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Getting Started

SECTION 1: “Love It” 101


What is thebulife.com?

thebulife.com is a social media site that allows users to create an account and share their favorite images and videos from around the web. The site makes it easy to capture existing information from your favorite web sites, or enter new information from images on your computer or mobile device. The following help document will guide you through all aspects of using the site.

What is a “Love It”

The "Love It" is what this site is all about. A “Love It” is an image or video that has been posted to the sites main content area.

The following image highlights an example of a "Love It".



You can add a Love It to the site by using one of the following techniques:

  1. Add A Love It:

    You can use the Add A "Love It" feature to enter the URL of a web site in order to create a new Love It. Follow these simple steps to use the Add A "Love It" feature:

    1. Click on the Add+ button located in the main navigation bar.
    2. Click on the Add A "Love It" button.
    3. Enter the complete URL of a web site that has images or video.

      Example: http://www.westcoastchill.com/blog/

    4. The screen will now be populated with all of the images and videos found on the page that you entered. Simply select the item that wish to use for your new Love It.

  2. The “Love It” button:

    The link to the “Love It” button can be found at the top right hand side of the web site. Click on the button to be taken to the Love It button page. This page includes the “Love It” button bookmarklet that can be dragged to your bookmark bar and used to Love items to your boards. With the Love It button installed, you can Love items from your favorite web sites by visiting the page that has the item on it and then clicking on the Love It bookmarklet in your bookmark bar. This will give you multiple images and/or videos to choose from. Simply select the item that you would like to turn into a Love It and then follow the steps on the next page. It's that easy!

The following video will guide you through the installation of the Love It button and also show you how to use it.


What is a board?

A board is a collection of similar Love It items that are categorized or grouped together. Any idea of yours can be made into a board, such as Art, Sports, Music or anything else that you can imagine. You can have an unlimited amounts of Love It items posted on each board that you create.

What is following?

When you “follow” someone you then get to view everything that they Love the minute they create an item. If a new board is created by him/her you will automatically follow that board. If there is a specific board that you are interested in you can also follow that board and view any Love It items added to that individual board. If you want to stop following a person or board, you can do so at any time and the individual will not be notified.

SECTION II: Profile and Account Settings


How to sign up for thebulife.com

Signing up for thebulife.com is easy! Go to http://www.thebulife.com and select the “Register” button at the top left corner of the page.


The following video will guide you through the creation of a new account.



You can register via Facebook, Twitter, or an e-mail address.

How to change your email address

When you are signed in and on the home page, you can complete the following steps to change your email address:

  1. Click on "Profile" at the top left hand side of the site.
  2. Select the edit button located over your profile picture.
  3. Scroll down and replace your existing e-mail with your new e-mail.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click save.

Your new e-mail address has now been updated.


How to change your personal bio

When you are signed in and on the home page, you can complete the following steps to change your personal bio:

  1. Click on "Profile" at the top left hand side of the site.
  2. Select the edit button located over your profile picture.
  3. Scroll down and edit your personal bio.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click save.

Your personal bio has now been updated.

How to change your profile picture

When you are signed in and on the home page, you can complete the following steps to change your profile picture:

  1. Click on "Profile" at the top left hand side of the site.
  2. Select the edit button located over your profile picture.
  3. Scroll down and edit your profile picture. You can check the box to delete the existing photo, browse for a new photo, or associate your personal gravatar with this account.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click save.

Your profile photo has now been updated.

How to change email notification preferences

When you are signed in and on the home page, you can complete the following steps to change your notification settings:

  1. Click on "Profile" at the top left hand side of the site.
  2. Select the notifications button located over your profile picture.
  3. Use the dropdown boxes to select your desired settings.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click save.

Your notification settings have now been updated.

SECTION III: What is a Love It?


How to post a Love It with the bookmarklet

When using your web browser, you can use the Love It bookmarklet to love items onto the site. When you want to Love an image or video from another web site, simply click the “Love It” bookmarklet on your browsers bookmark bar. This will display multiple images/videos that you can then love to the site. Next, hover over the item that you would like to add and the click "Love It".


On the next page, you will need to:

  • Select which board the item belongs on. You can also type a new board in the box.
  • Type a description for the item
  • CLICK ADVANCED SETTIGS for Category, Tag and Price.
  • Category (Optional): You can chose an item here to better categorize your Love It.
  • Tags (Optional): You can enter comma separated tags to help find your Love It items using the site search.
  • Price (Optional): If the Love It item is for sale on another site, you can enter the price and it will be displayed on the Love It item on the home page.


What is a Re-Love?

A re-love is when you love someones item that you find while browsing thebulife.com on to your own board. The user that first loved the item will still get credit for the Love It. The Love It will maintain its’ original sourcelink no matter how many times the item is re-loved.

How to re-love an item

There are two ways to re-love items:

  1. When viewing a Love It in the thumb-nail view, you can hover over the item and click the button labeled “Re-Love”.
  2. When you view a Love It in full size by clicking in it, you can then re-love the item by clicking the “Re-Love” button at the top of the page.

After you repin a pin you then need to:

  • Choose a board
  • Edit the description of the pin
  • Choose to share it on Facebook and/or Twitter

Then click save and the item will become a Love it on your own board.

How to edit a pin

When you want to edit one of your Love It items, click on your Love It to view it in full size. Then you will find the edit button in the top right corner of the popup. When you are finished making your changes you can then click save pin. Your pin is now up to date.

What is the difference between Loving and Re-Loving?

Loving and item and Re-Loving an item are two different things.

Re-Love: When you hover over an item and then click on the Re-Love button, this will give you the option to add this item as a Love It on your own personal board.

Love: When you hover over an item and then click on the Love button, this it like a vote for that item. You are essentially letting others know that you Love that item, but you are not adding it to your personal boards.

How to add a price to a pin

Adding a price to a Love It item is simple, you can do this while adding a new item or editing an existing item. In order to add the price, you need to click on the "Advanced Settings" option while adding or editing your Love It.

This will expand a menu of additional items. This is where you will find the price field. Enter the price in decimal form without the currency symbol. Click save and the price banner will be added to your Love It.


SECTION IV: Creating and Managing Your Boards


What is a board?

A board is a collection of similar Love It items that are categorized or grouped together. Any idea of yours can be made into a board, such as Art, Sports, Music or anything else that you can imagine. You can have an unlimited amounts of Love It items posted on each board that you create.

How to create a new board

Creating a new board has a few simple steps:

    First click on the tab labeled “Add+” in the main navigation.
  1. Then click create a board.
  2. Fill out all required fields and then click save


How to edit the title of a board

When looking at your boards click the button under your board labeled “edit”. Then edit your board name and click save. Your board name is now up to date.

How to delete a board

To delete your board go to your board page. Click on the edit button found under your board. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the delete button. Your board has now been deleted.

SECTION V: Commenting


How to comment on a Love It

You can comment on a Love It item using two different techniques:

  1. One way of commenting on a pin, you can hover over the thumb-nail and click comment. By clicking this button it will then take you to the comment box. Type your comment and then hit save.
  2. Another way of commenting is by clicking on the image to view it in its’ full size. Then scroll down to the comment box to type in your comment and then click save.
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