The Standard Menu Items Help

Here you will find help with your account settings. Your account settings are accessed via the gear icon at the bottom of the menu panel on the left side of the site webpages.

Login Information

Here is where you can change your email address and/or change your password. For security, you are required to enter your current password before updating your email or password.

To change your email, highlight or delete your current email address from that box and enter the new email address you would like to use with your account. To change your password, type in a new password in the Add Your New Password box and then retype your new password in the Repeat Your new Password Box. Click the blue Save Changes button to save your new information.

Email Preferences

Here you can choose which notifications to received by email. Notifications are grouped into four sections: Activity Fee, Messages, Social Groups and Connections.

Privacy

At this time, the only privacy option you can change is the display of your Last Name.

Group Invites

If you only want to receive invitations to groups from members you are connected to, check the box that says Restrict Group invites to members who are connected and click the blue Save button.

Export data

Here you can click the blue button to request a copy of all data you have created on the Standard. For security purposes an email will be sent to you asking you to verify your request. Once we have received your request, it will be reviewed and a zip file containing your data will be emailed to you.

Delete Account

If you want to delete you account with the Standard, check the box that says “I understand the consequences” and click on the blue Delete Account button. Deleting your account will delete all of the content you have created. It will be completely irrecoverable.

The link to your profile settings is in the upper right corner of the menu bar. Click on your name in the top menu toolbar. From the drop down menu choose ‘Profile’. This will open your profile.

Here you can view and edit your profile.

Edit Profile

While on your profile page, you can edit your profile by clicking the Edit Profile button in the upper right corner of the Profile tab. There are three things you can change here: your base information (Name, Last Name and Nickname), your Profile Photo, and your Cover Photo. You will find these options in the menu bar to the left of your profile information.

Edit “Base Information”

Make any changes you would like to your Name, Last Name, or Nickname and click the blue Save Changes button.

Profile Photo

On the Change Profile Photo page, there are three tabs, Upload, Take Photo, and Delete (only appears once you have a photo uploaded and saved).

Upload Profile Photo

From the Upload tab you can drop your image directly or click the blue “Select your file” button to navigate your computer to find the photo you want to upload. A green progress bar will appear showing the progress of your upload. Once your photo is uploaded you can crop the image by dragging the box that appears within your image. You do this by clicking on any of the small boxes that appear on the sides and corners of the crop image box and dragging them. Next to this you will see your photo displayed in a circle. As you drag the crop image box, you will be able to see how your image will appear on your profile. Once you have it the way you would like it to appear, click the blue “Crop Photo” button. This will save the photo to your profile.

Take Profile Photo

The second tab on the Change Profile Photo page is “Take Photo”. To use the camera on your device you will need to allow the Standard access to your camera. Once that is done you can click the blue “Capture” button to take a photo. If you don’t like the photo, you can click capture again until you have a photo you are satisfied with and then click the blue “Save” button. This will save the photo to your profile.

Delete Profile Photo

The third tab, which only appears when you have a photo saved, allows you to delete your Profile Photo. Just click the orange “Delete My Profile Photo” button.

Cover Photo

Your Cover Photo will be used to customize the header of your profile. You can drop your image here directly or click the blue “Select your file” button to navigate your computer to find the photo you want to upload. A green progress bar will appear showing the progress of your upload.

Delete Cover Photo

From the Cover Photo page you can click the orange “Delete My Cover Photo” button to delete you cover photo.

This will take you to your timeline where you will find your activity fee.

When creating posts on your timeline you have the option to have your posts be public, visible to all members, visible only to your connections, or visible only to you.

To type a post, click under your name in the text field that says “Write here or use @ to mention someone”. When you click in this field, different options for working with your post appear just below where you will be typing.

Posts Options

Text Formatting

The first option is text formatting. Click on this icon to display the options. The text formatting options are bold, italic, unordered list, ordered list, block quote, link, and preformatted text.

To link to a URL on the internet, highlight a portion or all of the text in your post and click on the link icon. Here you will be able to type or paste a URL into the box that appears and click the check mark. Once you’ve clicked the check mark you will see that the text you have highlighted is now blue and is linked to the URL that you indicated.

Attach Photo

You are also able to attach photos to your posts by clicking the camera icon. Once you click on it you will see the option to drop images here to upload. Alternatively, you click on the cloud icon that appears and navigate to your computer to find the photo that you want to upload and share.

You also have the option to upload documents to your posts. When you click on the attach a document icon the option to drop files here to upload will appear. You can drag and drop your file here or click on the cloud icon and navigate to your computer to find the file you would like to upload and share.

Emojis

The last option you have in your post is to insert emoji. When clicking on the emoji icon you would be presented presented with a list of emojis. You can search the Emojis by typing a keyword in the search box. And you can also change the skin color on the Emojis by choosing one of the six color options in the circles next to the search box.

Publishing/Sharing Posts

Publish/Share Your Post

Once you have created your post, click on the blue Post Update button for your post to go live. If you decide not to post what you have entered you can choose the cancel option.

Sharing Photos in Your Post

You can upload photos while creating posts or you can upload them from the photos page by clicking on the add photos button. When you click on the add photos button, an upload window will appear. From here you can choose either to drop images to upload or if you click on the cloud icon you will be able to navigate your computer to find the photo or photos you want to upload.

In the photos upload window you also have the option to have your photos be visible to the public, visible to all members of the standard, visible to only your connections, or visible only to you. When adding photos to posts in your timeline you will need to upload the photos directly to the post. At this time you are unable to attach photos from your photo library while creating a post on your timeline.

When uploading photos into a post a progress bar will appear in the center of the image. The bar will turn blue as the upload progresses. Please wait until the green checkbox appears and the blue bar goes away before posting your update so that you will not lose your upload in the post. You can upload more than one image to a post. Any photos you upload into your post will automatically be saved to your photos library.

Once a photo has been uploaded to your post, if you haven’t yet clicked the blue Post Update button yet, you can delete a photo by clicking the red X that appears in the upper right corner of the photo in the post.

Post Visibility

Before sharing your post you can choose who can see it. This option appears in the bottom left corner of your post. The options are Public, All Member, My Connections, or Only Me.

Any time that you want to change the visibility of one of your posts you can do so, even if it has already been shared. Directly above your post next to the time stamp of when your post was shared you will see a drop-down arrow that will give you the option to change your post to Public, All Members, My Connections, or Only Me.

There are four options at the bottom of your own posts. You can choose to Like, Comment,Edit, or Delete your post.

The link to your notifications is found in the upper right corner of the top menu bar. It is the bell icon. Here is where you will find all of your Read and Unread notifications.

The link to your messages is found in the upper right corner of the top menu bar. It is the tray icon.

Here you will see all of your private messages. Your conversations are listed here. Click on the name of your connection and your conversation will be displayed. The search bar allows you to search your messages by keyword or username. Under your conversation view is where you type messages. Once you’ve typed a message, click the blue Send Reply button to send it.

When typing messages you have the option to change the font that you are using. Your options here are bold, italics, unordered list, ordered list, block quote, link, and preformatted text. To use the link feature highlight a portion or all of the text in your reply and then you click on the link option. Then paste in the link that you have and then click the check mark and that text will be linked to the URL that entered.

The three dot menu next to the name of your connection in the conversation view presents you with four options. You can mark the conversation as unread which is useful when you want to be reminded to review it again. You can hide the conversation. This hides the conversation until you click on it again. And you can delete your messages from that conversation while keeping the conversation in your list of conversations.

Another option you have in your messages is to delete a conversation which will remove it from your list of conversations. This can be done by hovering over the name of your connection in the list of conversations and clicking the x that appears.

Here you will find all of the friends that you have made connections with under the My Connections sub tab. Next to that, the Requests sub tab displays any pending connection requests waiting for your approval.

Here you will see groups that you belong to under the My Groups sub tab. Next to that, the Invitations sub tab any pending group invitations you may have.

Here you will find all of your uploaded photos under the Photos sub tab. The Albums sub tab will show your photos grouped in the albums that you have created.

Here you will find all documents that you have uploaded.

Here you will see two view options on the left. Your first option is Send Invites. From here you can enter the recipient name and the recipient email and type a message in the box below and click send invites. You can send more than one invitation at a time by clicking the blue circle with the plus symbol and add as many recipient names and emails as you would like to be included in the invites. The next view option on the left is Sent Invites. Here is where you will see a list of invites that you have sent who you sent them to and the current status of the invitation.