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Site update: code capsule, my account, and answers

  1. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    We just released another update to the site a few minutes ago.  The big changes are the addition of the code capsule, a redesign of the my account pages, and some small adjustments to Q&A (now called Answers on the menu).

    The code capsule isn't for constructing your hubs using HTML and javascript, it's for writing hubs about programming.  It allows you to display nicely formatted code in various languages, such as Java, PHP, CSS, HTML, and C++.  It may even be useful for formatting poetry.  Here's a sample code capsule hub.

    In Q&A the big change is that you can now view listings by answer or by question.  But there are a few other small enhancements.

    There isn't a whole lot of new functionality in the my account section, it's just organized a little better.

    As usual, if you notice any problems with these new features, or other parts of the site please let us know.


    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      I was toying with an idea to do a hub that involved a CSS3 tutorial, it will benefit greatly from the use of that capsule.

    2. brad4l profile image81
      brad4lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome! I look forward to playing around with this smile

      Edit: Just gave it a test drive on one of my new hubs. It is pretty Cool!

      However, and this might be by design, I noticed that the code capsule does not appear in the menu that shows up when you scroll to the bottom of the page(ie: the Add a Capsule dialog )

      In either case, I give y'all a big thumbs up for the new Code Capsule!!

  2. thranax profile image51
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Roflmao, I though my Hubpages was broken...
    I just came back and was like "what happened?"

    I now get to learn how to click in the new "My account" setup, I had it so I could check everything in like 20 seconds.  =\


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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I thought it was broken too. But my heartbeat is returning to normal now. It's all going to be okay. Maybe some warning like, today things will be changing. Don't pass out if things look differently.

  4. carpesomediem profile image60
    carpesomediemposted 8 years ago

    I love the changes to the Accounts pages, and I'm very excited to start using the code capsules!

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    The new account page is great!! I love it-- Well done!! smile

  6. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    It seems the "Best Answer" is also the "Latest Answer"?

    1. ngureco profile image84
      ngurecoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I see that this has now been solved.

  7. rancidTaste profile image61
    rancidTasteposted 8 years ago

    The update is really nice, especially it supports code formatted in various languages, such as Java, PHP, CSS, HTML, and C++.

    Thanks hubpages team for this great update.

    "pauldeeds", thank you also you as I heard this great news form you.


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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Account Page looks better arranged and everything is fine at present.


  9. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    It all looks and works perfectly well using flock as browser, same with IE8. Excellent. Thank you HubPages team!

  10. Trekkiemelissa profile image78
    Trekkiemelissaposted 8 years ago

    ooh I love this.  Now I can really write html/css hubs smile

  11. Rotem profile image59
    Rotemposted 8 years ago

    love the changes, great work guys.

  12. aniketgore profile image64
    aniketgoreposted 8 years ago

    cool update

  13. dingdong profile image61
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    Good changes. Thanks HP smile

  14. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I thought I broke something too when I first saw the new changes and was wondering why I was on a different page until I saw the Forums button moved a bit lol tongue lol..but it looks great! Paul, smile thank you

  15. Research Analyst profile image84
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    It was a surprise to see the new look in the my account section, but it does look more organized. Nice.

  16. Anamika S profile image60
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    Nice and better looking! Thankyou HubPages Team.

  17. soni2006 profile image80
    soni2006posted 8 years ago

    It looks really nice now, as I do not have to scroll down to click on affiliate settings, url trackers, and other capsules. It is all in front of me and this saves my time.

  18. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    One thing I noticed in answers, you can't flag the questions any more...or I can't see how to flag them. I came across one that is basically spam with the person who asked it answering it and giving information on a website. Is voting it down the only option?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For an answer the only option is to vote them down.  For questions you can flag them from the question list page, but we probably ought to allow it in the answers list as well.

  19. Anti-Valentine profile image96
    Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago

    The my account page does look a little better now. It'll take a while to get used to now, though.

    Would it be to much to ask about this though?: You know when you're building a hub and you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, and the capsule selection box follows when you scroll? Maybe that could be done with the stats page, especially if you have a lot of hubs. Just a thought.

    Think of the people who have 700 hubs!

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    rethansmithposted 8 years ago

    Is the IdeaBank still available on the Answers page?  I noticed it was not in the left sidebar anymore.

    1. Fawntia profile image
      Fawntiaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you click on the "view questions" link, then you will see the Ideabank in the sidebar. Probably we need to rethink the whole questions and answers section but for now that's where it is. Sorry for the confusion.

  21. Guru-C profile image78
    Guru-Cposted 8 years ago

    Art meets science! When I saw the code capsule i'll admit i got excited at the prospect of pasting html. Was a tiny bit crestfalled when i read that it was for hubs on programming, but then i saw the word "poetry". I think it's quite poetic that the capsule is also good for formatting poetry, as I've long wanted to give my poetry pages a more rustic feel. 


  22. foreclosure2010 profile image54
    foreclosure2010posted 8 years ago

    Great add on ,I maybe able to use this