When we released the new Design Studio, some Network Creators were excited but not yet ready to commit to a new, updated theme without the opportunity for their members to customize their profile pages (My Page). Today, we’re happy to report that if you were one of those Network Creators, you can now give your members the ability to customize their own corner of your network.
We’ve now released the Design Studio for member pages. It’s an opt-in feature, and you have three levels of control you can choose to give your members: Theme (for picking a new theme), Customize (for customizing the theme), and Advanced (for adding CSS). It's up to you which of these panels to unlock for your members, and you can always change your mind after experimenting if you like from the Member Controls page on your Dashboard.
We’re very excited about this release, and we want to thank those of you who have jumped in to try it out. We’d especially like to thank those of you who have taken the time to provide feedback and report any bugs to us via a ticket from your Support link. Those kinds of reports are helpful with any new release, so thanks for being so quick to try out this new feature! If you’re already using the Design Studio, you’ll see a message that prompts you to consider turning it on for your members.
We’ve also included the option to send a Broadcast Message if you’d like to tell your members about their new options. If you’re not using the Design Studio, consider trying it out from the Beta section of your Dashboard.
As with any release, we will have a few bugs to iron out. We’ll be releasing an update to the Design Studio later today, and we’ll weigh in here in this discussion once that has been made live. The Design Studio is still a beta release, so we’ve taken care to make all of these features opt-in. And, if you find that it isn’t working for you, you can turn it off, which will simply return your network (and your members’ profiles) back to its former state.
We hope you enjoy trying out this new feature and having your members get creative with their profile pages.