Welcome to the new version of the Livingston Parish News website. We hope you like it.
Reflecting the numerous technological advances of the Internet over the past decade, www.livingstonparishnews.com began a new era Monday, April 5 with a new look. Coverage of our parish on the Internet has been enhanced by additional photo, video, audio and other features. All the familiar news, living, arts, sports, opinion, advertising and classified advertising features will remain an integral part of the site. The popular Call & Comment feature will remain as well for users to enjoy as a free forum.
The changeover took place during the morning, so if you found it inaccessible then, that was the reason.
This site will remain free for registered users, who will enjoy new options such as posting comments underneath stories they read. Registration is free, simple and quick. If you are already registered, you will be asked to log in to view material beyond the home page. After you have logged in the first time, a "cookie" will be established so your computer remembers this site and logs in automatically in the future. You may at any time change your username or password, as well as add other personal information on the link to manage your profile.
Some users may need to update login names or passwords to comply with newer Internet standards designed to protect privacy and combat spamming. Instructions will be available online and news employees, as always, will work with customers who require assistance. Some of the older logins or passwords will not work if they are less than six characters or contain certain symbols that are not recognized. If you experience difficulty logging in because your user name is invalid for one of these reasons, you may log in using your e-mail address and password instead. If your password will not work, simply follow the instructions provided for requesting a new one. If you still experience problems, you may simply need to register again. If none of these solutions work, call us at 665-5176 for assistance.
Visitors to the new site will notice the difference right away, starting with the featured stories panel at the top of the page. Our community will be able to follow breaking news and access recorded interviews, video and other additional material not available in the print edition. People will see continuous changes in content similar to other websites.
Other elements of the new site will include photo galleries, RSS feeds to keep track of content as it comes in and additional search engine capabilities to find past content in our archives.
The printed newspaper will continue bringing its award-winning, in-depth coverage of Livingston Parish at your fingertips every Thursday and Sunday.
This new site is a starting point to allow us to adopt other new features going forward that will promote a growing online community for Livingston Parish.