Ridley Park Online

Ridley Park's Online Digital Community

Welcome to Ridley Park Online

   

Welcome to Ridley Park Online, the digital social hub for the great community surrounding East Lake. Ridley Park Online enables you to participate in a community social network with your family, neighbors and other friends as soon as you sign in to Ridley Park Online.

Here are some easy things you can do to get started right away.

1. Change your page's theme

Ridley Park Online comes with a number of different appearance themes you can use to make the appearance of our site appealing to your taste and needs. First click "Setting"

And then click on My Page to change the look of your page

To change your profile page's theme, go to "My Page" and click "Theme" to the right of "Change My Photo." You will find this link underneath your profile photo. You'll be taken to the "My Settings - Profile page." In the top portion of the page, you can browse through the themes currently available and test them out on your profile page.

You can further customize your page's appearance by changing the font and colors of the theme you've chosen. Select the theme you'd like to customize and scroll down into the "Theme Settings" section of the page to make your final customizations. Have fun and explore

To make additional changes to your page's appearance, you can add your own CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets. Learn more about CSS check out W3C's CSS section and download Firebug. For more help on customizing your page visit our HELP

To restore the default settings to your profile page. just click the "Apply (your social network)'s Theme" button on this page.

2. Upload your profile photo

The Ridley Park Online social network gives you the option to upload your profile photo. Uploading a profile photo is a great way to let other members know a little bit about you. It's always nice to put a face to a name, but it doesn't have to be a photo of you - it can be an image that represents you, like a photo of your favorite pet or place. Any image you upload will represent you on the Ridley Park Online social network, so be creative!

To change your profile photo

click on the "Settings" link in the right column of the page. Next to the "Profile Photo" field, a small window will pop open, click the "Upload a photo" button.

The first time you use the uploader, you'll see a pop-up window that says "This applet was signed by Ning Inc and authenticated by VeriSign Inc. Do you trust this certificate?" Click the "Trust" button to proceed.

Click the "Browse" button to find your image on your computer. To upload your profile picture, double click on a photo or drag and drop a photo to the right pane title "Photos to Upload." You can also drag and drop the photos within the right preview pane to re-order them. To remove photos, you can drag and drop them outside of the preview pane or highlight them and press the "Delete" key.

Once you're ready to upload, click the "Next" button. For more assistance with changing your profile and Photo visit HELP

3. Change the layout of "My Page

You can rearrange the layout of your profile page "My Page" and place the features however you'd like. Using this option, you can highlight your favorite feature on My Page - maybe you've uploaded a few awesome new photos or wrote a blog post you want people to see when they first land on your page. Just move that feature to the top of the middle column and visitors will see it right away!

To move content around on "My Page, "head to "My Page" and locate the feature you'd like to move.

Put your mouse in the title bar of that box. If it can be moved, a small crosshair icon will appear to the left of it. Click and drag the box to its new location. Drop the box where you'd like it to be, and keep going until you have the perfect layout!

Some elements on "My Page" - like your profile photo, basic information, and the My Friends box - can't be moved, but others can - experiment - be as personally creative as you want and have fun! For more help on customizing "My Page" visit our HELP.

4. Use your text box

One of the easiest things you can do to make "My Page" your own is add content to your text box.

Text boxes are one of the most flexible features on your personal page, and you can add anything you'd like to the text box on your profile page - including text, images, widgets, and links. For more ideas on using your text box visit our HELP.

5. Add your personal photographs

Using the bulk media uploader on Ridley Park Online you can add up to 100 photos at a time. We support photos in the following formats: .jpg, .png, and .gif.

To upload photos, go to the "Photos" tab and then click the "Add Photos" link. By default, you'll be able to use the Ridley Park Online bulk uploader to add up to 100 photos at a time to our social network. The first time you use the uploader, you'll see a pop-up window that says "This applet was signed by Ning Inc and authenticated by VeriSign Inc. Do you trust this certificate?" Click the "Trust" button to proceed.

In the left pane, find the photos on your computer. To upload them, double click on a photo or drag and drop a photo or a whole folder to the right pane title "Photos to Upload." You can drag and drop the photos within the right preview pane to re-order them. To remove photos, you can drag and drop them outside of the preview pane or highlight them and press the "Delete" key.

Once you're ready to upload, click the "Next" button.

Add information about the photos and select who will be able to view the photos. To apply the same information to all of the photos in the batch, fill out the top portion under "Edit Information for All Photos." Then click the button to "Apply this info to the photos below." You can individually override this information by filling out individual photo information below the batch edit.

If you're experiencing issues with the bulk uploader, you can always use the simple uploader by clicking the link to "Return to our simple uploader" at the bottom of the page. For more assist with loading your Photos visit HELP

6. Upload your personal video

Each video can be up to 100MB in size. Using the Ridley Park Online bulk media uploader, you can add up to 30 videos at a time. We support videos the following formats: .mov, .mpg, .avi, .3gp and .wmv formats.

To upload videos, go to the "Videos" tab and click the "Add Videos" link.

The left pane shows the file hierarchy on your computer. Use it to locate the videos you want to upload. Drag them to the right pane to add them to the upload list. For a more detailed tutorial on using the bulk media uploader to add videos to your profile page, visit our HELP at the bottom of every page.

You can also add videos to the Ridley Park Online social network from other services, including YouTube, GoogleVideo, and Hulu, by embedding them. From the "Add Videos" page, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the section that says "Add videos from YouTube or GoogleVideo." Click the "Add Video" link.

Next, copy the HTML embed code from the YouTube, GoogleVideo, or another video sharing service that you'd like to add to your social network, and paste it into the box. For more help of Video visit our HELP

7. Have fun and experiment - join in

Ridley Park online is intended for the residents of Ridley Park as a modern voice on the Internet. Your participation in our Borough's social experiment depends on you, we hope you have fun.

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