Customizable Home Page

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  1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    We just rolled out an exciting new feature on HubPages: the customizable home page.  You can now pick and choose from an array of configurable widgets that should allow you to put all the things you are interested in keeping track of on HubPages together in one place.

    To check it out just sign in, go to the homepage, and then select the "customizable home page" in the upper right hand corner.  A default layout will be created based on what we know about you, but the real power comes adding, configuring, and positioning the widgets as you like.  If you don't like the new page, you can always switch back to the traditional home page.

    We also deployed some other minor changes with this release.  As usual, please let us know if run into any new problems with the site.

    Thanks!

    1. LiamBean profile image86
      LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is what I love about HubPages. The upgrades just keep getting better and better.

      I can't even remember all the improvements to the Hub editing tools over the last two years, but do remember enough to know I'd never want to go back to that older version.

      Outstanding!

  2. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Its a wonderful feature Paul. Thanks a lot
    Best Regards smile

  3. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    An interesting new thing to play with.  Thanks.

    Paul, I also like that you were able to make this post a sticky so it doesn't get lost in the forums....very good idea!

  4. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    yeah the sticky was nice.

    thank you for this new feature. i'll check it out tomorrow!

  5. R.Edwards profile image64
    R.Edwardsposted 8 years ago

    oooooh, like a new Christmas toy!!! Exciting!

  6. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    ooooo gonna go play with it and see. Thanks HubTeam!

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I like it. Thanks smile

    I can go to that page and only see new postings in forums I want to visit. I might finally break my addiction to the politics forum smile

  8. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Nice! Thumbs up. big_smile

  9. viryabo profile image88
    viryaboposted 8 years ago

    An early Xmas present from HP.smile

  10. viryabo profile image88
    viryaboposted 8 years ago

    Mmmmm! nice. I like it smile

  11. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    OMG Mr Deeds! You have no idea how happy in the pants this makes me!

    I'm customising mine right now. My favourite sub-forums at the top.

    I haven't checked yet but does it have a widget for showing unmoderated comments?

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Scratch that, it's up near the top!

  12. wavegirl22 profile image42
    wavegirl22posted 8 years ago

    this is great especially for someone new like me who seems to get a little lost navigating around at times !!!

  13. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 8 years ago

    This is great to see a great Sticky!!lol...Thank you very much!!! smile

    Can we also have sticky's for other topic's??? big_smile

    Thank you sooooo much! The Hub Team ROCKS! cool

  14. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Wow...we get to play at designing smile awesome HP! thank you Paul and everybody. big_smile

  15. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I have a comment.  Is there any way that when we are on our home page, browsing the forums & we find a thread we want to read, we click it and it could open up in a different window? Then we'd have our home page open & the forum open at the same time to toggle back and forth.

    Make sense?

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! This would be helpful.
      I usually open two windows before I get started with my day. I like to toggle.

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image80
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Purrrfect sense , gosh the amount of times I read something, wanting to save it or come back and never do or lose interest tryin to scroll through heaps of previous pages!!

    3. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What browser are you using?

      I'm using Firefox. If I use the right click on my mouse it allows me to 'Open Link In New Window' and 'Open Link In New Tab'.

      Or I just click on a link with the scroll wheel that's in between my two buttons and it automatically opens the page in a new tab.

    4. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, you can hold down shift when you click the link or right click on the link and select open in new window.

      1. wyanjen profile image81
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        aaahh. thanks.
        In my defense, I grew up with the one button mac. I have a one-trick clicker finger.

  16. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Thankyou Hubpages Team!!!!

    I think its neat ya creating new things smile smile Inspiring.

  17. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Paul & Darkside, got it smile

  18. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Classy... very classy...  thanks, team!

  19. flread45 profile image78
    flread45posted 8 years ago

    I will give it a try smile

  20. thranax profile image43
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Cool update, although the classic grown upon me!

    ~thranax~

  21. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Thanks You Hubpages Team for that lovely Home page for tracking the Entire site.

    Can the Profile also be made "Customizable Profile Page"

  22. jiberish profile image71
    jiberishposted 8 years ago

    I'm not technically inclined, but it sounds like fun.

  23. Jeffrey Neal profile image82
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    This is great.  Now I'm not clicking around all over the place.

    If I could request a future widget or two:  being able to see your hubs list with statistics in one and overall profile statistics in another.  Then my hub would be complete!

    Awesome update, all the same, thanks!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, yeah, sounds great. big_smile

    2. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      there is a widget for hub statistics.

      1. Jeffrey Neal profile image82
        Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Somehow I missed it, but yes I see it now. Thank you.

  24. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Hubpage Traffic Statistics Widget is the Most Brilliant One. It has all options for sorting data. I love that.

    Whoever Brought up this Idea ,

    Thanks a Lot

    smile smile Hugs smile smile

  25. Gemsong profile image71
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    New toys! Shiney!!!


    Wheeee! Love you guys!

  26. Shirley Anderson profile image68
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Fantastic, thanks Paul! 

    New stuff is fun!  smile

  27. Animal World profile image63
    Animal Worldposted 8 years ago

    Kick @ss,....This outa be very useful and something new is always a good thing !!!

  28. .Ninna. profile image53
    .Ninna.posted 8 years ago

    That's really cool! Thanks! smile

  29. Envoy profile image81
    Envoyposted 8 years ago

    Thank you!
    & Thank you
    & no seriously Thank you! smile
    I love the widgets!
    The HP Team ROCKZ!

  30. yoshi97 profile image62
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    ...and this explains my constant addiction to Hubpages ...

    Paul, you and the staff rock! smile

  31. Money Glitch profile image77
    Money Glitchposted 8 years ago

    Now that's sweeeet! I like the idea of having the freedom to create what I want to see first on my home page.  Simply, sweet, and I think in the long run will be a time saver for all.  Thx HP Team!

  32. shanekruger profile image59
    shanekrugerposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for nice and valuable tips

  33. Philent profile image60
    Philentposted 8 years ago

    Oh I just love it! Thanks! smile

  34. Jackson Riddle profile image50
    Jackson Riddleposted 8 years ago

    Now I can finally find something else to do then write hubs and sit around on the forums!

  35. futurenetads profile image68
    futurenetadsposted 8 years ago

    Wow ....very nice change

  36. grumpyjacksa profile image57
    grumpyjacksaposted 8 years ago

    thanx a million

    this is really cool

    it would be even more cool if i was just able to add my traffic sources as well....

    but i guess i can't have everything perfect....smile

    pj

  37. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    HP rocks! cool

  38. soni2006 profile image78
    soni2006posted 8 years ago

    I think this is a great feature and will keep me updated with one single click. Everything is so organized and in front of me.

  39. profile image0
    Pacal Votanposted 8 years ago

    Not bad. Gotta check it out now.

    Thank you, hubteam. smile

  40. SimeyC profile image96
    SimeyCposted 8 years ago

    nooooooooo - take it away - you've given me too much power - it's going to go to my head and my me even more egotistical than I was before!

    Seriously though - with the other 'features' you've also added this really does make 'maintenance' of Hubs a lot easier - thanks a lot!

  41. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Learn about homepage links don't work, or are they not supposed to.


    Also, I'm not sure I like how it looks unfinished. May just stick with the regular home page; it's easier on the eyes to look at. After fiddling with it for a second, and moving stuff around, I thought I was still in edit mode.

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Whitney,

      The links in the learn widget should have worked.  I've fixed the bug and the update will go out later today.

      If you have any suggestions for improving the experience with the custom home page, feel free to let me know. 

      Thanks very much for your feedback!  :-)

      -Larry

      1. Whitney05 profile image84
        Whitney05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not really sure what could be said. I've been using it throughout the day trying to just test it out. It still looks like it would be in edit mode to me. I'm not sure... Just maybe some color or something. The color from the original homepage was pleasing to the eye. The customizable one is gray and white with links. The only color is the triangle in the hubpages logo and my picture. Just throwing that idea out there.

        I love the idea of the customizable homepage, it's just bland. (but I guess it matches the airy look of the hubs and whatnot... I still feel the last layout change has left the look airy with a lot of space)



        Is there a widget to show hubbers that you're a fan of who have recently published hubs? That was probably one of my favorite features of the other homepage.

        1. larryfreeman profile image85
          larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Whitney.

          It sounds like you would like to see a choice of display styles for the custom home page.

          I'll add this our list of potential features.

          Thanks for the additional details.

          -Larry

          1. Whitney05 profile image84
            Whitney05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            That would be cool..

            Is there a widget option to see which of out fans have recently created a hub, like what is on the original homepage?

            1. larryfreeman profile image85
              larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Hi Whitney,

              If you mean the Hubtivity portion of the original homepage, there is a Hubtivity widget that you can add.

              It has the same functionality when you first you add it (it is the same as your hubtivity) but then you can customize it if you wish.

              -Larry

  42. Lady_E profile image68
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Wow HP! Love you more than I did yesterday. Its a great feature.

    Thanx to the Ace HP Team. smile

  43. retellect profile image73
    retellectposted 8 years ago

    Wicked Paul! Will try it out right away.

    Thanks smile

  44. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    The continuing new improvements are overwhelmingly effective -- Thanks for the new features!

  45. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Ohhhh its fun

    Better than sex lol

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are doing something wrong then. wink

      Or your husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/whatever is.......

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I am ?? maybe theres a Hub I can read up about it then Mark lol

  46. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Ive always had the affiliates tab as my entrance bookmark- than click right over to see stats

    earnings->stats->new hub-> Thats my hub exp !


    Neither one of my most frequently accessed pages are available widgets sad

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sunforged,

      Thanks very much for your input!  There is a Hub Statistics widget that you can load by clicking the "Add a Widget" button.

      A Url Tracker widget is on the list of possible features to consider.

      Are there any other new widgets that you would like to see?

      Thanks,

      -Larry

  47. wrenfrost56 profile image79
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    It's fab, I love it, thank-you very much! big_smile

  48. jiberish profile image71
    jiberishposted 8 years ago

    I have a question, how do I edit my favorite topics on profile page to show a catagory?

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jiberish,

      To do this, you will need to first switch to the custom home page.  This is done through changing the selection found on your home page (if you haven't already done it).

      If you have a Hubs widget available, then when the mouse moves over the widget, an edit button will appear on the bottom. 

      If you don't have a Hubs widget (which means that you don't have a Category Fan list), then you go to the "add a widget" button and you will see a "Hubs (by Category)" widget.

      Once you click the edit button, you will see a choice for categories.  Select the category that you want and then hit save for the setting to take effect.

      I hope that helps.

      -Larry

      1. jiberish profile image71
        jiberishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Larry, but nothing works under Custome, it's a black page.

        1. jiberish profile image71
          jiberishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          add widget does not work.

          1. larryfreeman profile image85
            larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Hi Giberish,

            Which browser are you using (IE6, IE7, Chrome, etc.) and which operating system (Windows or Mac)?

            Thanks,

            -Larry

            1. jiberish profile image71
              jiberishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              firefox 2, windows xp

              1. larryfreeman profile image85
                larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Hi Jiberish,

                I figured out the issue.  It looks like a bug on our side.  It should be fixed shortly.

                I'll post on this thread when the update to the web site is made.

                -Larry

                1. jiberish profile image71
                  jiberishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  XOOXOXOXO

                  1. larryfreeman profile image85
                    larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Hi Jiberish,

                    Your custom home page is now fixed.

                    -Larry

  49. Zsuzsy Bee profile image89
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Thank you Hubteam...just what I needed, more toys. Now instead of working on my hubs I'm going to rearrange and play...
    thanks a lot...

    All joshin' aside I like the new improved, mind you it never occurred to me that I needed to change the looks of my homepage...but then you guys are the techno-wizards. 5 thumbs up

    http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_16.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_16.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_16.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_16.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_16.gif had to borrow a few extra ones

  50. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Just took a quick look, and I like what I see so far.  Will be playing around with it tonight and will then give more feedback.  BTW, thanks HUBTEAM for creating this!

 
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