How Do I Attach PDF or MS Word Documents to My Crevado Online Portfolio?

Note: PDF and Word documents cannot currently be embedded into a Gallery; they can only be attached as a navigation link in your Portfolio! However, don't worry, support for embedding within Galleries is coming soon!

Attaching a PDF or MS Word documents to your Crevado Online Portfolio is easy! Just follow these simple steps:

From Crevado admin, click Pages:

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From here you then click on Create Page:

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A window will pop up allowing you to create a new page. You simply change the page type to File Attachment and choose whichever PDF or MS Word document you wish to upload using the Choose file button:

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When you are finished, upload your file using the Create button. Your file will now be attached as a link within your Portfolio Navigation.

How Can I Rename Galleries on My Online Portfolio?

Renaming any of your galleries is easy! From Crevado admin, click Galleries: click galleries

Here you'll see a list of all the galleries within your portfolio, each represented by their gallery cover images. Click on the gallery you wish to rename: click on gallery

From the Gallery page scroll down to where you see Gallery Title and click it: gallery title

Enter the new name of your Gallery, then click Save. You will receive a pop-up message confirming that your name change was successful.

How Do I Change the Title of My Online Portfolio?

From Crevado Admin click Customize:

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Scroll down to the Portfolio Header and click it:

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Enter in the new title/name and click Save.

A pop-up at the top of the screen will confirm that your change has been successful.

Note: If you are using an image based logo then this will be displayed instead of the title. The title will still be incorporated in to the page title for your portfolio and as a result will be visible as the title on search engine results, even if you're using a logo.

How Do I Change My Email Address?

From Crevado admin, click on the Account link on the top right of the page: account link

NOTE: When you change your email address this will also change the email address you use to login to Crevado admin!

Scroll down to the email address box and click on it: change email address

Delete the email address entered here and type in your new email address, then click Save. A pop-up at the top of the page will confirm that your change of email has been successful.

Remember to use the new email address the next time you login to Crevado admin!

Can People Share My Work Using Facebook, Twitter, Google+ Etc?

Crevado makes it easy for your visitors to share your work on their social media networks such as twitter, facebook and google+. This functionality can be enabled or disabled on a per social media network basis.

From Crevado Admin, click on customize: customize

Scroll down to the Social Media Sharing section. This area allows you to control what media networks your visitors will be able to share your work on. social media sharing

How Do I Edit My About Page on My Crevado Portfolio

Your About Page is a useful way to give people information about yourself. Typically it should include information about previous employment, experience, contact information and any background details you wish to mention.

Here's how to do it:

From Crevado Admin, click Pages:

From Pages locate your About Page and click the related edit content link: edit about page

This will take you to the page content editor for your About Page.

From here you can write whatever you wish, introduce yourself to potential customers or clients or the world! You can also edit other elements of your portfolio such as the name of your page and your contact details.

Something not working? no worries - just contact us!

Integrating a Blog With Your Crevado Portfolio

If you run a blog on a website such as Blogger, LiveJournal, Wordpress, Tumblr or the countless other blogging services then you may be wondering if it's possible to incorporate your blog as part of your online portfolio. Fortunately Crevado makes this really easy! Here's how to do it:

From Crevado admin, click Pages:

From the Page Management page, click the Create Page button on the top right of the screen and the Create Page popup will appear. From the Create Page popup change the Page Type to Integrated Blog:

You're almost there! Now specify the title of your blog as it will appear on your portfolio, 'Blog' is always an obvious choice but it's entirely up to you what you call it (keep in mind you can always change the title by editing the properties of the page after it's created). Finally enter the full address of your blog, for example http://googleblog.blogspot.com:

When you're done click the Create button and the details will be validated and your page will be saved - golden! Now click the view portfolio link on the top right of Crevado admin and check it out:

Your blog page is dynamic and will be updated automatically so when you add (or update) articles from your blogging app they will automatically refresh on Crevado - all you need to do is wait a little while!

Got questions on our blog integration? Something not working? no worries - just contact us!

Customizing the Favicon on Your Online Portfolio

A favicon is the name for the icon which you probably normally associate with the websites’ you’ve bookmarked or “favourited” in your browser. The image below indicates one of the places the icon is used (in this case, within Google Chrome but the same is true for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and more). The default favicon on your Crevado Online Portfolio is the Crevado logo:

Fear not however, this can be changed within the theme editor:

Once the theme editor has loaded select the Logos option and the various logos for your theme will be displayed. To change the favicon used click the upload button next to the favicon option and select the favicon file you wish to use then click Open/Upload.

Note that your favicon image format and dimensions are important! Please read the following wikipedia article regarding favicon format and sizes versus browser compatibility!

Once you’ve uploaded your favicon a preview will appear next to the upload button. From now on, visitors who browse your online portfolio will see your personalized favicon rather than the default Crevado icon:

Hell yeah! Let the good times roll!

How Do I Edit the Gallery Thumbnails on My Portfolio?

The thumbnails for your Galleries can be managed from the Galleries area of Crevado admin:

How do I change the order of the thumbnails?

You can reorder your Gallery thumbnails simply by dragging and dropping the thumbnail into the desired position.

Changing the Thumbnail Image

Changing the thumbnail image is easy. Hover your mouse over the Gallery thumbnail you want to change and click the cog icon which appears on the top right of the thumbnail. To change a thumbnail to an alternative image, click Change Thumbnail:

You can then choose to either upload a new image or select an existing image from the Gallery which can be used to represent it. It’s wise to customize the layout of your galleries first and then crop accordingly once you’ve settled on the desired layout.

Cropping an Existing Thumbnail

The default cropping applied to your Gallery thumbnail may not suit every type of image, in these cases you may wish to manually adjust the cropping for maximum impact.

Hover your mouse over the Gallery thumbnail you want to change and click the cog icon which appears on the top right of the thumbnail. From the dropdown menu click Adjust Cropping :

From the cropping page, you’ll see a yellow box which represents the target cropping area

You can resize the crop area by dragging and dropping the resize squares located at the edges of the yellow crop area. To move the crop area itself simply drag and drop it.

Note: Underneath the cropping area you’ll see a preview image which shows you how the cropped image will look should you save the changes.

To save your changes click Crop It!

Your Gallery thumbnail has now been updated to use the cropped version of the image.

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