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FAQ

You need to sign in to be able to add businesses to the directory. (Although you can view the directory without being a member or being logged in.)

How to Log In

There is a Login Status Box in the lower right hand corner of most pages. If it says “You are not currently logged in.” Then just enter your Username and Password and click the Login button.

How to Register

Simply click the “Free Registration” button on the Navigation Bar below the picture at the top of every page. This will take you to the Registration page where you can choose a Username and Password. We also request your First and Last name and email address to prevent automated spam registrations. Or Join Ecuador Expats Here

How to Post an Announcement

Once you are logged in you will get a Dashboard bar above the Ecuador-Expats picture. Click on the “Add New” and a Pull-down list will appear with the word “Post” Click that and write your post and click “Publish” button when finished.

How to Post a New Business

Once you are logged in you will get a Dashboard bar above the Ecuador-Expats picture. Unfortunately the “add new” pulldown menu only lets you add new posts (site-wide announcements or articles).

To add a new directory listing click “Add Listing” in the Registered Members Menu in the lower right hand corner of most pages. From there you will be given the option to Add a listing, Update a current listing, or suggest a new category for listings. Just click ADD or Update Listing you will be taken to a form that allows you to add information about your favorite businesses. list your favorite business

How to Comment on a Business

On the “Detailed Listing” page about the specific business scroll down until you see a box with stars in it called  “Rating By User” that is the current rating. You can add to this rating by looking immediately below the Grey box. There are blanked out stars simply click the number of stars you would like to choose.

How to Get to the Detailed Business Listing Page

Click the word “Directory” in the Navigation Bar below the Ecuador-Expats picture. This will take you to the top level of the Directory. From there you can choose a sub-category or a sub-subcategory (usually these will be cities in order to break down the sub-category by location). Once you see the individual listings click the “See detailed listing” to take you to the full details.

How to Log Out

In the lower right corner of most pages is a “Member Center”  if you are logged in it will say Welcome (Your  Username),

Below that there will be:

» Membership Details  (where you can change your profile)
» RSS Feed (where you can sign up for RSS although this isn’t necessary since we send you updates via e-mail)
» Logout (click this to logout)

How to Change your Profile

In the lower right corner of most pages is a “Member Center”  if you are logged in it will say Welcome (Your  Username),

Below that there will be:

» Membership Details

Just click membership details and you will be able to change your profile information.