Welcome to an overview of how your organization can get started on Plants Map. We are a social community that hosts plant collections to connect people based on their botanical interests. Individual and organization basic profiles are free. Visitors also have free access to explore and discover plants, collections, places, and the community profiles on Plants Map. Premium tiers with enhanced services can be found on our pricing page.
How to get started on Plants Map
Step 1 Sign In
“Sign In” and create your individual profile first. The email address you use will receive notifications from Plants Map pertaining to both your individual profile and the organization profile(s) you create. TIP: We suggest that you use a personal display name for this profile. This individual profile will next create the Organization profile(s) and become the ‘Owner.’
Step 2 Add Organization
From the pop-up window choose Add an Organization as your next step. You can also choose Add Organization later from the top profile menu.
Title and Permanent Link: When entering a title for your organization profile page this will create a permanent URL link for your profile.
Once you are finished save your organization profile and it will now show in the profile drop-down menu.
Your individual profile is now the ‘owner’ of the organization profile. Each time you Sign In you are first acting as your individual ‘My Profile’.
Switch between acting as your individual profile (My Profile) and the organization profile from the profile menu at the top right.
Acting as your Organization profile, you can now:
- Edit your organization profile make changes to your settings and upgrade your service tier.
- Invite admins to connect with your Network.
- Use My Plants Map to begin a plant library.
- Organize your plants into collections and sub-collections.
- Post news to our Home Page and your profile.
- Add Events to our Explore/Events page and you profile page.
- Follow other profiles on Plants Map.
- ‘Like’ plants and collections from other profiles.
- Invite others to connect with your organization’s network of customers, volunteers, staff, members, or supporters.
- Connect with other Organizations.
Organization Profile Upgrades
- Become a Resource to be listed in our Resource section as a service provider, business, brand, plant vendor, professional or membership organization, etc.
- List Buy It plants within our plants to buy plant finder results.
The ‘Owner’ of an organization can assign other Plants Map users as administrators for the organization profile. If you wish to have other people help you with your organization page, have them follow these steps:
- Sign In to create their own individual profile first.
- Next visit the Organization’s page and click the “Connect” button on the top above the organization’s profile photo.
The ‘Owner’ will get a ‘Connection’ email notification.
- On Plants Map the Owner acting as the Organization, clicks on the ‘Manage Network’ button on the organization page to see a list of Connections and requests.
- Accept and assign the user as an ‘Admin’ role.
For more information see Organization Network Roles.
We look forward to watching your organization grow on Plants Map.
Watch Video: How to Add An Organization to Plants Map