Updated: Sep 24
By Shirley M
IN is debuting its new website. Here is an easy guide on how to sign up.
The first thing you will notice about our new website is that, not only does it looks different, it has a new URL or web address: https://www.inannarbor.org/
The most important thing you should be aware of is that EVERYONE HAS TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT on the new website. It doesn’t matter if you have been a member of IN for 40 years or 2 months, accounts from the old website were not transferred to the new website. The good thing is that you don’t have to remember your old password, because you are going to create a new one!
Since it is a new website and a new account, signing up for it is very easy and straightforward:
You will see a big sign with the words “Join Us, Membership is Free” and underneath, a “Sign Up Here” link. Click on the link.
You will be directed to the “SIGN UP form” where you will fill in your information (name, address, etc). Here is also where you will give your email address and the password you have chosen for this site, sign up for the newsletter and become a Forum member.
You can choose whatever password you like. It must contain at least 6 digits, letters or symbols. Make sure to either write down your password or have your computer save the password for you, since you will need it every time you log in to the site.
At the bottom of the form, you will find a little security box that asks you to check that you are not a robot. Once you check the box, a little test will be generated; follow the instructions to check the correct boxes.
Once you pass the test, you submit the form and you are all set to enjoy your new account.
Once you have logged onto the site, you will see a teal blue bar/box displaying your name and, underneath the box, links to: profile, events, forum comments, forum posts, my account, settings and notifications.
Go to “My Account” and fill in the information that will be shown in your profile: What you would like other IN members to know about you. A little red lock will be displayed next to some of the information you shared with IN, like your email address or your house address. That information will not be shared with anybody else. Other information can be added or edited, so only the information you are comfortable sharing will be available. You can also add a photo of yourself by clicking the little camera symbol on the left upper corner of the teal blue box.
In “Settings” you can control how much notification you would like to receive about IN posts and the forum; you can also unsubscribe to the Newsletter (Blog) if you want.
If you would like to know more about how to navigate the new website, Gina, our newest IN Newsletter writer, has toured the website and reports her experiences in “IN New Website Features”. Go visit the website and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.