FAQ

How do I become a member?

Go to the top right of the header section. Click on the member icon (an outline of a head and shoulders)

A pop up form will appear

At the bottom of the form is this – ‘Don’t have an account?

Click on the sign up link

The registration form will appear

Complete the form. Agree to the privacy policy and terms and conditions and click ‘sign up’

How do I get to my account page?

Once you have become a member, when you sign in, the top right of the header where the member icon is becomes your account menu.

Click on edit profile. This will take you to your member account and dashboard

My business is not showing up when I search ‘Local Suppliers’

make sure that you have added your location to your account.

Sign in, click on the member icon (top right in the header), click on edit profile

Click on ‘location’ from the menu bar

Add you location

PLEASE NOTE The Local Supplier search only goes out 200 miles from the searcher’s location. If the business is more than 200 miles from the searcher’s location it will not show up. It will, however, still be found in the the ‘all members’ search and the ‘suppliers by category’ search

How do I add a picture gallery to my account?

Go to your account page. Click on ‘more’ at the end of the menu. Click on gallery and then add gallery from the drop down menu

How do I add an article to get on the front page of the Newspaper?

Go to your account and click on ‘posts’ from the menu bar. Click on add post and fill in the form.

PLEASE NOTE All posts have to be approved before they are published. We publish most articles but they have to be garden related and not offensive, abusive etc We are not looking for the next Shakespeare and we will correct spelling/grammar errors for you before publishing. Articles/posts are normally published to the website the following day

How do I become a seller/vendor on the Local Gardener NEWSPAPER?

First you must become a member by registering as described above. Then, go to your account page and click on the ‘products’ tab from the main menu. Fill out the form and click on ‘submit’. Your product will not show up immediately. Once you have uploaded a product, we will make a shop for you and assign your uploaded products to your shop. The products and your shop will appear the following day. Once we have made your shop, any products that you upload will automatically be assigned to it. You can also personalise the shop.

How do I alter the appearance of my shop?

When we make a shop for you we also add a dashboard for you to manage the shop. To go to this, click on your member icon at the top right in the header. Click on ‘manage your shop’. The shop dashboard will appear. Click on ‘store settings’.

You can ignore payment details and paypal settings because no money is taken on our site. Further down the page you can add shop details such as phone, address, store banner image, store icon image, seller description and store description.

I can’t find a suitable category to add my articles and products to?

Just add your post or product as normal and choose any category and upload. When we come to approve the post we will add a suitable category for you and assign the post or product to it.

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