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How to Become a Pixacar Member

How do I sign up?

To become a Pixacar member, just click one of the sign up buttons on the introduction at the top of the home page. There you will see three options: Sign Up with Email, Sign Up with Twitter, and Sign Up with Facebook. If you sign up using an email address, choose a username and password. You can use numbers, letters, dashes, and underscores. After signing up, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address. Once you confirm, you'll be ready to pin!

How do I change my email address?

When you are logged into Pixacar, mouse over your profile picture in the top right corner and click "Settings," then "Edit Profile and Settings." Enter your new email address and click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

How do I add my personal info?

When you are logged into Pixacar, mouse over your profile picture in the top right corner and click "Settings," then "Edit Profile and Settings." From here you can add your basic info, enter a bio in the "About" section, and link to your social networks. When you're finished, click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

How do I change my profile picture?

When you are logged into Pixacar, mouse over your profile picture in the top right corner and click "Settings." Mouse over the profile or cover image area and click the "Upload Image" button and choose the file you want. Use the crop tool to adjust your cover image. Profile pictures should be square in format. 

Creating and Managing Boards

What is a board?

A "board" is a collection of pins that share a common theme. You can make a board about anything from Italian Sportscars to Vintage Motorcycle Racing to DIY videos. You can name your boards whatever you want, but they must be assigned a category from the dropdown list. Boards can have as many pins as you want.

How do I create a new board?

To create a new board, click the +Pin button on the top toolbar and choose Create a Board. Name your board, choose a category to assign it, and click "Create Board."

How do I edit the title of a board?

Mouse over your profile picture in the top right corner and click "My Boards." Choose the board you want to edit and click "Edit Board." Make your edits and click "Submit Changes."

How do I delete a board?

Mouse over your profile picture in the top right corner and click "My Boards." Choose the board you want to delete and click "Delete Board." When you delete a board, any pins contained in the board will also be deleted.

Pinning

What is a pin?

A pin is any image, video, or article added to a board on Pixacar. A pin can be added from a website using the pin bookmarklet for your browser or simply by copy/pasting the web address of the content. A pin is also any image or video from your own collection including PC, mobile, or tablet.

Keep the following practices in mind when pinning:

Always pin from original sources and permalinks and give credit to the original author of the content. Include a thoughtful description of your pin.

Do not pin inappropriate content. Pixacar does not allow pornographic or hateful content. Pornographic content is any content depicting graphic sexuality or intercourse. Hateful content is any content meant to attack an individual or group, or that contains hateful language. Pixacar reserves the right to remove any content deemed inappropriate.

Be respectful of others. Pixacar members have widely varying tastes and interests. Please be respectful when commenting on pins. Keep conversations constructive and positive. Try to use proper grammar, sentence structure and refrain from typing in all CAPS.

How do I pin from a website?

Click +Pin on the top toolbar and select "Pin from Web." Paste the URL and hit Find. Scroll through the available images to pin, select the one you want, choose a board to assign the pin. Write a thoughtful description and click "Pin."

How do I pin with the bookmarklet?

Once installed in your browser’s bookmarks toolbar, you can use the bookmarklet to pin from any website. When you find content you want to pin, click the Pin button. A screen will open giving you a choice of all the images you can pin. Pick the image you want and choose the board you want the image pinned to. Then enter a description of the content and click "Pin." 

Make sure the "Bookmarks Toolbar" is enabled in your browser. You can usually do this by going into your browsers Settings menu. Then simply hover your mouse over the dropdown link on the top toolbar, click Pixacar Bookmarklet and drag the Pixacar button to your Bookmarks Toolbar. Voila!

Pinning "For Sale" items on Pixacar

Click +Sell on the top toolbar and choose to "Pin from Web" or "Pin from Device." If you choose to Pin from Web, Paste the URL and hit Find. Scroll through the available images to pin, select the one you want, choose a board to assign the pin. If you are uploading from a device, navigate to the image you'd like on the device. Make sure to check the "For Sale" box, write a thoughtful description and click "Pin."

How do I edit a pin?

When viewing one of your pins in its pop-up, click the "Edit Pin button." After you make your changes, click the "Save Pin" button.

Commenting

There are two ways to comment on a pin on Pixacar. On the main Pixacar page, hover your mouse over the pin you want to comment on and click Comment underneath the pin's image.

When viewing an individual pin, type your comment in the text box and click "Submit."

 

Repinning

What is a repin?

A repin is when you add content you found on Pixacar to one of your own boards. When you repin content, you can change the pin's description, but the original pinner of the content will get credit for the pin and the source link of the content stays the same.

How do I repin?

There are two ways to repin content on Pixacar:

1. When browsing the main Pixacar page, hover your mouse over the pin you want and click the Repin button underneath the pin's image.

2. When you are viewing an individual pin, click the Repin button below the pin's image.

After you click repin, choose a board to repin to and click Finish.

What is the difference between Repinning and Liking?

When you repin content on Pixacar, you can include the pin on one of your boards and edit the description, even though the original source link of the content remains the same. Liking a pin simply tells the original pinner you have done so.

Following

When you "follow" a board or a member, those pins will automatically appear on your My Pixacar page. You can choose to follow members’ individual boards if you only want to see pins specific to those boards, or you can choose to follow all of their boards, and see everything they pin. When you follow all of a member's boards, you will automatically follow any new boards they create. The more members and boards you follow, the more tailored to your own personal interests your My Pixacar page will become. You can unfollow people and boards at any time.

When viewing a member's profile page, click "Follow All" to follow all of the person’s boards, or click "Follow" on the individual boards you are interested in.

Social Networks

How do I add/remove Pixacar from my Facebook Timeline?

When you are logged into Pixacar, mouse over your profile picture in the top right corner and click "Settings," then "Edit Profile and Settings." Click the toggle switch next to "Use your Facebook account to log in" and allow the Pixacar app to post new pins to your timeline. To disable, simply toggle the button to "Off."

How do I add/remove Pixacar from my Twitter Feed?

When you are logged into Pixacar, mouse over your profile picture in the top right corner and click "Settings," then "Edit Profile and Settings." Click the toggle switch next to "Use your Twitter account to log in" and enter your Twitter login. To disable, simply toggle the button to "Off."

Logging In

How to I retrieve a lost password?

If you can’t remember your Pixacar password, just click "Forgot your password?" on the login screen. Enter your email address on the next screen and we’ll send an email with directions to reset your password.

What if Pixacar doesn't recognize my password or username?

If you get this message, it means that you are trying to log in with an email address or password that is not associated with your account.If you think you entered the correct email address but the wrong password, click the "Forgot your password?" link and follow the directions to reset it. If you can’t remember the email address you signed up with, click the "Forgot your password?" link and enter the likely email addresses. If no account is registered to one of those addresses, you will receive the error message, "Email address not verified for any user account."

Pixacar says there is no account associated with my email address, but I definitely signed up?

The most common reason people receive this message is a typo in their email address, so check your spelling. Here are some common mistakes to look out for:

  • Typing ".con" rather than ".com"
  • Typing the wrong domain suffix, like ".com" rather than ".net"
  • Typing the wrong domain, like "@yahoo.com" rather than "@ymail.com"
  • Forgetting numbers you may have at the end of your email address. For example, your email address might be name789@domain.com, but you signed up with name@domain.com instead. 
  • If you have multiple email addresses, you might have mixed up the name from one address with the domain from another. For example, if you have two email addresses, firstname123@gmail.com and firstlast@yahoo.com make sure you didn’t enter firstname123@yahoo.com.

You can try searching your email accounts for messages with the word "Pixacar" in them. The first message you get from us will be your email address verification. Once you have successfully logged in, you can change your email address from the Edit Settings page. 

Deactivating Your Pixacar Account

While we can't imagine anyone would wish to do so, you can delete your account from the link on your Edit Settings page. Keep in mind that if you delete your account, all your boards and pins will also be deleted. Your comments will remain, but "deleted user" will show instead of your username.