What are the server requirements for Profile Manager Basic?
Profile Manager Basic will run
on any kind of web server that supports Perl/CGI. It will run on UNIX,
Linux, Windows or Mac based systems.
If your server is Windows IIS, you will not be able to use members-only
protected directory feature since IIS does not support htaccess-like directory
It creates and manages its own text based database files, so no external
database application is needed.
Is it possible to import my existing member database?
Yes, PM has an import tool in the Admin Panel.
How easy is the installation?
We now have a windows installer that makes installation much more easier.
If you are not a windows user, there is still an FTP based manual installation option.
Download the zip file and follow instructions on the README file.
Can I customize profile database fields?
Absolutely! Use Database Wizard to add any new database fields you have.
It is available under Setup tab in your Admin panel.
PM Basic supports text, textarea, radio, pulldown
menu, hidden field and multiple selection box.
Can I customize the design?
Yes, Profile Manager member pages are completely HTML template based. You
can download all of the templates, open them in your
favorite HTML editor application and redesign them as you would like.
You can also change navigation, add new pages, remove unwanted pages
and completely reorganize it.
Can I receive payments from my members?
No, upgrade to Profile Manager Premium to receive
recurring, one-time or donation payments.
Can my members upload pictures?
No, upgrade to Profile Manager Premium to
allow your members upload pictures to their profile.
Are there any limitations of Profile Manager Basic?
There are no limitations on how many database fields you can have. We
have seen it perform well on real sites with 500+ database fields.
There is no hard limit on how
many members you can have, however our recommended limit is 10,000 members.
Which installation should I choose?
If you are using a MS Windows operating system on your computer, download
the windows installer version, that will handle FTP upload and permissions
for you. Otherwise, download the zip version, you will find the further
instructions on the README file.
I have installed PM Basic, what now?
First, create a test account and test all features.
Then, you might want to integrate your member area with your homepage to
start accepting your members. Log into your Admin Panel and go to "Includes" page
under Setup tab.
You can now get some code for various forms, statistics
and mini profiles. Copy and paste them into your homepage.
A good place to start your customizations is the profile database fields.
Log into your Admin panel and go to Setup tab. You can now use the Database
Wizard to add/modify/delete profile data fields and update your registration/modification
Next, to quickly update the main design, download templates/common/t_header.htm
file into your computer, open it in you favorite HTML editor and customize.
I have customized my database fields but the registration form did not
Many users prefer to redesign their registration forms, so the Database
Wizard will not overwrite your existing registration form with the new
fields. On the Database Wizard page, you will see a "Step 2" option
at the bottom of the page. Copy the new registration form code or the changes
you would like to apply to your registration form manually.