Here is the procedure to set up your own member page. It isn't that tough, and if you can post on the forum, you can put up a page here. This should be pretty accurate, but as we make changes to the site, details might change.
If you bump into a problem, shoot LaneBailey an IM on Yahoo and we'll try to get you through it. Also send a message to Lane, Tony or Ric if you see a discrepancy. We are fixing them as fast as we find them.
- To begin with you will need to be a registered user on the site. To do that, on the front page you can Create an account under where it says USER LOGIN.
- After you set up an account, you will get an activation email at the address you entered. Please follow the link in the email in order to verify your account. Hopefully JeepOnRock will see you in the system and will set you up as an Author, but that could take a little while... maybe a day.
- After you are set up as an Author, when you go to Members > GBR Member Pages, you will see at the bottom of the list a link that says New. Click it...
- You are now on the Submit an Article page. This is an editor that functions much like MS Word or any other word processor... there are some differences, though. But, the important first step is getting the story written... We'll cover pictures in Part III.
- DON'T write the story in Word or another word processing application, as this will insert "junk code" in the text that will require a lot of work to remove. If you feel that you need to write it elsewhere, you can do it in a text editor, and then look at the HTML to make sure there isn't any superfluous code. Alternately, you can Copy/Paste Special, and then just allow the text to be pasted. It is easier to just write in the on-site editor.
- So, now you have written a story for your Member Profile. It is time to make it show up...
- Section: Members
- Category: GBR Member Pages
- Show on Front Page: No
- Author Alias: your name or screen name
- Access Level: Public
- You can leave everything else alone...
- Hit Save.
- Keep in mind that there IS a spellchecker, and also that you can come back and edit or change the page any time you'd like.
So, if you have followed along, you have a Member Page on the site.