By default, all Connect platform display a map directly below the main image of the home page and volunteer dashboard:

The default map is of downtown Asheville, home of Galaxy Digital! If you don't want an Asheville map to appear on your site, however, you have a couple options:

  • Change the map to reflect your area.
  • Replace the map with an image.

This article explains how to do both!

Changing the Home Page Map

In addition to appearing on your platform's home page (for the visitor who is not logged in), the map appears on the volunteer dashboard (for the logged-in user) as the backdrop for the Search for more opportunities option on their dashboard.

As  mentioned previously, the default map shows downtown Asheville, NC. To change the displayed location:

  1. From your site manager panel, go to Settings > Main Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the Home Page area on the right side of your screen.
  3. Enter an address into the Home Page Map fields.

Remember to click Update Settings to save your work.

Making Your Site Sparkle with a Home Page Image

To make your site really stand out, you can upload an image to replace the map, as shown in this example:

You can select any image; just keep in mind that it appears as "faded" on the home page. To replace the home page map with an image:

  1. From your site manager panel, go to Settings > Main Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the Home Page area on the right side of your screen.
  3. Next to Home Page Image, click Choose File.
  4. Browse to the image, and double-click (or click Open).
  5. Click Update Settings.

To see how the image looks, you must log out of your site. Once you've logged out, you'll be taken to your home page as it will appear to site visitors.

Note: The size of the default map image is 640x640 pixels, but the system will adjust the image if it's a different size--so your image does not need to be the exact size of the default. Of course, you want to avoid images that are very small (as they might be stretched to a point of not looking good) or very large (as this could slow down the loading of the site).