The new IBKCA website uses a membership programme to allow you to update your own profile and to make your own changes as needed. With a few simple steps, you can logon and update your directory entry. At any step below you can click on the video underneath to see how this is done and to get more information. The first video is silent but there is commentary in the others.
Note: The whole process should take you about 10 to 15 minutes to complete depending on the number of photos you have, the length of your description, and the speed of your internet connection.
Step 1. Login and Change your password
- An email was sent to you to update your profile on the IBKCA site. You will need this email address to login.
- Go to the IBKCA login page (https://www.ibkca.ie/member-login)
- Login with the email and password that was provided to you.
- Make sure to change your password when you logon.
Step 2. Update Contact Details
You're now logged in. Make sure you're on the 'About' tab.
Now let's update contact details. You'll set privacy settings in the next section. You should update the following:
- Business Name - the name of your kennel or cattery
- Contact Person
- Email address
- Mobile phone number
- Phone number
When you are done, click 'Save & Continue'.
Step 3a. On the Profile Tab, update privacy settings and profile information
You can update privacy settings here on the Profile tab. Here you will also update the business card section, which is similar to a profile image on social media.
Note: Step 3 (the 'Profile' tab) is the main and longest section. If you do not finish this section in one go, you can return and finish it later. However, you MUST click on 'Save & Continue' (located at the bottom of the section) to save your work. Otherwise you will have to re-enter what you have put in.
Step 3b. Update the gallery and description
Still on the Profile tab, update your profile gallery with images and include a description about your business to help visitors get more information about you.
Step 3c. Add Social links
The final section of the Profile tab is the social links area. Add these if you have them, otherwise leave them blank. When you are done, click on 'Save & Continue'.
11 March 2018 update: I've added another section just before social links which allows you to specify the services that you provide. These will be searchable from the main menu. Click to add a service and click again if you need to remove it.
Step 4. Add additional information and signing out
If you have an additional contact or location for your business, you can add it here. You can also choose whether to make the additional contact information public. When you are done, click 'Save & Continue'.
When you click on save and continue from the 'Deals' tab, you will get a message asking if you want to continue editing or go to the home page. It will look like the image below. Click 'Edit Account' to continue editing. You can also click 'Edit Account' to stay on the same page and then click on the 'sign out' tab if you are ready to sign out. Clicking on the 'Home Page' link brings you to the home page of the website where you can view your updated listing.
Your new directory listing
You can view your listing in the directory by going to the Home Page. You can do this from the main menu of the website or from the previous step. This is what it should look like.
If you have questions, please ask them in my support group, Zero to Hero Web Club, on Facebook. You can also contact me at email@example.com but you are likely to get a quicker reply on Facebook.
Good luck! I think this new membership site will be more useful to the IBKCA organisation. Every member can now login and update their profile as needed and at a time that suits them.