Q: What is The Centre Daily Times Plus?
A: Centre Daily Times Plus provides immediate and unlimited access to all content on our newspaper’s website ( centredaily.com), mobile apps for tablet, iPad, smartphone and iPhone, and our electronic replica edition (e-Edition).
We know many of our Centre Daily Times readers now get news on computers, phones and digital tablets, as well as in print. In an effort to stay cutting edge, we are providing your local, regional and national news and information in a variety of formats to meet those needs.
Center Daily Times Plus is a set of paid subscription options giving readers immediate and unlimited access to all that we have to offer digitally. Some portions of the Centre Daily Times digital information is accessible to everyone, but other portions will be limited without a paid subscription.
Q: What is immediate and unlimited access?
A: Some portions of our site, like the Homepage (the first page you come to), our Section Fronts (Local News, Sports, Features, and Business sections), dealsaver, and all advertising will remain fully accessible. But, the story level pages, photo and video galleries, commenting and opinions, breaking news and other content has limited access without a subscription.
When a reader clicks on a headline to read the full story, this is called a page view. Non-subscribers are limited to five page views during a 30-day period.
(Note: the 30-day period starts with your first page view; it is not a calendar month. If you view use less than the five page views in this period, the unused page views will not roll-over to the next 30-day cycle.)
Downloadable CDT apps for mobile devices are still available but the page views are limited to 56 free pages in a 30-day period for non-subscribers. The mobile browser site ( m.centredaily.com) is limited to twenty free pages. The Plus subscription gives you have unlimited access on all these devices plus access to our e-Edition.
Q: How do I subscribe to Centre Daily Times Plus?
A: There are two ways: a print and digital subscription and a digital-only subscription. Both include the full member benefits of Centre Daily Times Plus. Simply visit http://centredaily.com/plus and select the subscription option you desire.
Q: If I am a subscriber, how can I tell if the Centre Daily Times Plus benefits are included in my paid subscription?
A: Those of you who selected a print and digital subscription offer may already have the above benefits and simply need to activate them. If this is the case, your Centre Daily Times invoice will state, “Your CDT Plus subscription includes unlimited access to our newspaper’s website (centredaily.com), mobile apps for table, iPad, smartphone and iPhone, and our electronic replica edition (e-Edition).” You need to activate the digital portion of your subscription by visiting www.centredaily.com/activate and follow the prompts to provide the information requested to access all your Plus member benefits through Press Plus, our digital subscription provider.
If you elected a digital-only subscription, you were asked to activate your Plus member benefits when you ordered and paid for your subscription on-line. You are already taking advantage of the full member benefits of Centre Daily Times Plus through our digital subscription service, Press Plus.
Q: If the benefits are included, why do print subscribers have an additional step to activate the Plus benefits?
A: We value you as a print subscriber and we are working to resolve the necessity of this additional step. But for now, the activation step is necessary because you need to provide an email address and create a personal password for the digital portion of your subscription. That’s why you have to activate your benefits on line through www.centredaily.com/activate and Press Plus, our digital subscription provider.
Q: How long does it take to activate the benefits of my Centre Daily Times Plus subscription?
A: About a minute on average. You will provide an email address, personal password and enter your newspaper delivery address for verification. Once done, as long as your paid print and digital subscription stays current, you will not have to activate this feature again.
Q: How do I access my digital subscription?
A: Once you are a Centre Daily Times Plus subscriber, and either you activated the digital side of your subscription as a print and digital subscriber through www.centredaily.com/activate or your were automatically activated as a digital-only subscriber, you are logged in on the computer or lap top used to purchase your subscription.
However, if you want to log in to another device or clear your login data, you may see the message asking you to subscribe again. If that happens, use the “Sign In” button on the top right corner of that screen and enter your email and password you selected.
Q: Will I still be able to use the free CDT mobile apps without paying for a subscription?
A: Yes, you will be able to view the home page, section fronts and some advertiser offers, but you will be limited to 60 page views in a 30-day period. A digital subscription will give you unlimited access to the Centre Daily Times through your mobile app and to our e-Edition.
Q: We have one digital subscription but my spouse and my child use your free CDT mobile apps. Do I need three digital subscriptions?
A: No. Your digital subscription can be shared with up to five mobile app users. Each account can have up to five email addresses associated with it.
Q: Is access to the e-Edition included in my digital subscription?
A: Yes. If you enter the account information for your digital subscription when prompted, you will gain access to our e-Edition.
A quick tutorial as to what you have with your digital subscription on which device:
1. Computers and Laptops: Unlimited access to centredaily.com on your desktop computer. The e-Edition, an exact replica of the newspaper, can be viewed by clicking on the icon at the bottom of each section page: news, opinion, sports, etc.
2. Tablets & iPads: When you go to the App Store and search for “Centre Daily Times” two apps are featured. One is for the mobile website and the other you have available is for the e-Edition, an exact replica of the newspaper. Download either or both as you prefer.
3. Smart phones, iPhones and Android: Go to the App Store on these devices and search again for “Centre Daily Times”. There is only one app choice to download.
4. Mobile (all): This is our mobile site that you can access through your mobile browser for m.centredaily.com
Account Management FAQ
Q: What is PressPlus?
A: Press Plus is our e-commerce system for digital subscriptions.
If you choose to subscribe as digital-only from the options offered on centredaily.com/Plus, you will create a Press Plus account and Press Plus will charge your credit card for the subscription amount. The charge will appear on your credit card statement as “Press Plus” in the amount you have selected for your subscription.
If you selected a print and digital subscription option through calling or via centredaily.com/Plus, you will have to activate your digital member benefits by going to www.centredaily.com/activate and following the prompts. We are working on making this a one step process. But for now, you need to enter an email address, personal password and your newspaper delivery address through Press Plus, our digital subscription provider.
Q: I can’t tell if I’m logged in or not?
A: When you first activate your digital subscription, your login is automatic on the computer you used to subscribe even though it does not offer a welcome, you are logged in message. We are working on a solution to have the page say you are logged in and appreciate your patience.
Q: If I have a computer at home and a computer at my office, do I need to purchase two digital subscriptions?
A: No, you can log in using your account user name and password from wherever you access the internet.
Q: Can everyone in my household use the same account?
A: Yes, you can use the same account for all your family members. Up to five different email addresses (work, personal, or other family members) can be associated with one subscription. Use the original email as user name and original password used to generate the digital subscription.
Q: I am an administrator at a business, university, library, or nonprofit organization. Am I eligible for a bulk discount?
A: Yes, if you are interested in site-level licensing, please contact 814-231-4606.
Q: Is the pop-up “subscribe” window a secure URL?
A: Yes, if you right click on the window and “view frame info” or “frame source”, you’ll see it’s an https URL.
Q: How will digital-only subscriptions be billed?
A: If you are a digital-only subscriber we accept major credit cards. Subscriptions are billed every 30-days for monthly subscriptions or every year for annual subscriptions. Your subscription renews automatically, and you are charged in advance of each billing cycle unless you cancel. Again, please be aware that Press Plus is managing the billing for your digital subscription; the charge on your credit card statement will say “Press Plus” rather than Centre Daily Times. All payments are via credit card. Under this option, you cannot receive an invoice or pay by PayPal or other on-line payments options.
If you are a print and digital subscriber, you pay the Centre Daily Times by check or money order, major credit card or set up an Easy Pay account.
Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: You may cancel your subscription at any time. When you cancel, we will stop charging your account the following billing cycle. Your unlimited access will continue for the remainder of the current 30-day period.
Q: How do I sign in to my digital account once I’ve subscribed?
A: For digital-only subscribers, you are automatically signed in as soon as you subscribe on-line through Press Plus; there isn’t anything further you need to do. If you are prompted with a message to subscribe at a later time, you can log in with the account you created. If you subscribed on one computer but want access on another, you can use the same method when the subscription pop-up appears by choosing the “Sign In” button on the top right corner of that screen and enter your email address and password.
For print and digital subscriptions, you must activate the digital portion of your subscription by going to http://centredaily.com/activate and follow the Press Plus prompts for immediate and unlimited access. If you activated the digital portion on one computer but want access on another, you can use the same method when the subscription pop-up appears by choosing the “Sign In” button on the top right corner of that screen and enter your email address and password.
Q: How do I access my digital subscription account?
A: To access your account, follow these steps:
1. Click “my account” at www.mypressplus.com
2. Log in with your email address and password
Q: What do I do if I forgot my password?
A: To reset your password, follow these steps:
1. Go to https://accounts.mypressplus.com
2. Click “Forgot password”
3. Enter your email address and click “Submit.” This will send you an email with a link to reset your password.
4. After clicking the link, you will be prompted to enter and reconfirm your new password.
5. Click “Submit” and your password will be updated
Q: How do I modify my payment information?
A: If you are a digital-only subscriber, follow these steps to modify your payment information:
1. Click “My Account” at www.mypressplus.com
2. On the “Account Summary” page, select “Modify Payment Information”
3. Confirm that the cardholder name and billing zip code of your credit/debit card are correct
4. Enter your card number and expiration date
5. Click “Submit” and your payment information will be updated
If you are a print and digital subscriber, you can modify your account payment information by selecting options on your current invoice or by calling 888-237-3801 and press 8 for an operator to assist you.
Q: How do NIE teachers access the e-Edition?
A: Registered NIE teachers should contact us at 814-231-4699 to be given immediate and unlimited access to the web site.
Q: What if I have further questions about my digital-only or my print and digital Centre Daily Times Plus subscription?
A: Please contract our customer service department at 1-888-237-3801 and press 8 for an operator to assist you.
Home Page FAQ
Q: How do I make centredaily.com my home page?
A: To make centredaily.com your home page, follow these instructions depending upon the web browser you use:
MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLOERE VERSION 7 (or higher)
Select the small black arrow beside the “house” icon
Select “Add or Change Home Page”
Select “Use this webpage as your home page” (if you are on centredaily.com)
MOZILLA FIREFOX 3 (or higher)
Go to Firefox > preferences
Select the General icon
Where it says “Home Page”, manually type the URL http://centredaily.com in the text box or, if you’re already on centredaily.com, select the “Use Current Page” button
GOOGLE CHROME 7 (or higher)
Select the Chrome menu icon in the upper right hand corner
Under appearance, check the box "Show home button." Below this button, click link to "Change" to choose your homepage.
Under “Home Page” either type the URL http://www.centredaily.com in the text box or, if you’re on centredaily.com, click on the “Use Current Page” button
Click and close
SAFARI BROWSER 4 (or higher)
Under Safari, click on preferences.
Choose the “General” icon
In the “Home Page” box, manually type the URL http://www.centredaily.com