Some time ago we put out a little piece that we called Getting Started with Splatforms to step folks through the various set-up items that one needs to accomplish in order to successfully access all of those wondrous benefits of having an account on Splatforms.com. Since that pretty much covered everything fairly well, rather than repeat any of that information here, we’re just going to tell you to go check it out (Yes, that’s the same link as first one, but hey — we’re pushing the idea. Seriously, go check it out!).
Once you have your new account established, you can also access the Getting Started page, which happens to cover the same subject. One thing that we neglected to mention in our earlier coverage of this issue, and the main reason for this post, is an important link that you find near the beginning of the Getting Started page, which will take you to the Set-up Status page. The Set-up Status page will verify your progress in setting up your account so that you can see exactly what items have been completed and what is yet to be done:
Once you have all four red X’s converted to green checkmarks, you will know that your account is completely set up and ready to rumble.
One other thing we should note is that, since version 1.1.3 of the *forms Local Agent, setting up your target web site credentials is even easier if you happen to use the same username and password on all of your target sites. Version 1.1.3 resolved Ticket #3:
“This is a new feature request: allow the user the option of setting up a default username, e-mail address, and password that would be the fall-back values for any target web site that did not have any values in the username/e-mail and password fields for that site. This way, if a user set up all of their accounts with the same username and password, they could skip the individual site set-up steps and just rely on the standard default values.”
Oh, and if you’re concerned about the security of your target web site credentials, you should really check this out as well: Splatforms and Security. We really have no interest in any of your usernames or passwords; you keep those on your own computer where they belong!