Directory FAQs

>>  What is the residents’ directory?
>>  How do I get my profile on?
>>  I want to take part in the open doors. Where do I register?
>>  Where do I log in to the residents’ directory?
>>  What if I’m sharing a studio?
>>  I don’t like computers but I would like to be visible as part of this community. Could I get help from someone?
>>  I don’t want my details to be listed in the residents’ directory. What do I do?
>>  I’ve lost my password. Help!
>>  How do I change my password?
>>  How do I change the name of my page?
>>  Why is the “Edit my Directory Profile” page blank?
>>  How can I make my images the right size?

What is the residents’ directory?

This is a feature of the website where visitors are able to search for residents, or to look up artists and businesses in this community. Each profile have a short description, images, links to a website and social media and an optional contact form.

This is also a platform that we will be using more and more to help us organise events like the open doors, the makers fair, etc. and to share with you information or documents only available to residents.

How do I get my profile on?

As a resident, you have an account. And this account allows you to edit your profile. You just need to activate this account reseting your password here. If you don’t receive an email when reseting your password, it might be because we have incomplete contact details for you. In which case please get in touch with Cécile with your name and studio number, to check you’re on the system.

I want to take part in the open doors. Where do I register?

After you have logged in, click Edit Directory Profile. There is a ‘I take part in the open doors’ checkbox when you edit your directory profile. After you have checked it and saved your profile, it will add a wee card at the top right corner of your directory profile, mentioning you take part of the event and we’ll know you’ve registered.

Where do I log in to the residents’ directory?

See on this page on the right column, there is a Residents’ login box.

What if I am sharing a studio?

Residents sharing or sub-letting studios can create separate profiles too. Please message Cécile with your name and studio number.

I don’t like computer stuff but I would love to be visible as part of this community. Could I get help from someone?

We are really pleased to have People Know How as part of our community. They organise digital drop in sessions around Edinburgh including in their studio 5.03 at St Margaret’s House. They have volunteers ready to help you for anything related to filling in forms, sending emails, resizing photos, etc. You can find their contact details on their website here. Give them a call and they will tell you when to come.

And also if you don’t have stable internet access, feel free to to use the Library computer on the Third Floor.

I don’t want my details to be listed in the residents’ directory. What do I do?

Nothing. Don’t edit your details and we will make sure you stay ex-directory.
There is a ‘Publish my Directory’ checkbox when you edit your directory profile, only when this has been checked will we publish your profile.

I’ve lost my password. Help!

Click the Lost Password link in the right column of this page. This will open a page called Password Reset.
Enter your username or your email address and click Get New Password.
An email will be sent to your registered email address.

If you cannot remember your username or email address, then please contact Cécile, and she will reset this for you.

How do I change my password?

After you have logged in, click on the My Settings link in the right column.
Enter a new password and click Update.

How do I change the name of my page?

Log in to your directory page. Click Edit Directory Profile.
Change your Display Name.

Why is the “Edit my Directory Profile” page blank?

There has been an error in the set up. Please contact Cécile and she will fix this as soon as possible.

How can I make my images the right size?

(If you have your own image editing software, this won’t be necessary for you)

There are several different online image editors that you can use to resize your images.
We find this one is very easy to use:
http://web.photocat.com/

  • Click Edit a Photo
  • Click Upload
  • Select an image on your computer, click Open
  • Click Resize in the left column
  • Enter ‘800’ or the required length in Width or Height field
    (make sure Keep Proportions is checked)
  • Click Apply
  • Click Save (top right)
    (You can reduce your file size for faster download times, note – the more you reduce the file size the more quality you’ll lose)
  • Click Save

 

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