To edit your profile from the top menu select My profile > Edit my profile. This article explains the main parts of the profile editing screen and will help you to get your profile published on the website.
The profile editing screen
The main editing module
This is the name you entered when you registered with the website.
The Permalink appears below the title and indicated the URL for your profile. The URL is generated from the username you entered when you registered with the website.
Add Media button
The Add Media buton allows you to insert files or images that are stored in the media library or upload files or images from your computer into the medial library which can then be inserted into the Description field.
The WYSIWYG toolbar includes various buttons to help you format the information you enter into the description window. If you have used wordprocessing software such as Microsoft Word on a PC or Pages on a Mac the buttons on this toolbar will be familiar to you. The WYSIWYG toolbar is only visible on the Visual tab. It is replaced by the Quicktag toolbar on the Text tab, see Visual / Text tab below.
Visual / Text tabs
When editing your organisation, you have the option of using the Visual or Text mode of the editor. The visual mode lets you see your post as is, while the Text mode shows you the code and replaces the WYSIWYG editor buttons with quicktags. These quicktags are explained as follows.
- b – <strong></strong> HTML tag for strong emphasis of text (i.e. bold).
- i – <em></em> HTML tag for emphasis of text (i.e. italicize).
- b-quote – <blockquote></blockquote> HTML tag to distinguish quoted or cited text.
- del – <del></del> HTML tag to label text considered deleted from a post. Most browsers display as striked through text. (Assigns datetime attribute with offset from GMT (UTC))
- link – <a href=”http://example.com”></a> HTML tag to create a hyperlink.
- ins – <ins></ins> HTML tag to label text considered inserted into a post. Most browsers display as underlined text. (Assigns datetime attribute with offset from GMT (UTC))
- ul – <ul></ul> HTML tag will insert an unordered list, or wrap the selected text in same. An unordered list will typically be a bulleted list of items.
- ol – <ol></ol> HTML tag will insert a numbered list, or wrap the selected text in same. Each item in an ordered list are typically numbered.
- li – <li></li> HTML tag will insert or make the selected text a list item. Used in conjunction with the ul or ol tag.
- code – <code></code> HTML tag for preformatted styling of text. Generally sets text in a
monospaced font, such as Courier.
- more – <!–more–> a tag that breaks a post into “teaser” and content sections. This tag is not used within the website and can be ignored.
- Close Tags – Closes any open HTML tags left open–but pay attention to the closing tags. Try to make sure the tags enclose what you want, and in the proper way.
Enter a meaningful description about yourself. Remember that other members may not know about you. A more detailed description will help them to understand more about you.
Use the description field to include links, images and any information you want to display on your profile page.
The description is visible when your profile is being viewed as a page in it’s own right. There is no word limit on the length of your decription. You can use either the Visual or the Text (HTML) view to compose your resource.
Enter a short summary about yourself. One or two sentences will usually suffice.
The excerpt is visible when your profile is being viewed as part of a collection, for example on a topic page.
About you – Contact details
Insert your telephone number
Insert your mobile telephone number
Insert the full URL of the your website e.g. http://www.joebloggs.com
Insert the full URL of your Twitter profile e.g. https://twitter.com/joebloggs
Insert the full URL of your LinkedIn profile e.g. https://www.linkedin.com/joebloggs
Insert the full URL your Facebook profile e.g. https://www.facebook.com/joebloggs
Insert the full URL your YouTube channel e.g. https://youtube.com/joebloggs
Insert your full postal address, including the postcode, and hit enter on your keyboard to ensure the address is looked up and plotted on the map.
If your organisation is already a member of the website, please select it from the select box. If not, please add the name of your organisation into the following text box labelled ‘New organisation’.
If your organisation is not yet a member of the website or if you are no longer connected to the organisation listed above please add the name of your organisation in the text box.
About you – job and role
Please enter your job title.
Role in organisation
Please select from the options to describe the role you play in your organisation. To add a new role click on the dark blue + sign in the top right of the box below. This will open a dialogue box for you to enter the new role. Click on the X sign in the top right of the dialogue box to close it.
Organisation authorised lead
Please tick this box if you are the authorised lead for your organisation and responsible for keeping the information about your organisation on the website up to date. This information can be edited on your organisation profile, accessed via the ‘My membership’ section of the website.
Do you want to receive email updates?
Please select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to indicate whether you would like to receive email updates from the website containing information about new resources and forthcoming events.
Personal data consent (GDPR)
Please select ‘Yes’ if you consent to the personal data that you have shared about yourself being held on the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester. If you select ‘No’ we will delete your account and all of the personal data from the website.
Please select the location/s that you work in. To add a new location click on the dark blue + sign in the top right of the box below. This will open a dialogue box for you to enter the new location. Please choose a parent location where appropriate. For example if adding the new location ‘Wigan’ you may choose ‘Greater Manchester’ as the parent location. Click on the X sign in the top right of the dialogue box to close it.
QI Ready accredited?
Have you accredited as ‘QI Ready’ on the self-accreditation system?
Improvement topics and tools
The ‘Improvement topics and tools’ module is highlighted in the screenshot below.
Please select the quality improvement topics that you are interested in from the list below. These topics are used are used to organise all of the content about ‘Resources’, ‘Organisations and ‘Members’ that appears on the website. For example, if you are intested in and select the topic ‘Patient involvement’ then information about you as a member will appear on the ‘Members’ section of the ‘Patient involvement’ page on the website.
Please select the improvement tools that you or your organisation have used in your work, or are relevant to your resource, case study or discussion.
Please select the clinical area/s that you or your organisation have expertise in, or are relevant to your resource, case study or discussion.
The Preview button allows you to view your profile before officially publishing it.
Save Draft button
The Save Draft button allows you to save your profile as a draft for publishing at a later stage.
The Publish module contains buttons that control the editorial states of your profile. The main states are Published, Pending Review, and Draft.
- Published status means your profile has been published on the website for all to see.
- Pending Review means the draft is waiting for review by an editor prior to publication.
- Draft means your profile has not been published and remains a draft for you.
If you select a specific publish status and click the update profile or Publish button, that status is applied to your profile.
This determines how your profile appears to the world. Public profiles will be visible to all website members once published. Password Protected profiles are published to all, but visitors must know the password to view the profiles content. Private profiles are visible only to you.
The revisions option explains how many revisions of your profile exist. You can browse previous revisions and restore them where appropriate.
The Published date option explains when your profile was published. If you are publishing your profile for the first time the current date and time are assigned as the Published date.
To schedule your profile for publication on a future time or date, click “Edit” in the Publish area next to the words “Publish immediately”. You can also change the publish date to a date in the past to back-date the publication of your profile. Change the settings to the desired time and date. You must also hit the “Publish” button when you have completed your profile to publish at the desired time and date.
The Publish button publishes your profile on the website. You can edit the time when your profile is published by clicking the Edit link above the Publish button and specifying the time you want your profile to be published. By default, at the time the profile is first auto-saved, that will be the date and time set for your profile.