Using this site

Top Menu

The top menu contains all user-specific links.

  • Messages
    Check here for all messages
  • Notifications
    Check here for any private messages, friendship requests, activity comments, replies, etc.
  • Site-Wide Activity
    The landing page after login. Includes newly added users, events, etc. plus the ability to quickly create a post and assign it to a forum using the dropdown menu
  • Forums
    View all available forums for your membership level
  • User Settings
    This is your profile and gateway to BuddyPress features
  • Edit Profile
    Your public facing profile
  • Register / Login / Logout
    Self explanatory (we hope!)
  • Shopping Cart
    View and purchase any items you have collected while shopping on this site

Public Services

The ‘Public Services’ area of this site is freely available to those who are looking for information or advice on commissioning a video.  There are various useful guides on the commissioning process, and our ‘Find a Videographer‘ facility enables you to search our list of Fully Accredited IOV Members (currently an off-site service).   The Public Forum allows visitors to read through past topics and create their own and reply, so long as they register.

A full list of Benefits of IOV Membership, and the facility to join on-line, can be found in the Join the IOV section. Additional information can be found within the About Us section – including our Aims & Objectives and a brief history of the IOV.

Registered Users

Anyone with an interest in professional videography can register for the Trade & Industry section. This is FREE and only requires an active email address to start to benefit from additional site features.  The Trade & Industry section includes: IOV News Stream, Trade Directory, Sales & Wants, Local Meetings Notice Boards and details on other IOV events.

As a Registered User you will be able to elect to receive automatic e-mails when new content is posted within any of these sections (either instantly – or in a collective overnight email).  For instance, when another user posts an item in Sales & Wants, you can select to receive an email notifying you.

IOV Members

Members Area is restricted to members of the IOV.  It includes the means for members to contact and network with each other, a directory of sample documents and contracts, video-related reference information – and many more features that enable members to make the most out of their IOV membership.

This section also incorporates members-only forums, where members can post questions to the membership – with replies being stored in a searchable forum for all members to see.  There are currently three core forum subjects – Knowledge Base, Area Meetings and the Public Forum.

Comments about this site

Please use the Contact Us form with any suggestions or comments regarding this site, or if you are a member you can use the Web Development Forum.

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