Tip #438

Filter feature requests on the Vivaldi Forum using tags.

Feedback from our users plays a big part in prioritizing which features we’re going to work on next. For this, we have a special Feature Request categories on the Vivaldi Forum, where everyone can post and upvote the features they’d like to see in Vivaldi. To make browsing the requests easier, you can use the forum’s search feature (see Tip #246) or check out the tags to filter out interesting topics.

To view feature requests by tags:

  1. Open the relevant feature requests category:
  2. In the “Filter feature requests” section, click on the topic you’re interested in.

When you find a feature request you like, don’t forget to upvote πŸ‘ the first post.

Mobile Feature Requests page on the Vivaldi Forum, with tags highlighted.

Tip #434

Search for your own posts on Vivaldi Social by preceding the search term with “from:me”.

As an active poster on Vivaldi Social, you might find it hard to locate your old posts as scrolling through all the posts you’ve made and boosted will take a long time. If you remember a word or a phrase you used in the post, you can use Vivaldi Social’s search feature to find that specific post.

To search your own posts:

  1. In the search field type “from:me”.
  2. Follow it with a space and the word or phrase you want to search for.
  3. Press “Enter” to see the results.

You can explore the full list of search operators in Tip #368.

Vivaldi Social with the search field and it's dropdown menu highlighted.

Tip #430

Set your preferred editor, Block or Classic, as the default editor for your Vivaldi blog.

Some time ago WordPress, the blogging platform used on vivaldi.net, introduced a new editor for blogs, called the Gutenberg editor. The new editor makes use of various blocks with numerous customization settings to build a post or a page. But since many still prefer the old version, aka the Classic editor, bloggers on vivaldi.net have the option to pick the one they prefer.

To set a default editor for your Vivaldi blog:

  1. Go to Dashboard > Settings > Writing > Default editor for all users.
  2. Select either “Classic editor” or “Block editor”.
  3. Click on “Save Changes”.

Tip #426

Eliminate language barriers on Vivaldi Social with one click.

Vivaldi SocialΒ brings together speakers of many languages. While it’s fascinating to know what people are up to in various parts of the world, it can be challenging if you don’t speak their language.

To translate content:

  1. Find a post on Vivaldi Social you want to translate.
  2. Click on the Translate button below the post.
  3. Click onΒ Show original, to revert to the original text.

The option to translate a post is shown below all posts that are in a different language from your user interface, granted that the post’s author has set the correct language for their post.

Tip #421

Change Vivaldi Webmail’s user interface language to the one you understand best.

Vivaldi Webmail is an email service for active Vivaldi Community members. As the community includes speakers from many different languages, the language preferences for the browser and services also vary.

To change the user interface language on Vivaldi Webmail:

  1. Go to Settings > Preferences > User Interface > Main Options > Language.
  2. Select your preferred language.
  3. Click “Save”.

Tip #417

Customize Vivaldi Social’s user interface to your liking with a new theme.

At Vivaldi, we provide you with plenty of options to customize your environment according to your preferences. Both in the browser and on our web services. On Vivaldi Social, we offer you 10 different theme variations to choose from.

To change the theme:

  1. Go to Preferences > Appearance > Site theme.
  2. Choose the one you like.
  3. Click “Save changes”
  4. Go back to Vivaldi Social to view the theme.

Tip #410

Filter out text posts and view only shared media on someone’s Vivaldi Social / Mastodon profile.

Whether searching for a specific one or just interested in browsing all the images and videos someone has posted, there’s an easy way to view them in Vivaldi Social – in one place without text posts interfering.

All you need to do is go to the user’s profile and switch to the Media tab.

Tip #407

Add images to your Vivaldi.net blog posts with drag and drop.

Illustrations can add a lot to your blog content. When adding a new image to your post, you can always look for it through the File Manager/Finder dialog, but if you have the folder with images already open on the side, you can also just drag the image to your blog post.

To add images using drag and drop:

  1. In the post editor, add an Image or Gallery block.
  2. Place the browser and image folder windows side by side.
  3. Drag the file to the image block.

Tip #401

Re-draft a post on Vivaldi Social if you didn’t get it exactly right the first time.

Did you find a mistake in your Vivaldi Social post after publishing it? If it has already collected likes, boosts, and comments, it’s best to simply edit the post. But if you caught the error immediately after publishing, you can also delete and re-draft the post. That way you can take your time and the post will look fresh and clean after you publish it again.

To redo a post on Vivaldi Social:

  1. Click on the “More” menu button below the post.
  2. Select “Delete and re-draft”.
  3. The post will be moved back to the editor, where you can make the necessary edits.
  4. When ready, click “Publish” again.

Tip #394

Create your own custom Block Patterns that you can easily insert into your blog posts on Vivaldi.net.

Patterns are a collection of blocks you can reuse in your Vivaldi blog’s posts and pages. If you regularly add the same things to your blog posts that require lots of setting changes, Patterns can help you save time and maintain consistency across your posts. For example, you might want to create a cover that is shown at the top of each post which includes headings with edited typography and an image with specific color overlay settings. Instead of creating one from scratch in each post, you can set it up once and save it as a Pattern. That way, in future posts you just need to find the pattern and insert it.

To create a Pattern:

  1. Create the blocks you want to save as a Pattern.
  2. Select them all.
  3. Click on “Options” in the block’s menu.
  4. Select “Create pattern”.
  5. Give the new pattern a name, add it to a category, and decide, whether any changes made to the pattern should be synced.
  6. Finish by clicking “Create”.

To use a saved Pattern:

  1. Click on “Toggle block inserter” and go to the Patterns tab.
  2. Find your patterns and click on the one you want to add to your post/page.

Tip #391

Survey your followers with single and multiple-choice polls on Vivaldi Social.

When you’re curious about what your Vivaldi Social followers and other users think about a certain topic, you can create a simple poll to find out.

To create a poll:

  1. In the post editor, enter your question.
  2. On the menu below, click the “Add a poll” button.
  3. Enter up to 4 answer options.
    Click on the circle/square in front of the answer options to switch from single to multiple-choice poll or vice versa.
  4. Decide, how long you want to run the poll (from 5 minutes to 7 days).
  5. Click “Publish” to share the poll.
Poll creation on Vivaldi Social

Tip #386

Report inappropriate content and help us keep Vivaldi Community clean and friendly.

Have you ever come across a post or comment on Vivaldi Social, Forum, or Blogs and thought it doesn’t belong on Vivaldi.net? Whether the content is spam, rude, or in other ways not in line with Vivaldi’s Code of Conduct or Terms of Use, we’d appreciate it if you could let us know about it.

To report posts on Vivaldi Social.

  1. Click on the 3 dot menu button in the bottom right corner of the post.
  2. Select “Report [username]”.
  3. Pick a reason.
  4. Select the offending posts.
  5. Add a comment.
  6. Submit the report.

To Flag posts or users on the Forum:

  1. Click on the 3 dot menu button in the bottom right corner of the post.
  2. Select “Flag this post” or “Flag this user”, if more than one of their posts is inappropriate.
  3. Pick a reason.
  4. If you chose “Other”, add a comment.
  5. Submit the report.

To report a blog:

  1. Below an offending post, click on “Report”.
  2. Pick a reason.
  3. Add a comment.
  4. Submit the report.

Tip #381

Pin the posts you want others to see first to the top of your Vivaldi Social profile.

Whether it’s your post, big news, or just something you want people to see, you can pin the post and it’ll be displayed before all your recent posts just below your bio.

To pin a post on Vivaldi Social:

  1. Publish the post you want to pin or find one from your older posts.
  2. Click on the 3 dot menu below the post.
  3. Select “Pin on profile”.

You can later unpin it from the same menu.

Vivaldi Social post's context menu with the pinning option highlighted.

Tip #374

Never miss a thing by enabling email notifications on Vivaldi Social.

You don’t need to keep checking Vivaldi Social to see whether someone has started following you or mentioned you in one of their posts. By enabling email notifications, you can go about your day as normal and get a message whenever something important related to your account has happened.

To review your email notification settings:

  1. Go to Preferences > Notifications > Events for email notifications.
  2. Tick and untick the boxes for the following notification options:
    • Someone followed you,
    • Someone requested to follow you,
    • Someone boosted your post,
    • Someone favorited your post,
    • Someone mentioned you.

Normally, e-mail notifications won’t be sent when you are actively using Mastodon, but if you wish to receive email notifications regardless of your online status, you can additionally enable “Always send e-mail notifications”.

Notification preferences in Vivaldi Social.