Hey all, most of you have, by now, seen the new front page layout. I’ve seen, as I expected, comments that are both positive and negative about it. This is the very first iteration of something that is going to be necessary; imposing order upon chaos. Many of the commenters are ‘power users’ that are on the site 40-60 times a day, so to them, the old method of new posts up top was much simpler, since they saw them as they came out. The problem was (and is), for the more ‘normal’ users who don’t check so frequently, the posts are all but invisible and get pushed all the way down, sometimes before the day even ends. This problem will only be exacerbated as we continue to grow. The front page needed an organized, systemized way for the latests posts for each release to be easily and cleanly located. It has one now.
As always, we welcome any feedback here in the comments, and we are willing to (and planning on) continued iteration to make the front page a useful tool for everyone. Unfortunately, the design for a site originally meant for one novel simply is not going to suffice for a site with ten active translations (or even more as time goes on). We have a lot of smart people here; let us know what improvements can be made!
For those who are completely against it, especially the power users, WordPress has an easy, built-in way of going back to the ‘old’ method for you; just set your main page as www.wuxiaworld.com/2015 (or m.wuxiaworld.com/2015), which will essentially show all of the posts made in 2015 in chronological order, just like the ‘old’ front page did. Win-win for everyone 🙂