Updating Your Profile
Everything you need to keep your profile up to date can be found in the "My Profile" box on the right side of your screen. This menu area is available on every page of the website, so it's simple to find.
To make changes to your bio or preferences, view your invoices, create blogs and photo galleries, connect with other members, etc., simply click on "Manage Profile" and you're well on your way!
Information & Settings
Edit Bio – This is where you update your data and set your Privacy Settings to determine what information is available to the public, members only or administrators only when someone searches your name in the Member Directory. You may change these Privacy Settings by clicking on the lock icon next to the field. There are three choices: Public (Visible to Everyone), Members Only (Visible Only to Members) and Private (Not Visible in Profile).
Privacy Setting Note – You can check your privacy settings by clicking on Profile Home on the right side of the page to see what information the Public can see when they view your Member Profile.
Preferences – You can customize your Member Profile settings for various website features (Community, Connections, Favorites, Groups, Messaging, Profile and Wall). You can turn notifications and messages on or off, and subscribe to newsletters from the Forum and your Groups.
Invoicing, Payments & History
Invoices – You can view current and process invoices as well as pay open invoices online in this section. You may also print receipts for your purchases.
Membership – You can view your membership status and renew your membership in this section.
Event Registrations - Any Events that you've registered for will show up in your Event Registrations area.
Content & Features
Favorites – You are able to Bookmark favorite and frequently visited pages on the GCLS website. You can share your Bookmarks with your GCLS member Connections or keep them private. To add a webpage to your Favorites just click on the star icon at the top of the page. When you click on the star it will ask you if you want to share it or keep it private and it will also offer you the option to place it in a Category. You can access your Favorites any time that you're logged in by clicking on the Favorites quick link on the right side of the page.
Networks – Add your public social networks here (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and a direct link/icon will be added to your profile so members can connect with you on those networks. You can also access your Networks from the quick links on the right side of the page.
Blogs - You are able to create and maintain your own blog(s). Other members can subscribe to your blog and keep up to date with each new blog post.
Pages - You can create pages linked to your profile. Authors may wish to create a page listing links to all books available for purchase or a page embedding videos of recent readings and appearances. Publishers may wish to create a page highlighting their guidelines for manuscript submissions or profiling their authors. Reviewers may wish to create a page with links to their online reviews. Really, the possibilities are limitless. (We just ask that members refrain from creating pages with inappropriate content.)
Photo Gallery – Add your own photo gallery and share with your network.
Files and Links - You can save files and links to your Member Profile and manage them in this section. You may want to save something from the GCLS Resource Library or a document from the website or anywhere. Click on the Files and Links in your quick links on the right side of the page to access this area.
Messaging – The GCLS website has its own online message system. You can send and receive messages to/from other GCLS members and Groups that you are a member of. You can edit your Messaging settings in Preferences. You can also access Messages from the quick links on the right side of the page.
Groups – There are several GCLS Groups that you may join. You will have access to the Group Member Directory, files, photos, calendars, Group Forum, Blogs and other features within each Group. You can edit your Group settings in Preferences. You can also access your Groups from the quick links on the right side of the page.
Connections – Connections are similar to LinkedIn where you can create a circle of GCLS members that you would like to share, email and network with. You can edit your Connections settings in Preferences. You can also access your Connections from the quick links on the right side of the page.
Referrals – You can check to see which of your friends joined the GCLS based on your referral. You may refer your friends to become members of the GCLS by clicking "Refer a Friend" in the My Profile quick links box on the right of your screen.
Forum Settings – Manage your Forum preferences and subscriptions, and set your signature.
Blog Subscriptions – Manage your email notifications for the blogs you've subscribed to.