About this site

Logging in

This site uses cookies to identify that you have logged on to the site. If you have disabled cookies in your browser, you will be unable to login successfully, even if your registration was successful.

 

To change these settings in Internet Explorer, go to Tools, then Internet Options, then Privacy. Make sure your security level is set at Medium.

 

In Firefox, click on Firefox in the upper left, select Preferences, then the Cookies tab. Make sure you have the box checked that says allow cookies.

 

General use

This site works best using a Firefox browser , free for download here: http://www.mozilla.org/firefox.

 

You may also need to download and install a more current version of Java, free for download here: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

 

You will still be able to use the site with Internet Explorer, but you may not see the full functionality of the WYSIWYG text editor used to post blog entries.

 

Creating Blog Entries

To create a blog entry, you will first need to register and log in. You will see a new menu on the right once you have successfully logged in. One of the selections in My Blog.

 

Click on the My Blog link.

 

You will see a page listing your published entries and your unpublished entries. You may simply click on the title of the blog posting to edit it. To create a new blog, click on Create Blog. Enter a title for your article. The intro text is the text that will be the lead into your article. The more succinct and powerful you make this statement, the more interested people will be in reading the rest.

 

You may also cut and paste from Word – please make sure to click on the clipboard icon with a W over it, if you are using a browser configuration that supports the text editor. If you do not see icons about the text entry area, the editor will automatically paste your Word document as text.

 

About the site itself

This site was built using Joomla!, an open source content management system, with the help of Left Brain, an organization dedicated to helping progressive causes integrate traditional advocacy and fundraising with more effective use of web communications and information technology.


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