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Dilmot featured in Blokotek


We are very proud and thankful top Blokotek for publishing a guide about how Dilmot works. Unfortunately we cannot speak Polish and tell you more about it. Please visit their site to see the excellent work they are doing:

Dilmot Q&A app featured in Blokotek (Poland)

Dilmot Q&A app featured in Blokotek (Poland)

 

You may read more here: http://www.blokotek.pl/2015/04/umiesc-na-blogu-wasny-system-pytan-i.html

If you are interested in helping us translate Dilmot to Polish (it is already translated more than 40%), you can contribute, as we explain here: http://blog.dilmot.com/help-translating-dilmot/

A Free WordPress Theme to publish your live Q&A chats


We presented a while ago our new plugin to embed live Q&A chats in your web powered by WordPress.

In order to make your life easier, we are releasing a WordPress Theme that will help you to better organise the streams in your web. You can download it in this link

Live Q&A Portal for WordPress made with Dilmot WP Free Theme

Live Q&A Portal for WordPress made with Dilmot WP Free Theme

We have created a clean theme that can serve as a good basis for your customization. We recommend that, if you would like to make changes to it, you do it in a separate theme as a child-theme of Dilmot’s. In this guide you can learn how to create a child theme in WordPress.

The stylesheets are based on the Twitter Bootstrap design framework. You will be able to easily change the font and colours. Needless to say, that the theme is responsive, since that is the philosophy behind Bootstrap.

Are you ready to start with your Dilmot-powered Q&A chats? Drop us a line and we will help you to get it up and running.

How to make a live chat Q&A in WordPress?


We are happy to announce that our official plugin to make a live Q&A chat inside a WordPress install is available. You can download it in this page:

Organise a live Q&A chat easily inside your WordPress install using Dilmot Plugin

Organise a live Q&A chat easily inside your WordPress install using Dilmot Plugin

With this plugin you will be able to automate the publication of the Q&A streams into your WordPress install.

Why use Dilmot to manage your live Q&A’s?
There are a lot of custom features that will help you manage the live Q&A:

- Use Twitter to receive questions: Just define a hashtag to import those tweets into the Q&A incoming questions list
- Invite a guest, just by sending a link to her
- Edit the content of the questions received: fix typos, enhance grammar, remove unnecessary texts
- Change the order of the questions: There may be some questions that you would like to move up or down in the list
- Make the chat private so that only the people you have shared the password with will be able to participate
- Notify to your email account the new questions that have been received
- Add images and videos to your answers
- Put a live video on top of the Q&A so the guest can answer verbally

We are very excited to give this option to you. Please let us know your experience and feedback using the Dilmot Plugin for WordPress.

Attach image to the answer in the Dilmot Q&A


It is now possible to attach an image to the answer in the Q&A hosted with dilmot.com.

In the incoming question box in the Stream Panel you will now see that an image can be attached:

Attach an image to the answer to the Q&A hosted by dilmot.com

Attach an image to the answer to the Q&A hosted by dilmot.com

As soon as you attach it, it will be shown in a thumbnail:

The uploaded image is seen as a thumbnail

The uploaded image is seen as a thumbnail

And it can be changed if you would like to do so.

In the public page where the Q&A is hosted, you will see the image inside the answer bubble:

The image attached to the answer is shown inside the bubble

The image attached to the answer is shown inside the bubble

In addition to this method, there is another way to insert an image, and this is by adding the html code for it. But if you want to use an html code, the image has to be hosted in a server.

For example:

<img src=https://www.dilmot.com/images/my-image.png />

This is explained in this post: Add an external image or video to your answer

This was our quick hint for today, if you would like to get deeper knowledge about how public Q&A’s work, we invite you to read the Organizer’s manual to the live Q&A

Using Canva to create the Stream image for your Q&A live


We had been hearing wonderful things about Canva, and today we gave it a try to see how you can easily create an awesome image that will go together with your Dilmot live Q&A stream.

Just login into Canva with your account and select the Poster size or the Facebook post size. Both of them are pretty good because they are closer to the square size that fits well to the left of the send question form.

Select sizes that get close to the 1:1 ratio for your stream image

Select sizes that get close to the 1:1 ratio for your stream image

Next step is select the design you want, and select the background image you would like to put. You can choose among a huge archive with more than 1M images, or upload your own:

Select the Canva template you would like to base your stream image on

Select the Canva template you would like to base your stream image on

Finally put your text and download the image:

Customize the Canva template to put your own image

Customize the Canva template to put your own image

As you can see, Canva is like an on-line Photoshop to quickly create beautiful designs based on existing templates. So, the main decisions are already taken for you. It is cool, not only for Dilmot, but also to make images for your blog, Twitter, Facebook accounts or other social media tools. There are many preconfigured formats to speed up your work.

Hope you liked this pill. Enjoy Q&A’s with Dilmot. See ya!