Announcing Version 2 of Onswipe for WordPress, New Layouts, and Comments Support
Today is a really big day at Onswipe and the culmination of a lot of work from our entire engineering team. There are a lot of visible changes along with a massive amount of changes under the hood.
Check out the updates below:
Version 2 of Onswipe for WordPress and Unification
Onswipe started out as a simple WordPress plugin known as PadPressed. When we launched the Onswipe platform in June, tens of thousands of people still had our old WordPress plugin installed via their self-hosted blogs, and millions of people has it via their WordPress.com blogs. Starting today we’re moving towards unifying the experience by releasing Version 2 of Onswipe for WordPress. You can provide the full Onswipe experience to your readers by tapping a few buttons to install the plugin. This is available to self-hosted WordPress users only, with WordPress.com coming at a later date.
What does all of this mean?
- To get started, all you have to do is install the plugin. You can download it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/onswipe/
- All of our new layouts are available starting TODAY.
- Layouts and new features for your readers will automatically be available to the publishers using the WordPress plugin.
- You can change the settings for the tablet version of your blog directly from your WordPress dashboard.
Current users of the old plugin can get these features by updating the plugin from their WP-admin dashboard. If you are not on WordPress and publish content through another CMS, you can still use the Onswipe.com dashboard.
Our new layouts
Six months ago we launched with only four table of contents layouts. Today, we’re publicly happy to announce that we’ve more than doubled the amount layouts. One thing publishers constantly ask for is a true variety of layouts. We now feel that there’s a hefty amount of variety, from photo-heavy layouts like Candy and Warp, to text-focused layouts like Epsilon and Headliner. This is just the start of our goal to significantly increase the number of layouts available on the platform in 2012.
Publishers have been asking for comments’ support even before we launched. It’s been on our roadmap, but we wanted to find a way to do it right that would work across all different platforms. To view comments from an article, just tap the little comments bubble in the bottom right corner and then tap View Comments. From there a new window will open with the article’s comments along with the option to leave a comment.
We hope you enjoy the update and the new plugin, as it is our largest update ever.