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Becoming a Contributor

On the H-Net Commons, Networks can choose to make subscribers "Contributors" to their network at their discretion.  Contributors have the ability to submit files, media, and other content to that Network, pending editor approval.  This content can then be embedded in posts across H-Net. 


Commons Quick Start Guide

Welcome to the H-Net Commons Quick Start Guide

Below are instructions to help you start reading and contributing to the H-Net Commons. This series of very short guides is intended to get you up and running as quickly as possible. For more detailed guides that included images, see the links after each of the Quick Start topics below.

Site Going Offline: New Release of H-Net Commons Platform


System Upgrade: H-Net Commons Platform Interface and Features

This coming Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, H-Net staff will be upgrading the H-Net Commons platform to its first new release since launch in Fall 2013.  The upgrade will occur from 9:00 AM to about 1:00 PM EST, during which time the site will be taken entirely offline, followed by a series of under-the-hood fixes and finishing touches during the afternoon.

Security certificate problem fixed


I inadvertently allowed the security (SSL) certificate on expire.  Not sure why it wasn't on my calendar for renewal.  This was the cause of browsers warning that the site was not secure.

A few minutes ago, I installed the renewed certificate.

If you use Firefox and you instructed it to ignore the warning, it may have stored an exception in its cache, and that may need to be removed before it will see that the site is now current.

If you did not bypass the warning, you should not need to do anything.