Newbies probably have already discovered this. Those of us who have been around awhile may not have.
I confess, the last few hubs I made, I skipped the template option. This time I didn't.
In addition to the pre-structuring, there are all sorts of worthwhile informational items in there. If nothing else, it is certainly a very good checklist.
Just thought I'd mention it.
I like the ability to copy a layout from another hub. I write how-to articles, and it's helpful to use an old layout, to avoid having to add a dozen text and photo capsules for step-by-step instructions.
Are you talking about the option that asks:
"Use a copy of a previous hub?" I have been tempted to use these for the reasons you mention, but I love to save time when putting my stories together.
And YES, thanks for the info.
I like them too, and I've liked them since they were first introduced. I also like the tips up in the right hand corner of the Hub tool. Both features are great guidelines.
They are a good reminder for me when creating a hub. Like you have mentioned, the templates serve as a good reminder.
The templates provide good guidance. That's for sure. I don't like all of their suggestions, but they point me in the right direction.
Thanks much for the info! I've only done 3 new hubs since I transferred all my lenses from Squidoo. Hadn't clicked on the template option yet. Think I'll give it a look see next time.
I did a test hub when I was waiting for my lenses to come over, so I could start getting used to the interface and it asked if I wanted to use the template appropriate to a literature article. I found it very useful and have also since used the toy/game one on another one I've done from scratch. I also like all the helpful hints in the various modules. I'll have to look into the option to copy an existing one also.
Interesting. I haven't started a new hub yet. Still working on fixing my old lens-hubs. But I'll definitely take a look at that feature. Thanks!
Seriously, these templates save me so much time and it's easy to customize as I go. I also copy the previous hub templates which has been a savior too.
So far I've created 5 new hubs, and have found the templates really useful.
Another HP idea I like is the tips in the top right corner, which let you know how many sections you have used, and give you a word count.
I'm really beginning to love being here at Hubpages! :-) There is so much help available, in articles and in the forums.
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