How to Edit your Profile
Your profile can be modified based on your needs. In most cases, the three most important items in the profile section are the Display Name, your email address and the option to change your password. There are many other fields available as well.
Go To USERS > YOUR PROFILE
To open up the profile settings, head to USERS > YOUR PROFILE.
Key Features in your Profile
There are a number of options available in the Profile, first we will cover the important settings and then we will cover the additional settings.
Your username can not be changed, but your Nickname can. Your nickname will default to your username, but you are welcome to change it to anything you want. Note, this does not change your log in information, only your publicly displayed name.
Display Name Publicly As
This setting can be important as it will be the name that is displayed anytime someone logged into your account posts a new News Article or Info Page. Consider this the Author’s Name. You can set it to display your Nickname or a combination of your first and last names.
If you ever need to change the email address associated with your account, you can do that in the Email section of your Profile. Note that when you change your address you will need to confirm the new address by clicking on a link. The change will not take effect until you click the confirmation link.
If you would like to change your password, you can do so at the bottom of the Your Profile page. Type your password once and then a second time to confirm it. We highly recommend that you make your password strength rating at least a STRONG.
And now the Rest of the Features
Now that we have covered the key elements, we will also outline the additional features on this page.
If you would like to turn off the Visual Editor in Pages and Posts, check this box. Not recommended unless you are using HTML code for all of your posts and pages.
Admin Color Scheme
If you want to spice things up and change the color of your admin navigation and dashboard, you can do so here. Please note that all tutorials are created using the Default color scheme.
Click the box if you want to enable keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation. More than likely you will not want to check this box.
You can turn off the admin tool bar when you are viewing your website in live mode. This will remove the black bar from the top of the screen with the links to your editor, etc. We suggest keeping this toolbar enabled.
Occasionally Digital PTO will display a few “Tips & Tricks” in the admin area to assist you. If you do not want these tips to ever be shown, change this box to NO.
Your username is uneditable as it can not be changed.
First & Last Name
You can enter your First and Last Names here.
Website, AIM, etc
If you want to enter a website address for your username you may do so here. You can also enter your AIM id, Yahoo IM id and your Jabber / Google Talk ID. These are all optional.
You may enter anything you want in this section. This is optional and not required at all.
A Note about Email Deliveries
- Spam filters, especially strict ones for institutional/educational email addresses, block the emails from your website.
- If you don’t receive conformation emails you may need to use an alternative address.