Add Dropdown Box of Hubs In the Links Capsule Like the Text Capsule

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  1. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I noticed that we were recently given a neat feature when including links within a text capsule where we now have a dropdown box of all our published hubs to chose from besides being able to put in an outside URL.  This is extremely handy.

    However, I wondered if it would be possible to provide the same type of dropdown box of our hubs when we're in the Link Capsule as well. 

    For instance, here at Christmas I want to provide a number of links to my other Christmas hubs.  It takes quite a bit of time cutting and pasting URLs into the links capsule.

    I apologize if this has been addressed already in another forum.  If it has, can someone please provide the link? I did try to look before opening this thread.

    1. Jane@CM profile image59
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome idea!

      On your other post, I like to use the link after the article, personal preference.  Plus I hate having so many hubs open to copy & paste URLs!

  2. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    (Bump)

  3. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    I second that! smile It would save so much time!

  4. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Without more feedback on this, I don't know if it's just something no one else has thought about, or they know of another way around it, or maybe they just don't use it.

  5. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

    I thought this would be a good idea too, but never voiced it. Nice to see you have though KCC, it would make life a whole lot easier I agree smile

  6. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Mistyhorizon....it's certainly not getting much attention by other hubbers or the HP staff.......or, if they have they haven't said anything.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's a great idea~~ lots of people busy this weekend.
      HP staff may be off today.

  7. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I posted this 3 days ago....but....still it was pre-holiday and just as hectic I guess with Ryan's last day.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      oh, yes.. possibly partying or too busy chasing down the forum spammers and tread hi-jackers in the religion forum. hmm

  8. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

    Still think this would be a great idea and am surprised Hubpages staff have not commented on this!!!

  9. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Mistyhorizon.....I think it's a brilliant idea...LOL

  10. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

    Perhaps they will now notice this thread and see the wisdom of the suggestion !!

  11. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Yes, this has been on my wish list for a while too.

    1. mel22 profile image56
      mel22posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, it is Christmas you know, maybe the Staff will listen to the wish list finally !

  12. Jeffrey Neal profile image82
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    I give my vote for this addition as well.

  13. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

    Hooray, at last this thread is getting some good feedback rather than vanishing into oblivion smile

  14. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    This feature would be excellent and used regularly.  I heartily endorse your suggestion.

  15. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    This is an ideal suggestion that would cut down time with the cut and paste technique.  I find the link capsule is cumbersome due to this.

  16. dohn121 profile image81
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    Thumbs up on this idea.

  17. VacationAustralia profile image79
    VacationAustraliaposted 8 years ago

    Nice idea. smile

  18. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

    Hope the team listen in and act on this smile

    1. travelespresso profile image80
      travelespressoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It would be a great feature to have.  Thanks for raising it.

  19. RedElf profile image90
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    That's a great idea, KCC - would save much time!
    smile

  20. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Finally, someone's noticing the thread....LOL   Thanks guys and gals!

  21. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    KCC - I'm amazed this is not getting much more traction - perhaps people are too busy being followers rather than leaders!!  LOL

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

      lol Good one!

      1. travelespresso profile image80
        travelespressoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Glad you like it!

  22. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I wonder if someone can tell me.....does it matter, or is there an advantage to one way over the other.....whether you provide a link to another hub within your text boxes versus providing a link to one of your hubs in the link capsule?

    Let's same I'm talking about Christmas light displays and in the text I mention something about the lights being LED lights.  Well, I have a hub about LED Christmas Lights.  Is it more advantageous for me to drop my link on the highlighted text "LED lights" with the text or wait until I finish my article and have a link capsule with a link to the LED hub?

    In my opinion, it seems like it would be better to have it in the links capsule after your article.  I personally want to finish reading an article before I start clicking off to go somewhere else.  So, for me, I would possibly forget to go back and click on highlighted links. 

    What do you think?  Or are there stats on this behavior pattern? Or SEO/backlink thoughts on this?

    By HubPages adding the dropdown box to the text capsule rather than the links capsule instead of having it on both makes me think someone believes that it's better to put your links to your own hubs within the text capsule rather than the links capsule.   I guess I'm just wondering why since I do a little of both, but really lean towards doing it much more often in the links capsule.

  23. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I have done both whereby I text link to my own hubs and to other hubbbers' hubs.  I generally use the link capsule for off site links.  Personally, I like the text links as I will read the article first, and then go back and click on the text link.  This provides the context of the link for me. 

    The advantage of the link capsule is that you have an opportunity to see a small excerpt of where and what you are linking to.  It also allows easy editing.

  24. Zsuzsy Bee profile image87
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    nice idea...it would come in handy that's for sure

  25. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    As much as this would be handy, I also see this feature facilitating the creation of those endless photo hubs, many of which are light on content and heavy on links back to the author's other photo hubs.

    I can't support the creation of any features that make it easier to crank out Hubs of low value.  I think it's worth having to do the work to add links just to slow down the substandard Hub creators.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I understand where you're coming from and I agree, but didn't we just give them that ability by adding the drop down box in the text capsule?  I'm just saying that if we have that option in the text capsule, can we also have it in the links capsule?

      Obviously, I'll survive and it's really only a factor when I write a series of hubs that I want to link together, like Christmas for instance.

  26. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Yea, I think I've suggested something like that a while back.. Never got anywhere with it. Mine was more to just copy link capsules so that you don't have to go and copy paste links and captions. I don't care how it's done, I'd just like to make that easier; choosing the tracker and whatnot all included.

    But, like relache said, it could easily be abused.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Copying a capsule would help too.

      1. Whitney05 profile image83
        Whitney05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yea, and you'd only need to alter one link, adding the hub link and a caption from the hub you copied the capsule from initially. I do think this is a great potential feature on series and related topics, but I don't necessarily see it happening.

        I've given up linking too many hubs from a series. I tried linking my Xmas ones but gave up. Took too much time.

        You can do a search for hubs on hubpages in the link capsule, but you still have to add the tracker.

  27. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    I think it looks nice when you link within a text article.  However I find it distracts from the body of the aritlce because when I'm reading them I keep thinking "I want to go off and check that out - hope I don't forget" and other mindless games.
    So, when I'm writing mine, I use the capsule feature - which is awesome - but I like the changes you've suggested KCC.

  28. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    I am in complete agreement - either add the drop-down in the links capsule or give us the ability to copy and paste an already used links capsule (of our own).  I have been thinking about this for a while, but never suggested it here - I'm glad someone did.

    I looks like no one from HP has taken a look at this thread yet, though!

  29. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    That's another good suggestion Lily Rose.
    I write my hubs in word and so I've found the easiest way to reference them is to open the word doc and then copy the pre-saved link into my new hub.  It's still cumbersome but less so than going back to "my account" with all the opening and closing that entails.
    I would be interested to hear how others do it.

  30. word_power76 profile image57
    word_power76posted 8 years ago

    Nice feature. Didnt know about it. Thanks,

  31. mel22 profile image56
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    I suppose just using the GROUP feature does the same thing albeit not in the body of the text.

 
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