There are two ways to credit yourself on someone else’s project – the first from your portfolio, the second from a project detail page.
1. From your portfolio
On your own profile, click the “Add Project to Portfolio” link at the top of your portfolio (on mobile screen sizes this is just a plus icon).On the form that comes up, enter the name of the project you wish to add and click/tap the “Add” button.If someone else has already added this project (or one with the same name…) then it will be presented to you in the following view. If it’s your project, click/tap on the “This is my project” button.You’ll then be taken to the “Add Project” form just as if you were adding a project from scratch – except that it will be pre-filled with the correct project information. If you wish to edit this information, perhaps because you feel it could be improved or because you wish to personalise it, you can just go ahead – Cahootify will “automagically” create a unique version for you without impacting anyone on the original project you just joined.
2. From a project detail page
From any project detail page, click on “I worked on this project” at the top of the team credits (just the plus icon on mobile).On the form that comes up, simply add the role tags for the roles you played on the project, then click/tap the “Save” button. Cahootify will both add you to the project team and add the project to your portfolio (or to the “Projects with Needs” section on your profile if the project isn’t completed and has needs).If you now wish to edit the project you can just go ahead – Cahootify will “automagically” create a unique version for you without impacting anyone on the original project you just joined.
Cahootify Credits and “Automagic” Project Versions
Cahootify is structured like IMDb in that multiple people – cast and crew – can be credited on a project. However, it’s much better than IMDb (though we say so ourselves…) in that each person or company on a project can then create their own version of that project – one where all the info is completely unique to them. This happens “automagically” without anyone even needing to think about it.
This means that, for example, if you’ve worked with a team of people on a series of projects, only one of you has to create each project and you can all easily have profiles that look fantastic. If you wish, you can then further tailor the project info in your own portfolio without impacting anyone else.
I’ve just explained how to credit yourself on someone else’s project. Link through for:
- How to credit someone else on a project you added (and why you should).
- Project versioning described in a little more detail.