Welcome to our new community … which, is part of our existing community! A few things to note that we are now running under the “Genesis Framework’ using the Lifestyle theme and it is an ongoing process in tweaking this template to be most functional and not obnoxious to our community that I hope to fulfill.
Starting with the front page BattlingForHealth.com .. you will see two navigation areas at the top. The second section with all the “monster diseases” are as before. These are the categories our blog is based on, and to see all posts related to ..e.g. cancer – click the CANCER category link above.
The top line is related to our new community embedded within this site. We are using the WP-Mingle Plugin by Brian Williams and Mingle Forum by cartpauj. Together, readers are not only able to read our blogs but read our forums, contribute to the forums, help us improve our site and community and also relate stories about the ‘monster diseases’ readers are battling, to know you are not alone – and can be your place to share your stories, struggles and adventures.
The first place to start on the top navigation line is to register a username here in the Community. There are several fields you must create and other information that is optional. During the signing process, you will be automatically opted in to our weekly newsletter, and if you prefer not to do that (or already subscribed) just untick the box. After registering an account here go to the LOGIN link and explore the community! You can check and edit your Profile, add friends, see other members in the directory, and so on.
>> We ask that you upload an avatar to your profile – or, set up a Gravatar for your current email address at en.gravatar.com .. This is a good thing anyway, because WordPress owns that site. If you like to comment anywhere, your avatar will follow you around – besides in here. Also, after three months I will be deleting users that have not set up an avatar – to keep our community safe from those evil bots! 😀
Once friends with other members, you might want to try the messaging system!
There is a feedback and suggestion forum .. but, it’s basically a forum and time will tell how it will go until people start using it! Feel free to go crazy. Create new discussion threads … comment on existing threads … This is new to us too! We have created a basic template of discussion areas that we’d like to maintain (e.g. cancer discussions in the cancer forums, not diabetes forums) but other than that it’s a free for all.
I hope you like what we are trying to do here … and, unfortunately if you have arrived here in the past day (or today) you might have noticed our site is running a little slow .. we are working behind the scenes to identify and correct this issue. So, while you may be looking at the “New and Improved Battling For Health Community” .. you may be looking at the same screen for a few extra seconds longer as we work on speeding up this site once again!
In the meantime, explore … and welcome.
HART (aka your BFH Admin)
Battling For Health
battling the monster diseases