I’m not around much anymore because WC is stable. My job is mostly done, though I will pop in from time to time to add some tutorials or let you know about new features.
Today I want to showcase Member Profiles. Ever since we introduced the social media login more people have joined. All you have to do is click the “Disqus” button.
That’s it. We can’t make it any easier. If you haven’t clicked yet, what’s stopping you? If you take the plunge, here is what you get.
Default Member Profile
If you sign up through Disqus, WC pulls in your photo from that platform.
By default, you will get the black-and-white map banner you see on lovely Lina’s profile.
If you like, you can add or change both your profile picture and cover image. And you can information about yourself if you’d like.
Here is my custom profile:
Settings and Features
Did you know you can send private messages to other members? Check this out:
You can start a blog post from your profile, and also see all the ones you’ve already created. It’s like your own personal mini-blog.
You can add/accept friend requests too. Keep track of your friends here, even after their comments have dropped off of the recent posts and comments feed.
You can also change your profile information, including your password. You can see your email address, but others cannot. We keep that private:
Never Too Late
It would have been super awesome if we could have offered a social login from day one. But Disqus shut down the channels on short notice, so our rollout took some time.
If you already used the registration form and would prefer to link through social media, you can still go into your member profile through the “Post Editor” and connect through your existing Disqus, Twitter, or Gmail account.
If you just click the button directly, outside of your profile, you’ll create a second profile. If you do that, you can ask us to merge your profiles. We can even transfer any existing posts to the profile you want to kee.
Once you are linked via social login, you can always login just by clicking the matching social media login button.
If you have any problems correctly sizing or uploading your profile picture or banner, I can help. Just tag me and I’ll assist.
If you prefer to DIY, you can get free images from Pexels.com and crop and resize easily at https://imageresizer.com/. There are many other similar tools, but these are my favorites, and they are easy to use.
It is fast and easy to create a free membership profile. You can do it with one click.
One of the coolest features is the ability to send private, chat-style messages to others. That is something that was not even offered on Disqus.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know in the comments. If I’m not around, you can always tag Johnny.
Finally, if you get a friend request from me, please accept it. As I said on my profile, I would like to be everyone’s friend. 🙂