October 01, 2004
To all of you who have sent me such wonderful stories, calendar events, and great suggestions the past few weeks! I love reading them myself, as well as being able to post them for everyone else to enjoy. Keep them coming!
You may have noticed that I've made a number of adjustments to the Longears Mall listing management pages recently.
First, I noticed that there were a number of users that were having trouble figuring out which categories to place classified ads in, and their classified ads would end up in the Store website directory section instead of the Classifieds section. You will notice that I have added a little description, about how to find the correct category, to the top of the page where you select a category when placing an ad.
The top section of categories under the "Stores" header are all Store categories where you can list your website in our directory of longears businesses.
Down below the Stores section, you will see a "Classifieds" header. The categories listed under that header are all classified ad categories. This is where you should place your classified ads for individual items for sale.
Now that October has begun, I have turned on the new subscription payment section for Store listings. Starting October 1, for a subscription fee of $50.00 per customer per year you may post as many Store listings as you wish. This small amount will go to help support the cost of the software, website and time to maintain this site.
Classified Ads will still be free for everyone, as well as non-profit listings in the Organizations and Rescues Store categories. If you are only placing a classified or non-profit rescue or organization listing, you do not need to pay for a subscription.
All Store listings that are currently on our website will remain active for a short while longer to allow you time to renew your subscription for the next 12 months. If you have Store listings, you will want to log into your account and renew your subscription now so that your Store listings will not "go off the air" soon!
To renew your subscription, first click on the "My Account" menu selection under "Stores and Classifieds".
A login screen will open where you can log in to your account. If you can't remember your username and password, you can click on the "forgotten password" link at the bottom of the login screen and follow the directions to have your username and password emailed to you. Or you can just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to look it up for you.
Once you have logged in you will see a screen like this:
The first link in the list, "Create New Store or Classified", takes you through the steps of placing a new Store Listing or Classified Ad.
The second link, "View Active Stores and Classifieds", opens a page that displays a list of all your currently active Store Listings and Classifieds, and allows you to edit and update them.
The third link is "User Account Information". This is where you can go to view your current user information, and change your login password, if you desire.
The fourth link, "Subscription Status", is where you want to go to view the current status of your Store Listing subscription, and renew your subscription for the next 12 months.
If you have any question about your account or how to use this part of the website, please email me at email@example.com and I will be happy to answer your questions!
We have had a great response to all the wonderful new mule and donkey resources on the Longears Mall the past few months. Since the beginning of July we have logged an average of almost 2000 unique visitors each month, with over 14,000 total visits to LongearsMall.com in the last three months. Thanks for your participation in making this a great site for all Donkey and Mule enthusiasts!
Now that I have the website set up so that you can place and maintain your own listings and classifieds, I'm looking forward to continuing to add additional features and enhancements. If you have ideas of things you'd like to see on our LongearsMall.com website, please email me. I'd love to hear your ideas, and work together with you to make this an even greater Longears website and community!
Have a great weekend!
Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at October 1, 2004 06:57 PM