Related: Moving Your Profile Page Elements Around

How do I Change My Login Password and E-mail Address?

Log in to the site and click "My Settings" from the top right hand box with the green border.

My Settings

You can change your e-mail address on this page.


How Can I Add More Things to My Page - Like Videos, Links or a Picture?

On your profile page ("My Page") you'll see a box beneath your profile questions labelled "Your Firefighter Nation ... Box" (see screenshot below). It's in this box that you can add almost anything you like - pictures, videos, links to other sites and so on.


My Box

Click the edit button to the right (shown above) and add wahtever elements you like.

Adding Pictures: You'll see a series of icons just above the text entry box that look like this:


Add pictures to blog

Click the picture icon (circled in red) and you can choose to either upload a picture from your PC or paste the URL of picture you've already uploaded.

Adding Links: You'll see a series of icons just above the text entry box that look like this:


Add links to forum

Click the link icon (circled in red) and a box will pop up asking you to enter the address (URL) of the page or site you want to link to.

The link code will now be added to your post and the mouse cursor will be flashing between the two arrows like this:


Copy link to blog

Just add some text between the arrows - whatever you want the link to say i.e. "Click here" or "Here's my favorite art supplies website". Whatever you type here will be the link text that appears underlined in blue.

Adding Videos: You can add a video from say YouTube or Meta Cafe (or any video sharing site for that matter). Simply go to YouTube for example and find the video you want. To the right you'll see a box with some embed code in. Copy and paste this into your How to Draw & Paint community Box and presto... the video will appear!


Add video to blog

At YouTube, highlight the code circled in red, copy it to your clipboard (press "Ctrl" and "C") and then paste it into your How to Draw & Paint Community Box.

How Do I Add Pictures to Comment Walls?

You'll see a series of icons just above the text entry box that look like this:


Add pictures to blog

Click the picture icon (circled in red) and you can choose to either upload a picture from your PC or paste the URL of picture you've already uploaded.


How Do I Change the Color Scheme and Layout of My Page?

Go to your profile page ("My Page") and under your profile picture on the left you will see a link labelled "Theme".


Change theme

Click the "Theme" link and you'll be presented with a list of different color schemes and styles to choose from.

PLEASE NOTE: Some default styles look better than others and a few aren't very user friendly (navigation links are obscured by background images). You can change tweak the colors of various elements (such as links for example) or add your own header graphic by using the Customizer:


Change theme

It's important that the Tabs (Home - My Page - Pictures - Forums etc.) at the top of the page are clearly visible. For example, if you upload your own header graphic and it's the same color as the links, these tabs won't show up.


Change theme

Changing the font color to black makes the tabs more visible.


Change theme

What if I Want to Leave Firefighter Nation?

Obviously we hope you never do. But should you want to leave you can do so with minimum fuss. Go to the "My Settings" link in the top left hand box with the green border. Scroll to the bottom of this page and you'll see a link that says "Leave Firefighter Nation".


Privacy Settings

How Do I Control Who Can See/Comment on My Pictures and Blog Entries?

Log into the site and from any page click on "My Settings" in the top right hand box with the green header.


E-mail notification

Click "Privacy" from the list on the left hand side. You can now check or uncheck the boxes according to what you want to keep private or visible just to your friends.

You can overide these default settings for individual pictures - so for example, if you set all pictures to by visible to "anyone" you can set an individual picture (by clicking on it in "My Photos") to be visible only to you or your friends.

PLEASE NOTE: If you set a pciture(s) to be private (i.e. so only you can view them), they will still show up in the "pictures galley" but only for you. In otherwords, although you can see them in the main picture gallery other members cannot.



Can I Check and Vet Comments Before They Appear Next to My Pictures and Blog Entires?

Yes... you can choose to review comments first. This is done from the "Privacy" link under "My Settings" - see the question above for details.



Can I Block Other Members from Sending Me Messages?

You can block private messages from friends with the click of a button. However, if you have reason to block their messages it may be worth simply removing them as a friend!.

To block messages, click on the friends icon in the very top left hand corner of any page.


Send e-mail

Click on the member that you want to block and click "Block messages from this user" underneath their profile picture. You can also remove them as a friend from here too.


Send e-mail

How Do I Turn Off E-mail Notifications?

Log in to the site and click on "My Setting" which you will find located in the top right hand box with the green header.


E-mail notification

Click "E-mail" from the list on the left hand side. You can now check or uncheck the boxes according to what e-mail alerts you do and don't want to receive. If you don't want to receive ANY e-mail, check the box at the very bottom.

Please note: This won't prevent you from receiving private messages from within your account - it just stops the e-mail alerts when something happens in your account.


How Do I Send Private Messages to Other Members?

You can only send a private message to someone in your network of friends. To add someone as a friend click on a member's profile. Underneath their photo on the left you'll see an "Add as Friend" icon. Clicking on this will send a friend request.


Send e-mail

To send a friend a private message, click on the "Send Message" link underneath their profile photo, on their profile page.


Send e-mail

You can manage all of your private messages by clicking on the envelope icon in the very top left of your screen.


Send e-mail

Last updated by Firefighter Nation WebChief Jun 8, 2008.

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