I have finished a huge amount of the backend work that needed to be done to proceed, and I'm ready for all the beta testers to actually use the system to officially join the beta swap. Here is what you must now do:
Go to the main Swap page:
You will see the Beta First Swap entry listed on that page. Click on its name.
You'll then see all the details of this swap. Scroll to the bottom and click on "Join This Swap" and then confirm the action.
Once you're done, proceed to return to that swap's page, and at the top you'll see a new option that says, "Manage your swap list" - click on that.
That will take you over to your main swap list that you've already set up. You'll notice now there's a new column: "Swap #1" and there are grey checkboxes all the way down the list.
For each item that you want to make available to this specific swap, click the icon and it will turn green. That's all you have to do - the change is saved automatically.
Go down the page and enable each item.
Why do it this way? This is so you can maintain a full list, and one a swap-by-swap basis you can decide which seeds to offer. So if someone makes a Tomatoes-Only swap in the future, you can join their swap and then check off the box for just the tomatoes.
If you are a member of multiple swaps occurring at the same time, there will be separate columns for each swap you're a part of.
Ok, check it out and let me know if any of ya'll run into problems.