Setting up your profile

Setting up your profile is the first step to participating in the community.

Your user profile provides community members with an easy way to learn about your skills and interests. Your profile shows up in search results when community members search for keywords contained in your profile. You can update your information at any time.

To set up your profile:

  1. Go to Your Avatar > Edit profile in the upper right corner.
  2. On the Profile Details tab, fill in as much profile information as you like.
    Note that your profile can found when people search, so if you have professional roles or interests that would be useful for others to know about, you should include them. You may not be able to edit certain fields, such as username. Usually, the community manager sets up these fields for you.
  3. Click Save to save the settings.
  4. On the Privacy tab, edit your privacy settings.
    These control how different types of users see your profile. For more information on privacy settings, see Setting up content visibility options.
  5. Click Save to save the settings.
  6. On the Avatar & Photos tab, change your avatar and manage your photos.
    Your avatar and other photos let people see and recognize you in person. Your avatar lets community members quickly associate your comments and status updates with a simple visual cue.
  7. Click Finished to return to viewing your details.