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Guide: How to get HUKD looking good

ryoooh Avatar
8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Go to the 'Customise' link near the top right of the site just below the search box.

To build your front page to be the same as before the site was changed, click the drop down box and select 'Deals' then click the green button with a white cross in.

Do the same for 'Vouchers' and 'Freebies' from the drop down box. You now have Deals, Vouchers, and Freebies in your custom tab. Add even more or even less options, depending on what you like to normally see.

You can also select categories of deals you want to see from the drop down box, as well as merchant and tag customisations, however this is quite specific and i would advise against doing this for the time being.

Next: set your filtering preferences, which is quite self explanatory. You can also set a temperature threshold and i have chosen to use 30. The lower you set it the more colder deals you will have to view, which may not be a bad thing depending on how you deal hunt.

Next: select 'Detailed View' and then sort by 'Hot'. This selection will give you the exact look of the old front page, except it's more efficient as it is sorted by when things become hot, not by when theyre actually posted.

Check the Email alerts box if you want to make use of that feature.

Then click Save.

The 'Custom' tab is now your new front page and main deal finding tool.

Finally: go into one of the forums and select 'text only' view. This will give you the classic forum layout for the whole site.

Everytime you want to go back to the front page simply click your 'Custom' tab and all settings will revert to your custom settings (i.e. the old front page). Navigate back to the forum using the new horizontal navigation bars and it will automatically go back to text only forum view, perfect for viewing lots of topics just like before.

I hope this helps anybody who is struggling still.
ryoooh Avatar
8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Most helpful OP, many thanks.
This was something I was struggling with and to be honest basically ignored.
Now you have written it down so plainly and consicely it does make sense.

Perhaps you should stick on a uniform and become an official HUKD guide !
:)

Regards and thanks again,
Tony :)
3 Likes #2
thanks, the custom tab has been a god send for me in these new 2.0 times in which we live !
#3
Excellent
Thank you that is what is needed a step by step walk through well in my case anyhow. Sorry cant rate this as I have no scales for you and no hot tab
But many many thanks makes life much easier for me I don't like change well done:thumbsup::thumbsup::santa:
#4
CALMSEAS
Excellent
Thank you that is what is needed a step by step walk through well in my case anyhow. Sorry cant rate this as I have no scales for you and no hot tab
But many many thanks makes life much easier for me I don't like change well done:thumbsup::thumbsup::santa:


Calmseas you can't actually rate this thread because it's not a hot deal.
You can however leave REP for the OP (ryoooh) by clicking on the middlr tab to the left of their avatar. (the one that looks like a cloud)
Unfortunately though there is a bug in the rep box at the moment as it overlays the post. It's not that hard however to work out what to do and it does work when you click on "add to reputation"

Hope that helps.

Regards :)
#5
hottoshop
Calmseas you can't actually rate this thread because it's not a hot deal.
You can however leave REP for the OP (rtoooh) by clicking on the middlr tab to the left of their avatar. (the one that looks like a cloud)
Unfortunately though there is a bug in the rep box at the moment as it overlays the post. It's not that hard however to work out what to do and it does work when you click on "add to reputation"

Hope that helps.

Regards :)


I only have 2 icons the one that tells me he is offline and the report him button no cloud or scales
4 Likes #6
well i actually am online...and please dont report me lol
#7
I find it much easier to view the site using the text only option, thank you!
[mod]#9
Good post. :thumbsup: rep left

All i need now is some new retinas. :giggle:
#10
CALMSEAS;1351740
I only have 2 icons the one that tells me he is offline and the report him button no cloud or scales

There is no rep icon for the first post in a thread but you can rep ryoooh using one of his other posts in this thread.

John
#11
Johnmcl7
There is no rep icon for the first post in a thread but you can rep ryoooh using one of his other posts in this thread.

John


i have left rep this way, thanks:thumbsup:
1 Like #12
bumping this as it seems its been quite helpful to a wide range of people.
#13
Thanks a lot for this, was really helpful! Rep added :)
[admin]#14
Excellent guide ryoooh and exactly how I use it also.
#15
Agggggghhhhhhh don't believe this did as instructions say saved it etc turned comp off went shopping just come back on and it is all back to the way it was before i changed it.
I give up with this site it is doing my head in.
#16
My god, thank you for that, the website finally sort of works for me. Still a jarring design, and not to my tastes, but at least I can finally see the deals properly.

Has this information been put into the FAQ yet?
#17
And I would leave rep, but the rep pop-up box is bugged to hell and I can't read any of the text in it. :(
#18
Thanks, good guide:thumbsup:
#19
Admin;1352918
Excellent guide ryoooh and exactly how I use it also.

as i understand the new default home page is ALL > Deals ...would it be possible to just default the home page to the mixture of deals vouchers and freebies, and automatically set the rest of the forum to text only view....as this seems to be why people are moaning. I think it's a case of too much customisation too early. If you default it to exactly how it used to work, and then just let people learn how to change their defaults i think the anger might subside.
#20
thanks for that tutorial ;)
#21
I can't see a customize button near the search bar because it's off the end of the screen - does anyone know how to fix this???
#22
I can't seem to find the customize thingy - half the text on this site is off the end of my screen - can anyone help with how to sort this out??????
#23
Sash6304
I can't seem to find the customize thingy - half the text on this site is off the end of my screen - can anyone help with how to sort this out??????


Hi Sash
I don't have an answer for you but I'm sure someone will be along to help.
It might be an idea to post your question in the Feedback Forum and if when you post you put down what Operating system you are running together with which browser you are using the HUKD techies will find it easier to help.

Regards and hope you sort your problem soon. :)
#24
Sash6304;1354658
I can't seem to find the customize thingy - half the text on this site is off the end of my screen - can anyone help with how to sort this out??????


just click the custom tab and if you havent done the settings for it yet then it should take you to the customise page...*should*
#25
[SIZE="3"]Thanks for the information ryoooh... it's now all beginning to make sense.[/SIZE]
#26
As well as customising it I downloaded IE7pro which has a picture filter and use it to remove loads of unnecessary icons in the new website so it now looks much cleaner
[mod]#27
Fantastic post ryooh! Many thanks, really useful ! :)
#28
cant get text only view in my custom view? but nice guide :D
#29
Thought I'd already said thankyou for this but it appears I was so excited I forgot!!!

So, thankyou.
#30
Thanks :thumbsup:
#31
rep rep rep, thanks. very useful guide.
#32
Admin
Excellent guide ryoooh and exactly how I use it also.


why dont you just change the site back huh ?? we lot have made you a lot of money and this is how you repay us at christmas -worst gift ive been given ever:gift::x
#33
ninj4z;1365128
cant get text only view in my custom view? but nice guide :D


There is a selection option for that in the custom settings - choose "simple view"
#34
thanks loved the old site more than this but at least its now a bit easier to view
#35
TINCAN
thanks loved the old site more than this but at least its now a bit easier to view

The font size is still ridiculously small, particularly 'Reply with Quote'. I've sorted out most of the main site using Firefox's UserContent.css feature, but that doesn't help users with other browsers.

[code]
@-moz-document url-prefix(http://www.hotukdeals.com/) {
body, td, th, textarea, input, select, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
font: 87%/1.4 Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif !important; }
}
[/code]

I take it the new site designer was a Hot Deal that turned sour and he's now done a runner. :x

http://www.mexbro.co.uk/bit/ukhd1.png
#36
What am I doing wrong? I followed your guide and sorted by hot but the results show the following temp order
108
131
244
74 !
181
... 91
Thanks
[admin]#37
Hot shows the newest deals made hot rather than a pure sort by highest. If it was sorted by highest it would be pretty static as the big old deals would just sit at the top.
#38
Cheers for the guide. very helpful :thumbsup:
#39
Under custom settings i get:

Customise your email/rss alerts and Custom tab settings by selecting the following preferences (default is "All"):

It won't let me save where am i going wrong?
#40
mercurystar999;1445760
Under custom settings i get:

Customise your email/rss alerts and Custom tab settings by selecting the following preferences (default is "All"):

It won't let me save where am i going wrong?


You change it to how you want it to be, then there is a grey save button at bottom left?

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