The following features have been introduced. Pl. check the relevant screenshots.
1. While Posting News, a new "Fetch Article" button has been added. After you paste the URL in the box, clicking the button will fetch the News Title, Article and all the pics from the page. The Article and Title will need to be cleaned up and edited in some cases - removing irrelevant material. One of the pics may be chosen to add to the News Article. If the News Article has already been added, a box will alert you - so there is no need to paste the entire content, before finding out. (Screenshots 1, 2, 3 and 4).
2. While adding Attachments to Blogs, a new Paste URL box/Fetch Pics button have been added. You may paste the URL of the page containing pics, and on clicking the Fetch Pics button, all the Pics in the URL will be shown. You may select one or more pics to be directly posted in the Forum. So, now there is no need to download and re-upload pictures. Also, the source link of the page will be added to the blog text - so that source credit is not missed. (Screenshots 5, 6 and 7)
3. IRI also has a Chrome Extension available in the Chrome webstore
If you install this on your Chrome browser, you may go to any webpage, right-click the mouse button and directly upload News Articles or Post Blog Pics. (Screenshots 8 and 9)
4. Now you can directly Rate News Articles. After Rating, that particular News Entry will come to the top. News Articles have full blog features. Hereafter, they won't appear in the main Blog Forum.