With our recent update to version 0.18.0 (pixy) we finally introduced the “three column main page”. This means, every main page now offers more space for the boxes which display the network’s various features.
Three column trinity
We have added the menu “main page” to the network admin:
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After choosing this menu, you’ll find die settings for dragging and dropping the available features to their respective destination. It allows you to change the main page’s look according to your wishes. Just play around and give it a try: Do you like the blog module better above the videos in the main column or do you prefer it to be shown on the left beneath the content management? You may always change these settings later on!
“For each active network feature there is a box available which can be shown on the main page. If it is not shown there yet, it is listed under ‘Active features’. Other boxes, which do not depend on any network features, are shown under ‘More features’.”
This new option for configuring your network reduces scrolling down and shows more information at a glance on the main page. Since many users expressed their wish to freely set up the right column, we are again glad to announce to have incorporated our community’s proposals by introducing this new feature
Network founders may from now on decide whether to show or to hide the network details’ box on the main page. In the main page admin underneath the “more features”, you can find a box called “network features”. Drag & drop it to the left or right column or just entirely exclude it from being displayed on the main page. This setting is especially interesting and important for private networks, where non-members should not be able to see information about the network founder, or the number of members.
In addition, we have developed a more convenient administration panel for activating and deactivation network features by just one mouse click.
“Which features would you like to activate in your network? Best is to begin with features you already have a precise idea what to use them for, and then add new ones bit by bit.”
Consequently, the features that you activate here will be available for the arrangement on the main page.
Some of our users will be very glad to hear this: The public network lifestream (RSS) is no longer password protected! Activity streams from public networks (!) can now be read with the standard feed readers and do not require a password entry any more.
So if you don’t go our for celebrating carnival today (as many Germans do), go ahead and give it a try. Otherwise: Alaaf and Helau from the whole mixxt team :)