The member profiles feature enables your members to create their own page on your site, on which they can add include a profile photo and other personal details.
You can also turn on the advanced settings and allow member to member messaging and the upload of videos.
To activate this feature you will need to create a profile block that will display the profiles in your site navigation.
Create a profile block
Go to the Navigation section in your control panel. The profile block can display in the left or right column.
Select 'Profile Block' from the drop down list.
Set who can view the profile block and give it a title.
There are three options in the menu block; View full profile, view all profiles or edit your own profile.
Edit your profile
To edit your own profile, click Member Profiles tab then 'Edit your Profile' link.
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 few fields are used to show more personal information, you can choose whether or not to have these displayed on your profile.
NOTE: If you choose to display your city and country, these can only be viewed by logged in members.
The email address that is displayed is the email address you use to login. It can only be viewed by logged in members.
You can also display your phone number and website, the website address will act as a link. They will be viewable only by logged in members.
Every member who joins your site has a profile waiting for them to edit, by default the profile will not display. A member needs to opt in to their profile be viewable.
Once you have set the profile to display it will appear in the list of profiles and in the rotating profile block.
There are three custom fields where your members can add information about themselves. The titles of these fields are managed by you in 'Site Settings' > 'Display Options'.
Once you have saved your profile it will appear in the profile block.
NOTE: The profile block will rotate the member profiles