Bit.ly, Tumblr Integration, Plus A New Account Center
It has been a busy couple of weeks here at Todaymade, and believe me when I tell you that it has been a lot of fun. Today, we are announcing a new release of the CoSchedule beta WordPress plugin and some exciting new features.
This is a small-ish release (no calendar yet), but it contains some of the most requested features from our users. We are listening to your feedback, and we really want to thank you for sharing it with us. Here is a rundown of what we added today.
Probably the most exciting new integration released today is integration with your Bitly account. Bitly is definitely the most popular URL-shortener out there, and we are proud to be able to offer it as part of CoSchedule. Once your your Bitly account is authenticated, all links sent through CoSchedule will be automatically shortened and tracked by your Bitly account.
This is our most requested feature. It works great, and is available today!
As of today, you will also be able to link your Tumblr blog to your CoSchedule account. We have had several requests for this feature, and felt that it fit nicely with the spirit of our application.
Social Profiles Assigned To Blogs
The largest structural change in this release allows social profiles to be assigned to individual blogs, rather than being automatically assigned to all blogs. Previously, when you added a social account to your CoSchedule account, it would be visible from each blog connected to your account. Now, you will be able to have an individual mix of social profiles for each blog.
As a side note, we recently asked our beta users how important a feature like this was to them. As it turns out 99% of them felt that it was an essential change for their workflow. Consider it done.
New Account Center
While it may not seem like much, we also released a single page application based on our signature Node.js/Ember.js development stack. This new account center is blazing fast, and will serve as a necessary foundation for the future CoSchedule calendar. This also features a near-final look and feel for the future product.
How To Upgrade
Beta users will be provided with upgrade instructions directly, or through a message in the CoSchedule WordPress plugin. An upgrade to your WordPress plugin is required for Tumblr to work properly.
Get In The Beta
If you don’t already have access to CoSchedule, now might be a good time to request beta access from us. Just make sure that you are fully aware of how our beta/development process works. We are always looking to get CoSchedule into the hands of a few more users.