by Manolis Zografakis | September 20, 2022
News & Updates
September 20, 2022
Editor’s Pick: 6 Events to Live Blog Before 2023
The popularity of live blogs for scheduled events such as elections, breaking news, sporting events, and product launches is increasing, and journalists need to write and plan content ahead of time. With Live Blog’s post scheduling functionality, editors can create and schedule live blogs in advance and prepare content that can be scheduled for publication at any time in the future.
Although 2023 is just a few months away, there are still some important events that are ideal for live coverage this year. From elections to sports events, we’ve selected six of the most important events of the last quarter of 2022 worth live blogging.
2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup : 22 September – 1 October
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, and international basketball tournament for women’s national teams, will be held in Sydney, Australia.
2022 Asian Games : 23 September – 8 October
A multi-sport event held in Hangzhou, China, with 40 sports including swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, baseball and softball, basketball, and boxing.
2022 Italian general election : 25 September
The 2022 Italian general election is a snap election, scheduled for 25 September.
2022 Brazilian general election : 2 October
General elections are scheduled for 2 October in Brazil to elect the president, vice president, and members of the National Congress.
2022 G20 Bali summit : November 15–16
The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit will take place 15-16 November in Bali, Indonesia.
2022 FIFA World Cup : November 20 – December 18
The quadrennial international men’s football championship also known as the World Cup, will be held in Qatar.
For inspiration on how to cover these or other live events, check out these live blogging examples. Looking to give Live Blog a try? There’s a Live Blog demo waiting for you! Sign up for a 7 day free trial.
Happy Live Blogging!
September 7, 2022
Introducing Live Blog 3.82.2: Theme Styling and Post Scheduling
by Aleksandar Jeličić | September 7, 2022
Our live blogging platform comes with several different themes pre-installed, but many users would like to personalise the look and feel of their live blog at a more granular level.
This can be useful for matching the branding of the website where your live blog is embedded or simply to have more creative flexibility with your live blogging.
Theme styling from backend
Change fonts, colors and styles directly from the admin interface, without any programming knowledge. Use any font from Google Fonts with one click.
In our release 3.82.2, you will have the option to change the style of Live Blog’s default theme from within the theme settings. In particular, you will be able to change the following:
- fonts, along with their colours and sizes
- background colour of the blog
- background colour of the text for embed(s), photo, and quote post types
- maximum width of the Live Blog embed, as well as its margins and padding
This new feature will be available for Team and Corporate subscription levels, and can be found in the new “Styles” tab in Theme Settings, when you are using the Default SEO Theme.
This update adds a new publishing time selector to the blog editor, which allows users to plan their content distribution with more precision than ever. In addition, we’ve added a new panel that neatly organizes your scheduled posts.
- The ability to show or hide Instagram embed descriptions
- Setting to remove timestamp in pinned posts
- Theme dropdown selector to blog creation screen
- Reinforced publishing mechanism in case of external hosting interruptions
- Strengthened syndication mechanism
- Modal dialog UI for shared posts
- New tests for hardware impact on performance and publishing
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
To see the additions and improvements in detail for this release, go to the Live Blog releases page on GitHub. Want to know more about what Live Blog can do for your news organisation? Get in touch: email@example.com.
Looking to check out Live Blog? There is a Live Blog demo waiting for you! Sign up for a 7 day free trial.
Happy Live Blogging!