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witf website update includes more community features

Written by Colette Clarke, Interactive Producer | Sep 14, 2012 11:40 AM

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witf is excited to announce the launch of an updated version of witf.org, which includes several new community features designed to enhance your engagement with the website. This will be the first major launch of new features since March 2011. Our local community is an integral part of who we are as an organization, and we hope these updates will allow you to interact with us and your local community in new ways by way of the web.

Share your photos

One of the features that we’re most excited about is the ability to upload your personal photos to the site. We’d love for you to share photos of your pets, kids, neighborhood restaurants, food you made, local events, breaking news, nature, concerts and more! Show us what makes your community special. To upload photos now, first make sure you are logged into the website by creating a username or connecting with Facebook, Twitter or Google. Next, go to witf.org/your_photos/. Click on the +Photo icon and you will be taken to a photo upload screen. Choose a photo saved on your computer and hit upload. On the next screen you will be given the oppurtunity to write a caption for the photo and choose an appropriate gallery.

Create a profile

You will now be able to use your Facebook, Twitter or Google account to log on to our site and comment. This will help you keep down the number of new accounts you must create in order to interact with our site. If you prefer to keep your activity on our site separate from these accounts, however, you are also be able to create a special account on our site.

Register account pageWhen you create your own user account, all of your activity on witf.org, including comments and photo uploads, will be saved to your own personal profile page. This way, other users will be able to see all of your activity in one place. You’ll also be able to choose a unique username and avatar, as well as give a short bio about yourself with links to your other homes on the internet.

To create an account click "Register" in the upper right hand corner of any page. Here, you can create a witf account, or connect your current Facebook, Twitter or Google account. 

If you already have an account, click "Community login" in the upper right hand corner of every page. Again, sign in with a witf account you already created or with your Facebook, Twitter or Google account.

Once you are signed in, you can click on your name to view your activity on the site, or click "Edit Profile" to change the information that show on your profile page.

Design updates

We’ve made some minor tweaks to the design of the homepage, internal sections and navigation, with the intent of helping you more easily find the content you’re looking for, no matter what device you are using.

If you have any questions or comments about these updates or experience any issues, please post them in the comments below. We’ll be reading your comments and responding to them when appropriate. If you prefer, you may also email customerservice@witf.org.

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