Big Improvements to Blog widget
Update the blog preview gadget to allow scaled thumbnails, as well as more characters in the actual preview of the text.
Update the blog gadget itself so that administrators can list someone in the "by line" without changing the CSS, and make the posts so that you can save them to publish later (even with you select that you want to publish a posts several days later on the calendar, it posts anyhow - it doesn't work like it should.) Finally, make blog posts so that they can be sent out in a blast email without having to sign up for them (RSS) or have to copy/paste them into an email template, etc.
Front & Finish commented
This would be a huge improvement for us too! We rely heavily on our blogs as we are more of a publishing business than a membership site. WA blogs offer us the advantage of maintaining several blogs on our site, but the functionality is a bit cumbersome. For example, since we can't enter author names manually, we have had to create "fake" accounts so author names can be automatically logged. An advanced preview would be a huge bonus and gets my vote!
Steven Reames commented
Yes yes yes. OMG my blog index is SO ugly with just the top 15% of the article photo in preview!
Adina Zaiontz commented
the blogs need photo thumbnails!
Ed T commented
also the ability to give a "slug name" as does wordpress so if a post is about nutrition the address is.......blog/nutrition rather than.....blog/893254
Ed T commented
also a way to control the excerpt length (by number of words) that the RSS feed sends out