Find out how we've changed the website to make it easier for you to find the content you love.
- Posted on Mar 13, 2017
Have you noticed changes to Guideposts.org? We’ve just launched upgrades to the site to make it a better experience for you, our site visitors. All the stories, slideshows, videos, blogs and games that you love are still here. We've just changed the way they look. You'll see bigger pictures and fonts—and we've made it easier to find the stories you like best.
The first changes you'll probably notice are on the home page, Guideposts.org. At the top of the page, we've got 3 articles in the top slots, so you have several good stories to choose from. As you scroll down the page, you'll see several more big pictures associated with stories. It's a new approach that allows us to showcase some of our newest content. There are several different sections on our new homepage, where we've grouped our content by themes, like Trending Topics or Better Living. On the right side of the home page, you''ll see the most popular stories from across our site, so you can easily see what other readers are enjoying.
As you click on the links in the navigation bar at the top of the page, you'll see that these topic pages, like "Health and Wellness," follow a pattern somewhat simliar to the homepage, except there's one big picture for a story featured at the top of the page. As you scroll down, you'll see stories pulled from throughout that particular section of the site. On the right side of the page, you'll see the Most Popular stories in that topic area, so you can now easily find our readers' favorite content in that section.
As you click around the site, you'll also notice changes to the designs for the article, slideshow, video and blog pages.
Here's what you'll see. When you visit an article like, "10 Weight Loss Tips that Work," you'll see Related Articles on the right side of the page, and right below the article too! You'll be able to find more stories in the subject area that you're interested in easily. When you scroll down the page and finish reading one story, a new story will load automatically. You won't have to search the site to find another one.
You'll still have an opportunity to sign up for our newsletters and comment on the articles too, just like you could on our old site.
We've also updated our slideshows, which our visitors have told us are some of their favorite pieces of content. When you visit a slideshow like, "Bible Verses for Depression," you'll see the pictures are bigger. To the right of the slideshow, you'll find a list of the most popular slideshows and if you scroll down you'll see other slideshows to explore.
Finally, if you want to search the site, click on what looks like a little magnifying glass at the top of the page. That will open up a search field for you.
We're excited about these changes, and we’d love to hear from you. Let us know what you think of the new design at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, you may remember that back in December, we re-organized our site. This was most visible in the categories that you see at the top of this page. Those structural updates remain in place, but just in case you need a reminder, we've collected a few links you might need here.
Thank you for visiting our site! We appreciate each of our readers and we will continue to work to improve the site for you.