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3.1.1. Editing Your profile

Here, you can edit your personal details such as your name, birthday, location, education, work, interests, and your "about me". Your "About Me" can be edited to look how you want using OVCodes. See the section below on OVCodes for specifics on how they work.



3.1.2. Community page

This page shows the activity of your Onverse friends and gives you insights into what is new within the Onverse community. You can click to view all of your friends as well.



3.1.3. Messages

Here you can send and receive messages from your friends. Click the title or preview of the message to go to that specific conversation. From there you can reply to the messages. You can hide conversations to reduce clutter, but unhide them later if you want to re-initiate a conversation. To initiate a conversation, go to a friend's profile and click "Send Message". If you have new messages when you visit your profile, you will see the number of messages next to your Messages link.



3.1.4. Photos

Click your Photos link to view or upload your photos.

Albums:
Everyone starts with a default album called "Photos". You cannot delete this album. You can create as many new albums as you'd like. To create a new album, click the "Add Album" button. Give the album a name and a caption (description). To delete an album, go to the album and click "Delete Album".

Uploading Photos:
To upload photos, click on the album that you would like to upload to, then click "Add Photos to Album". You can upload up to 5 photos at a time. Browse to the photo you want to upload on your computer in each of the 5 upload slots, then click "Upload" to add them. You or your friends can add comments to each individual photo that is uploaded.



3.1.5. Videos

Click your Videos link to view or upload your videos.

Albums:
Everyone starts with a default album called "Videos". You cannot delete this album. You can create as many new albums as you'd like. To create a new album, click the "Add Album" button. Give the album a name and a caption (description). To delete an album, go to the album and click "Delete Album".

Uploading Videos:
Click the album you want to upload to and click "Add Videos to Album". You can upload up to 5 videos at once. We recommend using YouTube to find videos you like. You can insert the URL, link, share or embed codes in the upload slots, then click Upload to finalize your videos. They will be placed for viewing into the album you are uploading to.



3.1.6. Blog

Your Blog is your space to update your friends on yourself. Use it to tell stories, update friends, give your thoughts... anything goes really. Your Blog supports OVCodes, so you can format them how you want them to look.



3.1.7. Account Settings

Your account setting allow you to customize your account information, your privacy, and which notifications you would like to receive via email from your friend messages and from Onverse.



3.1.8. OVCodes

OVCodes are a cool way to format your Blog and About Me sections of your profile. They allow you to add photos, format text, add URL links, and more to these areas. If you have ever used BBCodes on forums, you will be right at home with them.

Each code is made of a pair of tags that initiate and end around the selected text space you want to format. For example, to bold a section of text, place the bold tags around the text like this: [b]bolded text[/b].

Below is a list of the available OVCodes:

  [B]Bold[/B] - Displays text as bold.
  [I]Italicized[/I] - Displays text as italicized.
  [u]Underlined [/U] - Displays text as underlined.
  [H]Heading[/H] - Displays text larger and bolded for headings.
  [right]Right Justified[/right] - Justifies all text to the right.
  [left]Left Justified[/left] - Justifies all text to the left.
  [center]Center Justified[/center] - Centers the text.
  [url]http://www.url.com[/url] - Displays a URL link.
  [url=http://www.url.com]URL[/url] - Displays text linked to a URL.
  [color;#FF0000]Colored Text[/color] - Displays colored text from hexadecimal color values.

Inserting Images:

To insert images, you will need to know the photo ID from one of your uploaded photos on your profile. To get the ID, navigate to the picture you want to display and click the OVCode Image Tag link. Copy the image tag displayed.

  [img]ID[/img] - Insert image in-line with text.
  [img;right]ID[/img] - Insert right-justified image.
  [img;left]ID[/img] - Insert left-justified image.