Locked Out of WordPress

Oct 25

Ann MacKay

First Chapter Meeting

What a Mess was the last post. I could add “another fine mess you’ve gotten  yourself into.” My intent is to post at least once a month. What happened to my fine intentions? Life is what happened.

My password no longer worked and I send password requests but never received an email from WordPress. Duh, I finally looked in the Spam folder tonight. I am in!

As my husband said to me last month, “Are you overcommitted?” I am. I was appointed to the National Continuing Care Residents Association (NaCCRA) Board in June and was elected the Secretary at my first meeting. The Secretary moved into the vacant Vice President slot.

The same month, I said I could help with the website since the webmaster resigned. I knew it was in WordPress but in the interim, it was rebuilt in Mobirise which I knew nothing about. I struggled to learn it so I could work on the site. I am still struggling to redo pages.

I started organizing a chapter for the Maryland Continuing Care Residents Association (MaCCRA) in July since I am the webmaster for the state association. As of today, there are 81 members since I started recruiting in mid-July.

Also in July, I had the bright idea to submit a presentation proposal to Baltimore WordCamp on the redesign of the CCICharlestown.org website. I am co-webmaster with two other women. It was accepted!

So the very talented Hope Tillman who did the design in the Divi theme and I did a session on The Story of A Redesign on October 14. We had a good audience in the Charles Village Room of the UMBC Columbus Center in the Charles Village Room. It was a fun weekend hanging out with WordPress enthusiasts. The sessions were good as well as the food.

Now I am headed off to the NaCCRA meeting in New Orleans the weekend before the start of the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo. LeadingAge is the trade association for aging services providers.  They provide the meeting room and lunch both days. They also comp an expo booth. It is the same weekend as the Voodoo Fest 2017.


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