A whole collection of stuff this time out. Short list: in-SharpMT Blog Post editing, multi-posting of all open Drafts/Entries, a couple of bug fixes and one step closer to the release of version 2. Download SharpMT 2.0 Beta 2 and read the FAQ for more information.
In SharpMT Editing: there’s a detailed blurb on this in the FAQ, actually, but I’ll babble about it here, too. This whole thing is based on two assumptions: 1) that you’re online and 2) that you have a Blog Link for the entry that you want to edit in the Blog Link window. If neither of these are true, you can’t edit the Blog Post! So, in the Blog Link’s window, either double click a Blog Link or right click and select “Edit” – if you’d rather use the MT server based editing page, I’ve left in “Edit in Browser” as an option.
Now you’ve got the server based Blog Entry opened. You’ll see a Blog Link icon on the tab, rather than a Draft/Posted-Draft icon; you’ll also won’t ever see a .SMT extension there. Rule #1: Server-based Blog Entries cannot be saved as Drafts – will save confusion in the long run. On this opened Blog Entry, you can edit almost anything, except for URL’s to Ping (which isn’t supported by MT via the external interface at this time). You will see some things are disabled on the Advanced tab; this is supposed to be like this. Lastly, while you can change the category selections on an existing post, you cannot set it to “(none)” because it is ignored by the XML routines.
Once you’ve made your edits to the Blog Entry, click Post to Server to upload your changes.
Multi-Post: There’s an option on the Tools menu – “Post All Open Drafts” that will take the list of currently open Drafts and Blog Entries and either post a new entry to the server or upload the changes made to the existing Blog Entry. This is a powerful and time consuming process so there is no keyboard shortcut nor is there a toolbar button for it.
– If you’ve selected one or more Blog Links in the list, you can now delete them. This removes them from the list and will not impact the server.
– Fixed a bug that was preventing the X for each draft to close itself.
– Fixed a bug that was showing the wrong Draft name being show for the “Save now?” dialog.
– Fixed a bug that was saving selected categories multiple times in the same draft.
Feature-wise, this is it for this release, aside from spell checking, which continues to be a monetary issue.