Setting Up Your Profile and Networking Page

Setting-Up Your Profile and Networking Page

Select “Login” on the main menu -> Enter your Username and Password.

You’ll now notice have access to a drop down menu.

Go ahead and click the “MY Profile”.

This will take you to your personal settings page.

Click the green box to bring up the profile avatar page where you can upload an image to use for your account avatar.

To set your cover image, click the pink square and upload your cover image.

You can also set the privacy settings for each field in your profile. 

The settings are:

    • Everyone
    • Only Me
    • All Members
    • My Friends

Note that within the profile settings widget, there are two profile groups:

  1. Profile Summary
  2. Professional Summary
  3. Passion Projectss

None of the fields contained within these groups are required, however they’re important for helping folks learn about what’s important to you for networking and friendship purposes.

For example, if you are involved with or manage a political action group, you can list the name of it with your website link within the “Supported Causes” group.

When you’re done setting-up and saving your profile, click the yellow box at the top of the page to take you to the activity page of your networking page. Click the “Info (i)” menu tab in the beige navigation bar above your activity.

This will take you to your profile summary page, which depending on your privacy settings, will be visible to others.

This will bring you to the information page for your profile.

Note that some of the values are in silver. This means that piece of information has been enabled with a link that will produce a member search for others who share that characteristic.

Let’s return settings so we can finish setting up your profile.

There are two ways to get back there

The first way is to use the same path we used the first time (the menu drop-down next to your avatar), and the second is by clicking the edit tab on the upper right hand corner of any of the profile headers.

Open “Account Settings”. This is where you can change your email and password, set notification settings, export your data, delete your account, see who you’ve blocked, and apply a global setting to restrict all your information to “My Friends”.

By default, email settings notifications are turned on for all kinds of activity that involves you.

If you’re not planning on logging in much, it’s a good idea to leave email notifications for things like Messages, Friend Requests, Group Invites, etc turned on. This way you’ll be notified by email if someone is trying to connect with you.

Lastly, let’s take a look at the profile widgets settings.

Widgets are little blocks of information that can be placed through-out your profile.

We currently have the following widgets enabled:

    • Skills
    • Business

These particular widgets will show up on your “Overview” page. Only those you choose to supply with information will be displayed, those widgets that you choose to leave blank will remain hidden.

Upload your header and you’re all set!

Head back to your activity page and explore the items in the header.

The colored buttons present in the navigation menu are filters that you can use to query specific kinds of activity for yourself, your friends, and your groups.

The easiest way to think of what these filters do is as follows:

1. Personal = Your posts and activities (this is similar to your Facebook wall).

2. Friends = Will return the posts and activities of those on your friends list. So if you want to see what your friends are up to, use this filter.

3. Groups = Returns the posts and activities of your groups.

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