We recently rolled a few changes to the HubTool Interface. Among other small changes we:
1. moved all the configuration tools except the title into the sidebar (you can edit your title by simply clicking on it) 2. Made the "add here" capsule adding button that appears in the left hand column more obvious
We've got a few more HubTool adjustments in the works, look for them in the next week or two.
As frogdropping discovered we've also started displaying recently asked questions in topics that you are following on the my account page. If you click the X you won't see any for 24 hours. We also won't always have appropriate questions for you, in which case nothing will appear.
Recent questions are only lightly filtered, so while there are many good questions there are also some strange ones (feel free to flag those). When someone asks a question on HubPages, we think the value of an answer to them diminishes quickly with time. This change is an experiment to see if we can increase the speed at which people with questions get quality answers.
As usual, please let us know if you run in to problems with these changes (or have any suggestions, complaints, or good things to say about them).
I really like the fact that I can change my hub titles...last week I changed the number allowed or indeed those the tool brought up for me and my adsense dollars seemed to rise as a direct result - ( I didn't employ any other method to enable this) so now that I can use this tool/method to change some of the older hub titles I will once more take note of the adsense account . Although to be honest, my adsense is nothing to write home about it is still nice to keep an eye on it and take note when it appears to be influenced for the better! cheers and thanks for all the improvements you and the hub team keep coming up with...
These things finally showed up in my account. The Answers thingie: I exed out of it, just to see what would happen. Is that permanent? I had assumed it was more like a toggle switch and that I could turn it back on somehow. The question wasn't important, but I just want to know for future reference.
The changes are almost as awesome as the changes you guys made with the photo a ftew weeks ago, which ny the way I am stlll like a kid in a candy store with that feature. The news things we got today look just as promising.
If these is the treats we get for Halloween. . I cant wait to see what is in store for Christmas
Wow, I really like the changes. I published 2 hubs earlier today and the changes had not yet been made. And, I was editing an older hub that has a lot of modules and I added and changed some and though how much easier it would be if we could move the module to where we wanted it instead of move it up and reorder. It's like you read my mind...lol Keep up the good work and I'll keep on publishing.
I am having a problem with the new arrangement - my "reorder" button doesn't work. The editor will let me move the elements around, but when I click "reorder now," it closes without reordering the capsules.
I have tried in Firefox and in Chrome, and the button doesn't work in either button.
RedElf - I played with the "reorder" tab and can't seem to duplicate it... it seems to be working @_@ I'm no particular expert in these things, but have you tried clearing your cookies and having a go at it again?
RedElf, it seems to work in Firefox when I am at the HubPages office, but I tried it here at home and you're right, it doesn't work. I'm not sure what the difference is, but I'll figure it out. For now, please use the arrows on capsules to reorder. Sorry for the inconvenience!
You'll see that under the "add more capsules" box in the top right corner is another box with several tabs. It's set to tags by default, but you can click on "reorder" to see the reorder interface. Also available with those tabs is the interface for changing settings, your hub's summary, and your hub's group.
Yeah, though the hilarious thing is it was there all along! It was just WAY more subtle- heck, I didn't realize it was there until someone pointed it out to me. This one is the same as before - just much more bold!
Here is a repost of what I posted in another thread earlier. This thread appears to be where I should have posted it in the first place.
Just an FYI to the Higher Power (HP):
When I clicked on the Reorder tab and then the Reorder Now button, an erroneous warning message came up informing me that I was about to exit the edit page (among other things). The good news is that it did not follow through on the "threat".
Are there any plans to update or alter the 'Answers' section? That is the main issue many have, and the biggest area that needs improvement. The little stuff is sometimes beneficial, but sometimes it's a waste, like the Hub Hopper. *shrugs* my 2cents
I just published a new hub and went back in to edit it and was like, whoa! where's the top part where I can edit the summary, etc.....I quickly found it and then came here when done to read about the obvious updates...I like them! Great stuff once again, HP!
I have used the features in the tools on a new hub, and they are cool. The tools are getting really good! And I got a weird question that wasn't really a question so I cancelled it, but it's nice to have as it will make more people move around more and ask questions. CHEERS!
I see that the Questions now include a link to the hub where the person was reading before asking.
That is somewhat helpful, but still confusing for both the hapless user (who may have no idea that they are not specifically asking that hubber) and for the hubber (who doesn't know that someone asked it while at their hub unless they stumble upon it).
If you notified the hubber, that might help, but I really think you need to make it crystal clear to the people leaving these things that the place for specific questions is comments (when available).
Terima Kasih HubPages - Thank you very much HubPages for the latest site update. I started noticing new things yesterday - questions in places they did not used to be - and got excited. It just felt like a larger site up date was in process and voila here it is.
I just updated an old HubMob roundup hub. My sidebar and reorder button were MIA. I used the "add" tool to add 6 link and photo capsules, and it was one of the slowest and most painful experiences I have had on HubPages.
I love the idea of the add tool, but it only seems to work immediately after updates. Then it just doesn't work for me. I add and use the capsules, then when I reorder or publish, the added capsules are always at the bottom and I have to manually move them up anyway.
I like the changes you have introduced over the last few months.
To start with it takes me a bit longer to figure out how to use the new features but once I have got use to them they are making hubs and adjustments much easier. I was a bit puzzled when I first went to edit a title today, but working on my latest hub today (my no.150) I found the arrow to add texts,photos etc. much quicker to use. The photo collection is also making putting together hubs a faster and more efficient process.
Just wanted to say great and thank you very much really.
Just wasted a couple of hours trying to edit one of best performing hubs! The capsules would not stay put when published and the preview didn't work either! The old reorder section was gone so I couldn't use it either! My hub ended up looking terrible but I finally gave up on it!
Hi, I have been away for a few days and just started my first hub since getting back today. I absolutely love the new Hub tool, it is so easy to use and navigate but could someone please tell me how to edit the summary if I do not want the automatic version (I cannot find where to change it). Thanks so much for all the great tools you are giving us.
Fawntia The reorder now button (it works, it works!) snaps shut and the setting goes back to the first tab by default. Is there any way the tabs can stay open until we change them manually oor exit from edit mode?
I know it's cheeky to ask for extras, but just wondering if that is possible?
Thank you for all of the updates. The "Add" tab is very helpful to me. No more having to rearrange, simply add or take away capsules, another benefit, when adding 'text' for advertising space, the add does not cause such a "self-adjustment" on the page. The old way could knock my set-up off badly. This way, I see what moves, and to easily line up links, photos, videos and text.
Thank you HubPages for providing so many Tools for writers! The Best to all of you and yourn.