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For posts related to member/officer use of the web site.

Using the Calendar

Non-Members: To use the calendar, you do NOT need to be logged into the site.  Non-Members can see all calendar entries except private club events and outreach events not open to the general public.  Membership is not required to register for most events. Exporting the Calendar: Currently, there is no functionality to export the entire calendar.  However, by registering for individual events per the directions below, a calendar file will be sent to your email for each event, individually. Using…

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Updating your Profile

It is very important to keep your profile up to date. Your profile data is shared with the Astronomical League and may be accessible within the club. To Update Your Profile or change your password: 1. Log into your account using your account email and password. If you forgot your password, click here 2. Scroll down the members page and find your profile information, see Fig-1. 3. Update the information. Please ensure an up to date address is provided. 4.…

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Renewing Your Membership

Renewing your membership is easier than ever before! 1. Log into your account using your account email and password. If you forgot your password, click here 2. Scroll down the members page and find the “Renew, Upgrade, or Update Billing” button, See Fig-1. If you are an individual member, it will say “Individual Member” If you are a Family Member, it will say “Family Member” If you are the second member in a family membership, it will say Family Member…

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Resetting Your Password

Your old username and password will not work with the new website (Dec 2018). To reset or recover your password: 1. Click the “members” link along the menu bar. 2. Click the button to “Request Password” 3. The screen will change and request your email address. Use your account email address (the primary address you used when you signed up) If you are not sure about your email account, you will need to contact the treasurer or webmaster 4. A…

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RAC Email: Logging into the Web Interface

Logging In: To use the web interface, you will need to log in.  This is optional and not required unless you wish the manage your subscriptions or read messages/archives through the Groups.io webpage. URL for Groups.IO WEb Interface: https://raleighastro.groups.io/ Enter your email address and then “email me a link to log in”.   Nearly instantly you will be sent an email with a link that is valid for 1 hour.   The social media login options are also available.  Once you are…

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RAC Email: Footer Links

The Helpful Menu in the Email Footer The bottom of each email should including something like the following: This offers a range of ways to reply to the individual message. View/Reply Online – This will redirect you to the web interface where you can compose a reply to the email thread Reply To Group – This starts a reply to the thread using your default email client Reply To Sender – Send a reply to the sender of the email,…

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RAC Email: Subscribing and Unsubscribing

Subgroups One feature of the groups.io service is the ability to quickly create new distribution lists.  These groups typically inherit the user list from the top level group (announcements), so they are called subgroups.  The only requirement for a subgroup is that all members are allowed to join if they wish. All members are automatically subscribed to the announcements list (for club announcements, not discussion) and the members list, [email protected]  The members list is the general chat group.  The club…

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RAC Email: Introduction

Introduction to the RAC Email Discussion Groups The Raleigh Astronomy Club communicates primarily through email. The club has email addresses through a service called “groups.io” which act like listserv’s.  These lists facilitate club communication.   Only members current on their dues are on the distribution list and only a valid email address is required to participate.  To use the list, simply send an email to the email address and the service will automatically be distributed to everyone in the group.  Messages…

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Posting to RAC Social Media (Officers)

When creating a post, and officer/committee head/admin can trigger the contents of the post to be posted to some or all of the RAC Social Media sites. This includes: Facebook Twitter Google+ When using this function please note that it will only post the FIRST time the article is published. Changes after the first time will not be pushed out to Social Media. Also, it is good idea to keep social media posts very short and concise. In order to…

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Updating the Notification Bar (Officers)

The notification bar is used to show timely information at the top of the page for members (and optionally) the general public. In order to change this, navigate to the WPFront->Notifcation Bar menu entry. Te settings page contains all the field needed to configure the bar. The top part of the screen is displayed below: In this part of the screen, you should not make edits. Just insure that the Enabled box is checked. It is also highly recommended that…

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Creating/Editing Pages and Posts

All member can create posts for the front page/site through the backend dashboard. In addition, officers and committee members can create and edit pages and other people’s posts.   Any post not created by an officer or committee member must be approved by an officer or administrator before it is made public.  Officers are notified via email when a member post is submitted for approval. For editing pages, the process is similar for posts, so the post process is shown below.…

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