Creators! We've made some updates to the Dashboard to make it easier to find and simpler to navigate. We've also made some improvements to Support Program setup and formatting.
Previously, the Dashboard lived under the Publishing menu (aka the upload cloud icon on the top bar). Now, everything is consolidated under the Account menu, and rather than a separate Publishing menu the upload button is just that – a button to upload new episodes to your series. If you haven't created a series yet, the upload button will take you to more info about publishing on Tapastic.
When you visit the Dashboard you may notice some spiffy new tabs along the top. Everything you knew and loved from the old Dashboard is still there (maybe even a couple things you weren't aware of or couldn't find), it's just a lot more organized. We've also made it easier to find various helpful resources, such as the Comic Creator Guide, Support Program Setup and User Guides, and FAQ, located undre the Help tab.
Please note that you may not see all of the tabs right away – you need at least one series with episodes to see Performance, Ads, and Support, and need to have started an Ad or Support Program before the Revenue tab will appear.
A number of other small improvements are sprinkled throughout, such as updated Tips and the ability to view daily or monthly performance and revenue stats (previously only 7- or 30-day periods were available).
Setting up and formatting a Support Program is now easier than before, thanks to the addition of some new sections and improved guidelines accompanying each part. Rather than mashing everything together and copying and pasting sample HTML to organize everything, Supporter Perks and (optional) Community Goals are now distinct sections with their own titles. Milestone Rewards have also been improved, with big bold titles and separate descriptions. Basically, Support pages should look more consistent and be simpler to set up, which in turn should make it easier for potential supporters to understand your goals and rewards.
Creators with an existing Support page should double check to make sure they're happy with how things look, and to take advantage of the new sections. For example, it's a good idea to move Reward titles into the new "title" field, rather than formatting them with HTML tags. Likewise, if you have Community Goals you can move them into the appropriate section. It should only take a couple minutes to upgrade your page... and it's a good excuse to spend a little time checking on your supporters and whether any of your Support Program details could use freshening up!
As always, we're here to answer any questions that may come up. Happy Tapastic-ing!