- How do I add or change my picture?
When you’re logged in, click on ‘My profile’ on the flokka home page and select ‘change avatar’. (Note: your pic needs to be at least 250×250 pixels. When you import your picture you’ll have the opportunity to crop this picture twice; once for your main 50×50 avatar and then for your other bigger 100×100 avatar.)
- How do I add more info about me and my business on my profile page?
When you’re logged in, click on “My profile” on the flokka home page and select edit profile. On the top menu you can select ‘additional info’ which allows you to add in more info about you and your business.
- How do I change the title or tagline (the default is ‘ another fabulous flokka blog) of my blog?
Go to your blog dashboard (when logged in, click on ‘write a post’ in your flokka place box - this takes you to your blog dashboard) , and then on Settings and then General - the first two fields allow you to change them here.
- How do I change my password?
Go to your blog dashboard (when logged in, click on ‘write a post’ in your flokka place box - this takes you to your blog dashboard) , and then Users, and my profile.
- I already have my own blog in Wordpress / Typepad / Blogger - how do I include it on flokka?
When logged in, click on ‘My Profile” and then ‘blogs’ in the menu under your pic, and then External Blogs - and click on manage external blog settings and follow the instructions here to add your blog feed and choose your blog avatar. Your blog will show up on our blog directory, and your latest posts will also show up in our latest post pages! Network (external) blogs have a heavy border around their blog avatar.
- What is the difference between the “Wall” and the “Messages” on my profile page?
Wall comments are public - anyone viewing your profile can read them.
Messages are private and sent to your ‘inbox’
Both messages are emailed to you (to turn this off, go to settings on your profile page)
- How do I send a message?
To send a private message to another member on flokka, click on “My Profile”, then, Messages and then compose message. NOTE: You need to send the message addressed to the person’s username. To find out what their username is, when you are viewing their profile page, their username is in the URL address eg: if the URL is: jane08.flokka.com, then their username is jane08.
- My blog isn’t showing up on the blog directory page?
When you registered your blog you may have ticked for it to be private and not display on any directory listings including on this site. To make it visible, go to your blog dashboard (click on write a post in your my flokka place box) and click on Settings, and Privacy and check the correct setting.
- How do I post to my blog?
When logged in, click on ‘write a post’ on the flokka home page and you’ll be sent to your ‘dashboard’s’ writing a post page.
- How can I tell my clients and staff and friends about my blog?
Your blog has a unique URL which you chose when setting up your blog and is the URL address when viewing your blog eg: janesblog.flokka.com - you can tell everyone this address (include it on your email signatures, website etc) and they can click through to read your blog!
- How do I stop the spam on my flokka blog?!!!!
Spam is the bane of a blogger’s life - but it is easy to stop spam by simply activating the nifty free plug-in we have set up on your blog.
It’s called Akismet, and will automatically recognise and catch the spam and file it under spam - you won’t have to worry about spam again!.
To set this up you need to do a couple of things:
Firstly, you need an API key (a code that activates the Akismet). To do this you simply need to register at WordPress.com for a FREE username account that will give you the API key. Go to: http://www.wordpress.com/signup - and sign up for the username option only (you can use any username here!)
Once your account is active (you’ve received the email and clicked on the link to activate ), then log in ( or go here to log in: http://dashboard.wordpress.com/wp-admin/profile.php) and under the Profile (or “edit profile” if you already have a wordpress blog) heading you’ll see a sentence which explains, “Your WordPress.com API key is:” followed by a string of 12 letters and numbers.
Copy this code (you now have your API Key!) and then:
Second step is to activate the akismet plugin on your flokka blog: To do this log into flokka and go to your ‘dashboard’; then go to ‘plugins’ (top right menu), here click on the Akismet plugin and ‘activate’. You’ll be asked for your API key - enter the code you’ve just sourced. And you’re done!
No more irritating spam! (the spam will be caught and automatically filed as spam)
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