The Member Profiles feature allows you to create a directory of your members. This directory is only accessible to logged in members.
By default, a profile will not display. The member needs to opt-in for their profile to be viewable.
A member's profile can include images, personal details, document files, videos and member-to-member messaging.
NOTE: Member-to-member messaging and the upload of videos/documents must be enabled in Settings>Display Options.
Create a side column rotating profile block
There are two steps to creating the profile block.
1. Enable the side column navigation.
In the control panel, go to Settings and select the Display Options tab, scroll down and under Side Navigation opt 'Yes' to display either the right or left navigation.
2. Set the profile block to display.
Select the Navigation menu in your control panel. The profile block can display in the left or right navigation column.
Select 'Profile Block' from the drop down list.
Set who can view the profile block and give it a title.
Add a profile link in the top navigation menu
If your site design is full-width, you can create a navigation link to the profile directory page using the static menu item option.
To do this, click the Navigation menu > Top Navigation > Top Menu and Edit
Under the 'Add a static menu item' include the menu title in the Link Title field and enter this internal link as the Link URL:
Enable the upload of videos/documents and member-to-member messaging
These two functionalities need to be enabled for members to use them. Turn them on by going to Settings, select the Display Options tab and scroll down to the Member Profiles heading and set them to 'Yes'.
Add field titles
There are three custom fields where your members can add information about themselves. The titles of these fields can be edited in the Member Profile's menu.
From the admin control panel, select My Members > Member Profiles then the Profile Display Fields tab. Here you can add the titles of the fields to highlight the type of information you would like the member to include.
Add additional custom fields
If you require more than the three default information fields, you can add additional custom fields using the Custom Fields tab on the Member Profiles page.
Click the green 'Add' button to create the additional field. Give it a title and then choose the type of area you want to include.
Text will create a space that allows one line of text.
Text Area will allow the member to add multiple lines of text.
The profile search function will match any word in a profile except the custom fields, state, and country. It will only deliver search results on members who have selected the option Show Profile to YES. It will also only deliver search results on members whose subscriptions are not expired in the member manager.
Within the member profiles, members have the ability to message each other.
Send a message
To contact another member, click on the Contact button on that member’s profile.
A contact form will pop up. Your Sender Name will automatically populate, but you can change this if you’d prefer to use another name.
Once you’ve prepared your message and checked the “I’m not a robot” box, click on the Send Message button. An email notification from email@example.com will be sent to the member you’ve contacted.
Receive a message
If you’ve received a message notification from firstname.lastname@example.org, click on the REPLY button which will prompt you first to log into the website.
Once logged in, click the My Account link then select Your Profile from the drop down menu.
On the left-hand column, click on the Messages tab.
This is your Message Inbox, where you'll be able to view all the member messages in which you are a participant.
To read the message that has been sent to you from another member, click the link to the message title under “Subject.” If you’d like to reply to the message, click the Reply link under “Action.” You can delete any messages by clicking on the box next to the message and then clicking the “Delete” button.
Edit your admin profile
To edit your admin profile, select My Members > Member Profiles then the 'Edit My Profile' tab.
Depending on what features you have enabled, there are three tabs for you to complete.
1. About Tab
Your name is shown as an 'administrator', therefore you will need to add a 'Display Name'. This will be used within your profile.
The next fields are used to show more personal information, you can choose whether or not to have these displayed on your profile.
Under 'Show Profile?' you must tick 'Yes' for it to be visible.
2. Profile Photo Tab
Upload a profile photo. The image dimension must be 1280x600 pixels.
3. File Uploader
If you have enabled the file uploader, members will be able to upload multiple documents and MP4 videos. Their file size must be less than 100MB each.
Acceptable document files are PDF, XLS, Docs, PowerPoint and Zip.
How members edit their profiles
To access their profile page, members should click on the My Account link in the top navigation menu and select Your Profile from the drop down menu.
NOTE: The My Account link is only visible to logged in members. You won't see this link when logged in as an admin.