Wincustomize: Personal Sites

Your own space on Wincustomize!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 by Island Dog | Discussion: Community

With WinCustomize 2007 launching recently I wanted to highlight a feature that some people may have overlooked.......Personal Sites.  I wanted to take a more in depth look at them, and show you how to create and use your personal pages here on WinCustomize.  They are now available to registered users (Citizen and up), and you will get your own personal page with a photo album, guest book, and a sub-domain such as, and more!

The first thing you have to do is register with WinCustomize.  Go here and click "create new account", and that will start you on your way.  Once you register and verify your account you will now be able to log in to WinCustomize using the username and password you created.

Once logged in you will see a graphic that says "create your site now", click that to begin.

Now fill in your sites title and description, choose your country, read the TOS, and click "create site". 

From here you can add links to your site, adjust your descriptions, and use the tabs at the top to navigate to other areas of your settings page.  In Personal Information you can add information such as martial status, your motto, favorite music, favorite authors, etc.  Under Update Images  you can upload a screenshot of your desktop, your avatar, and picture of yourself if you wish. 

After you finish customizing your site to your liking then you can access it now by using your sub-domain on WinCustomize.  For instance, mine is  If you go there you will see what a personal site on WinCustomize can look like.  You will notice that you can browse my personal gallery, look through my photo gallery, and even sign my guestbook. 

Your personal site is great for showing off and directing people to your work that is here on WinCustomize.  As you can see in my site, people can browse through works that I have submitted to WinCustomize throughout the years, and there is even an option to submit your work only to your personal page.

If you write articles you will also be able to view them from your personal page.  You also have access to a watch-list and favorites section, where you can keep updated of activities of other people on WinCustomize.

Members often ask how they can get people to know about their personal sites, and it's very easy actually.  Promote your sub-domain url!  If you frequent other forums/message boards then include a link to your page in the signature.  Do you use an e-mail client like Outlook?  Well include your url in the signature there as well.   I even know someone who puts it on their business card. 

If you are a registered member then take the time to check out the personal sites, it's a great benefit to our members and I encourage everyone to use it.  Remember that by becoming a subscriber you will remove the ads and help support the site.


Reply #1 Tuesday, February 6, 2007 4:54 PM
Personal sites are very cool.  I think my favorite part is leaving messages for my favorite artists and friends in their guest books.
Earlier this evening someone dropped me a note to check out thier personal gallery.  I did and he had soem cool stuff.  The other thing I like about my guestbook is that by clicking on thier name, I can jump to thier site.

I also like looking at where I rank on my stats page and who's watching me.

Stop on by my joint (!
Island Dog
Reply #2 Wednesday, February 7, 2007 1:39 PM
Thanks Zubaz.

Reply #3 Thursday, February 8, 2007 1:43 PM
When I click on the orange Create your site now button appears an error message:
Sorry, but you must change your nickname in order to create a personal site. Your nickname contains characters which are no longer valid.
How can I change my nickname?
Reply #4 Thursday, February 8, 2007 2:23 PM

Theyre called Personal Sites now

As in a users personal site. Because they have their own subdomain, and several pages within them. Please promote using this moniker


Pixel Z, Spaces are no longer valid in nicknames, because subdomains dont support spaces. If you go to 'My Settings' (upper right right hand corner on or 'My Account' (upper left here on the forums) and go to the Stardock.Net Account tab, you can change it there

Reply #5 Saturday, August 23, 2008 6:36 AM
Where do you get your favorite skin add? Also, the ul for the desktop image is still broken. Continue to get 'upload successful/file corrupt' errors evey time I try to ul an image.
Reply #6 Saturday, August 23, 2008 7:26 AM
Where do you get your favorite skin add? Also, the ul for the desktop image is still broken. Continue to get 'upload successful/file corrupt' errors evey time I try to ul an image.

try here:
Reply #7 Saturday, October 25, 2008 4:33 PM
thanks id for the reminder its a great way to meet everyone and i use my url every chance i get lol it makes it easier for people to find me thanks wc   

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