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FAQ
Check here first for answers to the most commonly asked OKport questions.

General
How much does OKport Cost?
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OKport is free for Photographers, Models and Stylists. Advertisers may buy advertising space in the marketplace.


I'm a retoucher. May I make a portfolio on OKport?
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No. Other photography networking sites have been overrun by spamming retouchers from around the world. Okport does not allow retouching portfolios to work towards preventing this. OKport portfolio account holders are encouraged to report accounts that are retouchers in disguise.


Can agencies make accounts on OKport.com?
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Nope. Agencies typically have (or should have) their own sites for hosting their talent's portfolios.


Will OKport work on my phone?
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OKport is designed to work across most modern browsers and most devices. Older devices or browsers might experience bugs here and there. The best OKport experience is in a modern browser on a personal computer.


How can I view my own OKport?
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Just sign in, pop out the side menu and click "OKport" or the link to your OKport is at the top of your Account page.


How do I get my Hero image in the slideshow on the home page?
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The Hero slideshow on the home page is comprised of the 10 latest Hero uploads. So your shot goes into that mix as soon as you upload it. It falls out of that mix when 10 people upload Hero images after you.


What is a hotlist?
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A hotlist is a place where you can store other folks' images that you're inspired by. Other people visiting your OKport can see your hotlist by clicking the hotlist link underneath your info.


What's a Notice and how do I make one?
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Notices are Casting Calls and Travel Notices. To make one, sign in and go to "Notices" via the popout, side menu. The Notices page is where you create and manage your Notices.


Why doesn't my new OKport show up on the home page?
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In order for your new OKport to show up on the home page, you have to: upload an avatar, complete your bio, upload at least 1 hero image and upload at least 1 pic. 



Managing Your Account
How do I add my picture as my avatar?
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Just pop out the side menu and go to "Account." Then head over to "Your Avatar" and follow the instructions there.


How do I add a picture to my OKport bio?
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Go to Account, then scroll to Description/Bio. Click the picture button in the text editor to add a picture and adjust its settings. You can adjust the size of the picture as well as whether or not it links to something. You can also adjust an image's setting after the image has been added by clicking the image once and then clciking the picture button.

 


Why don't my OKport social icons work?
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In your Account page -> Social Media, make sure to include the ENTIRE web address for social media links you add. For an Instagram button, you'd add http://www.instagram.com/your_username.



Marketplace
What is the Marketplace?
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The Marketplace is an area of OKport where you can place and browse classified ads as well as ads from OKport advertisers.


May I use my classified ad to advertise my services?
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If you are an OKport member, you may use your classified ad to advertise your services as long as they adhere to OKport's Terms of Use.



Portfolios
How many images may I upload to my OKport portfolio?
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Portfolios on OKport can display up to 24 images (not including hero slideshow images and your avatar.)


Can I choose more than role for my portfolio?
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Yes! For example, if you are a model and photographer, or if you are a photographer and stylist, you can check as many roles as you like in your account settings and they'll all show up on your portfolio. 


Is nudity allowed in my portfolio?
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OKport does not allow pornography or explicit content, but artistic nudity is allowed. Any artistic nudity image uploaded to a portfolio must be flagged as containing nudity or the image may be pulled and that account closed. Artistic nudity is not visible to visitors to the site who are not logged in.

Nudity is not allowed in hero images!


What is the best format for Hero images?
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Optimal size for hero images is something around 1400px wide x 400px high but not smaller. Portrait-oriented images don't work as well as landscape. Best format is JPG.


Why is the picture I uploaded black?
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Certain PNG formats don't work at OKport. The best format for images is JPG.


How do I add social media icons to my OKport?
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To add social media icons to your OKport, sign in and go to your Account (via the side popout menu.) Scroll down a bit, find the area called "Solial Media" and follow the instructions there.