Mirror Island Quick Start Guide

June 27, 2018

Mirror Island is a new kind of network designed to help you get your ideas and messages out to the world as quick as possible.

The best way to see how things work is by making your first post.

It doesn’t really matter what you put in it for now since you can edit any post you have made, or you can delete them altogether - so have fun!

Sign Up And Sign In (Optional)

It is recommended that before making and editing posts, you can sign up for an account and sign in before continuing.

As a registered user it will be easier to know which posts you have made and it enables additional features mentioned later in this quick start guide.

The sign up form is located on the right side of every page and looks like this:

It literally takes a few seconds, and signing in is fast too!

Click here to go to the sign up page...

Once you have signed in you can return here and continue on to the next section.

Already have an account?

You can sign in at any time at the top-right of any page.

Start With A Post

Near the top of the page click on New Post and the button will transform in to a new, blank document.

You can now start to write your first post!

The area highlighted in red is the editor window where you can type and add images. Surrounding the editor window are the editor controls.

A Quick Note On Permissions

You can specify permissions when you hover the mouse pointer over the icons on the bottom left.

Checking Advanced permissions will allow you to fine tune permissions (although that is an in-depth topic for another day.)

If you ever find yourself in advanced mode, click on Advanced permissions at the top to uncheck it and return to the quicker to use presets.

A prompt may show up letting you know presets will reset permissions - simply click OK to return to presets and continue editing.

Saving Your Post

Once you have finished typing in your post or uploading images or attachments, click on Post to save your post.

Details On Each Post

On each post only basic details are shown for faster browsing. An example post is shown below:

By hovering the mouse over these details you can find out more information about the post including who and when it was posted, and its permissions.

The Permissions Icon Popup

A description of a post’s permissions can be found in the popup for the permission icon.

The Post Link Popup

After the permission icon is the post link which shows in detail when the post was made. Also, it is the link to the post’s own page.

The Member Link Popup

After the post link is the name of the author displayed as a member link. The popup for this shows a few options on how to contact them.

At the bottom of the popup is the member’s handle and looks like an email address; this is what goes in the Recipients field in the permissions popup.

The other options in the member link popup include:

The Post Menu

The menu for each post can be accessed through the menu icon in the top right of the post. With all posts you can see, you are able to:

In addition to the above menu item, posts you can edit will have a "red pen" in its post menu icon. That way, you can quickly tell the difference between posts you can edit (Editable menu) and those you can’t (Normal menu).

The additional options available are:

Wrapping Up This Quickstart Guide

This concludes the quick start guide for now.

Now that you know enough to start writing posts, sharing photos and uploading attachments, you can also explore the other features Mirror Island has to offer! These include:

And other upcoming features that are in development!