Logon to the site using your email address and password (if registering you need to use your email address, make up a password and then submit to be authorised on the site which should happen fairly quickly). You will now see a red strip with the following headings - Home, About, News, Archives, Photos, Events, Membership, Sections, Sports and Network.
If you click your mouse at the top right where it says 'Hello xxxxxx', a blue dropdown box will appear. The headings in this dropdown box are My Profile, My Settings, My Connections, My Payments, My Messages, Post a Story and Invite Friends.
At the top left, there is a magnifying glass, a bell, an envelope and an icon saying 'Invite Friends'.
So, what do all these things do?
The Red Strip Line
Home - Just takes you back to the Home page from wherever you are in the site. There are different ways to get to the same site on the platform and if you move down the page you will find icons that will show Members names, Posts and Comments made by members, An event icon, News posts and Photos. By clicking on any of these it will take you to that area in the site.
About - In this area you will find information on Our President, The Members of the Executive of AGSFP, Our Regional Centres and The History of the School and the Former Pupils Club.
News - Just pan down to read the latest news and articles posted on the site. You can contribute to this.
Archives - Currently contains the short staff biographies on the site. Pan down the page and you will see a number of postings and to see more go to the bottom of the page and select 'Load more Results'. You may have to type in any teachers name to show the 'Load more Results' option.
Photos - The photos loaded to the site are mainly 1950 and 1960 class photos. There are also prefect photos and general photos. Just click on 'Photos' and then select the category you wish to view. The photographs of the 50's, 60's and prefects are in date order.
Events - Where to look for events run by Aberdeen and the Regional Centres.
Membership - This is for Former Pupils who wish to join the AGSFP Club and requires a registration form to be completed and a subscription to be paid.
Sections - An area for the Regional Centres who all have their own 'club' news for their members - Canada, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and York.
Sports - Where to look for sports news including past history on sporting events.
Network - In this area you can search to see if someone you wish to contact is a member and view their profile.
Now for the Drop Down Box
The drop down box appears when you hover on your name at the top right of the screen.
My Profile- This is where you can update your own Profile. You can add a Photo, School years, Education details, Work details, where in the world you have worked, your work experiences and achievements. You can complete as much or as little as you want in these areas. Lower down you can also see 'My Connections' and 'My Network'.
My Settings - A very important area that contains your personal information and is not visible to other members using the site. This is the area where you can update your name, email address, password, phone number and address. Using My Settings is the best way of keeping up to date should any of these items change e.g., moving house.
My Connections - Here, you can find and add your connections with other members and send messages.
My Payments - Shows subscriptions paid since 2016.
My Messages - Shows messages sent, received, deleted and archived. You can send and receive messages in this area.
Post a Story - Just what it says. Fill in the self-explanatory areas and then hit 'Upload'. Your story will then pass to an Administrator who will load it to the correct area on the site. We encourage members to use this facility as it is a very useful way to quickly and easily advise others of your history or what you might be doing at this time.
Invite Friends - Self-explanatory. This is an area we strongly recommend you use to invite fellow FPs to join the Club who are not currently members.
Finally, the icons at the top left of the Home page
The Magnifying Glass - used to search for a member. Search for a member by typing in the name beside the magnifying glass to view results.
Bell - Another way to quickly show your Connections.
Envelope - Quick way to get to Messages.
Invite Friends - The quick way to open the Invite Friends function.