NEW FEATURES COMING SOON!

We've got some changes coming on August 10! And we want to give you a sneak peek. Check out our annotated pages below to see what's changing on the site, then join the discussion on the site talk board.

CHOWHOUND Home Page

MyChow / Login Changes

1 Once you are logged in, you can get to your MyCHOW profile page by clicking on your username at the top right of the page.

Improved Search

2 One search bar at the top right will now help you find the thread you are looking for faster by allowing you to specify your search query to a specific board.

Auto-complete will help you to find the correct board if you aren't sure what region you should be looking in: Simply enter the zip code or city.

No more mixed search results – we have excluded all other pieces of content across the site to help you find discussions and restaurants faster. If you are looking for recipes, stories, or videos, just click on the "Take Me to CHOW" tab in the navigation bar and perform your search.

Simplified Navigation and Easier Browsing

3A. The drop-down menu wasn't everyone's friend. We listened, and replaced it with a more user-friendly option that is visible on the page at all times and will allow us to add more boards. The boards that show up in the navigational list are the most trafficked. If you want to see more options, click the blue links at the bottom of each list for an expanded view. My Unread Posts (Hot Posts), which were previously accessed from the drop-down, will live in myCHOW.

B. Now you can save the boards you visit the most. To add a board to your Saved Boards section, just click Save This Board to the right of the board name. The Show Saved Boards tab of the navigation will be your one-stop shop for frequented boards.

C. You can also collapse the navigation if you don't need it by clicking one of the View tabs on the top right of the module

D. Digests get placement in the top navigation bar! One click to get to all of the Digest content, and you can filter regionally/topically from there.

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CHOW Home Page

MyChow / Login Changes

1 Once you are logged in, you can get to your MyCHOW profile page by clicking on your username at the top right of the page.

SIMPLIFIED LOOK

2 We've scaled back! The previous home page was overwhelming and busy. Now it's clearer that our editorial content consists of recipes, stories, and videos. The six spots across the top show top content we want to promote, updated daily.

Clear Paths

3 No more mixed search results. If you are looking for Chowhound discussions, just click the "Take Me to Chowhound" tab in the navigation bar and perform your search there.

New Features

4 The large module in the center of the page (we call it the carousel) showcases our food content and our big, beautiful imagery.

An activity widget at the top right of the carousel shows readers' latest comments.

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CHOW Top Stories Hub

MOST RECENTLY POSTED CONTENT

1 We're taking a bloglike approach, showing the most recently published content in chronological order.

NAVIGATION THROUGH CATEGORIES

2 To see all stories within a certain category, just click the category title above the headline. The most frequently viewed categories are also surfaced at the lower right, below the ad.

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