STEP 1: LOG IN
Log in with the username and password you chose when you signed up for Membership.
Problems with logging in? If you are attempting to enter a username as two separate words (e.g. Firstname Surname) and receiving an error, try inserting a hyphen where the space is (e.g. Firstname-Surname).
Forgotten your password? If you have forgotten your password, enter any word into the password box on the homepage and you will be taken to an alternative login page where you can change a forgotten password.
STEP 2: ENTER YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION
Once you are logged in, a menu appears at the top of the website when you are logged in. Hover over your name on the top right hand side, and select Edit my profile.
Under Snapshot, enter your name, business name and/or job title details. Note: This information, along with your ‘avatar’ image, will appear in the ‘featured member’ widget in the blog sidebar.
Select the Categories that relate to your skills or business. Users will find your profile when they search under these categories, so please keep it relevant to your skill set or business.
Can’t find a suitable category to describe your line of work? Email Tess to suggest an addition.
Enter your location and website address, then click Save Changes.
Next to SNAPSHOT, click Bio and Contact.
Tell us about yourself and let people know you’re interested in freelance, commissions or other types of work.
Click Save Changes.
Next to BIO AND CONTACT, click Other.
Share your wisdom with us and toot your own horn.
Click Save Changes.
STEP 3: UPLOAD AN AVATAR/FEATURE IMAGE
Your avatar is the image people see when they find your page under a category search, or that appears in the Featured Member widget in the sidebar of the blog. Your avatar can be a photo of yourself or of your work.
Click Change avatar in the secondary menu on your profile page. Choose a file and click Upload Image. You can then crop the image to suit the square format.
STEP 4: UPLOAD YOUR WORK TO THE GALLERY
You can insert up to 6 images of your work and include captions about each image.
Go to your profile, click Gallery>Upload Image.
Locate an image from your computer and click Upload Image.
Enter a title and a description for each picture. Consider describing the materials or processes used or the type of customer/client it was created for. Ensure it is set to Public visibility, then click Save.
To upload more images, repeat this process.
TO CHANGE YOUR ACCOUNT PASSWORD
Visit Settings>General from the menu at the top of the page when you are logged in.
If you have forgotten your password and cannot log in, enter any word into the password box on the homepage and you will be taken to an alternative login page where you can change a forgotten password.
TO VIEW YOUR PROFILE AT ANY TIME
Click View in the secondary menu on your profile page.
TO LOG OUT
Click Log Out underneath the CWC logo on the website.