platform. IMHO, could you make an event to attract more user.

its really nice and interesting nice post which is very helpful and helpful