Sweat365 » Couple of New Features: Maps & Slide Shows
We’ve recently added a couple of new features to Sweat365.com to allow you to spruce up your journal entries even more. One feature allows you to add maps to your blog, and another allows you to embed Flickr slide shows.
Flickr Slide Shows
Many of you have flickr accounts, with sets of photos of your various fitness adventures. You can now embed slide shows of those photo sets directly into your journal entries. to do so, simply type [flickr:url] and replace “url” with the web address for the slide show. For example: Dave recently took some great photos of the Irongirl triathlon and wanted to include them in his blog.
The web url for the slide show is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26611623@N03/sets/72157617915599184/show/
So to embed the slide show he can simply type the following into his blog:
And the result is:
You may have noticed a few members of Sweat365 have been embedding maps in their Journals recently. Well, you can do this too! All you need is a “GPX” or “KML” file of the route you want to include in your Journal. KML files (also known as Google Earth files) and GPX files (also known as GPS exchange files) are commonly available from either mapping programs or GPS enabled devices like the Garmin Edge or Forerunner fitness computers.
If you have a map of your favorite route, simply upload it to your Journal entry the same way you would upload an image or an audio file. In the Track Workout, or Write Post screen, click on the Add Media button. From there, you can upload your file, and embed it like you would an image.
After uploading the file, you will see the “link” for the file listed, along with buttons that say None, File URL, Post URL, Embedded Map. You can use these buttons to determine of the map will be embedded into your post, or if you’ll simply have a link to the map or the map file on your journal entry.
Most of the time, you’ll want to embed the map, so click the embedded map button.
After clicking the Embedded Map button, you’ll notice that the Link URL now says:
Now, simply click the Insert into Post button, and your map will be embedded into your Journal entry.
In the text editor, you’ll see:
But in your post it will appear like this:
We hope you enjoy these new features!