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Richard Perry

7 Days Ago

Question About Setting Up My Bio Visibly Onsite

Six months onboard, and I still cannot figure out how to put my promotional Bio material at the top of my page.
I've loaded a couple of paragraphs, but they aren't visible to the average shopper without some extra effort. I notice that others have such info at the top of their "Shop" pages; how do I enter that realm?

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Mike Savad

7 Days Ago

the bio, the paragraph on the top of the page?

https://fineartamerica.com/controlpanel/biography?refresh=true

or is the upper header area (forget the name), in the pro site?

if you have weird characters of any kind, or html coding, it may not show up. remove that and it should be there. it can even be those smart quotes that office programs use. pretty sure the site is allergic to those.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Richard Perry

7 Days Ago

I have no weird characters or html - just three paragraphs of type.

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

Richard. even apostrophes are considered weird! There is definitely something wrong in your bio.

It happens also when you copy and paste.

 

Mike Savad

7 Days Ago

try copying the text, opening notepad, paste it. then copy it again and replace it with that. note pad should remove anything weird.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Mike Savad

7 Days Ago

the site is sometimes very fickle when its comes to weird characters. just recently we could use comma's in titles.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Richard Perry

7 Days Ago

I have posted paragraphs and am allowed to "edit biography" - and I cannot see how to get that info available to artists or customers at the top of my page or under "About."

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

It's because you must have characters like apostrophes, etc! Go back in and type apostrophes in manually, then the bio will show up! Listen to us!

You don't need notepad!



 

Richard Perry

7 Days Ago

Just to make visible - here is the sum total of what I have posted under "Edit Biography"
I want to make this, or something like it, visible under "About" button for artists and prospective customers.

A child of a respected painter; I grew up in a house full of abstract expressionist paintings on the walls and a home regularly visited by other artists. At least once a month we would pack up the car and visit an art gallery. Art to me has always been a normal part of life.
I got my first camera at eight years old, and I set up my first darkroom a year later. I've been photographing now for 60 years and exhibiting for 40 (resume & list of exhibitions and awards available upon request). I worked for several years for art museums and cultural organizations and art museums (including the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California) before I retired; I hold three graduate degrees relevant to my art and my cultural administration work.
“I regard the picture as a new object to be contemplated for its own meaning and its own beauty” (Aaron Siskind).
While people have always looked at photographs for what they can tell us about the world, Siskind and a few other photographers impressed on me the worth of making photos as objects in their own right. I’m trying to apply what I can learn from abstract artists to improve the compositional strength of my work.
Not all of my imagery can appeal to put on your walls - I admit that. I guess I'm more interested in creating imagery that is interesting over that which is pretty. When at its best, I hope to have created imagery that appeals to your emotions.

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

You have parentheses! I'm has an apostrophe. Go back and take out the parentheses and type in the apostrophes manually

 

Richard Perry

7 Days Ago

Jessica, I posted all of this on my keypad. I don't even know what "notepad" is.

 

Gill Billington

7 Days Ago

If you want your bio (about) section at the top of your premium website go to website appearance then choose homepage on the menu at the left.

You can change the bio to Position 1 to make it appear at the top. Remember to save it.

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

Read what I wrote above. Put in the apostrophes manually! delete them and type in manually

Also goes for apostrophes. Put them in manually. those are considered weird characters

 

Richard Perry

7 Days Ago

Gill, is it because I don't yet have an FAA website?

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

Richard read what I wrote!

Put in the apostrophes manually! delete them and type in manually

Also goes for apostrophes. Put them in manually. those are considered weird characters

Then your bio will show up on top and about

 

Richard Perry

7 Days Ago

Jessica, I read your comments. I put it all in manually. I typed it one character at a time.

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

did you take out the parentheses?

 

Mike Savad

7 Days Ago

its the part where it says - "i regard", it has smart quotes.

the note pad strips that. that's why i suggested it. otherwise you have to look at every mark on there with a fine tooth comb.


you have

“I regard

it should be

"I regard --- its that mark on the front and back. it doesn't like the smart quotes, where it goes up and down


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Gill Billington

7 Days Ago

No your premium website is here

https://8-richard-perry.pixels.com

You just have to log in and go to website appearance to write your bio and to change how you want each section to appear.

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

Gill, thats not what he is asking. He is talking about FAA.

 

Mike Savad

7 Days Ago

seems notepad saves that. in any case, its the fancy quotes that are probably doing it.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Gill Billington

7 Days Ago

You have got brackets () you also have this & and these “” and dashes.

You can only put plain text and numbers you must delete all those other special characters. The site can not recognise them.

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

Ok I see it now but you still have a weird character in your bio

"I'm trying to apply what I can learn from abstract artists" Check the I'm

 

Richard Perry

7 Days Ago

I re-typed everything, and I eliminated the parentheses - and it works!
Thanks for the patient advice!
(Now I am just curious why this particular process is so unusual in what it permits and what it doesn't.)

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

You still have a weird character there. Go and Check

 

Gill Billington

7 Days Ago

We feel the same Richard but it is what it is so we have to work with it!

 

Jessica Jenney

7 Days Ago

I have apostrophes in my bio because I went in and put them in manually

 

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