Wootership Has Its Privileges: New Member Profile Pages, Facebook, OpenID, And You

by Jason Toon

Hey, if you're looking for info about Woot avatars, or you just want to show yours off, see this blog post right here, 'K?

Stalking your fellow wooters just got a little easier with the launch of our new member profile pages. To see yours, go to http://members.woot.com/ and, assuming you’re logged in to Woot, it’ll default to your profile page. To see someone else’s profile page, add their username to the URL after the last slash, like this: http://members.woot.com/Jason Toon. Now let us tell you what all that crap is.

We’re so anxious to roll this member-profile system out that not all the edges are softened yet. All this account-connectin’ and avatar-selectin’ will be more seamless and less confusing pretty soon. Advanced users, go nuts. If you’re a little less comfortable with all this login business, follow the instructions after the jump. If you just want to keep your Woot experience simple, do nothing. And, as always, pelt us with your questions in the forum thread below.

How to connect a Facebook, Twitter, OpenID, or other account to your Woot account:

  1. Log in to Woot.
  2. Go to account.woot.com.
  3. Scroll down to the Connections module and click “add connection”.
  4. Click on the service you would like to connect (Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, Google, OpenID, etc.)
  5. Follow the instructions to verify your account and approve the connection.
  6. When finished, you’ll be returned to account.woot.com.

How to use your Facebook, Twitter, or Gravatar avatar:

  1. Log in to Woot.
  2. Go to members.woot.com.
  3. Under your current avatar image, click “change avatar”.
  4. Look for the Facebook/Twitter/Gravatar module at lower right.
  5. Click on the logo of the service you want to use.
  6. If you’ve already connected that account to your Woot account, your avatar from that service will be visible. Click “use it”. You’re done.
  7. If you haven’t connected that account to your Woot account, read the instructions for How to connect a Facebook, Twitter, OpenID, or other account to your Woot account above. Then start these instructions over at #1.