English Teacher Article Advance Warning - Site Membership Changes

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Soon, we will be moving to a single login system for UsingEnglish.com which will give you access to all areas of the site. You will no longer have to register for the ESL forum and then register again for the Members' Area!

The Members' Area is changing.

Sometime in the next few weeks we will be switching all site registration systems over to the one used by our forum. This will mean that anyone who is a forum member will gain access to our Members' Area. However, if you have only registered for our Members' Area before the changeover, you will need to create a new member account.

How will this affect me?

There's no need to panic just yet because we are still in the final stages of development, however, we'll keep you posted on any news and advice you of developments during the next few weeks.

1/ I only have a Forum account:
You don't need to do anything. Your forum account will be valid after the change.

2/ I only have a Members' Area account:
You will have to create account to continue using the members' area. If you want to register in advance, simply create a new account. This account will only be needed when we finally switch over to the new system. You can continue to use your existing account until we activate the new system.

3/ I have both a Forum account and a Members' Area account:
After we make the change, your Member's area account will cease to be active. You will need to log in using your existing Forum username and password.

What has been done so far?

  • We have completed switching all pages in the Members' Area over to the new system of user authentication.
  • We are adding the final touches to an enhanced member 'home page', which not only gives you access to exclusive content, but also allows you to:
    • Manage your account
    • Read and send private messages to other members
    • Manage your thread subscriptions
    • Keep up-to-date with site news
    • View the most recent ESL Forum posts.

What's in store for the future?

Planned new developments for the Members' Area will be announced shortly, but we are looking very seriously about making UsingEnglish.com a much more personalised experience, and at providing you with the best access to the best content and tools we can provide.

If you have any suggestions about how we can make UsingEnglish.com a better website for you, we would love to hear from you. Drop us a line or two and tell us your ideas!

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