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Account Settings
Overview FAQ Instructions
The account screen displays account information for a single user. This page can be accessed by logging in, going to your profile page, and clicking the "edit your account settings" link under your username.

*Account Information*

Account Email Address
You must enter a valid account email address so you can receive password reminders and other account notifications. This email address is not displayed to other people. If you want to let others see your email address, you will need to enter a public email address. Account email addresses are unique throughout PBase, so you can also use it as your username to login to your account.

We are planning to add features that will allow you to request email notifications, such as new comment notices. In order to receive these notifications you will first have to verify your email address. You can do this by clicking the 'verify my email address' next to your account email. If it has already been verified, you will see 'Verified' next to the email.

For security purposes, you will need to enter your current password and hit the "Update" button to make changes to your account email address.

New Password
You can change your password by entering the old password and the new password twice. For your own security, please choose a good password. A good password contains many characters, no words, some numbers, and some punctuation.

*Public Information*

Nametag
You can specify a name for people to see when looking at your galleries. If these fields are left blank, your username will be displayed in its place. Many people use their first and last name or just their first name.

URL
You can specify a personal URL. Your personal URL can be seen by anybody looking at your profile page.

Your Country
You can specify your country. Your country's name and flag will be displayed for anyone looking at your profile page.

Public Email
You do not have to enter a public email address. If you do enter one, it does not have to match any certain format. For instance, using 'me at yahoo dot com' would be just fine.

Once you enter an email address, you have three choices about who can see it.
1 - Everybody, including guests, can view your public email address.
2 - People must be logged in to view your public email address.
3 - Only PBase subscribers may view your public email address.

*Account Settings*

Copyright Statement
Technically, all images are automatically copyrighted by the photographer. If you would like a specific copyright message to be displayed at the bottom of the image screen, you can enter it here. This same message will display for all of your images. You can override this copyright statement at the gallery level using the advanced gallery settings.

Gallery Title Delimiter
You can choose which format you want to use to display your gallery titles

PBase Menu Bar
You can choose from three different styles of PBase menu bars.
1 - Original Blue
2 - Black on Light Gray
3 - Gray on Black

Who can post comments to your galleries
You can specify who can post comments to your galleries. There are four options.
1 - Guests can post
2 - Must be logged in to post
3 - Must be a PBase subscriber to post
4 - Nobody can post

Who can post non-hidden comments
You can choose to review comments from certain people before they are visible to everyone.
1 - Guest comments are displayed immediately
2 - Comments from anyone with an account are displayed immediately
3 - Only comments from PBase subscribers display immediately
4 - No comments display immediately

Comment display preference
You can choose how you want visitors to add comments
1 - Comments and comment entry box are displayed inline
2 - Comments are displayed with a link to the comment entry box

Enable direct linking to images
You can disable direct linking to your images by unchecking the checkbox by "Allow direct linking from other sites, such as forums and blogs".

Email notifications about news
Periodically, PBase sends out news emails to let customers know about new features and upgrades.
You can opt out of these emails by unchecking the checkbox by "Please send me email notifications about PBase news".

Add gallery to topic from the gallery page
If you are interested in maintaining topics, you can choose how you want to display the "add to topic" form.
- disabled
- display a link to the form
- display the form inline
You can choose which format you want to use to display your gallery titles when the gallery is displayed as a subgallery of its parent.
To change the gallery delimiter:
- Go to your profile page.
- Click on "edit your account settings".
- Scroll down to the "Account Settings" section.
- Select the Gallery Title Delimiter that you like from the dropdown menu.
- Click the Update button.

Instructions
Directions below show how to get to the Update Account page. To update your account visit your profile page. Click the "edit your account settings" link. This link will take you to the Update Account page. You will be able to change your account information (password and account email), update public information (name, url, location, and email for the public) and configure your account settings. Don't forget to click the update button when done making changes.... (more)

Instructions below show how to change the account password.
From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link.
Here you are able make a new password for your account. You will be required to enter the current password once for verification and the new password twice.
After making changes click the update button found towards the bottom of the page.

Instructions below show how to change the email address for your account.
From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link.
Here you are able update email information for your account. Entering your current password is required to make changes to your email address.
After making changes click the update button found towards the bottom of the page.

The directions below describe how to set your country. From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link. Scroll down to the Public Information section. Here is where you select your country. You can specify a more detailed location using the location field. This text is displayed below the country flag on profile page Don't forget to click the update button when done making changes. ... (more)

Steps below show how to add a copyright statement for your images.
From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link.
Scroll down to the Account Settings section. Here is where you put your copyright statement for images.
Don't forget to click the update button when done making changes.

The directions below describe how to change comment options. From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link. Scroll down to the Account Settings section. Here is where you change your comment settings. Who can post comments? There are four options to specify who can post comments. This can be set as an account-wide setting or differently for each gallery. "nobody can post" - no comments at all "PBase subscriber" - only people with a paid PBase account "must be... (more)

The steps below show how to disable direct linking at the account level. From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link. Scrolling down, you will see the "Account Settings" section. Here, you can disable direct linking to your images by unchecking the checkbox by "Allow direct linking from other sites, such as forums and blogs". Don't forget to click the "Update" button when done making changes.
Disabling Direct Linking at the Gallery Level. The steps... (more)

Instructions describe how to change the format for displaying your gallery titles .
From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link.
Here you select the format you prefer to display your gallery titles.
After making changes click the update button found towards the bottom of the page.

The directions below describe how to disable email notifications about news. From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link. Next, scroll down to the "Account Settings" section. Here, you can choose to not have email notifications sent to you by unchecking the checkbox by "Please send me email notifications about PBase news". After making changes click the update button found towards the bottom of the page. ... (more)

The directions below describe how to change your PBase Menu Bar. From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link. Here you choose the color scheme of the PBase menu bar for your galleries. You can choose from three different styles of PBase menu bars. 1 - Original Blue 2 - Black on Light Gray 3 - Gray on Black After making changes click the update button found towards the bottom of the page. ... (more)

The directions below describe how to set your public email address. From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link. Here is where you put your email address the public will have a chance to see. Once you enter an email address, you have three choices about who can see it. 1 - Anybody, including guests, can view your public email address. 2 - People must be logged in to view your public email address. 3 - Only PBase subscribers may view your public email address. After... (more)

The directions below describe where to post your personal url.
From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link.
Here you can specify a personal URL. Your personal URL can be seen by anybody looking at your profile page.
After making changes click the update button found towards the bottom of the page.

The directions below describe how to edit the Nametag feature. From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link. Here you can specify a name for people to see when looking at your galleries. If these fields are left blank, your username will be displayed in its place. Many people use their first and last name or just their first name. After making changes click the update button found towards the bottom of the page. Now, people will see your nametag when they view your... (more)

The steps below describes how to set your profile page portrait.
Begin by clicking on the image you want as your portrait. Then click the "edit image" link found towards the top of the page.
Next, click the "Click here to make this image your profile page portrait" link.
When setting your portrait image is successful, you will see a similar green message at the top of the browser.



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