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First Steps For Newbies

Updated on April 28, 2012

First Steps

I have been asked a few times for the first steps so here is a hub with screen shots of the first steps to creating a hubpage. This assumes you have already created a hubpages account.

NOTE: I am not showing the full screenshot to reduce downloading..

to Log In click My Account




I am assuming you have not created a hub yet or you wish to create another hub so

click on Create a New Hub Now

In the middle of the Manage page you will see tab options

Pick a title

Pick a title and web address - they can both be the same for now since you can change the title anytime you wish. ..PRESS CONTINUE BUTTON..

so to create a new hub

The next page opens in Edit Mode, to see this working click on Edit the first text capsule, add the word Test, click Save and you will see Test in the box.

Now you can press DONE EDITING and come back and finish it later or PUBLISH NOW if you are ready or PREVIEW to see how it looks.

Add some content - e.g. test

Add More Stuff

You can come back anytime to a hub and add more content by clicking on the module you want in the Add More Stuff box on the right of the page.

The Text Capsule in edit Mode

To Add More content

Ask People How did you do That..


..if you want to know how I did something you see on my hubpages or any others just ask.. here's my Profile or my email via hubpages


to get space between modules add a text box and just enter full stop or period



or a line


Txt box with photo link


ok so create text box

copy the link you want ctrl +c

paste it in ctrl +v

now when you click it in the text box the link button on nav menu in the txt box will become operational... now, in theory you will be able to edit the link - target and title




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    • Drax profile image

      des donnelly 7 years ago from NYC....

      Imatellmuva you're showing not connected, stay at it, it is worth the work... thanks for the comment...

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      Imatellmuva 7 years ago


      I am new to HubPages...signed up yesterday. I find your information quite resourceful. Thank you for hubbing this, some of us newbies rreeeaaaalllllyyyyy need it!

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      des donnelly 7 years ago from NYC....

      Hey Juiceyme, great name !!! glad you liked it :-)

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      Juiceyme 7 years ago

      Drax, This is great info for beginners like myself. Thank you for helping.

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      des donnelly 8 years ago from NYC....

      Hi Swenneberg welcome aboard and great that this was of some help to you :-)

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      swenneberg 8 years ago

      This is great advice. I am very new here and trying to figure this out as I go. Thank you for the advice!

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      des donnelly 8 years ago from NYC....

      Yo Kimberly... well maybe walk not dance, if you like to go here you can life this little graphic... :-)

      coincidentally it is called no dance, what are the chances..

      thanks for the thanks.. appreciated...!!

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      lyricsingray 8 years ago

      How do I get my Hub page to dance while someone is reading it ? lol J/K thanks mate, Kimberly

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      coralmilburn 10 years ago

      How do I add a photo-link into a text module please?

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      des donnelly 11 years ago from NYC....

      thanks Compu - this is just a little outdated now with the new design but some of these days I will be able to do a ver 2


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      Compu-Smart 11 years ago from London UK

      Its such a galaxy of infomation and im glad i passed by this post as im having problems with my "cloud" and "tags" but hopefully not for long...hopefully i will become comput_ smarter lol


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      Iðunn 11 years ago

      there is that. :p

    • Drax profile image

      des donnelly 11 years ago from NYC....

      Thanks Iðunn - I did it this way since I was asked How a few times and also when I see something new I sign up to get my preferred screenname and then promise to come back later and work on it. I really don't want to read Help I just want to get it working.

      Somebody said ..computers do what you tell them to do not what you want them to do... :-)

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      Iðunn 11 years ago

      a bit late for that! lol...

      no, this is great, and I love the arrowz and stuff... I'm sure lots of people will find this a useful hub indeed.

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      des donnelly 11 years ago from NYC....

      thanks Jimmy, Hubpages are very user friendly so perhaps it is good for Newbies to get past all the buttons, switches and options when you first log-in and focus on getting their first hubpage up.

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      James Paterson 11 years ago from Scotland

      great advice and great hub drax.....jimmy


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