Is anyone else missing all of their share buttons?

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  1. tillsontitan profile image90
    tillsontitanposted 7 years ago

    Is anyone else missing all of their share buttons?

    I can't even share on HP never mind FB or Twitter.  I have no share buttons on my page.  At first thought it was my iPad, but its my computer too.

  2. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 7 years ago

    Til....I just hollered for help with this to Sunshine and after she sent me a copy of a page for one of my hubs, it occurred to me what was wrong.

    I don't have an iPad and know nothing about them, but ....on your computer, pull up one of your hubs.....just reduce the screen size with one or two taps ( Ctrl & minus key)....or until your share buttons appear at the top upper left of your hub.

    I'm hoping HP realizes there's something a bit off with this and fixes it.  The reason is that our print becomes much too small in order to SEE the share buttons.

    You'll see what I mean when you do this!.....Good luck.  Love, Effer

    1. tillsontitan profile image90
      tillsontitanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Girl when you're right, you're right!  Thanks to you and Sunshine.
      Now I think its time for the powers that be at HP to realize there's a lot of baby boomers on here and we need big print smile

    2. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And my friend, just between you and i would ell Jim, Bless his heart.......I'M ALWAYS RIGHT !!!   LOL

  3. Billie Kelpin profile image84
    Billie Kelpinposted 7 years ago

    This is an IMPORTANT question (But first, I'm smiling because I totally took your question as a "missing your marbles" kind of question because I had just been flabergasted by a new question on hubpages and thought you might be referring back to IT! - tee hee). 

    Back to reality - This is  a great question and Paula has a great answer which led me to the question of placement in general.  I hadn't realized that the social media icons on my hubs appear on the left side.  When I was building my own website created by godaddy, I noticed that their template places the social media icons on the left side like this template by default.  When I published my website, I thought, "Where in the heck are the social media icons?" (I'm left-handed, so that might be the reason).  So I used the website builder's tool to put them on the RIGHT where I, myself, normally look for them.  If you blog in blogspot you can put them below your article. 
    In the early days of website building, one of the website building companies had a service that would analyze the placement of your items on a webpage.  It was very scientifically based.  I just googled "best placement of social media icons" and found this EXCELLENT resource for writers who have control over their own icons.  Fascinating that one study found that NO buttons increased traffic. Placing them on BOTH sides like I did for my website, might be detrimental according to that article! There seems to be strong support for the buttons to be on the left side as they appear on hubs. (However, a person shouldn't have to minimize the page and go through the trouble that Paula mentioned).  Anyway, thanks for this question.  It has provoked me to think about placement of these icons on my website and blog.  Cheers,  Billie

    1. tillsontitan profile image90
      tillsontitanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Whew, I thought you knew I lost my marbles too wink

  4. Dressage Husband profile image71
    Dressage Husbandposted 7 years ago

    I thought they had been removed too, it took quite a while for me to find them to the left of the Hubs. I like you guys feel that although the left may be best. It is definitely better if all users are able to find them. Hopefully HP staff will get this sorted soon. The theme needs to be responsive to all screen sizes while remaining fully legible if the site is to continue in today's market!

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      These comments settles it!   HP needs to realize our concerns and (please) do something about it.  I don't have a magnifying glass as big as my screen!!   LOL!  Glad it worked Til....There must be plenty of hubbers who have met this problem!!

    2. KatyWhoWaited profile image60
      KatyWhoWaitedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Stehpen, totally agree!

    3. tillsontitan profile image90
      tillsontitanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      All we can do is keep commenting and hope the powers that be hear us!

  5. Matthew Meyer profile image76
    Matthew Meyerposted 7 years ago
    1. Billie Kelpin profile image84
      Billie Kelpinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      With respect: "since all major mobile web browsers have features that allow the browser to share content, these buttons are not included on mobile devices including Android phones, iPhones, Blackberry, etc." My lowly diy website builder this ability!

    2. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I have asked this same question as to our mobile devices and not being able to share from it, and why not?  Makes no sense because I access HP from my phone on a break or lunch or waiting at the doctor and read and comment, but no share?

  6. Faith Reaper profile image84
    Faith Reaperposted 7 years ago

    Hi Mary, yes, I came home from work one day last week or whenever they changed the look of the hubs. I did happen to catch something out if the corner of my eye to the left, maybe the colors I wasn't used to being there and realized all the share buttons are at the top left. I have a laptop. However, I have to get with my smart phone people and figure out how to make hubpages look like the entire screen as it does on my laptop because I have never been able to see any share buttons or the thumbs up button on my phone. However, the other vote up buttons show up like " beautiful" etc. I've tried to ask a question about it to no avail. Finally, someone told me they do not want the share buttons to show up on mobile devices. So, your iPad may not be able to show share buttons either but your computer should havee them on the left top of the hubs. They are smaller in size now for sure. I believe they may have mentioned the changes on the HubPages weekly email? Not sure, but I remember reading about the changes somewhere, unless it was in a forum. I am still trying to get used to the order of our hubs on our account statistics page, as they are all jumbled up. They did not send an email before making those changes and everyone was so confused. So after several forums, HP came on and said they should have let us know about the hubs now in highest views in 7 days.  Guess, I am finished rambling.

    1. tillsontitan profile image90
      tillsontitanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't technology wonderful Faith?

    2. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I see what Paula is saying. I had to shrink my page too at some point as it was over the 100% and I could not see a thing LOL.


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