User Help

When you first login, you will see your main dashboard.

Carmel Guide Main Dashboard

Carmel Guide Main Dashboard

Mouse over “Business” and click on “All Businesses” to get a listing of all of your business listing.  As a business owner you are able to manage more than one Carmel Guide business listing and they will all appear here.

Carmel Guide All Businesses Listing

Carmel Guide All Businesses Listing

Mouse over the listing you want to edit and underneath the title on the left you will see your options.  Click “Edit”.

Carmel Guide All Business Listings Edit

Carmel Guide All Business Listings Edit

Edit Listing Page

You will then be on your listing’s Edit Page.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must click on Update to save your changes.  You can make many edits before clicking on Update, but do not forget to do that or they will not be saved:

Carmel Guide Save Edits

Carmel Guide Save Edits


Carmel Guide Business Edit Page

Carmel Guide Business Edit Page

Add Photos

PLEASE NOTE: You must rename all of your photo file names before uploading them.  They MUST have your business name.  For example “Carmel-Guide-01.jpg”  You can simply number them or include other keywords.  This must be done to 1) Organize the photos on Carmel Guide and 2) Provide maximum search optimization for you the business owner.  This is the most important reason.  You should already be doing this on your own website.

To add photos, just click on “ADD NEW ITEM” for each photo.  You don’t need to fill in title.  Just click on “Select Image”.

Carmel Guide Add Photos

Carmel Guide Add Photos

After you click on “Select Image” you will see this screen:

Carmel Guide Select Photo Files

Carmel Guide Select Photo Files

Click on “Select Files” and you go to your File Explorer (or Finder) on your computer.  Navigate to the folder where you have your photos and select the one you want to upload.  You will then see this screen.  Click on “Insert Image”.

Carmel Guide Add Photo From Computer

Carmel Guide Add Photo From Computer

You will notice that Carmel Guide automatically filled in the Description, Caption, Title and Alt Text for your photo based on your file name.  This is the key information to help your search optimization.  Simple repeat this process to add all your photos.

Bulk Upload

You can also upload all of your photos at once.  Go to Media and click on “Add New”. 

Media Library Empty

Media Library Empty

You will then see this page.  Click on “Select Files” and add them from your computer.

Carmel Guide Upload New Media

Carmel Guide Upload New Media

You will see this processing:

Carmel Guide Uploading New Media

Carmel Guide Uploading New Media

Now when you click on “Select Image” from your business editing page you will see all of your photos from the “Media Library” tab and can select them one-by-one:

Carmel Guide Select Uploaded Photo

Carmel Guide Select Uploaded Photo

Social Media Links

Click on “ADD NEW ITEM” to add a social media link.

Carmel Guide Social Media Icons

Carmel Guide Social Media Icons

Then type in the first few letters of the Social Media site into the “Icon” field where it says none – i.e. “fac” for Facebook.  Then select the icon you want to use.

Carmel Guide Social Media Icon Selection

Carmel Guide Social Media Icon Selection

Then type in the URL for your social media page.

Carmel Guide Social Media Url

Carmel Guide Social Media Url