- Using our website
We have tried to make the Wild Places Publishing website as easy to use as possible, within the confines of the software. If you think any area can be improved (or to suggest other FAQs that you feel would help, or simply to tell us we're doing okay!), please let us know - your feedback is valued.
- What happened to the old website?
This is actually our third website. The first was established in 2009, but with no facility to place orders. The website was replaced in July 2014 and all the content was incorporated into the new one. It served us well, but eventually it required an upgrade in software for security reasons as well as to extend usability (the search feature has been upgraded, for example, as have other areas of the site). Welcome to the third iteration of the Wild Places Publishing website, which went online in January 2019.
- I was asked to accept cookies – what are they?
- What is this newsletter idea?
We have an option to sign up to a newsletter from Descent; if you register as a new user you will see the checkbox and if you are already registered you will find it in My Account under My Personal Information, where you can opt in or out at any time.
We have no intention to bombard you with annoying messages and certainly no thought of replacing the paper version of Descent in any manner at all. When the newsletter is up and running we hope to send a message sometime before each issue of Descent is published, to remind anyone who has yet to renew a subscription that they should do so now or else miss the timely delivery of their magazine direct from the printers (timely renewals help us a great deal, as it saves posting a reminder and keeps costs down).
It is also worth reminding you that we will not release any of your details (e-mail addresses included) to any other party. Oh, and if you signed up for a newsletter perhaps years ago under the old website, that part of the software was a spectacular failure and no newsletters were ever sent out. We hope that the new site will be more helpful!
- Finding information
Every page on the website has a Search box at the top; you can search for the content of back issues and book descriptions as well as titles. A quick way of finding back issues of Descent is to only type the issue number into the search box. You also have the option of using the Advanced Search, which includes all the information pages and the listings for Authors, Obituaries and Surveys as well as general searches for content. Start HERE to directly consult the listings ... We recommend reading the page on Using the Indexes before you begin.
- I cannot find the magazine I want
If what you are looking for does not appear in a search or in the menus, please contact us and we can help. The search box should produce specific issues if you only type in the issue number or the month and year, though searching for all issues produced in a year may also return other items, such as books.
- What's with the non-caving stuff?
Although Wild Places specialises in caving literature, we are publishers and, more broadly, produce photographs and other products associated with the natural world. Expect to find, therefore, a variety of non-caving items such as greeting cards that are not only of caves but also of the world's wild places. We may also offer a limited number of books that are not directly related to caving, but which may nevertheless be of interest.
- The Wild Places Publishing website
The original Wild Places Publishing website was designed in Dreamweaver. This second and now this third website with online ordering is based on PrestaShop open source software. All were developed in-house.
In case you came here via a search thinking to find photo galleries by Chris Howes, you need to head for a different site: Wild Places Photography (this will open a new window).