The below updates are reflective up to November 30, 2022
It’s been a busy couple of months for HackerNoon developers on all ends. From improving website performance and design to carrying out the constant task of page indexation (go, SEO!) to expanding the website’s reach by breaking the language barrier, our devs did it all. And we’re so excited to tell you all about it! Continue reading to discover all our new features.
Pin Your Best Work 📌
Excellent news, Hackers! You can now pin your three favorite stories to the top of your story list, which means you can give whatever post on your profile the highlight whenever you choose to. This feature also helps you ensure your best work always shows first, representing you fairly on HackerNoon.
Moreover, you can filter your stories by latest or popularity, making browsing your content painless and personalized!
Fresh for Readers
Hackernoon in 8 Different Languages
Our readers spread far and fast, and we know how much reading your favorite articles in your mother tongue would make a difference.
We have used machine learning to translate
Also, if you navigate to the tag page of a specific language, you will notice that the entire page will be in that language.
Click the flag button at the top of every article page to pick the language you’d like to read in or visit the homepage in your target language to enjoy the hundreds of stories already available!
Wallet Assets are 4Show
We knew we had to integrate a versatile web3 login system to accommodate future features. Building it in-house allowed us complete control of security and a wide range of tooling to help support users in their transition into web3 DAPPS, allowing them to seamlessly link into HackerNoon’s existing authorization infrastructure.
So, what does that mean for you?
You can now
If you have an existing account with us, you can simply
You can link your Metamask, Coinbase, or any other ERC-20 wallet that you use to store your crypto! If it can hold Ethereum, Polygon, Chainlink or USDC, it will work on HackerNoon!
If you don’t have an account with us yet and would like to create one, you can do so directly on our
HackerNoon Web3 accounts collect no additional data on you, so you can remain completely anonymous online!
And that’s it! You can now take full advantage of all the new upcoming features of the decentralized web!
Please note that, unlike most Metamasks, you can only log in with Coinbase after account creation by linking the wallet to your account. You cannot create an account using the Coinbase wallet.
On this day in Tech History…
What better way to keep tabs on current and past events than this?!
New Pages to Browse
Keeping in tune with the latest developments, our devs added a few pages to our listing. One of the pages making the big recent HackerNoon hits is the
But that’s not all! Everyone’s favorite emails turned stories are also getting a page of their own. The
Why not cite/use these as headlines for your next top HackerNoon story?
Who doesn’t love a good quiz?! You know we do!
We’ve been working on quizzes for stories that track users’ progress while reading them, meaning that now you can test your knowledge in real-time! At the moment, only editors hold de quiz maker stick, but everyone is open to answering. In time we hope to extend the creative power to our talented writers.
In every story, you can now access some keyelements straight away. Is it a new story? Does it have more than ten reactions or 100 reads? Is it trending? You can find all about it on story cards!
Homepage UI Revamped
Our developers don’t cease to amaze us. This time they brought their UI expertise to improve the homepage, including updates to polls, trending, and story-card layout. Mobile also got a slice of their attention, receiving a lot of fixes, so the website looks nice and coherent on all screens.
Story Pages: The Holy Grail of Information
Surprise, surprise! We’ve made story pages prettier!
In case you haven’t noticed the changes, let us point them out for you.
It started with TL:DR: not only does it show up differently in your stories, but it also includes all coins, companies, and profiles mentioned in your text, making it easier to find what you’re looking for!
Story tags have also been resized to fit the story width, guaranteeing a coherent layout. As for images, download is now possible for every story image, and smaller feature images on stories also get a new background to maintain the ideal proportion across the website.
The author section shows a “learn more” button to answer CTA dimension limitation, and social sharing buttons no longer show on the sticky profile. Instead, you can find them under the linking option on the sticky profile along the text, with a new and improved design. Also on the sticky profile, you can now see the bookmark option, added for your convenience.
Last but not least,got that redesign! 🔥
Sleeker than ever, the new design offers a cleaner version of the comment section, with the added option to copy a link that will take users directly to a comment! Just click the “share” button to watch the magic happen.
These changes make it easier for our users to find all relevant information in one place. Enjoy!
Fresh for Writers
Stable Diffusion aka AI Generated Images in app.hackernoon.com
Published writers can now generate images using
The new option at the bottom of the image upload modal allows users to create ten images an hour. If an error pops up saying NSFW content was detected, it won’t count toward this limit. Just edit the prompt and try not to be so gross next time.
Anywho, type in what you’d like to see in the image and press enter or the Submit button, then wait a bit while we talk to
Moreover, you can also opt for the mid-journey diffusion option instead. This tool produces distinct results from Stable Diffusion, creating images with richer colors and slightly more surrealist. Have fun!
Did you know you can embed NFTs (
Here’s what it looks like:
Paste something along the lines of…
… into 2.0 stories and hit enter, you will embed an NFT viewer. The 0xwhatever part is the Contract Address, and the bit after # is the token ID.
If all goes well, you will see the embedded NFT load in a matter of seconds! You can check the step-by-step guide
Make sure that the token standard is ERC-721, or it won’t work.
Profile Page Remodeled, Again!
Taking care of our users’is our pleasure! Improving them is our passion! And that’s just what we did! Profile pages are now limited to one CTA to prevent clutter, and a subscribe button is visible when viewing your own page instead of the email input form.
NFT on Profile Pages
Let it be known that you can now
Just like this:
All you have to do is link your wallet to HackerNoon and update your avatar. Click
Fresh for Brands
New Partnership with Arweave
Have you seen the little “Permanent on Arweave” button under the “THIS ARTICLE WAS FEATURED IN…” section? Well, that’s because HackerNoon has struck a brand new partnership with Arweave, backing up 20k+ stories with them, making sure your precious content is never lost!
Favicons Around Web
We’re suckers for detail, and we had to zhuzh up company mentions around the web throughout the website. That’s why we included Favicons next to each company’s name, like so…
Pretty neat, right?
It’s time we address the elephant in the room:
To keep us all in the loop here’s what happened. On November 1st, we received an automated email saying an article published on our site had to be taken down for violating GoDaddy ToS. The communication came via our CEO’s personal email, without a phone call or any other alert given. We were given 24 hours of the message’s reception to do so.
Upon review, we realized the person did make a mistake. We promptly removed the article and had a call with them to understand the matter further.
After many attempts to contact GoDaddy and speaking with various scapegoat call center workers who had no power in the matter whatsoever, we were told that this matter could only be solved by their “back office” and that the process could take from 24 to 72 hours.
So much for the 24/7 hour customer support advertised on the site.
We couldn’t stand still and watch as HackerNoon’s reputation was being tarnished and the livelihoods of every employee, writer and customer, who rely on our ad space and content publishing, were put at risk.
For that reason, HackerNoon has decided to cease its contract with GoDaddy and follow a different direction with a different partner.
Noonies Winners on Site
Winner, winner, Techies dinner!
The results for the
More than 300 awards have been awarded to our nominees across categories, and your votes made a difference. With over 140K votes and 4K nominees, we couldn’t possibly have done it without the help of our marvelous community.
As for the, I hope you enjoy your special award and badge that you’ll be able to show off across your profile page. Don’t forget to let the world know what you’ve just achieved, and feel free to tag us while you’re at it 😉
A special thanks to our partners in crime, .TECH domains and BingX, who sponsor HackerNoon’s efforts to give back to the tech community.
Thank you all for being a part of the HackerNoon community!
Post written and compiled by Linh, Mónica, and David!
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