How is this different from old Open Diary?

If you were a member of the old Open Diary site, you will notice some interesting changes in the new site. Some of the big ones are:

1) New login

On the new Open Diary, you can only log in with your email address and password (on the old site, you logged in with your username). This is a security measure to help make the site and your account more secure.

For more information see: Logging into your diary

2) The Friends list

On the old OD, you had Friends, and you had Favorites – and they were two separate lists. We always found this confusing, and it’s not really how the online world works anyway. On the new OD, your Friends list is one list. The Friends list is important because the people on that list can see your Friends-only entries, and you can see theirs.

You will find people on your Friends list already on the new site, if that person was both a Friend and Favorite of yours on the old site.

3) Saved Entries

On the old OD, you could save people in your Favorites list – this has been changed now to Saved Entries. The Saved Entries function lets you bookmark entries for later reading, so you can come back any time from the main menu and find those again.

For more information see: Saved Entries

4) New diary front page

The old OD had descriptions for both yourself, and for your diary. We’ve combined this into one description field that will be displayed next to your name and picture in your diary front page. The diary title has also been discontinued.

5) Expiring Entries

When you write an entry now, you have a choice to make it expire in a day or a week. When an entry expires, it disappears to everybody, but remains in your diary as a private entry.

For more information see: Changing entry expiration

6) Draft Entries

You can now save entries as a Draft, which is only visible to you. You can keep as many draft entries as you like, and can change them to published (visible to others) when you are ready.

7) Scheduled Entries

If you want to write an entry now, but have it publish automatically in the future, you can do that by setting the date and time for the entry to publish.

8) Embedded images and storage

You can add images directly to your entries now, and they are stored for you with your diary.

For more information, see: Adding a key image to an entry and Adding an image to the body of your entry

9) Private Messaging

Open Diary now has a built-in private messaging feature, for sending messages between members.

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March 27, 2018

How and where do we pay for our diary?

March 30, 2018

@thelittlepumpkin if you go to Profile on the main menu and then click Membership – the options are there for selecting a Monthy or Yearly membership.

March 28, 2018

Hi, when I look at my reclaimed diary, all I can see is each entry duplicated a dozen or more times, meaning I can’t read through them. How can I resolve this?

March 30, 2018

@321_1 could you please send an email to Support through the link at the bottom of the page, and we can look into this. Thanks!

March 31, 2018

@opendiaryhelp thanks, I have now done this and been told it will be resolved shortly .

April 5, 2018

SO, SO happy to see access to OD back! Having a really craptastic week bu this made me smile a lil bit. 🙂 Thank you

April 5, 2018

@ammitu that’s awesome, thanks!

Mo
April 17, 2018

Maybe I am missing this in help but can’t seem to find an answer…What does the little open lock on each comment do?  I clicked on one and it locked it???  Thanks.

April 20, 2018

@mo if you click it and make it “locked” that makes the note Private so only the person who left the note and the person receiving the note can see it.