Okay everyone it is done! I am sorry for the many changes and delays but as many of you know this project was not really a project in the beginning. I was just throwing an idea out there and everyone jumped in which is fantastic but has made for many garbled and confusing instructions and for that I do apologize. My hub simply titled "Hubtrails" is a complete list of instructions they will not change again and again I am sorry for the rough start. I hope everyone is still as interested in joining in spite of the minor changes being made along the way. Ohma
thanks Ohma, I'm on my way and I'm sure it's fine if you post it here since staff already knows about and approves of it. maybe others will see it and want to join in.
o.k. I read it. great job! now, my question. ethel said she did the European capstone hub of which she has each country listed. the hubs I want to include first are of Paris and Sceaux, a small commune outside of Paris. How do I tag these hubs? France or city/province?
I guess I thought that the hubs should be written about places we have been and know about. If I write a capstone for France, it would be from research only. I was only going to add my hubs where I have visited, Paris and Sceaux and make one of them a capstone. not trying to be difficult, just wondering how to proceed. Am I the only one participating with France hubs?
I have bookmarked your hub and have a couple I would like to add so once it is complete I will follow your instructions should I have any questions I will e-mail you. Thanks for the wonderful (other) site.
Okay, I've your informative hub on how to do this. But, I think I'm still missing something. Once we have published with all the correct tags, is there anything else we need to do? I guess I don't quite understand how the overall picture works. For example, how do the hubs here end up on Marisa's site? Do we need to do anything over there? How does the Wikipage tie into this and how will it work all together?
I'm sorry for all the questions....just really trying to understand the whole picture.
Leave it for now until Marisa lets us know she has modified the site. I do not know which feeds are presently being used but the tags created by the new feeds are the ones that will be used when the site is updated. so include them as instructed on my hub and we well let everyone know when the "hubtrail-capstone" tag can be discarded.
Hi ohma gosh you are busy I have written a Yorkshire capstone hub http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubtrail-Capstone-Yorkshire I have only written all my travel hubs about places I have visited. Hello hello has said that I can add her travel hubs to mine such as the European hubtrail. I will read your how to and amend where necessary. Should I also re-title my UK, European and Greek Island hub title to include the word Capstone. My Capstones are all done now unless anyone needs any doing Thanks for your help
I am finding several hubs that are being mistagged. hubtrail-(insert continent here) means insert your continent, for me in the US this is "hubtrails-americas". The same is true for the country tag again mine is "hubtrail-USA"
No worries, Ohma. You've done a tremendous job starting Hubtrails. You are a collaborator in case you ever want to add more to the map.
EVERYONE: If you've participated in Hubtrails, and would like to add your Hubs' destinations on the Hubtrails Google Map, please email me (Jason (dot) Menayan [at] this domain) and I will add you as a collaborator.
Ohma, I think I followed the directions correctly and linked up one of new Benidorm hubs...let me know if I've made a complate pig's ear of the link. No idea if I've done it right or not...and I still can't quite figure out how to do a hub capstone. I don't even know what it is really. I think it's to link more than one hub for the same area...
Izzy did you have a look at my Hub? http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubtrails. it explains a lot If you have and are still not sure then Send me an e-mail and we will work it out that way. Things get to lost in the forums.
Jason I have asked Another Hubber to take on the responsibility of updating the map daily according to the hubs in the latest feed for the tag "hubtrail-(Your country)" he has not responded yet so I do not know if he will do this. I am thinking that it might be better to have one person handle this. Your thoughts?
Oh and on the Blog you mentioned imbedding the map? where?
This would be a neat function for Hubpages to include on any location specific hub. I bet some good coder out there would be able to take the geotag data and use it in some nice google maps or other app.
Ohma: If the person you asked can't do it, that's fine. I'm actually expecting there could be a lot of people who have admin control over the Google map (i.e. collaborators). They could add the locations of the destinations in their own Hubs, and of others. Of course, Maddie and I can help fill in the holes, too. We're just starting out now, but it would be great to see the world map dotted with lots of blue pins.
Mutiny92: Several of us here think a Maps Capsule, esp one that could handle geotagged information, including pictures, would be awesome. (A lot of GPS-enabled phones nowadays geotag pictures) It's pretty complex but it would be a great feature.
Jason is there any thought being given to maybe adding a hubtrails section under the travel category? Could be like "travel"- "hubtrail" - "Hubtrails-Your continent"- "hubtrails-your country" that would go along way to eliminating the confusion over the tags.
as far as I understand, you can simply tag it as she explains in her hub and it will be picked up in the RSS feed.
then you choose one of the links for your RSS feed. There's another thread about that. not sure if anything else has changed, Ohma would have to answer that.
* Go into 'Edit Hub' * At the top right, where you add text, picture and Amazon capsules, there is one for RSS. Add it. * Open the capsule by pressing edit, just as you do with text capsules. * Enter a title - something like 'Hubtrail' hubs * Where it says 'Feed Url' enter: * http://hubpages.com/tag/HubTrail/hot/?rss or * http://hubpages.com/tag/HubTrail/best/?rss * There is a little drop down menu saying 'number of Hubs to display' - set this to 8. * For display method, set to first sentence. * Save the capsule, check that 8 Hubs appear, and you are done editing!
hope this helps. I need to get busy writing. enjoy your weekend.
Everyone we have a new addition to the hubtrail team. Arthur Fontes has agreed to be the map keeper for the project. He is going to get with Jason on how they think it best be handled and we will let you know the process if an for inclusion on the map. I think it will not involve any additional work for anyone but Arthur Fontes and boy has he stepped up to take on a Huge Job! Yeah Arthur!
Check on the zoom of the map when you expand it outward. When you focus on one particular part of the map....you zoom in....if you can see the same part of the world...then you are not zoomed in at all.
I made this for Cagsil's 30 minutes challenge... it was a HUGE failure there (It took me almost 30 hours hours to complete(kidding!, but many hours indeed). I thought it may work for the Hubtrails, please let me know if it's fine. I already added the RSS and the recommended tags.
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