As a member driven site, AIDSPortal has introduced a number of new features that let members not only update their own profiles, but also use other online applications to help others learn about their work.
Login to AIDSPortal and click on 'edit profile' in your toolkit to:
- Edit your contact information (including your user name)
- Change your password
- Write a bit about what you are currently working on or interested in
- Request a new password (if you've forgotten yours)
We've also added some new features to your profile that improve integration with some other popular services:
Skype - Add your skype name to your profile to let people see when you are online and easily call you. One click on the button opens up skype and places the call.
Flickr - If you use flickr to publish your photos, you can now add a flickr feed to your AIDSPortal profile. Just go to your photos on flickr and look for the option to 'subscribe to your photos' as in the image below. Click on 'latest' and then cut and paste the url into the flickr box on your AIDSPortal profile.You should now see some thumbnails of your latest photos displayed on your profile. They link back to your flickr page and offer a great way to let people know what you've been up to.
RSS feeds - Do you produce an RSS feed from your own website? Want to share it with other AIDSPortal members? Read on, now is your chance.
If you have no idea what an RSS feed is don't worry. We plan another posting soon to explain more about RSS, what it stands for and most importantly how you can create RSS feeds and use those created by others.
It's now easy to add an RSS feed to your AIDSPortal profile. Just edit your profile and drop in the URL for the feed. You will then see the feed displayed like this.
del.ici.us - Do you use this popular social bookmarking website? If you've saved some useful bookmarks on del.ici.us you can now share them with other AIDSPortal members. Simply enter your del.ici.us username on your profile and your 'tag cloud' will be displayed for others to see. This is a great way to share useful websites with other AIDSPortal members. We will feature some of the best bookmark collections in the future and also look at ways to group together people's bookmarks to see which websites are most popular.
Finally, a brief word on organisational profiles. As a member, you can now also become an organisation moderator. This allows you to directly edit and add to your organisation’s profile on AIDSPortal. You can update contact information, add a summary of your organisation’s work and your logo – helping you get the word out about who you are and what you are doing.
Contact us if you'd like to request this.