We are always working to make Local Hive more versatile and useful for you. With the latest update, you can use some simple codes to change the look of the content you write in your shop windows and noticeboard messages.
To make something bold, surround the text with [b] and [/b]
To make something italic, surround the text with [i] and [/i]
To make something bold an italic, surround the text like this [b][i] and [/i][/b]
To add a web link, simply paste the URL including the http:// or https:// part. http://www.localhive.co.uk/
Those are the simplest things. If you are up for it, you can even add lists. To open and close an unordered list (the one with dots) use [ul] and [/ul]. To open and close an ordered list (the one with numbers) use [ol] and [/ol]. Surround each list item with [li] and [/li]
- Unordered list item 1
- Unordered list item 2
- Ordered list item 1
- Ordered list item 2
Okay, for the purposes of this blog post we cheated and used normal HTML to change the text above. So here is a screen shot of a real virtual shop (an oxymoron?) created with the code you see below.
[b]Bold text[/b] [i]Italic text[/i] [b][i]Bold italic text[/i][/b] and a link http://www.localhive.co.uk/
As you can see from the above example, you can even nest lists within lists.
We are looking forward to seeing the creative ways people will use these new codes!
We have made a few small changes to the login bar for Local Hive this morning.
When you are logged in to Local Hive, your login bar will now look like this.
Clicking on your name or profile picture now takes you directly to your profile page, allowing you to change aspects of your profile.
Clicking on My Hive takes you to the main page where you can select either your profile or one of the other options.
Clicking on My Sites takes you straight to your site listings. Here you can create new sites and edit existing ones.
These changes are aimed at making Local Hive easier to navigate. We hope you like it!
Christmas is almost done and the Local Hive decorations were taken down this weekend.
It is a New Year and a time for resolutions!
Our New Year Resolution is to stay committed to improving Local Hive. Like the latest update that went live a few moments ago, which means you can temporarily hide the cookie disclaimer at the top of the screen.
What is your New Year Resolution? Would you like to help improve Local Hive too? All you need to do is create an account and start using it. The more the merrier!
We just made a small, but much needed change to Local Hive.
Your preferred County and Hive (as set in your Local Hive profile) is now recognized upon logging into the site. You will automatically be directed to the correct URL for your Hive of choice.
This is made possible by using cookies, which have also enabled us to extend the ‘memory’ of your preferences to The Buzz. So if you are logged in to Local Hive and decide to read something here, when you click on the Local Hive logo to go back to the main site you will be directed to your preferred location.
For example, if your favoured Hive is Storrington in West Sussex, when you log in or click back from The Buzz, you will automatically arrive at http://www.localhive.co.uk/west-sussex/storrington
We are always trying to make things look and feel better at Local Hive. As well as adding drop shadows to things for newer browsers (sorry Internet Explorer 8 and lower users), we have made the login bar and drop down menus clearer.
Reply to this post to let us know what you think.
We would like to welcome Jeannie’s Equestrian World to the fold. As well as adding to the number of virtual shops you can visit, Jeannie has increased the number of Hives you can visit too. If you like in or around Washington, why not visit the Washing Hive?
From this morning we have enabled the creation of new Counties and Hives from within My Profile. This allows anyone with a Local Hive account to create the locations important to them. There is no longer a need to create a virtual shop to do this, although that option is still available!
Why have we done this?
Every Hive that gets created has a noticeboard that is visible to everyone. Now anyone with an account can ensure there is a noticeboard and a Hive relevant to them, regardless whether they wish to add a virtual shop or not.
So if you have a message for your community, sign up for a Local Hive account today.
It’s Christmas time and as usual the decorations are up at Local Hive.
Merry Christmas everyone.
If you have special offers you want to make known for your local community, then consider advertising them on Local Hive. It is entirely free and delivers your message to your community.
To find out how to get onto Local Hive, visit our page on how to register. Once you have signed up you will be able to create a virtual shop front for your business, as well as posting public messages to your local message board.
Well, the Halloween decorations have been taken down and there are still lots of sweeties in the house. Last night was a poor showing for people at the door surprising us with “Trick or Treat?!”
The question is, what did you do instead? Did you go to a party or perhaps there was something special happening at a local venue?
Perhaps you just stayed in.
If you host public events, you can use Local Hive to get your message across. A good start is by adding your website to Local Hive. You’ll have your very own virtual shop front with complete control over the contents of the window. You could also post messages to one of the many noticeboards, there is one for every Hive listed.
Creating an account with Local Hive only takes a few minutes and it is completely free. So why not try it out today?
To get started read our post to learn how to register with Local Hive.