Add or Edit your Profile

To add or edit your profile you need to log in and click on My Account (top right).  Under My Account is a drop down menu wtih Creative Home, My Account, My Profile Settings, My Content, My Messenger.  If you forget your password click on Reset Password in the drop down menu under My Account.

To create a profile, click My Profile Settings - here you can set a display name for your profile, customise its visual appearance and link to your Twitter account if you have one. Click Update User at the bottom.

To add content to your profile, click My Content (in My Account drop down menu), and you'll see a selection of different options depending on what type of content you want to add.  In My Profile fill out the information, add an image and click the Add My Profile button to go live!

You can edit your profile at any time by clicking My Account - My Content - My Profile - edit or add to your Profile and click Update Profile at the bottom of the page.

Some of the features you might want to take advantage of when adding your profile include the following:

Title - The title will appear next to your display name, so try not to make them the same.  The best approach is to use the display name as your business name, or your own name, and the title of your profile as a description of what you do, e.g Jo Bloggs/Designer or Arty/Visual Aritst.  See other profiles to see how others have done it.

Profile Picture - This picture will appear next to any content you post on the site, so it's a great place to put your logo if you have one, or a picture that represents you or your work.  We recommend that every profile should add a picture, as without one your profile will look a bit plain, and if your content is featured on the home page it's much more likely to get clicked on if there's an image associated with it.

Website Link - We want your profile to drive traffic to your own site, so make sure to include a link to your website if you have one!

Profile Categorisation - You can select up to three categorisations for your profile, which will help people find you in the directory. Make sure you also choose your audience in Age Group - your event will come up when visitors search under age.

Profile Location - Here you can include information about where you are based and your contact details. As the site is about making connections between local individuals, businesses and places, it's well worth filling this section in so that others who use the site know how to contact you.

Map View - If you enter a postcode iin the Profile Location section, then your profile will show up on the map view in the directory.

Add more content - once you've added your Profile information you can then start adding your events, news, opportunities, image and videos - all of which will be linked to your profile and listed in the various sub-directories on the site.  See the User Guide 'Adding Other Content' to find out more.

For a step by step guide on updating your profile click How to Update your Profile.