Tutorial

Edit the Member Profile Pages

The member profile area is a social networking profile feature where members can post their photos, have mini-blog entries, send messages to each other and search for other friends on the site.

The member profile area can be found here: http://www.YOURSITE.COM/members/module_index.cfm

The member profile area can be edited under 'Social Networking' choose 'Edit Profile Pages'

Edit Profile Pages

 

There are many different parts to edit for the profile pages. Click on the section to review the details:

Look and Feel

Look and Feel

 

To Edit the look and feel of the Member Profile area:

1. In 'Edit Profile Pages' choose 'Manage Themes'

 

2. The color hexadecimal codes, font family and font sizes can be added to each of the appropriate fields. 

 

3. If you would like to match the look and feel of your overall site, open a new browser window and from your site's control panel under 'Master Settings' choose 'Edit Master Template' or 'Edit Font Settings'. This is where you will find the other color hexadecimal codes or font settings to the other parts of your site.

 

4. See the chart below to find which parts of the site are managed by each of the Setting sections.

 

The general font settings for the majority of the member profile area for areas that are not handled through the other sections found below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If an error box would popup, these are the settings for the look and feel.

 

 

About the Member Profile Fields

About the Member Profile Fields

 

When editing their profile, you can include specific fields for the member to enter information about themselves. You also have the ability to make certain fields required, or allow the member to choose who can see the information.

Here is an example of the member's edit screen:

 

 

There can be up to 45 short text fields, 5 long text fields and 10 social networking fields.

 

To Edit the Profile Fields:

In 'Edit Profile Pages' choose 'Manage Profile Fields'

 

For each of the profile fields for your site, enter descriptive text in the 'Field 1', 'Field 2' etc boxes.

  • Click the black X under the Mandatory Fields column so it changes to a green checkmark if it is required for the member to enter information for that field.

  • Click the green checkmark under the Privacy Option column if you would like to give the member the ability to update who would be able to view that information (friend, everyone, only the member)

  • A field can be both required and allow the member to update the privacy setting. That field would have two green checkmarks.

 

 

Edit Screen Member's See in their Profile Settings:

 

 

There are 5 Long Text fields available. These fields are also optional. They allow 1500 characters to be entered by the member.

 

Add a descriptive text for the field in each box that you would like to add as an option for a member's profile information.

  • Click the black X under the Mandatory Fields column so it changes to a green checkmark if it is required for the member to enter information for that field.

  • Click the green checkmark under the Privacy Option column if you would like to give the member the ability to update who would be able to view that information (friend, everyone, only the member)

  • A field can be both required and allow the member to update the privacy setting. That field would have two green checkmarks.

 

 

Edit Screen Member's See in their Profile Settings:



Options can be setup so your members can include their social networking account information.

 

Under 'Social Networking Fields'

  • Enter the descriptive name of the social networking site

  • Click the 'Choose File' button to upload an image of the social networking site to the page

  • Click the black X under the Mandatory Fields column so it changes to a green checkmark if it is required for the member to enter information for that field.

  • Click the green checkmark under the Privacy Option column if you would like to give the member the ability to update who would be able to view that information (friend, everyone, only the member)

  • A field can be both required and allow the member to update the privacy setting. That field would have two green checkmarks.

 

 

Link to the Social Networking page for the member on Profile page:

 

 

Press the 'Save Changes' button found at the bottom of the Profile Settings screen to Save the changes:

 

 

 

Link Names

Link Names

The link names are the descriptive labels found in the header and left nav menu of the member Profile Pages.

In 'Edit Profile Pages' choose 'Manage Link Names'

 

Update each field with descriptive text that is custom for your site. Refer to the coordinating numbers to see where in the member profile page each of the labels will show.

 

Press 'Update' to save the link names.

 

 

 

Set which Member Plans can Access the Profile Pages

Set which Member Plans can Access the Profile Pages

 

In 'Edit Profile Pages' choose 'Profile Module Settings'

 

 

Select the member plans from the 'Profile Plan Settings box. Hold the CTRL key to choose multiple plans.

 

Press the Update button to save the changes.

 

 

 

Set the Privacy Default Option

Set the Privacy Default Option

 

In 'Edit Profile Pages' choose 'Profile Module Settings'

 

 

Under the Default Privacy Setting choose from the drop down menu which option that you would like to be the default for the privacy field. This means a user would have to manually change the default if they wanted a different option for specific fields when editing their profile information.

 

The three choices are 'Only My Friends,' 'Everyone,' and 'Me'

Press the 'Update' button to save the changes.