How To Use This Site

How to use this site


If you are new to the website please read this page as it will answer all of your questions on how to get a password, make a profile and how to use the website.

This website was created at 
www.classcreator.com website and is maintained by your classmate administrator Beth Taylor Musgrave. It is completely free to our classmates.  You will never be asked to pay to make a profile or to be able to access other alumni profiles.

You have the option of password protecting your personal profile which blocks the general public and search engines from accessing your profile details.  Once you create a profile, you will also be able to see the profiles of your fellow classmates and interact with them.  Each profile has a picture of your classmate from the yearbook.

All contact information that you enter into this website will be kept confidential.  It will not be shared or distributed.  Your contact information is private: your address and phone number can't be seen by the classmates unless you grant permission on your profile. When someone clicks on your name, all they will see of your contact information is your city and state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put on your web page. Your email address is not viewable, though an email can be sent to you using the contact box at the bottom of your web page. However, if you send a message to someone through their profile, they will see your email address so that they can respond.

You will need to make your individual profile in order to access any password protected pages on the site.  Start by clicking on the Classmate Profiles link. This will take you to a page with all your classmate names, including yours. Find your name and click on it.  Follow the prompts to create your profile. The password that you enter during this process will be used as your login password. You can personalize your page with information such as what have you been up to since graduation in '58, school memories, your family, and photos.


If you click "Remember Me" when you log in, you will not need to log in next time you go to the site. Note there is a password retrieval feature to click on: "Forgot Password?" in case you need to log in sometime and can't remember your password; the password will be sent to your email inbox. You can log in from computers other than your home computer but you will need to enter your password. 

If you can not find your name on the Classmate Profiles page, please contact us to have your name added. We welcome classmates who went to school with us but did not graduate with us. If you feel more associated with this class than your own, we can provide you with a guest account. Use the Contact Us link. 

If you change your email address, snail mail address, or phone number, please update those in your profile so when we download a hard copy we will have your correct information. You do not need to email us when you change your email or snail mail address.

Main information and announcements will be on the Home Page.

Enjoy and have fun with the website! Listen to the songs of our times. The games links are younger than we are ... but many of you might remember playing games like PacMan and Donkey Kong with your children ... so enjoy playing them with your grandchildren.

More Instructions:


How to upload pictures to your web page: 
 

  1. Be sure you are logged in on the Home Page. In the links on the left side under MEMBER FUNCTIONS, click on the link: Edit/Upload Photos
  2. The Photo page will appear and you’ll see a gray box titled: Upload New photo. Click on this box and you will be at the Add Photo page.
  3. The Add Photo page gives basic instructions for uploading your photos. There are 3 places on this page to make entries.

    Sort: The sort number controls the order in which photos display on your page. By default your pictures will appear in the order you entered them, so this isn’t important for your first picture. But later if you want picture #5 to appear as #1, you will have to change the sort numbers on your pictures. If you delete a picture, the sort numbers for the remaining pictures do not change (e.g., if you delete picture #2 out of 4 pictures, you will show pictures #1, 3, and 4.)
    Caption: Caption is the description you write for your picture.
    Browse: This is the most important one, for this is how you find the picture on your computer and get it to appear on your page.

  4. Your first picture will automatically be Sort Number 1.
  5. Now click the Browse button. A list of folders on your computer will show up. Locate the folder that holds your picture. For most classmates this will be the My Pictures folder located in the My Documents folder. When you have clicked through to your picture file, click the view button at the top to show icons as pictures. This makes it easier to find the specific picture you want to upload.
  6. Select the picture you want to upload by clicking on it once, and then click Open at the bottom of the box.
  7. Now you will be taken back to the Add Photo page and in the Upload Photo box you will see the path to your picture.
  8. Enter the Caption for your picture in the box.
  9. Click the SAVE CHANGES button.
Now go to your Profile page and look for your picture and caption.

Shortcut for multiple pictures: If you are uploading several pictures that are in different folders, you can copy them to your desktop, then delete them later. Make sure you COPY, not move, your pictures, so you won’t delete the original. 

How to delete a photo from your web page:   

  1. Choose EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS under MEMBER FUNCTIONS from the left-hand navigation column. All the photos on your profile page will be displayed.
  2. Choose DELETE for the picture(s) you wish to zap.
  3. Choose SAVE ALL CHANGES. A pop-up box will ask if you're really sure you want to delete the photos. If you are sure, proceed to step 4.
  4. Click "OK" and the photo(s) will be removed from your Profile Page.
If you are still having problems, please email me.

How to put a YOU TUBE video on your profile page: 

(Please note that if you know html, you can add videos and photos to any part of your profile page.)   

On You Tube, make sure your video is showing in the play box. 

Example: you want to put the Celine Dion sings with Elvis video on your site. (If you want to follow along, the URL is  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO10pkOLERQ.)  

To the right of the video you’ll see a gray box, and near the bottom of this box is the grayed word “Embed.” To the right of "Embed" is a horizontal  white box that contains the code for the video. When this code is placed  in the Video box on your Edit Profile page, the video player with your video will appear and classmates can view it from your page.
Here are the steps to get the code on your page: 

With your mouse, left click once on the white window that contains the code. It should turn blue. (Alternately, you can move your mouse across the box until all the code turns blue.)

  1. On your keyboard hold down the CONTROL key (Ctrl) and press the  letter "C" key. This copies the code.
  2. On your Edit Profile page, locate the box "Videos."
  3. Place your cursor inside the box and left click with your mouse. 
  4. Now press the CONTROL key and the letter "V" key on your keyboard. The Embed code will now appear in your box. The code should look like this:

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/zO10pkOLERQ&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><paramname="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/zO10pkOLERQ&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
     
  5. In the Video Description box just below, enter a name for your video or something about your video, like: “How did they do this video?” This will appear just below your video.
  6. Now click the Save button and go view your page.
  7. You can go to my page and view my video to see how it should look on the page. The video will appear before your pictures.
If you need help, please email me. 

FORUM ETIQUETTE:     

FORUMS are intended for reconnecting with old friends, making new ones, sharing memories and stories, as well as current interests. Please avoid topics with political and religious messages.

EXTRA HELP FOR CLASSMATES WHO SELDOM USE COMPUTERS:

Printing Directions

  1. Have the desired information showing on your computer screen.
  2. In Vista, print is on the top left icon. In X-P choose FILE from the top menu bar (left-hand side); a menu list will drop down.
  3. Choose PRINT and a large box will appear.
  4. Choose PRINT again, and your directions will print.
  5. You can also highlight a section you want to print, and on the print menu, choose "print selection."
  6. You can also get to your print dialog box by holding down the CONTROL key and pressing the letter "P."
SENDING MESSAGES TO THE SITE ADMINISTRATOR

The easiest way to send Bev and JoAnn a message (an email) is to click on the navigation link CONTACT US on the left side of the Home Page. A large message box will come up in which you can type in anything you need:

  1. New information on a classmate.
  2. Corrections for the site.
  3. Questions about how to do something on the site.
  4. Suggestions for improving the site.
  5. Material or photos you wish considered for a particular page of the site.
COPY & PASTE MADE EASY

COPY and PASTE allow you to take printed material from one source and place it in another. In other words, if you find a particularly interesting paragraph or article you wish to send to a classmate, you can "copy" the text and "paste" it into an email.

To COPY:

  1. Place your cursor at the beginning of the text and hold down the left mouse button as you guide the cursor over the desired text. The text will be highlighted with a background color, usually blue. (If you find that the information you desire to copy does not highlight, this means the material can not be copied.)
  2. When you reach the end of the material you wish to copy, release the right mouse button.
  3. Hold down the CONTROL key and press the key "V." The information will move from the unseen clipboard to your message.
To PASTE:

  1. Place your cursor on the page where you wish your text to appear and click the right mouse button once.
  2. Hold down the CONTROL key and press the key "V." The information will move from the unseen clipboard to your chosen page.
Many pictures can be copied in the same manner, but please note that you can NOT use this method to transfer photos to our web site. 

OPENING OR VIEWING A PAGE

There are 16 possible pages for the administrator to fill with content. All those in current use will be the first titles listed in the left-hand navigation links column of the website.

To view any of these pages, click on the link of your choice and your desired page will open. You will be able to scroll through the entire content by using the blue sliding bar on the right-hand side of the page.

To go to another page, just choose the link from the left side and click on it. It isn't necessary to close one page before going to another. 

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: 

On the left side of the web site are links to the things you can do when you are logged into the site. An explanation of each follows: 

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: CHECK MESSAGES

This feature lists all the emails you have received (IN BOX) as well as those you have sent (OUT BOX) through this web site. Your messages will remain in their respective boxes until you delete them. 

A KEY at the top of both the IN BOX and OUT BOX shows symbols representing the status of an email. You will find one of these symbols to the left of each email listed. 

Each listed email shows: (1). A box to check, (2). Its status; (3). Either who sent it to you (IN BOX) or who you sent it to (OUT BOX), (4). Subject and date of email, and (5). A red "X."

In both the IN BOX and OUT BOX settings, clicking on sender's name brings up that person's profile page and clicking on the subject brings up the actual email.

Clicking inside the box on the far left or on the red "X" on the far right, will turn the background red. This means that the email can be deleted by choosing the tab at the bottom of the page that says DELETE CHECKED THREAD. 


MEMBER FUNCTIONS: EDIT CONTACT INFO

Choosing this feature will allow you to view all of the contact information you entered into your contact information page. You can change your contact info anytime it is necessary.

Be sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished. 

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: EDIT PROFILE

Choosing this feature will allow you to change the information that shows on your profile page. Be sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished. 

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: EDIT/UPLOAD PHOTOS

To add photos to your profile you must be able to locate exactly where the picture is on your computer. Most of the time, it will be in the folder titled MY PICTURES. Follow the directions further up on this page for adding, deleting, and editing photos.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: POST ANNOUNCEMENT

When you have information you think would be of interest to classmates, you can create your own announcement. The announcement will be forwarded to the administrator who will make it go live on the Home Page.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: PROFILE SUBSCRIPTIONS

Profile Subscriptions is a feature that sends you an email anytime a classmate adds new or changes information on his or her Profile Page. This is the easy way to keep up with your classmates. 

To do so:

  1. Click on PROFILE SUBSCRIPTIONS and a list of all classmates and guests will appear. Next to each name is a box.
  2. Click on the box, or boxes, of those you wish to subscribe to. Their name(s) will appear in the area to the right of the original list.
  3. There is no need to save anything; you now have all the subscriptions you desire. Go on to another page by clicking another topic.
MEMBER FUNCTIONS: CHANGE PASSWORD

If you wish to change your password, click on CHANGE PASSWORD under Member Functions. A page with 3 sections for you to fill in will appear. 


  1. Type in your PRESENT password.
  2. Type in your NEW password.
  3. Type in your NEW password a second time.
  4. Click on SAVE button.
If you forget your password, click on the forgot password below your log-in email name, and it will be emailed to you. 

MEMBER FUNCTIONS: LOG OUT

The majority of our users select the "stay logged in" option when they log in. Therefore, they will always be logged onto the site until they click the LOG OUT link under Member Functions. 
When somebody selects the option to stay logged in, our system allows the user to bypass the login screen when they come back to the site. If you LOG OUT, the next time you will need to enter your email address and password to get into the site. Also, if you access the site from a different computer (for example a laptop), you will need to reenter your email address and password next time you use your main computer.


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