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Why not a capsule to add a HTML content at hubpages?

  1. premsingh profile image60
    premsinghposted 9 years ago

    If one is left behind in technoogical race, he is always at a loss. It always hurts me that there is no provision for pasting a HTML code at hubpages. There may be a policy of HP for not including  this element.  All the hubbers loose greatly on this account. Although I am sure some of the hubbers will oppose if you suggest something new but this aspect really need attention. If you are an affiliate of Amazon, with few exception most of the hubbers are unable to earn from Amazon products because of lack of this provision. Amazon offers heavy discounts in form of deals but hubbers are unable to be a part of deals due to lack of  HTML capsule. Other sites have provision for addition of HTML content and most of the clients prefer to avail discounts on deals so affiliates earn money on these deals. I think HP can better clarify this point.

    1. mandarine profile image53
      mandarineposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Agree with you 100% cool

    2. darkside profile image83
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      For HubPages Inc to allow scripts and widgets like that to be embedded it would be depriving itself of income.

  2. darkside profile image83
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    Some basic HTML would be good.

    Though there is an Amazon capsule.

  3. dutch84 profile image60
    dutch84posted 9 years ago

    Yea. I've been wondering about this too. I have come across some HTML stuff that I have wanted to add to my page/hubs.

    Most recently I wanted to add an HTML that would allow me to track my ranking on Google. But that is impossible due to the hubpages format.


    1. Health Conscious profile image55
      Health Consciousposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can add google tracker code:
      My account page
           Affiliate settings
                 Analytics -- add you tracking number usually looks like -  U-0000000-0

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I think the Amazon capsule is enough. If we could add widgets some hubs would be filled with them and would be hard to read.

  5. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I think I am fine with no HTML.

    I have more of it than I care to deal with on my own sites smile

  6. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    The capsules should be sufficient in order to supply your readers with products that are relevant to your hub. It's also a way to make money, like you mentioned. There's really no need for HTML.

  7. guidebaba profile image59
    guidebabaposted 9 years ago

    HTML Capsules will Make Hubpages a GARBAGE. People at Hubpages are Smart enough and they have included only the Tools and Resources that Target Good Traffic. RSS. Yahoo News (Yahoo News is also a kind of RSS Feed), Pictures, Video, Text Capsules (Each New Text Capsule is a New Post for Search Engines), Comments - These are all SEO Tools.

    HTML Capsule will give people too much Freedom.


    1. darkside profile image83
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You're right.

      Though the HTML I'd like to be able to use is pretty much what's available already, just that I can copy and paste the HTML in from my text documents so all my stuff is right to publish. I can create hyperlinks in Notepad in the content rather than having to use the formatting tools.

      1. thranax profile image54
        thranaxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Not only that, but allowing custom HTML it can make Hubpages unsafe from direct download viruses etc from ads. I got 2 people, you click the link to the site from Google and it auto-downloads, you click nothing else..Sigh. It took about 2 days each to get rid of them, the 1st one i even had to set my computer back to factory settings to erase it all (and everything else). The 2nd one wasn't as bad, with the use of a specialized program, windows programmer remover, AVG anti-virus, and McAFee home security system I got rid of all traces of it.  Now that this happened twice I decided to go safer, I now use a SiteAdvisor, that scans the links and downloads for you. Literally millions of sites have been checked, and any unchecked sites you can submit to be scanned.

        1. darkside profile image83
          darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Having these tags allowed:

          ...would allow the tech savvy to do bold, italics, hyperlinks and bullet points in their text draft so they don't have to worry about going through and using the formatting tools.

  8. Dorsi profile image91
    Dorsiposted 9 years ago

    There have been a couple times I wanted to use some HTML for a hub that was relevant to what I was writing about. Having an HTML capsule could get abused, but it could also be a good thing for certain things. I'm on the fence with this one. It would be good if used with moderation- but there is no guarantee that would happen- anf then yes I think HubPages would start looking like garbage. Right now there is a consistent look, and that's a good thing. We don't want it to start looking like one huge advertisement for everything under the sun.

  9. Health Conscious profile image55
    Health Consciousposted 9 years ago

    I agree, although nice html could get overdone.

    There is one tweak I would love to see on the editor.

    A text center button.

  10. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    The whole point of HubPages is (like it says on the front page) to allow people to create a website without techie tools.  I've had friends who find even the current setup "too technical"! 

    There are plenty of other places where people who have the technical expertise can design their site any way they like.  Let's keep HubPages simple, please!

    1. weblog profile image56
      weblogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with it. We don't need html code(capsule) mostly here smile

    2. bettiegurrl profile image68
      bettiegurrlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I feel like this; it could be there for people who want to use it and for the people who feel its too complicated or technical, just dont bother with it.

  11. johnr54 profile image42
    johnr54posted 9 years ago

    I would rather have a few options to vary the way that the Amazon modules are formatted.  While HTML is good for a lot of things, you can already put your own affiliate links in if you want, but candidly that's not why I'm here.  I'd rather have a little more flexibility in how the affiliate modules are formatted, with things like best sellers for product categories and horizontal orientation, and their enhanced product preview capability where the product rating and the price of new and used products pops up on mousing over the link.  In my experience that really helps click throughs and sales.

    The key to good Amazon sales is to write about stuff that might find a reader in a buying mood, like product reviews or how to hubs that recommend solutions.

    Writing about your life experiences or posting celebrity pictures may be fun, I'm not against it, but don't expect it to generate a lot of affiliate sales, HTML or not.

  12. GoogleCashMoney profile image51
    GoogleCashMoneyposted 9 years ago

    Yes we need more and more option so that we can earn maximum revenue. HP should tie-up Kontera content Link and Widbucks Adsense Program to more ad revenue for Hubbers Hubbers whoees account are not approved by Googel are not earning anything from Hubs. HP need to do something for those poor hubbers.