I wanted to ask if you and the other admins/community would be ok with us putting an image with a redirect for the XCOM Community App download on the mainpage. Perhaps replacing the "Featured Images" section with this image;
The image will have a redirect to here when you click on it, that will send a code to your mobile device to download the app on itunes/ios or android
Let me know what you think and I can make the changes...
Hmm, I'm ok with dropping the "Featured Images" (as they don't add any info or link anywhere) but I'm a little leery of putting three ads in a row right there. What do you think of moving "Game News" up and placing this image below it? Speaking of mainpage changes, would it be possible to swap the "Community News" section for an auto-curating "Blogs" section (similar to how it worked on the old mainpage)? There have been a number of useful/interesting blogs recently that I don't think have received fair exposure as compared the rather dated community news on display.
How would you feel about moving the "Buy Now" section to under game news and having the Community App image be where the Buy Now section is. The other changes im totally fine with... You don't need our permission to make changes! Let me know if I'm unclear or you have any questions,
That would work. As for the Blogs section, I was asking because I didn't code the section on the previous mainpage and I'm not sure how it would be integrated with the new template set up that is being used. Can you be of any help setting up the mainpage template?
I work with Knakveey, and am just chiming in on his behalf, since he unfortuantely got sick and had to head home early today.
I took a quick look at the Community News template, and looks like the reason it's not updating with other blog posts is because right now it's only set up to add blog posts that have been tagged as News. If you replace <category>News</category> with <category>Blog posts</category> in there, it should autopopoulate every new blog that gets posted, since all blogs are automatically tagged as "Blog posts".
Feel free to give it a whirl, or I can do it later if you like what you see.
Thanks for the details. I've modified the Community News template to feature Community Blog Posts now. Since I increased the number of covered blog posts to three, I've dropped the Featured Images from the mainpage to keep the overall sidebar length down.