You Spoke, We Listened - New Labels & Discussion Updates!

Last Update: Nov 3, 2022

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Hello Wealthy Affiliate!

Today I'm excited to post about some updates that have taken place just moments ago within the platform. We are always working diligently around the clock to bring the best possible experience to all members of WA, but the past 6 weeks we've just gone bonkers and put things into an even higher gear!

In mid-September 2022 we released a large update to the Member Blog, Questions, Profile platforms here in WA (you can read about that here). The shift to the new codebase was our biggest code update to date. Upon release the feedback was nothing short of incredible and I thank everyone for their feedback!

With the release came some changes to platforms that we were all very used to using. The surrounding feedback to these highly used platforms allowed us to dive into the details and pinpoint some of the things that we needed to update.

Member Labels

As you read the comments on this post you will notice that there are some new labels within the discussion area.

  • Ambassador
  • Top 50
  • Top 100
  • Top 200
  • Follow/Following

As you go through the system it's now very easy to determine a few things about who you are communicating with, mainly their member rank in WA, and whether you are following them or not.

If you are not following someone, you'll see a nice button that reads "follow". Click this and you'll be following them instantly and you'll see the button change from "Follow" to a green broadcast looking icon. We chose the broadcast looking icon to describe the following status because following folks in WA subscribes you get notifications from their activity.

You'll be notified by email when someone you follow posts a blog or asks a question. It allows YOU to create their own personal network here at WA, and control what kind of content you are notified about via email.

New Mobile Design for Discussions

There's a brand new mobile design that helps with differentiating between top level comments and replies. Lines now indicate when conversations start and stop, and the overall design of comments on mobile is more...well functional!

Menu Backgrounds

A subtle update, but a meaningful one is that we now illustrate open menus with a BLUE background on the icon in our top floating menu. On both Mobile and Desktop devices, when a menu is open, the icon or link associated will be a nice BLUE color.

To close the menu, simply click on the icon. It's now easier to understand that opening and closing a menu is done with the same action :)

Live Chat on Mobile opens in same window (Finally).

On mobile, the live chat finally opens in the same window and allows you to quickly pop it open then close it without leaving the browser tab. Previously this opened in a new window and it made for folks having numerous live chat windows open at a time, and losing their place in WA in general.

We hope that this update will enable those on mobile devices to open and close chat with ease for an overall better chat experience.


The past few weeks have allowed us to roll out many changes, from tweaks and updates to the members area, to marketing updates and adding clarity to the Starter Membership, to a change in our initial coupon offering where we now offer a FREE domain when moving from Starter to a Paid membership.

A lot of awesome things are going on at WA and you can expect to see many more projects released in the very near future!

I hope that the new user labels and functionality to follow one another improves your experience while you're interacting within the WA platform.

Please let me know what you think in the comments below :)

Carson

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Thank you, Carson, for the update on the update. I really like the new ranking levels showing up. It does help me to know an individual. Plus, it gives me step incentives to push forward and not lose too much ground, which is really easy to do with time flying the way it is. I love being a member here and I appreciate all you do to make it easier to succeed.

Thanks for the feedback Donna and I'm glad that you are enjoying the new labels in the comments and live chat here in WA. It's amazing how much information a couple of simple labels can offer. I love seeing who I'm following as well, and the ability to follow people who I'm not yet following is really great. We love having you as a member and we'll continue raising the bar and updating the platform for everyone!

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That's great a news bro I'm always happy seeing things being made easy for our evolution here in the community,i still believe that God Almighty is going to bring out the best of you and Kyle for this great success that we all have come to look for in WA braoooooooooooooo!!!!!

Thanks Carson for the update. These are all great changes and makes usability even greater.

One small point on a personal level and accessibility. As a screen reader user. The already following button is unlabeled but I kind of worked it out. The green follow button is labelled which is fab. All the other icons appear to be labelled which is brilliznt and really appreciated.

Thank you so much for all the ongoing developments behind the scenes

Tracy

Good morning Carson,

I hope you're doing well.

Thank you for the update on the updates!

I really like the small changes that you have made, I am sure it must be massive on your end, to put these updates in place!

I really like the idea of being able to see who we follow etc. And the clear ranking badge is also great!

Have a great day.

Roy

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