Help and FAQs

While some of us have used blogs before, and may be familiar with the basics, others may want a little instruction on how to get the most out of things here.  To get started, I’ve put together a few resources to help folks out.  If you have any questions about any of this, or would like me to add to or edit these resources, feel free to contact me [Anthony DeRosa of ASDWA] directly at aderosa@asdwa.org.

If I Don’t Subscribe to the AWOP News Blog, Will I Miss Out?
Not at all. We certainly encourage everyone to subscribe to the blog to receive regular notifications of new posted items, but recognize that some people may be most comfortable receiving AWOP News in its traditional PDF-newsletter format.  For those traditionalists, we will continue to send an email every quarter to our regular AWOP-contacts in each state that will include the PDF-newsletter we’ve come to know and love.

Smartphones are not toys!

What if I’m stranded on an island with nothing but my smartphone or tablet?  …can I still access important AWOP information?
Of course!  Not only is the AWOP News Blog mobile-friendly – you can go directly to the URL in any mobile browser – but all of you Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad users can download the WordPress App from their respective marketplaces.  Just do a quick search for “WordPress”, download the official app to your mobile device of choice, and start adding your favorite blogs for fast access.  Alternatively, you could add the RSS Feed [https://awopnews.asdwa.org/feed] to your mobile device’s RSS Reader to keep track of the News that way.  Here’s a load of information on the different apps that you can get for WordPress Blogs, if you’d like to learn more: http://en.support.wordpress.com/apps/.

If you’re a Flipboard user, feel free to contact Anthony for tips on setting up a custom Flipboard for AWOP News, or any ASDWA blog.

Printing and Sharing Options
Another great feature of the AWOP News Blog is the ability to print and share individual posts.  The Print feature will let you print to a network printer or to PDF.  The downside of this feature, at the moment, is that it prints the entire page [not just the title and body of the article], so you will see some links and other page items included.  The Sharing options include links to email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.  Look for the “Share This” buttons at the bottom of every page and article.

Learn more about ASDWA’s news blogs, visit www.asdwa.org/Blogs.

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