I am new to MyHeritage.com, and have created a full family tree from my grandparents on one side down. We want this to be used as a centerpiece for a reunion we are going to be having this summer. What we were thinking is that, since many people will not want to have yet another login, we could ask only those that have information to add, or pics to upload, etc. to create a login to help manage the tree. Those that don't have any desire to do so, including the kids who just want to get on and have fun looking at the tree, would then not have to create a login.
In order to do this, I set the tree as public access, but when I log out, I see a tree with no first names for any of the living members. I looked back at where I had set that setting, and saw that it says, "Tip! Information about living people will not be disclosed." Is there any way to open this up? And I assume that if this is the case, then something about the Photos and Videos, Events, and Activities tabs would not be accessible either. I set up an activity and found that I can see the entry and the text when not logged in, but not sure if some restriction would appear later.
Can you tell me how I can open this site up for complete use, except for maintenance, by people not logged in? It would help for the elderly especially not to have to do that.
Noam, thanks very much for the information. I appreciate your situation. I was hoping that you did have a list of markups for setting up the front page. I see in the default text for the Welcome block that you have a few entered there, but I haven't yet found a place where you, a) describe the use of these, and b) give a comprehensive list of all markups that you support. Is there such a list that has been publicly documented?
I'm not sure that these would correspond to tags, but they probably could. The things I am finding it difficult to do are:
Create a link inside that Welcome block to one particular node in the tree. In other words, if I want this week to highlight a particular person in the family, but next week to highlight another, it would be great to be able to put the person's name in text in that block, and then link off to the corresponding node the tree so that the user can go there to see the information and check out the pics/videos attached to that person. Currently, I have no way to know how to do this, but if a tag were created, something like <link to person "X"> where "X" would be an id identifying that node, like <link to person "123">, then that would be good. Obviously there would have to be an easy way for me to find that person's id, which could be done by putting the id number somewhere in the person's information page. Linking to the name text would break if someone later went and make a change to even one character, so this id thing is probably best.
Linking to a pic that has been uploaded. Again, right now I know of no way to do that, other than clicking on View Image in the browser and grabbing that url and then using that to create a link in the block. That's not difficult, and works, but to create an id system with that and a tag such as <link to pic "X"> would work nicely. And of course, <link to video "X"> would be good too.
One more thng about how these might work. Since you have a nifty text editor for editing the block of text to be shown in the Welcome area, you could change the "Insert/edit link" button at the top of that control so that it allows for the choice to insert a known URL, insert a link to a node in the tree, and insert a link to a picture or video file. Then, if someone chose to insert a link to a node in the tree, a dropdown would appear with all the names in the tree ordered alphabetically. Choosing from that dropdown would choose the necessary information for creating the link URL, and that would make it very simple for the user. Then of course the same type of thing could be done for linking to a pic or a video. These would be a little more complicated, but could be done, specially if the dropdown gives a list of thumbnails with their respective caption texts or something.
Anyway, just ideas. I really do like the site, and this type of functionality would be great.
Oh, and while I'm at it, I hope you don't mind if I mention another possible tag, which would surround a pic or video instructing that any text should run to the left or right of it for layout purposes, rather than just underneath, or just starting at the bottom right corner of the pic/video. And any other such layout stuff.
One more thng about how these might work. Since you have a nifty text editor for editing the block of text to be shown in the Welcome area, you could change the "Insert/edit link" button at the top of that control so that it allows for the choice to insert a known URL, insert a link to a node in the tree, and insert a link to a picture or video file. Then, if someone chose to insert a link to a node in the tree, a dropdown would appear with all the names in the tree ordered alphabetically. Choosing from that dropdown would choose the necessary information for creating the link URL, and that would make it very simple for the user.
Hi, I dont know if you have tried this:
If you go to the tree, then find the person you want to highlight on the tree, click on "view profile" then click "View in tree" you should get a link in the address bar for this person in the tree. Copy the link and go to your front page and edit text, write text or name, highlight the text and then add link, then save and you will then have the person you wish to highlight available from your welcome text.