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?
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.
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.
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.)