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Having a party for Earth day? Going camping Now that you’ve joined the site, let’s go over some things to help you customize your profile page. Customizing your page is a great way to get used to general controls, like font changing and uploading content, that can be used in groups and blogs around the site. So let’s get started.

Step 1- My Page

Go to your home page by clicking the “My Page” navigation button at the top of the site.

Step 2- Customize My Page

Next you’re going to customize your page using the easy to learn tools provided on the site. Under your profile picture and general info, in the upper left corner of your page, is link saying “Customize My Page”. Click on the highlighted word customize, to get to the customize options page.

Step 3- Editing Page Appearance: Template Theme

The first customization option you will see is theme. Using the arrows at the upper right of the screen, you can scroll through a selection of page templates. Click on the template picture, the radio button at the bottom of the picture, or the link at the bottom of the picture to select it.

Step 4- Editing Page Appearance: Template Options

Now that you’ve chosen the background look to your page, you can further customize it using the basic theme controls in the bottom half of the screen. Just scroll down from the template choices and browse the option presented below.

For a beginner user, the “Basic Theme” tab is a good place to start. Here you can select the colors for the header, body, modules, sides, and text. You can also select font styles for the header and body texts.

For more editing options, click the “All Options” tab that is located next to the “Basic Theme” tab. It features all of the basic options as well as the ability to add images to certain parts of a template. Any images added can be modified to repeat in various directions or tile in the background.

For advanced options involving CSS (cascading style sheet) editing, click the advanced tab under the template selections. Note that if you don’t know what a CSS is, then you probably won’t want to edit it.

Step 5- Editing Page  Appearance: Save and Set Your Selections

Once you’ve selected and edited your template scroll to the bottom of the options tab and click the save button. Note that the button is not at the very bottom of the page. Remember, if you do not click this button the changes you’ve made will not be applied or saved.

You have now edited your home page. If for any reason you decide to switch back to the basic Zoobird layout, you can click the “Apply Zoobird’s Theme” button located on the customize page in between the template selection and the basic theme options. for the weekend? If you’re looking to have a get together that speaks to the members of this site, then you’re going to want to create an event page. Event pages are a great way to get the word out there by inviting fellow members and fans of the site and the pages keep track of those attending. Let’s learn how below.

Step 1- Events Tab

Click the events tab on the top navigation bar. This will take you to the events page where current upcoming events are posted.

Step 2- Adding Your Event

On the events page there is a button that reads “+Add”, click this button to be taken to the event creation page.

Step 3- Creating Your event

This is the page where you will write up all of your event information. You will give your event a title and write a description about the event. You have the option of uploading a photo from your computer by clicking the camera picture and using the browse button to find the image on your computer.

You can add the type of event to give members quick information on the event. You must add the day and time of the event. This is done by clicking on the calender sign and navigating the calender to the appropriate month. Once you’re in the right month click on the day of the event to select it. Using the drop lists next to the event date, you can select the starting and ending time of your event. If it is an all day event you can click the check box for “All Day”, doing so will eliminate the need to select a time frame.

You must post a general location for the event. This will allow your event to be displayed in area results. You can provide the specific address for the event and a phone number for people to call, just in case they get lost or need additional information.

Step 4- Saving Event and Displaying it

Before you post your event, note that you can set privacy settings to display your event publicly or privately. To do this, scroll to the top of the page and find the grey box called “Privacy”. Click one of the buttons to either displays publicly to all members of the site or display privately to only those you have invited. You can even disable the RSVP and/or hide the guest list if desired.

When you’re done adding your event information, scroll to the bottom of your added information and click the “Add Event” button.

Step 5- Inviting

After adding the event you have the option of sharing this event with all members or inviting people from your contact list and/or Facebook. You can select continue and invite people at a later time by going to the “My Events” tab on your personal page, opening the event, and choosing invite more people.

Now you know how to post an event. Remember, it is free to post events, but keep it clean and safe.

Last updated by Anjuli Vivian Atwal Jul 27, 2011.


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