New Member Interface
Now that you have had an introduction to some of the new features on our website, we hope that you continue to explore the brand new user interface on both our member directory page, as well as our events calendar!
For members of the public visiting our site, this new interface improves member representation and highlights member products and sevices, making it easier to search our directory based on relevance and need. HDC members and the public alike now have the ability to make business recommendations or provide client testimonials.
For members of HDC, this new interface awards control over individual member profiles, and grants access to the members-only backend of our website. Login information will be distributed to member representatives shortly.
At the time of login, each member will see his/her organization’s profile screen, which has been minimally populated with contact information and a placeholder logo. First, feel free to upload a new logo – white transparent background with no padding or borders will work best. Next, enter a tagline, or short description of products/services that will help each organization come up in profile searches. A member’s tagline is given priority over its profile description in searches.
The first thing visitors will see when clicking on a member profile is the member profile gallery. Members can upload pictures that highlight products or services.
The member profile is a great place to delve more deeply into an organization’s mission, vision and/or history. Share buttons, including facebook, linkedin, twitter and google+, encourage our website visitors to share a member profile and member deals, or email them to people they know.
Finally, in the about section, member representatives can designate a generic login email, and change the organization password so other staff members have access to edit his/her organization profile. The Memberfindme plugin prevents visitors to our site from harvesting our member email list, and does not display member email addresses in our website directory or member profile.
Eventually, we hope that this plugin will allow online membership payments and renewals, and will help automate our member services with recurring payment schedules and members dues reminders. More information regarding this aspect of memberfindme is coming soon!
If you have any questions about our new member directory, or would like your organization’s event posted on our calendar, please contact Loren Tierney at [email protected]