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Trying to publish first hub please

  1. Tiffanyapril profile image60
    Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago

    Hello,

    I read Shadesbreath’s article for help with establishing a hub. I have learning disabilities. This helps so much! I am stuck on step number five. I keep trying. I have deleted my cookies and still no luck.

    My problem is that when I got to step five, my screen options is different. It will not let me choose a template.  I have the option for a gray block labeled article. I clicked that button.  I then click the continue button toward the end.  I keep get the same error message:
    Enter a hub unique address

    How can I fix this, please?

    The title of my article is Can smoking lead to another Prohibition Era?

    Thank you for your time.

    Kind Regards,
    Tiffany April Griffin

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Tiffany and Welcome to HubPages!

      It sounds like you may be trying to publish a Hub using a URL was already used on HubPages.com.

      Each URL can only be used once on the site and they must be unique abstracted from the subdomain.
      So if matthewmeyer.hubpages.com/Title-of-Hub is already in use, then tiffanyapril.hubpages.com/Title-of-Hub will not be allowed.
      You should be able to change the URL and proceed.

      The title you enter is used to generate the URL, so you can change the title and the URL will change as well, or you can edit the URL directly by clicking the "edit" button next to it.
      http://hubpages.com/faq/#Name-Hub

      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8841357_f248.jpg

      This might be easier to read than that small thumbnail.
      http://i.imgur.com/wIY1CUb.png

      1. galleryofgrace profile image83
        galleryofgraceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You're wrong about there being no duplicate titles.

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
          Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          As explained above, the URL for the Hub which results from the title must be unique abstracted from the subdomain.

          1. Tiffanyapril profile image60
            Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Hello,

            Whoops! I am sorry.  Thank you.  Have a Bless day.

            Kind Regards,
            Tiffany April

    2. Shyron E Shenko profile image85
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages Tiffany, I am sure you will find/make many friends here.

      Looks like you are already in good hands with the other hubbers who have answered your question.

      Shyron

      1. Tiffanyapril profile image60
        Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hello Ms. Shekno,

        Thank you for your warm wishes! Have a Bless day.

        Kind Regards,
        Tiffany April

    3. Janice L Miller profile image61
      Janice L Millerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Good Luck on your Hub. I'm new as well, so I can't really help you at this time. I haven't written a hub yet.

      1. swilliams profile image83
        swilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Welcome To the Hubpages Janice! :-)

      2. Tiffanyapril profile image60
        Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hello and Welcome,

        Thank you!  I wish you good luck!  Have a Bless evening.

        Kind Regards,
        Tiffany April

  2. Tiffanyapril profile image60
    Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago

    Hello Mr. Meyer,

    Thank you for your visual aid help, time and wishes!  I am sorry for not properly explaining.  The article does not contain HTML.  Neither have I put the pictures in either. Where should I go, please?

    Kind Regards,
    Tiffany April

    1. DamienAlexander profile image60
      DamienAlexanderposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately that article is a few years old and a bit out of date.

      Here's a picture of what I think you are trying to do:http://img1.imagehousing.com/99/885b3c9dc5156f97b4db554690b13635.png
      I tried this and it worked, obviously I didn't create the hub because I didn't want to take your title, but if you do this and click on the 'Continue' button you should be able to start editing.

      If you would like, for example, the health article template rather than the basic article, all you would need to do is click on the light gray button that says 'Health Article Template' and if it goes dark grey then it's been selected.

      Hopefully this worked...?

      1. Tiffanyapril profile image60
        Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hello,

        I try this and it did not go through.  This is the screen I have. Once I click the "Continue" button, it pop out with the error message:

        put in your url

        I am slow but not this slow. I am sorry to bother.  I can give my account information if this will help.

        Thank you for your patience,
        Tiffany April

        1. DamienAlexander profile image60
          DamienAlexanderposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You need to upload that picture to an image hosting site, such as imageshack or tinypic (google them) and then provide us with the link so we can see it.

          I'm sorry that HP is being difficult for you sad

          1. Tiffanyapril profile image60
            Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Hello Mr. Alexander,

            Thank you for your time and help!  I am all set. I will work on this. Please go ahead and close it.  Thank you again for your patience. Have a Bless evening.

            Kind Regards,
            Tiffany April

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Tiffany,

      You select a title and URL before any text, images or other content is added to your Hub.
      Please look at the new Hub screen and compare the screen shot.
      Let me know if you have any further questions.

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    I've been here 4 years, and still run into that particular annoying bit with the URL box now and again.

    It usually turns out that I've typed it as a normal title, using spaces and punctuation, which are not allowed in the URL box.  (DOH!)
    It all has to be run together as if it were a single, long word.
    Every time this happens, I have to stop and smack myself upside the head.

    Best wishes.

  4. Tiffanyapril profile image60
    Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago

    Hello,

    Thank you everyone for your help and time! I will do that now. Have a Bless evening everyone.

    Kind Regards,
    Tiffany April

  5. swilliams profile image83
    swilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Hi Welcome To The Hubpages! I get that from time to time as well. Scroll To the very top and type the title of your Hub in the search engine box. The search engine box should look pink with red script, don't space and leave out quotation marks.

  6. Tiffanyapril profile image60
    Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago

    Hello  Ms. Williams,

    Thank you for your help and wishes! I will try that now. Have a Bless evening.


    Kind Regards,
    Tiffany April

  7. swilliams profile image83
    swilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Okay I hope It works Tiffany! Can't wait to read your first Hub! :-)

  8. Tiffanyapril profile image60
    Tiffanyaprilposted 3 years ago

    Hello Ms. Williams,

    It work! smile Thank you and everyone for their help and time! I am even more nervous now. smile God Bless

    Kind Regards,
    Tiffany April

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Glad to hear you were able to get your Hub going.
      Happy Hubbing!

    2. swilliams profile image83
      swilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I'm glad it worked! I can't wait to read your Hubs!

 
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