It has been quite a while since the latest changelog! There have been no major sweeping changes in this period, mostly a slew of bug fixes, internal refactoring and some minor features! But for the sake of completion, here is a complete list of all that's changed:
- New reader preferences:
- Force/strip indents
- New Reader-page color schemes:
- OLED Black
- Light Gray
- Paragraph Spacing
- Full screen mode on mobile by double tapping
- [Author Premium] Allow authors to track Google Analytics style UTM links in the premium analytics. Supported parameters:
- These parameters appear in the referrer analytics such as: https://website.com; source=somewebsite; medium=links; campaign=blogpost1 if visited via a link such as https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/24/admin-test?utm_source=somewebsite&utm_medium=links&utm_campaign=blogpost1. You are free to set these variables as you prefer.
- [Author Premium] Allow drafts to be exported to ePub
- [Author Premium] Support selecting entire volumes for ePub exports
- New Knowledge Base page to replace the old FAQ page
- Allow viewing fiction and volume covers in full size
- Recommended for You uses a better algorithm and is now stable
- Authors can now allow readers to see the date of the next scheduled chapter
- Read Later can now be sorted alphabetically, by date added or by length
- New Ideas page to replace the occasionally rather broken external site. Note that this is still a work-in-progress with some planned improvements, including automatic search for the title as you type it in for a new suggestion.
There have been dozens if not hundreds of bug fixes - some of them minor annoyances, some of them more significant to a small number of users affected. It's virtually impossible to list them all, and after spending around 15 minutes of writing this, it occurred to me how futile it was.
We would like to thank the community members for reporting the majority of these bugs, especially Buller, msng and Lone, who have reached the 30 bug reports achievement, along with Tomolone and Society, the current runner-ups for bug reports.
There has been a lot of work to modernize the backend of the site. These mostly manifest as performance improvements or simply making it easier to maintain and update things, along with numerous changes to the staff portal used by us.