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THIS PAGE DESCRIBES HOW TO SETUP & CUSTOMIZE YOUR PERSONAL PROFILE PAGE

To get you started quickly we have created a MySpace custom layout that you can use.
To view the Custom layout see the 'Admin' Profile Page. CLICK HERE (opens in a new window)
To use the same layout (background picture etc) as seen in the 'Admin' Profile follow these instructions:


Copy this MySpace Layout code: (Click 'Highlight Text' button, then place cursor in box, Right click and 'copy')




If you have registered for the site, login and Click on 'My Profile' then click on 'Edit Profile'

Now Paste the Myspace Layout code you have just copied into the field that looks like the screen shot immediately below.

Now Scroll to the bottom of the Edit Profile page and click on the "Update Profile" button.

You will now have the custom layout in your profile and you can continue to customize it by following the additional instructions on this page.

( You can now leave all of the default settings if you wish but we STRONGLY recommend you update your Avatar)

Full Tutorials on using Secret Lake Social Network can be found in the 'Features' Section

 Customizing Your Profile Page 
Customize Your:  Privacy Setting   Edit Start & Avatar/Picture   Myspace Layouts   Background/Image   Color Scheme   Features → 

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NOTE: View these tutorials at a screen resolution of 1024 pixels X 768 pixels.

What This Tutorial Covers

Here you will learn how to:

  1. Configure your profile privacy settings


  2. Upload or link to your Avatar or Picture


  3. Customize using MySpace Layouts


  4. Upload or link to your background image


  5. Define the color scheme for your page


  6. Update your "About Me" information
When you're ready you can move on to the:

"Features Tutorial Page"

Setting Your Privacy



In the Top Left portion of your "Profile" page, you will see a button like the one above. Click on it to display your Privacy Settings Options.

Privacy Settings

On this XTML Drop Down Display Window, you can:
  1. Make your profile PUBLIC or PRIVATE


  2. The PUBLIC or PRIVATE setting is active when it's indicator is green. In the screen shot to the left, PUBLIC is active.


  3. As the descriptions point out, when set to PUBLIC, any logged in member can interact with your profile page except those you have blocked. If you want to block someone, you visit their profile and click the link near their AVATAR that says [ Block this user posting on your profile ]. They will be automatically added to your blocked list in your privacy settings display window. They will not be able to interact with your page in any way.


  4. As the descriptions point out, when set to PRIVATE no one can view your profile page except those you have given permission to.
Customize Your:  Privacy Setting   Edit Start & Avatar/Picture   Myspace Layouts   Background/Image   Color Scheme   Features → 

Custom Editing Tutorials Start Here

ACCESSING YOUR "EDIT PROFILE" PAGE: Near the top left of your Profile Page, Click on "Edit profile" link that looks similar to this:

Customizing Step 1

Installing Your Avatar OR A Picture Of You

  1. If you have an Avatar or Picture of yourself stored on your computer, click to select the Radio Button then -
  2. Click on the "Browse" button and locate your Avatar or Picture in the "File Upload" window, select your image file, click the "Open" button" scroll to the bottom of the page and click the [ UPDATE PROFILE ] Button.

    . . . OR . . .

  3. If you already have your Avatar or Picture on a web server, click to select the Radio Button where it says, "Enter url to image:" then . . . you can enter the complete URL to your image as in this example: http://www.YourDamain.com/images/MyPic.jpg
  4. Once you have completed one to the above options, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the
    [ UPDATE PROFILE ] Button.

Customizing Step 1 Result (Sample)

Your Avatar OR A Picture Of You Should Be Visible Now.

IMPORTANT NOTE: (You're currently using default avatar) (Click Browse... or Enter url to choose new avatar image) (Max. width: 70, Max. height: 70). If you Avatar or Picture image is larger than the maximum allowable, your picture will look pixilated.

If you have followed the directions to the left correctly, your Avatar or Picture should display in place of the default Avatar.

Customize Your:  Privacy Setting   Edit Start & Avatar/Picture   Myspace Layouts   Background/Image   Color Scheme   Features → 

MySpace Layout Option - Step 2

If you want to use a Custom/Prefabricated MySpace type layout similar to the sample you see below:
  1. Go to a MySpace Layout site like this one: CLICK HERE <<(Opens in a new browser window).
  2. Look through the different categories till you find one you like.
  3. Copy the MySpace Layout Code as directed.
  4. Come back to your "Edit Profile" browser window. (Look for the browser button on your task bar if necessary.)
  5. Paste the code in the field that looks like the screen shot immediately below.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the Edit Profile page and click on the "Update Profile" button.
  7. Notice the modules are clear. You can see the background through the modules text. If you want different colors or a different background image in your modules, continue to Customize Even More.

MySpace Layout Sample [1]


MySpace Layout Sample [2]

To see the above sample Myspace layout page on a live site click here to go to GirlDoesWine's www.My-Wine-Space.com Profile

 

Get Your Own Custom MySpace Style Layout Like The Layouts Above CLICK HERE <<(Opens in a new window).

 

Customize Your:  Privacy Setting   Edit Start & Avatar/Picture   Myspace Layouts   Background/Image   Color Scheme   Features → 

Customizing Step 2-b

Installing Your Module's Background Image
NOTE: This background image upload section will only change the background in your profile modules, not the page background.

  1. If you have a Background Image stored on your computer, click to select the Radio Button then -
  2. Click on the Browse Button and locate your Background Image in the "File Upload" window, select the image and click the OPEN button (Bottom right), then scroll to the bottom of the page and click the
    [ UPDATE PROFILE ] Button . . . OR . . .

  3. If you already have your Background Image on a web server, click to select the Radio Button where it says, "Enter url to image:" then . . . you can enter the complete URL to it as in this example: http://www.YourDamain.com/imabes/MyPic.jpg
  4. Once you have completed one to the above options, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the
    [ UPDATE PROFILE ] Button.

Customizing Step 2-b Result (Sample)

Your Background Image Should Be Visible Now In Each Module. In this example I used a light blue marble background.

IMPORTANT NOTE: (You're currently using default background color WHITE.) Click Browse... or Enter url to choose new background image) (Max. width: 500, Max. height: 1280). ALSO NOTE: Your background images will "TILE" (Repeat across and down the display area). Lighter colored backgrounds work better.

If you have followed the directions to the left correctly, your Background Image should display in place of the default white background or MySpace layout background.

Customize Your:  Privacy Setting   Edit Start & Avatar/Picture   Myspace Layouts   Background/Image   Color Scheme   Features → 

Customizing Step 3

Setting Your Color Scheme

The numbers in red above correspond to the numbers in the "Result (Sample)" to the right. Those without numbers above will be covered in the "Features" Section.

To change/set your page colors you can use the colors available on the color picker. Just click on the Palette icon next to the adjacent field.

The Color Palette will open. (NOTE: You may have to scroll up to see the Color Palette.)

Click on the desired color in the 265 colors, color picker. It will change the color in the field indicator box and change the HTML Color Code.
. . OR . . You can use the 1024 Colors Pantone Color Chart with color coordinated palettes HERE ← Opens in a new window.

Using the Pantone Color Chart, you will have to copy and paste the HTML color code into the field you want to be that color. When you have set your colors, scroll down and click on the UPDATE PROFILE button.

Customizing Step 3 Result (Sample)

This is just a screen shot of one module after changing the colors using the Colors Theme section of your "Edit Profile" page. As well I have added a few photos of one of my favorite singers.

Your ABOUT ME information fields are located below the color/text fields and are all pretty straight forward. Just type in or copy and paste in the information you want to be shown for the different subjects into their appropriate fields.

Customize Your:  Privacy Setting   Edit Start & Avatar/Picture   Myspace Layouts   Background/Image   Color Scheme   Features →