It’s hard and frustrating to keep track of logins when you’re working on six different photo sites. Some require a number, some need capitals, and others need all but an arm and a leg to just get a password. It’s frustrating, to say the least. At Newscom we’re trying to help. We can’t fix everything, but we can make it a little easier to work with our site.
We’ve included a new feature called “Keep Me Logged In”. Basically, when you log into Newscom you have an option to check a box called “keep me logged in”. When you log in after clicking on that box, Newscom delivers a cookie on your browser. If you don’t log out before closing your browser, the next time you access the home page or a detail page of an image on the Newscom site, it will automatically log you in. Sweet, right? One less password you need to remember.
The cookie only lasts for fourteen days though, so you’ll have to log in every once in a while (with the “keep me logged in” box checked) to make sure the cookie stays on your system.
This doesn’t mean that if you log out and close your browser that the next time you come to Newscom you’ll automatically have the username and password field populated without ever having to type a single character. If you want to have those fields automatically populate, you’ll need to set that up in your browser. Firefox will often ask if you want it to remember your password, once you click “yes”, you’re golden on never having to remember that password again … until your hard drive crashes and you need to somehow remember all your various passwords to get back into the site.
But if, heaven forbid, that should ever happen, you can just get in contact with us and we’ll give you a new password. So it ends up as a win either way.
Have any questions about the new site? Need help going through the new features? We have a few resources for you:
Or if you want to keep reading more cool Newscom blog posts, you can start with some of our most recent ones:
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