Web Baby Shower Host Control Panel
Each page in your Web Baby Shower has a corresponding “Page Manager” in the Host Control Panel so that you can personalize it: Home Page, Guest Book, Gift Registry Links, Photo Album, Video Album, Birthday Bets, Quiz Games, Baby Photos Game, and the Skype Planner.In addition, the following tools are included in the Host Control Panel to help you manage your Web Baby Shower:
You can log into the Host Control Panel at any time to make changes to your Web Baby Shower and to save or print your Printable Keepsake when you are done!
Web Baby Shower Settings
Once your Web Baby Shower is set up, you can use the “Web Baby Shower Settings” page in the Host Control Panel to update or change the information you submitted when you signed up for Web Baby Shower. The settings you can update or change from the Web Baby Shower Settings page include:
- Expecting / Adopting Mother First Name
- Expecting / Adopting Mother Last Name
- Partner First Name
- Partner Last Name
- Display Names As “The Web Baby Shower For … “
- Expected Due / Adoption Date:
- Date Is For A: Pregnancy, Adoption Travel Date, Adoption Receiving Date (default: pregnancy)
- Show Date on your Web Baby Shower (default: Yes)
- Miscellaneous Settings:
- Display Comments (on all pages where there are comments): Oldest Comments At Top (default) or Newest Comments At Top
- Show “more pages to visit” Menu At Bottom of Pages: Yes (default) or No
Web Baby Shower Theme Options Manager
Once your Web Baby Shower is set up, you can use the Theme Options Manager to pick different graphics, colors, fonts, and other online baby shower theme options for your Web Baby Shower!You can watch this introductory video to get an idea of the theme options available, and then scroll down below it for specific instructions on using the Theme Options page in the Host Control Panel.
List of Web Baby Shower Theme Options
In addition, once you have made your Theme Options selections, you can replace the featured graphic on each page with your image by using the Home Page Manager, Guest Book Manager, etc, to upload your own featured image for that page.
You can return at any time to the Theme Manager to update any part of your theme options.
The Theme Options you select in the Theme Options Manager will be used in your Web Baby Shower Printable Keepsake. Because printing on paper is different than displaying on a web page, the Printable Keepsake will coordinate with your Theme Option choices, with accommodations to format it for printing.
Virtual Baby Shower Invitations: Web Baby Shower Guest List Manager
Once your Web Baby Shower is set up, you can use the Guest List Manager to create a list of guests’ email addresses. This list can then be used to send virtual baby shower invitations to friends and family or to establish Guest List Only privacy — or both!When you log into the Host Control Panel, you can use the Guest List Manager to add guests’ email addresses to your Web Baby Shower virtual baby shower guest list. You can add guests all at once, or build the list as you and your co-hosts have time.
You can send email invitations through the Web Baby Shower Invitations Manager or use your guest list to establish “Guest List Only” privacy.
There is no limit to the number of guest email addresses you can include in your guest list and all you need is an email address!
Cyber Baby Shower Invitations: Invitation Manager
Every Web Baby Shower comes with an Invitation Manager so you can send cyber baby shower invitations to your friends and family by email or by sharing on Facebook!Once you are logged into the Web Baby Shower Invitations Manager (in your Host Control Panel), you will have the option to share your Web Baby Shower with your guests via:
- HTML (web page-like) Email Messages that coordinate with your Web Baby Shower Theme through Web Baby Shower
- Text-Only Email Messages: Copy & paste the messages (and your guest list) into an email of your own and send invitations using your own email account
- Facebook “Share” post
There are several messages you can send depending on the features and events you wish to highlight with your guests:
- Web Baby Shower Invitation
- New Photos
- New Videos
- Place Your Birthday Bets
- Play Games
- Skype / Live Chat Schedule
- Web Baby Shower Update
- The Baby Has Arrived
Because cyber baby showers are a relatively new concept, Web Baby Shower encourages you to send at least one invitation to your guests and to remind them about once a week while your Web Baby Shower is active to participate in the above activities.
You are, of course, welcome to contact your guests however you like. These are the options that are currently available through Web Baby Shower.
If you have recently added new guests to your Web Baby Shower Guest List (within the past four hours), you will be able to choose to send an HTML (theme-coordinating) message to just the recently added guests. If you do not have any recently added guests, then you must send the message to your entire guest list.
Use of the Web Baby Shower Invitation Manager is subject to the Terms of Service, Acceptable Use, Privacy and Anti-Spam policies. The difference when you are using the Invitation Manager is that these rules apply to you as the sender of the email.
Web Baby Shower Privacy and Sharing Settings
Web Baby Shower Privacy Base: Web Baby Shower is an unlisted,
Start Your Web Baby Shower Today! virtual baby shower website provider. If you are hosting a Web Baby Shower, your Web Baby Shower comes with the built-in privacy protection that you must to use the unlisted link that is emailed to you in the “Your Web Baby Shower is Ready!” email when you sign up. You must share the private link with your guests by email, social media, or other direct communication. The only way to find a Web Baby Shower is by using the unlisted link to it. At this time you cannot search for a Web Baby Shower and you cannot log into your Host Control Panel through the main webbabyshower.com website.You can use the Privacy and Sharing page in the Host Control Panel to manage the following settings for your Web Baby Shower virtual baby shower website:
Web Baby Shower Social Sharing
You can display links that will allow your guests to “Share” your Web Baby Shower pages on Facebook. You can also control these settings from the Home Page Manager, Guest Book Manager, Photo Album Manager, and Videos Manager pages in the Host Control Panel.
The default setting is to show the “Share on Facebook” link on the Home page, Guest Book, Photo Album and Videos page so that you and your guests can share these pages and photos on Facebook.
Web Baby Shower provides these links as a convenience to hosts and guests. Facebook is currently the most popular social media website that Web Baby Shower hosts have asked to have “share” links for. You are, of course, welcome to share your Web Baby Shower however you see fit on your favorite social media websites. If you would like to see more social sharing options, please contact Web Baby Shower Customer Support.
Please note that once your Web Baby Shower is shared on social media websites, Web Baby Shower has no control over the privacy of the information shared.
Invitation Manager Sharing
Even if you turn the Social Sharing links Off so that your guests cannot share your Web Baby Shower pages, you, the host can always use the “Share on Facebook” option in the Invitation Manager.
Web Baby Shower Subscriptions
The software that runs Web Baby Shower automatically creates “RSS” Feeds of the Comments on your Guest Book, Photo Album and Videos so that your guests can “subscribe” and receive updates with all of their other “news”. If you prefer to not show the RSS Feed buttons and links, you may turn them off. Please note that if you choose to use Invitation Code protection, below, feeds will be disabled completely.
Web Baby Shower Guest List Only Privacy Setting
You can restrict participation in your Web Baby Shower to only those guests on your Guest List.
Please note that you MUST add valid email addresses to your Guest List before you can choose this setting. If you prefer, you may use an Invitation Code instead (below). While it is possible to use both Invitation Codes and Guest List at the same time, please note that the harder you make it for strangers to access your Web Baby Shower, the harder you make it for your guests to do so too.
Web Baby Shower Invitation Code Privacy Setting
The Invitation Code option allows you to to restrict access to only those guests who know the unlisted URL of your Web Baby Shower and have the Invitation Code (which acts as a psuedo password).
While it is possible to use both Invitation Codes and Guest List at the same time, please note that the harder you make it for strangers to access your Web Baby Shower, the harder you make it for your guests to do so too.
Additional Hosts Manager
Need a little help? You can use the Additional Hosts Manager to add co-hosts to your Web Baby Shower.Once your co-hosts are set up, they can help you manage all aspects of your Web Baby Shower from photos, to games, to guest lists and more.
Please note that you do not have to add any co-hosts at all, that you can add just one co-host, or as many as you like!
Web Baby Shower Help
This page is meant to introduce you to the Host Control Panel that is included with all Web Baby Showers. If you need specific information on using the Host Control Panel for your Web Baby Shower, please see Host Control Panel Login Help.