I’ve updated the ways that you can read posts and subscribe to TempleStudy.com. So you now have multiple methods of reading posts here:
- TempleStudy.com – this website, of course
- Full Post RSS Feed – full articles in your RSS reader
- Summary RSS Feed – introductory snippets of articles in your RSS reader (with a link to the full post)
- Comments RSS Feed – allows you to read the comments on all posts sitewide
- Subscribe by email – receive TempleStudy in your inbox
I’ve also added support for Odiogo, which converts TempleStudy.com posts into audio podcasts. It’s a computerized voice, and isn’t always pretty (because it reads every footnote and related post text), but could be useful for those who don’t have time to read, but could listen to the articles while exercising or commuting to and from work. It could also be a way for those who are visually impaired, or have other disabilities, to access TempleStudy.com:
- Odiogo Podcast of TempleStudy.com (viewable in most RSS readers)
- Other ways to subscribe to the podcast include iTunes, Juice, Zune, MP3 playlist, etc.
TempleStudy.com is also now multi-lingual! If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will see a widget in the sidebar titled “Translate This Website.” You can now choose from any of 40 different languages from the dropdown box, and this entire website will instantly be translated into that language. Translation is provided by Google Translate, so it won’t be perfect, but it works.
I’ve also made a change to the homepage. As I noted a few days ago, I changed the homepage to be a full-page embedded video of “Between Heaven and Earth.” It is a great introduction to LDS temples and what our temple worship means to us. I’ve changed that slightly now. Now the video will only be displayed to new visitors to the website. Returning visitors will not see the video. (Thanks Naomi!)
Thanks again for everyone’s support of TempleStudy.com. You’ve greatly blessed my life, and the lives of many others. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Note: If you don’t know what an RSS feed is, please see this great intro YouTube video called “RSS Feeds in Plain English.”