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Resources for Online Organizing

From the latest Indivisible Austin newsletter, some resources for digital activism in the time of Coronavirus: Free Premium Google Hangouts: Google is offering free premium features for all customers through July 1st — this increases the participant limit to 250. Google Hangout Guide for Hosts – This is a quick step by step guide for setting up and hosting a Google Hangout Google Hangout Guide for Newbies – This is a quick step by step guide for attending a Google Hangout Recorded Zoom Training: Recording of training about hosting a Zoom meeting. (h/t Aram Fischer, Indivisible leader in CA) Zoom instructional videos from Zoom: Short videos from Zoom with everything you need to get started. Host a Facebook Watch Party: continue reading

Computer Security Essentials for Campaigns (and others)

I saw this interesting post by technical entrepreneur and social critic Maciej CegÅ‚owski recently: What I Learned Trying To Secure Congressional Campaigns. It’s a long account, though entertaining and informative, of his efforts traveling the country, teaching political campaigns about basic computer security practices. As if getting campaigns to meet with you wasn’t hard enough, there’s also the problem of what to tell them. The limiting reagent here is people’s mental capacity for hassle. You have to take pains not to burn through it. It is possible, with whining, to get a campaign to do one or two things. If you catch them early enough, and can visit them multiple times, maybe they will do a third thing. If you continue reading

Learning WordPress

Here are some recommendations for sites, books, and courses to help you get going and make the most of your WordPress site on Suggestions and contributions always welcome! Note: If your site is hosted here, you can skip info about finding a hosting company, installing WordPress, and registering a domain; we take care of all that for you. WordPress Made Simple – website with some good information on basic concepts WordPress Beginner Videos – free with registration’s WordPress Essential Training – 5 1/2 hrs of video training (costs, but free trial available) Treehouse’s WordPress Basics – 100 minute video training (costs, but free trial available) WordPress: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald WordPress To Go by Sarah McHarry

How to add social media links

You want to make it easy for visitors to find you on social media networks, and here’s how to set that up. This process can be a little different with each theme. For starters, here’s how to set it up in the default “twentyseventeen” theme. From your Dashboard, hover your mouse over “Appearance”, and click “Menus” Click the link, “create a new menu” In the box by “Menu Name”, type a name, like “Social Links Menu” and click either of the “Create Menu” buttons Now that you have a menu, you can add custom links to it. On the left-hand side, click “Custom Links” to open up that section In the “URL” box, type or paste the URL of your continue reading