One of the biggest and most important functions on Patreon is the ability to create posts, whether it is to patrons or the public. It’s a way to connect with your fans, update your patrons, publish rewards and more. I feel that it is also one of the more problematic areas in Patreon (I’m sorry, Patreon staff, you’re awesome and I love you!).
Here are a few things that I think the post creation function needs:
- Easy switching between post types - let’s say you started writing a new post using a text post, you have already formatted it nicely and all…and then you decide to add an image? you have to go and create a new post, choose image post and copy the text you wrote in one editor to the other. Ok pretty simple… but what if you have already published the post? Now it’s a problem. It’s not possible to change your post to an image post after publishing. For the life of me, I do not understand this, especially since in an older version of the new post page, this very thing was possible, all the options were on one page and there was no need to choose. This was great and I would love that back.
- Paste image from clipboard - many services already have this - Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and more - the ability to paste an image into your post from clipboard. Small functionality that makes a lot of difference.
- Text customization - being able to use font colors, font sizes, ordered lists, multiple indention in lists, strike through, etc. These are our pages and our post and we should be able to decide how to format them in a way that fits our styles.
- New post auto-save - This has hurt me a lot, but I also found way to deal with this - auto saving of post can save lives. This is no longer an issue for me since I started using Typio chrome add-on, but if this add-on ever stops functioning, I would be sad to lose progress of patreon post in case of a computer or browser crash.
Thoughts from anyone else? Any other changes to the post creations page you would like to see?