Your Member Interface Has Been Widgetized

We’re excited to launch a new Member Interface that’ll have you jumping up and down!

Yesterday, our Developer Team launched a new BETA Member Interface, which you can personalize and make your own. We figured since you are the one using it, why not have the ability to make it look and work the way you want it. Right?

If you haven’t done so yet, log into your Author’s Area. From there, you’ll notice this text link on the left sidebar: “Try the new homepage.”

Clicking that link launches your journey into personalizing your space. Keep in the mind that it’s in BETA right now, so you can revert back to the old look if you prefer.

On the top of the page is the “take a tour” link. The tour will walk you through a few steps to explain the customization process.

Once you log in, take the tour, move your widgets around and jot down notes to let us know why you love it or why it may be something you won’t use.

So how does it work? Simply login and begin.

Let’s explore a few benefits this tool brings to you:

  • Completely Customizable Homepage – You can change the theme, move your widgets around, and only display what is important to you. You can also change it at ANY time.
  • Easy Access – You will have instant access to important tools and resources. Display your stats, profile, live articles, pending articles, problem articles, your recent activity, message center, quick links, EzineArticles Blog, scheduled articles (Premium membership only) and more.
  • Faster Load Times – Articles in each article status (pending, live, draft, etc.) appear faster than ever before. Authors that have many articles will notice a significant decrease in load times. The normal 30-45 second article load time is now instant!
  • 6 Themes to Choose From – Change your background to fit your personality.
  • Default Option – If you finish customizing and realize you don’t like it, click on the red “Reset Widgets” button in the “Add More Items” window to return your homepage back to the default widget style and layout.
  • Submit an Article – You have the ability to submit an article right from the homepage. Like the old interface, you will be alerted if anything is missed in the process.

So … what are you waiting for? Go play!

And remember, this is in BETA testing right now, so you can switch back to the old homepage at any time.

When you’re done, stop back and leave us a note. Tell us what you liked and what we can improve. Your suggestions pave your road to success.

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Edward Weiss writes:

Brilliant! The old interface doesn’t compare.

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WOW… this looks fabulous. Going to check this now

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM

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Owais Siddiqui writes:

Nice! I was expecting something like this but it can still be improved

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 3:22 PM

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Family Camper writes:

Very nice! I really like the “submit article” feature. Maybe add tools to it. Thanks for the update.

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 3:35 PM

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Al writes:

Just tried the new interface, looks very promising and should help me get to the tools I use more efficiently.

Al Beix

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 4:10 PM

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Jeff Herring writes:

Nicely done!

Just designed my new dashboard…

Thanks

~ Jeff

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 4:18 PM

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may2 writes:

i have to try this submit articles and how its effect

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 4:42 PM

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The interface is really easy to use. It feels familiar because it is like my igoogle home page. I immediately changed my theme to red because it’s a company colour and I put the submit new article right to the top.

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 4:58 PM

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Richard Bligdon writes:

Looks good,so far!

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 5:03 PM

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Richard Bligdon writes:

Interesting.

I look forward to the finished widget as I ‘m cautious about anything ‘beta.”

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 5:06 PM

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I love the new interface, especially being able to move things around easily, have so much info on the home page and the new themes … brilliant!

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 5:53 PM

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Dan Walter writes:

Looks good but a script crashed my web browser. I’m using Crazy Browser (IE platform) on Window XP.

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 7:32 PM

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G. Kisselev writes:

Very interesting, but takes time to learn for me.

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 8:38 PM

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Randy Lewey writes:

Looks fabulous, Thank You for going the extra mile for your clients.

Comment provided December 17, 2010 at 10:40 PM

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I think it would be great advantage for us as we are article writer.
Thanks

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Abraham writes:

Congrats on making this new edition. It’s feel like WordPress Admin like functionality, which I love.

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 2:40 AM

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John Perry writes:

very interesting, it looks like well

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 3:37 AM

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A.Rash writes:

Thank you.
I like the new interface because it made things so easy to use and move around. If it mean anything at all, it indicates that you care.
Thank you again.

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Rosalinda Flores - Martinez writes:

Thank you EzineArticles for this new feature

Thank you for letting me play! LOL

A blessed evening to everyone/ my EzineArticles community!

Always for EzineArticles,
Rose

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 5:45 AM

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down jackets writes:

Thank You for going the extra mile for your clients.
I’m using Crazy Browser (IE platform) on Window XP.

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 6:15 AM

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Norman Howard writes:

This is great!! I particularly like being able to remove items that I do not use, knowing that they may be added back in later, if I so choose. Well done guys!!

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 6:51 AM

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Norman Howard writes:

Just Great!!

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 6:55 AM

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Lerong.Y writes:

Very nice ! It made me to have more interest in writing article.

Many Thanks!

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 7:15 AM

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Jeanne Mausure writes:

I’m just getting started. It looks easy -I’m no computer wizard but I like that I can move things around. Happy to be aboard!! JJ

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Lakshmi writes:

I really liked the new look. Very easy to customize. I added the “Recent Article Activity” item, which I like the best. At a glance you can make out the activity on your articles.

Thanks for providing us the new features.

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 11:42 AM

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Norman Wilson writes:

Love the new proposed site. A make-over was very much needed. Keep it up!

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 2:44 PM

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Parenting Tips writes:

We can only expect the best from the number one article directory named EzineArticles.com . This is another step forward in their great journey.

Comment provided December 18, 2010 at 7:17 PM

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The new site looks great. Nice overhaul. Looking forward to using it.

Comment provided December 19, 2010 at 1:28 AM

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mattress writes:

I like the new interface!!!

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Frankie Cooper writes:

The new widgetized member interface is great and user friendly. Job well done.

Comment provided December 19, 2010 at 6:58 AM

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Aila Accad writes:

I really like the new interface, easy to read and use. I was actually so encouraged, I submitted two new articles immediately. Thanks for making article submission more stress-free. :)) Aila “Your Stress-Busters Coach”

Comment provided December 19, 2010 at 10:11 AM

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Dewald De Bruyn writes:

love it to bits

Wish you guys would consider linking to our youtube account in articles

Comment provided December 19, 2010 at 12:53 PM

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Lori Walker writes:

Awesome! I love how you changed the area that you write your articles in–so much easier. I also love all the data analysis.

Comment provided December 19, 2010 at 3:46 PM

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Saki S writes:

It’s simple and really easy to use. Thanks EzineArticles. It’s definitely a wonderful Christmas Gift.

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Brenda Avadian writes:

The new beta site looks like it will be easier to use. I will keep it here.

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Elizabeth writes:

Thanks. Anything that helps us struggling authors is greatly appreciated.

Comment provided December 25, 2010 at 10:48 PM

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