Registration & Login FAQs
How much does the service cost?
Nothing! Walking 4 Fun is totally free to use. There is a premium membership option which gives you a few added perks and features—and we hope if you enjoy using this service, that you will consider subscribing as a premium member—but it’s not required.
For those using the free level of service, we display advertisements provided through Google AdSense and Amazon.com to help pay our hosting and development costs because, as they say, nothing is ever “really” free. They are, admittedly, a nuisance, but we do have bills to pay and cannot afford to run a charity. Sorry about that.
I forgot my password! How do I reset it?
First try our Retrieve Password page. We’ll send you a new password to your email address.
If you do not have access to the email address you registered with, use the Contact Us page to contact Ryan and he’ll probably be able to help you out. Replies may be slow, however—as much as two weeks if he’s hiking on a trail somewhere. Otherwise, he’ll typically reply within a few days.
Why doesn’t the auto-login work even though I check the box for it?
Probably 99 times out of 100, if you experience this problem, it’s because your browser is not saving cookies after you close your browser—or at least not saving the cookies that Walking 4 Fun created. A cookie is a little snippet of information that W4F sends to your browser that your browser returns the next time you visit the website, and in this case, the cookie identifies who you are and that you want to be automatically logged into your account. If your browser deletes the cookie automatically, however, W4F has no idea who you are or that you wanted to be logged in automatically. As far as the server can tell, you have never visited the website before and treats you like a new visitor.
With privacy concerns growing, a lot of browsers—especially on mobile devices, it seems—will automatically delete cookies from a website after you've left it. You’ll need to find the cookie settings on your browser and allow an exception for cookies from walking4fun.com. Finding these settings can be different on different browsers, different devices or even different versions of the same browser on the same device and we can’t possibly list directions for every possible combination, but a quick Internet search for “saving cookies on Chrome Android browser” (or whatever browser and device you are using) will likely lead you to helpful pages if you need it.
The cookies that W4F creates are not shared with other websites. We just use them for auto-logins, keeping track of your timezone so dates and times can be listed accurately and other miscellaneous settings. We do use Google and Amazon ads on our pages which may install their own tracking cookies, but they do not have access (nor do they need it!) for cookies created by Walking 4 Fun.