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May 15, 2012 3:24 PM CST
|This is an interesting feature that doesn't really affect any existing members of ATP, but I did want to let you all know about it.|
New visitors to ATP can now login to ATP automatically, without having to create an account here. All they have to do is click on the "Login using Facebook" button. Once they approve the login, Facebook sends all their information to ATP and then an account is created here for them and they are immediately logged in.
If they already have an account here but aren't logged in, then if they click on that button, ATP will search and see if they do have an account here using the same email address as they have on their profile at Facebook. If such an account exists, it then links their two accounts together and logs them in here, and from that point forward they will always be able to login here using their facebook ID.
I don't love Facebook, but this feature does make it more convenient for our casual visitors who might like to login but don't want to go through the hassle of creating an account. I am hopeful that this will increase our membership numbers.
May 15, 2012 3:27 PM CST
I was thinking of this feature recently when I had to login to Pinit again. The FB account was an easy option.
May 15, 2012 3:35 PM CST
|When I saw pinterest.com using this feature, I knew that eventually we would need it for ATP, too. I'm glad to have that one knocked off my TODO.|
May 15, 2012 3:36 PM CST
|Just saw the banner below the banner too.|
Great for newcomers and for the newsletter offerings.
May 15, 2012 3:38 PM CST
|Well, ATP just invited me to join by taking the newsletter. I already get the newsletter on my phone, computer, laptop, and iPad. Where else can you send it?|
May 15, 2012 3:43 PM CST
|Sorry about that. It was only supposed to show if you're not logged in. A temporary error made it show for everyone but that should be fixed now.|
May 15, 2012 3:46 PM CST
|Just teasing! I'm glad we have that because I hesitate to tell some people to go to ATP knowing they have to log in and they won't want to.|
May 15, 2012 3:47 PM CST
|Exactly, Sandi. You can now tell them, "If you're on Facebook, you can use your facebook ID to login automatically at ATP. Couldn't be easier!"|
May 15, 2012 3:56 PM CST
May 15, 2012 4:16 PM CST
|Awesome feature. I've used my facebook logon for other sites. It makes a lot of sense to have that feature here too. |
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
May 19, 2012 12:42 PM CST
|Super feature Dave. I've only logged in to ATP a handful of times so I never see this stuff. Glad Site Forum is here.|