View Full Version : [News/Announcement] How to customize your profile in the TRC

07-25-2008, 08:56 AM
I've been checking out quite a few member profile pages lately and found that most of them are still using all the default colors and images. I figured this was because most are unaware of an awesome feature in the TRC! You can customize your profile page to look however you'd like (check mine out (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/member.php?u=2)):D

I thought I had created a thread before about this, but I can't seem to find it, so I'll just stick this one.

How To Customize Your Profile Page

Click on User Control Panel in Navigation Menu in the left column (or click on USER/CP in the top nav bar).
In the left column in your control panel, under "Your Profile", click "Customize Profile (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/profile.php?do=customize)".
Have some fun and play around with all the settings! In each group, you can either preview or save your settings.

You can even set an image to be your background, but you can only use an image from your personal photo album within your account, not from the Image Gallery:

Again, in your user control panel, under Networking, click Pictures & Albums.
Create a new category and under Album Type, be sure to select the option "Profile - Pictures used to modify your profile style"
Upload your picture to this new category and on next screen add a caption and click "Save Changes."
On the next screen, click on your image.
Grab the URL to your image located below your picture under "Picture URL"
Back in your user control panel, go back into Customize Profile (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/profile.php?do=customize).
The very top group box, "Main", on the bottom line you should see a setting that says "Background Image" with the img button (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/ambience/editor/insertimage.gif) right next to it. Click on this image and it'll bring up all pictures in categories that you've set to the "Profile" type.
Select your image and either save or preview.

I know it looks like much, but it is incredibly easy and very addictive:D

Let me know in this thread if there's something that is unclear so that I can correct it, or, if you find anything that just doesn't seem right (like possibly a bug or something).

- Alex

06-10-2009, 03:28 PM
I like the background image in yours. Your page looks MySpacey to me. :) Here's mine:


...more of a muted theme. Thanks for the pointer!