With WinCustomize 2007 launching recently I wanted to highlight a feature that
some people may have overlooked.......Personal Sites. I wanted to take a
more in depth look at them, and show you how to create and use your personal
pages here on WinCustomize. They are now available to registered users
(Citizen and up), and you will get your own personal page with a photo album,
guest book, and a sub-domain such as
The first thing you have to do is register with WinCustomize. Go
here and click "create
new account", and that will start you on your way. Once you register and
verify your account you will now be able to log in to WinCustomize using the
username and password you created.
Once logged in you will see a graphic that says "create your site now", click
that to begin.
Now fill in your sites title and description, choose your country, read the
TOS, and click "create site".
From here you can add links to your site, adjust your descriptions, and use
the tabs at the top to navigate to other areas of your settings page. In
Personal Information you can add information such as martial
status, your motto, favorite music, favorite authors, etc. Under
Update Images you can upload a screenshot of your desktop, your
avatar, and picture of yourself if you wish.
After you finish customizing your site to your liking then you can access it
now by using your sub-domain on WinCustomize. For instance, mine is
If you go there you will see what a personal site on WinCustomize can look like.
You will notice that you can browse my personal gallery, look through my photo
gallery, and even sign my guestbook.
Your personal site is great for showing off and directing people to your work
that is here on WinCustomize. As you can see in my site, people can browse
through works that I have submitted to WinCustomize throughout the years, and
there is even an option to submit your work only to your personal page.
If you write articles you will also be able to view them from your personal
page. You also have access to a watch-list and favorites section, where
you can keep updated of activities of other people on WinCustomize.
Members often ask how they can get people to know about their personal sites,
and it's very easy actually. Promote your sub-domain url! If you
frequent other forums/message boards then include a link to your page in the
signature. Do you use an e-mail client like Outlook? Well include
your url in the signature there as well. I even know someone who puts it
on their business card.
If you are a registered member then take the time to check out the personal
sites, it's a great benefit to our members and I encourage everyone to use it.
Remember that by becoming a subscriber you will remove the ads and help support