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Jan 28, 2017 6:03 PM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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There is now a downloadable guide available on how to customize your profile settings. The manual is available in PDF format, complete with illustrations.

To access the manual...
•-click on the 'person' icon in the upper-right corner of the Garden.Org window and click on the 'gear' icon / Settings option
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• scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the 'Need help? Download our Profile Settings Guide [PDF] link below the 'Save your changes' button.
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Please note...
I tried to be as clear as possible, but if you have any problem finding something in the manual, or find something to be incorrect, please let me know. I will either post a clarification or temporary corrections here. A corrected manual will be released a week or so later depending on the number of changes.

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Correct error in Table of Contents
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Clarify where to find link to modify the home page
There are two ways to get to the section on customizing your homepage:
• scroll to the very bottom of the homepage and click on the Customize your homepage link
• if you are already on the Preferences page, click on the Customize your Garden.org homepage link
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Jan 28, 2017 6:29 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Thank you ... I tip my hat to you.
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Jan 28, 2017 8:27 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hurray! This is wonderful! Thumbs up
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Feb 12, 2017 8:49 AM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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I'm going to be making some minor updates to the manual this week. If you have any clarifications or want to point out errors or missing information, please let me know by Thursday, 16-Feb-20.

Thanks!
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Feb 12, 2017 11:30 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Thank you Rick. That is wonderfully done. Thumbs up
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Feb 20, 2017 7:53 PM CST
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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@RickM Thanks for the instructions; however the piece I wanted has no page number link. I saw, in the thread above, that I can access the home page customization from the bottom of the home page - that worked fine. When I try to edit the configuration from my profile by clicking Customize your Garden.org homepage, it locks up the screen, I have to shut down the page and reopen garden.org. So, when I found your instructions, I was looking for the home page configuration instructions specifically and noticed that the index for that topic shows Error.
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Feb 21, 2017 6:58 AM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Thanks Lynne. That will be corrected in the next version.

As far as your screen locking up, if it's still happening, drop a note to Dave... programmer extraordinaire
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Jan 20, 2021 4:22 PM CST
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As it relates to customizing the homepage, is there a certain browser that's needed to "drag and drop?" I'm on Firefox and everything is static.

If a certain browser is required, that should be noted on the " front page" and the manual. i skimmed through the manual but don't recall reading about compatible browsers.
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Jan 20, 2021 5:59 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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hmm, I'm on a MacbookPro using Firefox and I didn't have any trouble dragging and dropping to customize my home page but it's been awhile since I added anything. I'll go try to add something else to my page and see what happens.

Just dragged and dropped another to my page and it's working fine for me.
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Jan 20, 2021 9:44 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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On iPad, I can't even drag things (or tag things in plant combos), so I'm afraid I can't help you. The only thing I can think of to do is notify @dave.
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Jan 20, 2021 9:56 PM CST
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Any modern browser on a desktop environment should be able to do it. What version of Firefox are you running?

The iPad and some touchscreen/mobile devices have a known issue with the interface, unfortunately.
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Jan 21, 2021 8:00 PM CST
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Yeah....that's the thing.... I am RARELY on a desktop. I'm ALWAYS on my mobile device or my iPad.

Sort of reminds me of message boards of yesteryear, pre-Facebook.
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Jan 21, 2021 8:29 PM CST
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I only ever use a desk top. I will never use a 'mobile device'. There are still many folks using desktops for most things.
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Jan 22, 2021 12:24 AM CST
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Unfortunately I don't think this problem is going to be resolved in the near future, as the code required to make the drag-and-drop functionality work on a touchscreen/mobile device in a browser is different to that required for traditional desktop/laptop environments. As Dave is the main site developer (none of the plant admins are involved in the site design or maintenance), it really depends on when he'll have time to implement this functionality for mobile platforms and what priority it has amongst all the different required or requested code changes.
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Jan 22, 2021 12:34 AM CST
Name: Bea
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Joshua...That OK if someone is interested in a combo plant posted ...and I can't ID them on a IPad pic when posted...I usually post all the ID'S separately if anyone asks. Thumbs up
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Jan 22, 2021 6:55 PM CST
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Frillylily said:I only ever use a desk top. I will never use a 'mobile device'. There are still many folks using desktops for most things.


The same can be said about folks who don't even own a desktop, especially now with the increased number of gardeners from last year.

I cleared my default homepage. I thought for certain it would have iPad compatibility, at the very least. Alas, it will remain empty. Too many attributes are either not relevant or interesting to me.
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Jan 22, 2021 8:56 PM CST
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I think having a mobile site capability would be nice (I read on my ipad), but I also understand the demand that would put on dave to do so.
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Jan 23, 2021 7:23 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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We have two ipads one stays in the garden shed and one in the house, I use my laptop as a desktop 99 percent of the time.
My wife almost never uses a computer, but stays on her phone and ipad. I do think as much as I prefer a desktop or laptop computer the mobile devices are way more popular these days.
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Jan 23, 2021 8:45 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Making the customizations work on mobile devices is definitely a priority for me. When I made the drag and drop interface for customizing the homepage, very few people used mobile devices. Now around 50% of our visitors use them exclusively. Definitely I need to do something for these folks.
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Jan 23, 2021 9:39 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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All I meant by my comment is that desktops are not obsolete as many people think.


Anything that ever goes entirely 'mobile' compatible and not user friendly w a desktop, I will discontinue using. Sadly, there are many sites going more and more toward that, at some point us desktop users are going to be the ones with no options.

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