We recently rolled a few changes to the HubTool Interface. Among other small changes we:
1. moved all the configuration tools except the title into the sidebar (you can edit your title by simply clicking on it)
2. Made the "add here" capsule adding button that appears in the left hand column more obvious
We've got a few more HubTool adjustments in the works, look for them in the next week or two.
As frogdropping discovered we've also started displaying recently asked questions in topics that you are following on the my account page. If you click the X you won't see any for 24 hours. We also won't always have appropriate questions for you, in which case nothing will appear.
Recent questions are only lightly filtered, so while there are many good questions there are also some strange ones (feel free to flag those). When someone asks a question on HubPages, we think the value of an answer to them diminishes quickly with time. This change is an experiment to see if we can increase the speed at which people with questions get quality answers.
As usual, please let us know if you run in to problems with these changes (or have any suggestions, complaints, or good things to say about them).
Yes, the add tool is very nice. But the tool to reorder capsules once placed in the right sidebar is deleted. I feel a bit troublesome when i want to reorder my capsules.
Even though I haven`t been around the forums for quite some time I couldnt stop myself from congratulating the entire Hubpages team - Thanks guys! You have done a great job so far.
The title tuner was one of the updates I love the most, it`s fast but effective.
After almost 3 years (next month) I find that Hubpages has grown and I like the way it did... it only got better!
I only wish I got more free time to write more hubs
I really like the fact that I can change my hub titles...last week I changed the number allowed or indeed those the tool brought up for me and my adsense dollars seemed to rise as a direct result - ( I didn't employ any other method to enable this) so now that I can use this tool/method to change some of the older hub titles I will once more take note of the adsense account . Although to be honest, my adsense is nothing to write home about it is still nice to keep an eye on it and take note when it appears to be influenced for the better! cheers and thanks for all the improvements you and the hub team keep coming up with...
These improvements have made Hubpages a [b]better place[b] to live.
I don't know where to write the summary for my new hubs...where is the space to write it now, after these new changes ?
I don't always want my introductory lines to be the summary for my articles :-(
Since this change has ocrured I can not get my hubs to publish.
As always - bringing in improvements and innovations. Good work!
I saw the question thing-- that's a nice one. Guess I have to go and write a new hub to see the others.
I couldn't change my title. Are we not able to change our titles now?
We have always been able to change titles. I've done it many times. Can't change the URL, though-- that is in cement. Title and url do not have to match exactly.
To edit the title, click on the text of the title, and you'll find you can edit it
These things finally showed up in my account. The Answers thingie: I exed out of it, just to see what would happen. Is that permanent? I had assumed it was more like a toggle switch and that I could turn it back on somehow. The question wasn't important, but I just want to know for future reference.
The changes are almost as awesome as the changes you guys made with the photo a ftew weeks ago, which ny the way I am stlll like a kid in a candy store with that feature.
The news things we got today look just as promising.
If these is the treats we get for Halloween. . I cant wait to see what is in store for Christmas
Wow, I really like the changes. I published 2 hubs earlier today and the changes had not yet been made. And, I was editing an older hub that has a lot of modules and I added and changed some and though how much easier it would be if we could move the module to where we wanted it instead of move it up and reorder. It's like you read my mind...lol Keep up the good work and I'll keep on publishing.
Is there going to be any option for going back to the older method of revising modules, or are the new tools set in stone? I'm finding the new system frustrating.
I am having a problem with the new arrangement - my "reorder" button doesn't work. The editor will let me move the elements around, but when I click "reorder now," it closes without reordering the capsules.
I have tried in Firefox and in Chrome, and the button doesn't work in either button.
Any help for this?
RedElf - I played with the "reorder" tab and can't seem to duplicate it... it seems to be working @_@
I'm no particular expert in these things, but have you tried clearing your cookies and having a go at it again?
RedElf, it seems to work in Firefox when I am at the HubPages office, but I tried it here at home and you're right, it doesn't work. I'm not sure what the difference is, but I'll figure it out. For now, please use the arrows on capsules to reorder. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Otherwise, it seems like a great idea - much cleaner interface
Funny cause I don't seem to have a reorder button at all in my edit mode, is that intentional?
You'll see that under the "add more capsules" box in the top right corner is another box with several tabs. It's set to tags by default, but you can click on "reorder" to see the reorder interface.
Also available with those tabs is the interface for changing settings, your hub's summary, and your hub's group.
Changes are always worth a try and usually good news. So I think it is great that you are trying these new ideas out.
The add tool button is really welcome change from the hanging bar as I can now add capsules as and when I need without having to scroll or re-order the capsules
Here is a repost of what I posted in another thread earlier. This thread appears to be where I should have posted it in the first place.
Just an FYI to the Higher Power (HP):
When I clicked on the Reorder tab and then the Reorder Now button, an erroneous warning message came up informing me that I was about to exit the edit page (among other things). The good news is that it did not follow through on the "threat".
Thanks for the report. I don't see the popup, so it must happen only with certain browsers. I will track it down, but in the meantime, just click "ok" and no harm will be done.
An update just went out that hopefully fixed this problem. Are you still getting the popup message?
Are there any plans to update or alter the 'Answers' section? That is the main issue many have, and the biggest area that needs improvement. The little stuff is sometimes beneficial, but sometimes it's a waste, like the Hub Hopper. *shrugs* my 2cents
The add a unit option is superb, and will save me loads of time thanks for that.
Nice, neat, tidy and easy to use - love it.
I just published a new hub and went back in to edit it and was like, whoa! where's the top part where I can edit the summary, etc.....I quickly found it and then came here when done to read about the obvious updates...I like them! Great stuff once again, HP!
I have used the features in the tools on a new hub, and they are cool. The tools are getting really good! And I got a weird question that wasn't really a question so I cancelled it, but it's nice to have as it will make more people move around more and ask questions. CHEERS!
Really like the new features! Piece of cake now to add capsules!
Just asked a question about the change in a separate topic, found this update thing after that. Maybe my hubs not showing in timely manner has something to do with the changes?
Do like the "add here", supposed to make thing so much handy, though have to try it later to get the feel. But thanks regardless
I see that the Questions now include a link to the hub where the person was reading before asking.
That is somewhat helpful, but still confusing for both the hapless user (who may have no idea that they are not specifically asking that hubber) and for the hubber (who doesn't know that someone asked it while at their hub unless they stumble upon it).
If you notified the hubber, that might help, but I really think you need to make it crystal clear to the people leaving these things that the place for specific questions is comments (when available).
Pcunix, that was updated with the last site update.
Making a hub seems slower, especially adding capsules.
I've seen the changes when I'm doing my latest hub. Thanks for the info, Paul.
Terima Kasih HubPages - Thank you very much HubPages for the latest site update. I started noticing new things yesterday - questions in places they did not used to be - and got excited. It just felt like a larger site up date was in process and voila here it is.
I just updated an old HubMob roundup hub. My sidebar and reorder button were MIA. I used the "add" tool to add 6 link and photo capsules, and it was one of the slowest and most painful experiences I have had on HubPages.
I love the idea of the add tool, but it only seems to work immediately after updates. Then it just doesn't work for me. I add and use the capsules, then when I reorder or publish, the added capsules are always at the bottom and I have to manually move them up anyway.
The new tools have worked fine for and I like them.
Thanks to the team for keeping HubPages constantly improving. Great work!
Improved Hubpages is welcome! Love it!
Neater sidebar and I loved using the Title tuner for all my old hubs.
Thanks to Hubpages team! CHEERS!
I like the changes you have introduced over the last few months.
To start with it takes me a bit longer to figure out how to use the new features but once I have got use to them they are making hubs and adjustments much easier. I was a bit puzzled when I first went to edit a title today, but working on my latest hub today
(my no.150) I found the arrow to add texts,photos etc. much quicker to use. The photo collection is also making putting together hubs a faster and more efficient process.
Just wanted to say great and thank you very much really.
Just wasted a couple of hours trying to edit one of best performing hubs! The capsules would not stay put when published and the preview didn't work either! The old reorder section was gone so I couldn't use it either! My hub ended up looking terrible but I finally gave up on it!
I'll try again tomorrow!
Hi, I have been away for a few days and just started my first hub since getting back today. I absolutely love the new Hub tool, it is so easy to use and navigate but could someone please tell me how to edit the summary if I do not want the automatic version (I cannot find where to change it). Thanks so much for all the great tools you are giving us.
I'm loving the new tool, so easy and I love the ease in adding new capsules.
Alison: the information is over on the right hand column above the tags, under settings.
Halle -AMAZING - lujah!
Finally, the "reorder now" button is working properly in both browsers. Thank you, Fawntia, and HubPages for sorting out the bugs.
I had decided to give it up as a bad cause, but then thought I'd give it one more try, and it works as it should now.
Fawntia The reorder now button (it works, it works!) snaps shut and the setting goes back to the first tab by default. Is there any way the tabs can stay open until we change them manually oor exit from edit mode?
I know it's cheeky to ask for extras, but just wondering if that is possible?
Earlier we could see the links to profile page and Account page in the edit Page. Now it is no where to be seen in edit page.
Reorder Button is not working properly.
Other than this everything seems perfect.
I love the new changes! Makes it so easy to add capsules exactly where one wants them instead of having to reorder them after the fact. Thanks!!!
I really am thankful for the new updates which allow me to add a new capsule with ease.. I just wish I had this new tool 500 hubs ago!, but like all things in life, they are better late than never:)
The add capsule works beautifully....makes designing a piece of cake.
Thank you for all of the updates. The "Add" tab is very helpful to me. No more having to rearrange, simply add or take away capsules, another benefit, when adding 'text' for advertising space, the add does not cause such a "self-adjustment" on the page. The old way could knock my set-up off badly. This way, I see what moves, and to easily line up links, photos, videos and text.
Thank you HubPages for providing so many Tools for writers! The Best to all of you and yourn.
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