How to get started with Neeach

How to get started with Neeach

Our updated guide to getting started with our exciting social networking features for food lovers all over the world - get connected today!

Getting Registered


If you want to become a member of our food lovers' community, you'll need to sign up.

You can sign up easily using Facebook or Twitter, or just with an email address if you prefer. If you sign up with an email address, you’ll need to choose a password (we recommend using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters for security).

We’ll then send you an activation email. You’ll need to click the link or paste the URL in the email into your browser to make your account active. Once you’ve done that, you’re good to go.

Setting up your profile


You can start posting right away as soon as you are registered on Neeach, but we recommend you first spend a few minutes setting up your profile. Completed profiles are likely to attract more attention on the site, helping you to make new foodie connections in the Neeach community. 

To navigate to your profile, you can use the drop-down menu in the top right hand corner next to your username. On your profile page, you can add both a profile picture and a cover image. You can also enter your own website or blog URL, which links directly to your site.

TIP: If you already have a blog and want to increase your audience via Neeach, then you can use the same avatar and image as your blog if you wish to keep your branding, then people can easily identify you.

We also have a “status” function that you can use if you’ve got something important to share with your followers. If you also want to use the Marketplace to sell products for example, you can use your status to advise people that you’ve just got something in stock, or that you’ve got a special offer on. You can also tell us a little bit about yourself with a short summary of who you are and what you do – maybe what foods you love or what particular interests you have, others on Neeach who share your foodie passions can connect with you.   

Customise your feed - choose the content you want to see on Neeach


You can also customise your feed from the homepage if there are particular categories of articles you’re interested in. Just click on the categories you want in your feed on the right hand side - if you later want to change them, just click again  to deselect them. You can also search for a particular user here if there is a Neeach member you want to follow or connect with, or search for content on particular topics. Underneath the search and customisation options, you'll also find suggestions for members you may want to follow or add as friends.


Notifications


When you've been away from the site and your posts have received "forks" (likes) or comments, the bell icon in the top right hand corner will display a number in red showing how many new forks and comments you have. To see the detail in your notifications, click the icon and it will display your most recent forks and comments at the top. 

The person icon with the + sign next to it (next to the bell icon in the example above) is for follower and friend request notifications. This will show a red number if someone new has followed you or if someone has sent you a friend request. 


Get navigating and posting!

There are two ways you can post – the quick post and writing an article.  
As you can see below, you can click on "articles" to just view articles, or you can click "Quick Posts" to view the latest quick posts from users. Check this feed regularly to find new users to connect with. 

Neeach is a completely open platform and we encourage all of our members to write about food and drink-related topics. We think that’s what makes our community great and gives us a variety of content and opinion.


Are you a food blogger or have a food-related business? Here's 3 reasons to get posting today.


1) Posting on Neeach can increase your audience and brand awareness
2) Unlike general social media, Neeach is a dedicated community of interest. Everyone here already loves food, so they'll appreciate and be interested in what you're posting, whether it's a great photo of something you've made, cooked or eaten or an article.
3) Our food enthusiast community will help you gain insight into the ideas and concepts that work and appeal. If you're looking to branch out and try something new, why not ask our members what they think of your idea?

The homepage shows the most recent article by default at the top, so if you write one, this is where yours will appear once it’s posted. Underneath, you’ll see that there’s a mixture of short posts and articles, usually in order of most recent first.

Writing an article


If you’ve got something to say about a topic related to food or drink, this is the place to do it. You can either type your content straight in or paste it in from a document or another blog using keyboard shortcuts.  

All articles must have a category, which you need to pick first. They also must contain a title, a main picture and a subtitle (or lead). The lead is to capture your readers’ interest, so this should be a short, snappy summary of your article that encourages the reader to click and read.

TIP: Break up your content using paragraphs, sub-headings and/or images – don’t just write one big long piece, as it won’t be easy for other readers to navigate.

It’s easy to insert an image or embed a video – see the + sign on the left hand side and click on either the Picture or Video icon to upload from your computer. If you don’t want to embed more images, you can use the editing toolbar to add subheadings – right click anywhere in the text box or highlight the piece of text you want to change and it will appear. Highlight the text you want to format and then use the H to use a heading font or alternatively B to bold the text.

You can also add hyperlinks using the editor (third symbol from left) by clicking on the icon with the text highlighted and pasting in the link. It's a good idea to link to any sources you quote or mention in an article - it's plain old good manners to give others credit for their work first of all, but there may also be legal consequences if we don't do it. Our FAQs have more information on copyright and how to ensure that sources are appropriately credited in articles.

At the bottom of the article, you can add tags, any relevant links and a location if you wish to.

Quick posts

Our members use quick posts to share what they've cooked, what they're eating when they go out, or maybe even interesting food content from other sites. The quick post function allows you to upload images, add text and also displays previews of links, as shown in the example below. You can add your location too if you wish to. It's a quick and easy way to show your followers what you've been up to lately and it's easy to use while you're on the go on a mobile or tablet.
If you still have questions about posting on Neeach, try our FAQ page. If you can't find the answer there, you can contact us with your query and one of the team will get back to you. 
If you still have questions about posting on Neeach, you can contact us with your query and one of the team will get back to you. 


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