Using the Blog and feedback on the new web editor

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I'm a physician that makes websites for my physician friends. I have six business websites. I made my most recent website on Wordpress https://surgicalconsultantsofdallas.com because of the lack of drop down menus. I just finished rebuilding that Wordpress site with the new Homestead editor. I even transferred the blog. http://surgicalconsultants.homesteadcloud.com I was noticing that I can't find a way for patients to follow the blog and get email announcements when a new post is made. Is that possible?

Right now, I am waiting for the engineers to fix the lack of formatting when the new pages are  viewed on Windows. The pages are beautiful on Mac in both Safari and Chrome. On IE and Chrome on Windows, all of the fonts are wrong which misaligns the content, the social media widgets are messed up, and some of the template images are missing. The image library is sparse compared to the one in the past. Another serious issue with the new Homestead editor is that the new pages viewed on iPhone are ugly with text and images cut off in the oddest places. I'm trying to clean up the mobile site using the mobile section of the editor, but it is difficult. It's frustrating that elements cannot be added and can only be taken away.

Once these issues are fixed, I hope to transfer the domain from Wordpress to Homestead. Overall, I like the new web editor very much. Wordpress templates in comparison are frustratingly restrictive.
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HI Lori, you could use what's called an RSS feed where customers can sign up to get notified of updates you make on the website / blog . .RSS (Rich Site Summary;  often called Really Simple Syndication) uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information: blog entries, news headlines, audio, video. It maybe worth looking into.  If there would be a lot of  communication then I am aware that Homestead offer an account Constant Contact which "looks" very useful ( never tried it) but does come with a cost.

I visited the website on Win 10 with Firefox and everything looked fine to me, All the links, and elements also looked fine. ( being old school I expect the landing page to be called "Home" ( index page) but you have chosen our physicians?  But it works ok). Overall I couldn't see anything wrong and its a very nice website. The mobile site can be viewed in edit mode and you may have to make some adjustments. There have been some issues with text and one of the members here found a good workaround to keep the text compatible. His name is San Diego and I will try and find his mini tutorial and will post it back in here to see if helps. Anything deeper may have to wait for one of the tech guys from Homestead to have a look.
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Here is the excellent mini tutorial by San Diego about text in mobile view.
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Thanks for testing it on windows Firefox. Now just need it to work on windows I.E. and chrome. Funny, I used the "wrong" text edit box but my mobile text seems fine.

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