This Week's Network Site Migrations (08/17 – 08/21)

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  1. samanthacubbison profile image88
    samanthacubbisonposted 11 months ago

    https://hubstatic.com/15166593_f1024.jpg

    We are excited to announce that five of our Network Sites have been rendered by our front-end publishing platform this week. Those sites are RemedyGrove, YouMeMindBody, Patient'sLounge, HealthProAdvice, and HobbyLark. We encourage you to check them out and let us know what you think!

    For more information on how to edit your articles on these sites, please reference the corresponding forum thread under "How can I edit an article on TatRing?"

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image90
      Kyler J Falkposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      The stark black and white contrast tends to hurt my eyes, and I need to turn my screen brightness down to counteract that contrast. Otherwise, I absolutely love and value everything that has been done. It looks much smoother, and more professional than it did previously.

  2. Em Clark profile image95
    Em Clarkposted 11 months ago

    I'm already seeing an uptick in traffic. So happy with these updates - great work, HP!

  3. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 11 months ago

    Love the new look! Professional and sleek! I also like that there's a link to the authors' other work on the site.

  4. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 11 months ago

    Hobbylark: I'm seeing a big grey bar at the top of the screen, which moves down as I scroll,  and massive white blocks interspersed down the page, both on Opera and Firefox. Adblocker is off.

    The quiz is broken too.

    https://hobbylark.com/collecting/How-to … rbie-Dolls


    https://hubstatic.com/15166947_f1024.jpg

    1. samanthacubbison profile image88
      samanthacubbisonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Reported! I'll let you know when I get an update.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you!

      2. chef-de-jour profile image97
        chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I've emailed the team about similar issues. HobbyLark. Edge browser.

    2. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I was unable to reproduce this issue with Firefox, Opera, or Chrome. There could have been a temporary issue with ads loading. If you are still experiencing this issue email team@hubpages.com. Quizzes are working as intended. When Network Sites are migrated to the new front-end platform, quizzes will appear as a static set of questions and answers. Please see the original forum post for reference.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        It's the same with other articles on HobbyLark, not just mine. The text is disappearing under that huge grey banner and there are big empty spaces throughout the article.

        1. chef-de-jour profile image97
          chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Are you still seeing the grey banner and white spaces Bev? I'm still seeing it. I've emailed the team and they say it could be a temporary glitch on the ads loading. Surely it can't be a UK only phenomenon? I'm on Edge....

          1. theraggededge profile image98
            theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Yes, still seeing them sad

            1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
              Matt Wellsposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Ads should be displaying properly now. Please email team@hubpages.com if there are any other issues.

              1. sallybea profile image96
                sallybeaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                No ads showing as yet Matt.

              2. chef-de-jour profile image97
                chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                Still no ads on HobbyLark.

                1. samanthacubbison profile image88
                  samanthacubbisonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  I'm seeing ads as per usual.

                  1. chef-de-jour profile image97
                    chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                    Matt Wells emailed me today with a specific link which I had to copy/paste and return to the team to see if this would help in fixing the ads issue. Let's hope so. Could this be a UK only problem (sallybea and theraggededge also not seeing ads for example) ? Or linked to adsense in some indirect way?

        2. sallybea profile image96
          sallybeaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          There are huge white spaces and no ads, is this how it is meant to look. https://remedygrove.com/remedies/bio-oi … -benefits.

          1. eugbug profile image98
            eugbugposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            I presume the spaces are where the ads are supposed to display but because of a bug, they don't.

            1. sallybea profile image96
              sallybeaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Thanks eugbug, was not sure if the site would be displaying ads or even if payment would be affected if anyone buys or clicks through as usual.

        3. chef-de-jour profile image97
          chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Same as before, grey bar and white spaces on HobbyLark articles. Ads just not appearing. No reply from the team yet. Have you had any new information?

      2. eugbug profile image98
        eugbugposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        The bar is just above the site name, and stays put as you scroll. Maybe it's part of the design, but it obscures a lot of text at the top of the screen. I only see it on Patientslounge.com, I haven't checked the other sites. Ads don't load either.

        Edit: The bar doesn't appear with Ad Block turned on so that would suggest it's some sort of banner gone wrong.

      3. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Still no ads, wonder when this problem is going to be resolved?

        1. chef-de-jour profile image97
          chef-de-jourposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Speculate - Surely a problem as fundamental as this, if it's a glitch, has a ready solution? Someone with tech knowledge must have a clue...unless the problem is a legal one, then that's a whole different ball game.

    3. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 11 months ago

      I have articles on Remedy Grove and Health Pro Advice. They look better, clearer.

    4. profile image0
      Marisa Writesposted 11 months ago

      For me, the big problem with Hobbylark is the navbar.    Visitors would have no idea that Performing Arts even appear on the site.

      1. Solaras profile image95
        Solarasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Performing Arts should have it's own site - or Arts Creative Arts should, with performing as a subset.

        1. profile image0
          Marisa Writesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          If you look at the niche sites, Performing Arts would be too narrow a niche compared to the others.

          However I do think there should be a separate niche site for "The Arts" which would include fine art, sculpture, performing arts, etc.     Art and sculpture do not fit on FeltMagnet either.

          Unfortunately, the idea was put forward strongly at the time and completely ignored, so I have no confidence anyone would consider it now.

          1. EricDockett profile image98
            EricDockettposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Musical instrument playing/lessons/gear reviews would do much better if it were seperated from the general music category  (Spinditty) as well. Also unlikely to happen, I'd guess.

    5. eugbug profile image98
      eugbugposted 11 months ago

      Will readers eventually be able to see all our articles when they click on our name or will they only see those on the niche site?

      1. profile image0
        Marisa Writesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        No, it's part of the new design that readers will only see our articles on that niche site.  It has to be that way, because having links to sites on other, unrelated topics is not good for the niche site. So I fully support that.

        However, that is why I'm so upset that we're not getting even one single social link (like a Twitter account) on our byline, because it means there's absolutely no way for readers to see what else we do as writers.

        I don't have a Twitter account these days, but I would create one if the new sites allowed a Twitter handle on the byline, like columnists get in newspapers.

    6. eugbug profile image98
      eugbugposted 11 months ago

      This might be of use.


      https://hubstatic.com/15167826_f1024.jpg


      https://hubstatic.com/15167828_f1024.jpg

      1. chef-de-jour profile image97
        chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Still seeing the grey bar and white spaces - no ads on HobbyLark articles I  look at. Any fresh news on this? I've emailed the team but no response as yet.

    7. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 11 months ago

      Referring to HobbyLark, I see ads in the grey bar as well as throughout the article.  It looks like the navigation bar doesn't have a couple of categories on it, like board games.  Love the look of it.

      1. chef-de-jour profile image97
        chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Hi GTF so you're checking more than one article on HobbyLark to see if they're OK? And you're based in the USA?

        1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
          Glimmer Twin Fanposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Yep - I checked a few different ones and they all had ads. Also I am based in the US.

        2. AliciaC profile image97
          AliciaCposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I'm in Canada and I can see the ads. The top one loads slowly, though. I've already read part of the article before the ad is loaded.

          1. chef-de-jour profile image97
            chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            OK, thanks. Seems as if the HP team are onto it.

      2. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
        Matt Wellsposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Some changes are being made later today that should resolve some of these ad issues.

        1. chef-de-jour profile image97
          chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Good to know. Thanks.

        2. sallybea profile image96
          sallybeaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the update Matt.

    8. Drew Agravante profile image82
      Drew Agravanteposted 11 months ago

      These problems will probably get the fix soon, hopefully. Nevertheless, I do love the new look and designs.

    9. EricDockett profile image98
      EricDockettposted 11 months ago

      HobbyLark is the first site migrated where I have articles posted. I think it looks really good, but I do have one concern.(Which I should have realized before.)

      You've moved the related Hubs to the bottom. It's looks great, but readers have to make it all the way to the end of the article to see them.

      The Related and Popular articles in the sidebar meant readers might stay on the site if their minds wandered from the original article. With no articles in the sidebar, it seems like readers are going to be hitting the back button a lot more.

      I feel like this is a big mistake and maybe worth rethinking.

      Also: I see that gray space Bev is talking about when my page first loads. It eventually gets populated by an ad but it takes a few secods. I only see it with my ad blocker off.

    10. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 11 months ago

      Just realized I have one on Hobby Lark, too. It seems to be okay. The ads are overpowering but that's to be expected.

    11. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 11 months ago

      Linda, that is a big concern.

    12. Deb Vesco Roberts profile image96
      Deb Vesco Robertsposted 11 months ago

      What happened to HubPages and the Network sites? I'm so confused. No one can leave comments on our articles anymore sad But, any comments that were left on Hubpages network sites are still showing up on this new platform, but no one can leave any new comments.

      1. samanthacubbison profile image88
        samanthacubbisonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Hi there,

        Please reference the corresponding forum post for more information regarding our site migrations. TatRing was the first site to go through this process. Comments will return, but for now, they are disabled.

    13. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 11 months ago

      I reason that's a plus!

    14. Butterfly67 profile image91
      Butterfly67posted 11 months ago

      I'm still not seeing any ads either (and I am in the UK) - do I need some kind of code?

    15. eugbug profile image98
      eugbugposted 10 months ago

      I can't see ads now, even using a VPN, virtually viewing from Japan or the US. Occasionally I can though.

      1. chef-de-jour profile image97
        chef-de-jourposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Occasionally - you mean at specific times of day? Or are you seeing the ads on a random basis? It's all very puzzling and frustrating.

        1. eugbug profile image98
          eugbugposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Can't remember what the conditions were. I tried refreshing the page multiple times and clearing the cache and doing the same thing and even looking at other niche sites that were migrated, but I still can't see ads. Maybe it's the VPN acting up. If the problems are intermittent, it'll be nightmare for staff to resolve. From my days of software debugging, intermittent problems that couldn't be recreated were the worst.

    16. Butterfly67 profile image91
      Butterfly67posted 10 months ago

      It's strange isn't it, this is the fundamental element of their business surely...

     
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