news from the office

Nov 18, 2016

From Mike Hammer: we have recently made improvements to our website’s functionality and photos can now be stored in such a way as to be able to be viewed full-size. Previously when looking at hosts’ photos, they could only be viewed in a fairly small format. Hosts who have joined since the end of August 2016 will have automatically been given this function. It’s a great opportunity to share photos of yourself, the beautiful views of your place and its surroundings and WWOOFers taking part in inspiring activities. 

I would like to urge hosts to take time this winter to upload new photos onto your listing. The photos will still be displayed in the same collage style on your listing but now when a photo is clicked-on it will enlarge to full-size. Photos from your listings are a great source for my work as WWOOF UK’s Social Media Liaison person – if I can draw on good quality photos from our website I should be able to have greater effect. I hope you agree that the ‘picture tells a thousand words’ and will seriously consider updating your listing with fresh photos whenever you get the chance.

I hope to be able to convey to the public just what a vibrant community WWOOF is and how rewarding the dynamic of this type of exchange can be.

Contact Mike Hammer by using: socialmedia@wwoof.org

Other news: our website members’ forum is becoming increasingly popular; especially for hosts needing last minute help from WWOOFers and WWOOFers looking for that special place to go. We’ve recently updated it so that you can now click through from a post to see the profile or listing of the person who’s posted. We’re hoping this will make it easier to decide about arranging WWOOFing visits and for hosts and WWOOFers to find out about each other quickly. WWOOFers can see hosts’ listings. Hosts can see WWOOFer profiles and other hosts’ profiles. Do give it a try and let us know how you get on: info@wwooforg.uk

Images from WWOOF UK Instagram: @wwoofuk

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