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SOTS: Monoblog
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Well friends, I'm happy to say that we are in Phase 6 of development of the site. I've grown a bit weary in these Summer doldrums. As such, I needed a distraction.

The Monoblog feature of this site was in need of a facelift or total replacement. I replaced it sometime last week with what is there now. Editors take notice.

After I was done with that, I thought ahead a bit and decided to port Monoblog to the WordPress platform in the form of a Widget/Plugin. This makes it such that the Monoblog feature that is available on this site is also available for use on other sites and in the same way as we have been using it the past few months.

The following is the readme file. Download the zip file of the latest version here and have fun with it on your WordPress blog -> DOWNLOAD

=== Monoblog ===
Contributors: jfekendall
Donate link: http://ownthenarrative.com/
Tags: html5, video, audio, player, flash, mp3, accessible, Silverlight, javascript, blog, upload
Requires at least: 2.8
Tested up to: 3.4.1
Stable tag: 2.9.1
License: GPLv2
Monoblog is a widget plugin that allows recordings of you reading your blogs aloud for the seeing/reading impaired or for people on the go.

== Description ==

Combines the awesome functionality of MediaElement.js HTML5 media player and Plupload to enable you or the authors of your site to upload mp3s of people reading the text of your blogs.
Check out OwnTheNarrative.com for more information and examples.

### Setup

After activating, while still in the admin panel, go to Appearance->Widgets. Then click and drag the Monoblog widget to whatever sidebar/area you want. NOTE: The sidebar/widget area must be visible in your posts in order for this to work.

== Installation ==

1. Upload the 'monoblog' folder to the '/wp-content/plugins/' directory
2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress

== Uploading ==

1. Record yourself reading your blog post and save it as an mp3. (Use Audacity or a similar program)
2. Navigate to your blog post in your browser
3. If you have at least author rights, you should see "Select Monoblog File". Give that a click.
4. Select your mp3 file.
5. Click Upload

== Changelog ==

= 8.9.12 =

* First release.

== Upgrade Notice ==

None

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= Who can post a monoblog? =

Anyone with at least author rights can post a monoblog. Anyone with higher permissions has veto power over authors to moderate and curb abuse.

= How can I remove monoblog entries? =

Log into the admin interface. Go to Media->Monoblog to see the admin panel for this plugin. The only option available is "Remove".

= This is neat! How can I buy you a beverage? =

Here

== Screenshots ==

1. screenshot-1.jpg

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