Primer Just Got Better: New Drop Down Menus & Tags for Every Post!

You asked for it, we listened. Finding any article that wasn't on the front page has always been...a pain in the ass. Until now.

You asked for it, now it's live!

I'm proud to announce some new features that will make finding things on Primer a heck of a lot easier. Up until now, finding posts that weren't on the front page, or on a category page, required a lot of digging, which in reality meant a lot of our best articles were being lost to the depths of time once they got pushed off of the front page by something newer. This has always been something that bothered me about the way Primer is set up because most of our articles are not time sensitive. If you were a Primer reader when How Your Suit Should Fit was published, and you were in the market for a suit, that's perfect. But if you became a reader 3 months after it was posted, you've probably never had a chance to read it, even if buying a suit right now is something that's important to you.

When I first started Primer, the simple categories, Live, Earn, etc. were all that was required to navigate the small number of articles we had. Now, 4 years later, it's clear more fine-tuned options are needed.

Enter our brand-spanking-new drop down menus featuring all the subjects we discuss, making whatever you're looking to learn one click away from any page on the site.  Along with the different subjects, we've included series like The Getup, Primer Approved Products, and courses like A New Year, A New Body. The right column of every menu includes the current popular posts of that category.

A screenshot of a dropdown menu

The Style page has an even further breakdown of options, depending on what you're looking for, whether that be broad categories like style hacks or style fundamentals, or specifics, like boots, blazers, or tie knots.

Screenshot of website tags

The next big improvement is every post now includes tags below the author's bio so you can explore similar articles once you finish. If you were reading a cocktail recipe or self-development article, there didn't used to be a way to immediately see other posts like it. I've spent a few weeks tagging almost 1,000 posts and now they're all inter-connected.

Close up of website tags

So, take a minute to explore! I hope you find these tweaks make navigating Primer much faster and more specific to what you're looking for.

Andrew Snavely

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.