We’ve had a number of reports of duplicate “home page” links in the sidebar of local local club (aka microsite) pages.
We believe this is part of a systems issue related to upgrades and bug fixes, and have notified the developer to get this fixed as soon as possible.
Apologies for the inconvenience during the wild rollout of the biggest set of functionality changes to date of the site!
When entering an event LOCATION on airstreamclub.org, it is important that the entire location be entered (street address, city, state/province, zip / postal code at the time of initial entry. The latitude and longitude, which determine the pin drop on the map should self-populate if all information is provided. If location data is missing the pin drop will likely be incorrect and you will need to remove the latitude/longitude, save the event, then edit and and re-enter the lat/long.
Note: The Lat/Long MUST be in decimal format with 6 decimal places (not 4,5,or 7), i.e. 31.123456
With all the changes in camping schedules we’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to cancel or update events.
Instead of trying to delete the event, _edit_ the event and update the title to include “CANCELED” to make it clear to the user of the site that the event was canceled. Here’s an example, and another.
Note: If you find that you can’t save the event, go to the Location tab and ensure that there is a complete, valid location, including zip-code for the event. There is a system issue with the event editor where it requires a valid location before it allows an event to be saved but it does not notify of a missing or incorrect location. We’re working on getting that fixed.
Roy Beaver’s guide to editing events continues to be updated and is a great resource if you’re just starting out or need a refresher.
On the airstreamclub.org site there is an Explore page where new and existing members can find clubs on a convenient map.
When we launched the site we chose to place the pins for each local club in the geographic center of where the members for that club are located. That seems to have worked ok for most clubs, but it doesn’t work for all.
Some clubs have a very wide geographic skewed area for their members, while others have just a few of them that are really far away. This moves the pin outside of the area that a club may consider its “home”.
You can request the pin for your club to be moved to a specific city, address or lat/long by sending an email to email@example.com.
Note: This pin move request must come from an officer in the local club to avoid confusion.
Since the main web-site now has a central database of all events, the Blue Beret publication is using the events published there to pull together the list of upcoming rallies.
In order to get your local club’s events listed in the Blue Beret make sure it’s added to the site 6 weeks before the publication deadline.
Your local club officers know about the exact deadline date, but we figured it would be helpful to have the webmasters know what those deadlines are since the webmasters often end up adding events on behalf of the club.
The is posted both on the main airstreamclub.org site under Member Resources as well as here on the ITC site.
Please let us know if you have any problems posting events on the new site! We’re always looking for feedback!
Gmail/Google doesn’t like if you copy and paste email addresses into the CC or BCC lines. Please use this method instead.
Send bulk messages using Groups
Applies if you’re sending a message to a large group
If you’re sending a message to a large number of recipients, our system might flag the message as spam. The most common issue is that a message is Cc’d or Bcc’d to a large number of recipients, similar to how spam is sent out. To fix this, put all your recipients in a group and send the message to the group address instead. See Set up Groups for your team
Important: If a message can’t be delivered to a large number of the group’s members, the group message will bounce. Be sure to only include active, correctly spelled email addresses.
Chris Olsson from the Minnesota Airstream Club put together a handy step by step guide to moving contacts between two gmail accounts. Thanks for putting this together Chris!
Moving contacts between gmail accounts
WWW. prefix no longer needed with ….wbcci.net websites
If you get this message when trying to access a Unit / Region / Caravan website, don’t worry.
You aren’t in a dangerous place. You’ve just used the www. prefix when accessing a website that has a new “certificate.” Because the www prefix doesn’t match the security certificate it triggers a warning. Nothing to fear. Keep browsing.
We may enjoy all the bells and whistles that come with Gutenberg, (the new default editor in WordPress 5.0) on the other hand, many websites probably won’t benefit from the new editor. Furthermore, you may need to restore the classic WordPress editor for compatibility reasons or just because most of you are already familiar with it and they are not very keen on learning a new way to work.
To activate the Classic Editor:
Go to Dashboard > Plugins. Then activate the Classic Editor plugin.