We’ve gotten a few emails from folks asking us how to update trail reports on the website. After emailing some instructions, it seemed like a better idea to write a quick post about it.
If you have suggestions about the site, or run into trouble, drop us an email.
The images below are from the desktop version, but phones work pretty much the same.
To Change the Trail Report
Step 1: Create an Account
Click Join in the main menu. Already have an account? Skip to Step 4 below.
Step 2: Check Your Email, Click the Link
The site will generate a one-time link which will allow you to pick a password. If you lose your password, the process is basically the same, just click the ‘Lost your password?’ link.
Step 3: Pick a Password
Not ‘1234’ or ‘StarWars’. Make it hard to guess. Different from your bank account.
Optional: Customize Your Profile Photo
You can add an optional avatar to your profile by setting up an account at Gravatar.com. Gravatar is a universal avatar format which works on nearly all websites.
Step 4: Log In to BendTrails
You’ll find a Log In link in the main menu. Boom. You’re in!
Step 5: Find the Trail You’d Like to Update
Step 6: Use the Status Drop Down, and Hit Update
On desktop computers and tablets, you’ll find it in the upper right Trail Snapshot. On phones, the menu is probably near the bottom of the first screen. We log the timestamp and your username but don’t display them to the public.
To Leave a Comment
Step 1: Log In as Noted Above
Scroll down. Discussions are on the bottom of the page.
Step 2: To Post a New Comment
Just type in the text field and hit Post Comment. Kerpow.
Optional: Replying to a Comment
If you want to have a threaded discussion or reply to a specific point, just hit Reply and your comment will be attached like the illustration above.
Optional: Set-up Your Profile Photo
Visit the Gravatar website and follow their instructions to set-up a universal WordPress avatar.