TipsTruTravel Club Tips and Tricks… Home | About | Tips | Music Videos | Messaging | MembersPosting on TruTravel is simple (follow tips procedure), fast and very user-friendly. A lot of the “fat” that is encountered on Twitter and similar sites has been cut from TruTravel so that it runs lean and somewhat mean. We believe that TruTravel posters are mostly focused on sharing their views, beliefs, angles and news… in short, sharing and writing posts. Unimportant distractions like recruiting followers, likes and retweets are far less important… and actually kind of trivial.Although members of TruTravel Club can post and comment on just about any topic, most comments will reflect lifestyle, travel and vacation opportunities and events. Sign-Up Steps… You are very welcome to open a 100% FREE account to post messages on TruTravel. It is a very new site still in Beta testing as of April 15 and not officially open. In testing, we’ve seen that using different devices and different internet browsers have an effect on sign-up procedures.Start by choosing a username. This is the name you will be known by on the site. You will also login to the site using this name.After you login the first time, you will land on your account or profile page. It’s highly advisable to have an avatar photo or graphic chosen at this time. It should be at least 150 pixels by 150 pixels. You will have the chance to square crop your avatar to your preference after you upload it.After you upload your avatar, enter some amount of “Bio” info in the box… even one word will work to start. You can add, edit or update info later. Next, click on the “Update Account” button. Then, using the button on the lower left side, click on “Logout”. You MUST Logout to save your profile information.Login again and see your account page. You are now set to go to the CHATS page and start posting and replying to messages.Followers and Following…Due to the fact that TruTravel is targeted to fans of leisure travel and vacation, everyone’s posts are seen and read by everyone who visits and browses the site; not just by people who follow you.People who read your posts can comment directly to you in public view and like or agree with your post. To reply to a post, simply hover your cursor above the post and click on the “Reply” tab.Replies and Replies to Replies (Retweets)…Replies are posted in full public view. On TruChats, they are similar to retweets on Twitter. They “repost” the complete, original message along with the replier’s comment.Replies can actually be the start of a live, real-time, text chat… provided of course you want to chat and the person you are replying to is online with you. Essentially, you can chat back and forth in real time.Creating “Clickable” Links… To create a clickable link to another web page or website, very simply type (without the quotation marks) “TruTravel.club” or “TruTravel.club/chats/” or “TruTravel.club/profiles/”Posting Videos…Videos resolve to a reasonably sized playback screen on most devices if they are YouTube videos. To post a YouTube video simply include the URL for sharing a video. It look will something like – https://youtu.be/PF78HbkQb8Q – You can find this URL on YouTube under the “Share” tab of your chosen video. Copy and paste it into the “Message” box and send it. When this URL is published it will automatically morph into a viewable TV screen.The URLs provided by other video sites like Rumble.com and Vimeo.com will resolve to clickable links that will connect the viewer to videos on either Rumble or Vimeo.Posting Photos… (.jpg, .gif, .png) Posting photos or graphics to accompany or enhance your text messages is easy. Start by opening the file, gallery or album that stores your images and you can do this by clicking on the “paper clip” icon that is beside the TruTravel message text input box. After you locate the image you want to include with your message, click on it to open it.You can decide whether you want your photo to appear before or above your text, or after, by when you click on the image. The published image will be slightly smaller than the original, but can be restored to a larger size by clicking on it in your published message.Writing and Posting…This covers the basics of publishing a message post; including a video; and/or including a photo or graphic with your post. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or requests for assistance if you need help with any aspect of using TruTravel Club.