HELP: Customizing Camptocamp




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Tools available to all users, logged-in and visitors

c Customizing the language of the interface

It can be done easily using the links at the top of the page, above the quick search box: fr | it | de | en | es | ca | eu
The first time you visit camptocamp, the language of the interface is automatically set to that of your web browser. The setting is conserved in your subsequent visits.

c Customizing content: activities, regions… # {#customize}

The filter mechanism

A filter allows you to customize the home page where the latest outings, images, artcles etc. appear, the lists of documents accessible from the menu (lists of outings, routes, summits, articles, images) as well as the page summarizing recent conditions. You can choose to filter:

  • Languages
  • Activities
  • Regions (massif, country…)

Using the filter, you can thus customize the home page to only see recent outings in English in the massifs around Chamonix or Zermatt.

The filter applies on:

  • the homepage: last pictures, recent outings, news, forums, articles
  • the lists of documents available through the menus: lists of outings, routes, summits, articles, pitures…
  • the recent conditions page that groups all recent outings conditions
  • the list of routes in a summit, hut or access point page: the routes that do not match the filter activities are hidden but can still be easily made visible

Moreover, the selected massifs will come first in the lists of massifs to choose from when using the search tools of the guidebook.

Fast filter on activities

You can configure the filter for a single activity by clicking on the pictos in the left part of the menu: the picto changes from light to dark grey. By clicking another time, the activity is de-activated. This configuration overwrites the activity configuration that might have been set, but the massif and language configurations are kept. It is also limited to a single activity. Otherwise you need to use the customize link.

Filter de-activation

When the filter is activated, a small light bulb lights up. You can disactivate it by clicking on the light bulb. Click again, and the filter is activated again.

Default filter

The first visit on configures the filter to display only documents in the web browser language. By default, the site is thus configured for your browsing preferences. This configuration is stored for the next visits, but you can modify it of course.

Filter saving

The filter is based on cookies. You need to accept them so that it works properly. For guests, the filter applies to the browser used. For logged-in users, the filter is stores in the personal preferences and will be used when connected from another computer. See below.

c Customizing the language of content when English isn’t available

If a document isn’t available in English (or your preferred language), the website will show one of the available languages on the basis of your language preferences . These preferences set the order of priority for languages. They are set in the third tab of the filter.

When consulting a document (outing, route, article…), the line “read / translate to: French | Italian | German | English | Spanish | Catalan | Basque”, above the description, allows you to switch languages independently from your language preferences. It also allows you to create a version of the document in a new language.

c Customizing an RSS flux of outings?

In partnership with, a meta-engine was developed for sharing information on conditions in the mountains. It works as a data base of links to outings in partner websites (including data such as the date, coordinates, massif, activity, grade and language of the outing). The list of outings can be customized and obtained as an RSS flux. See the article on rss fluxes.

The metaengine is passive. It’s contents depend on the partner websites providing content. Today, the metaengine is fed by the following partners:

Tools only avaible to logged-in users

c How to create an account and log in

To log in, you need an account. To create one, click on "register" at the top of the page. Follow the instructions and log in.

c Can I change my password? my email? my login?

To change your password or the email linked to your camptocamp account, follow the link to your personal preferences (one of the tabs of the customization tool). The same link allows you to change the name under which you will appear in the guidebook and the forums.

c Editing my profile

Each user has a personal page (profile). You can access it by clicking on your username at the top of the page. By default, the page shows your latest outings and contributions to the guidebook as well as links to images you have uploaded and the messages you posted on the forum. You can edit your profile (by clicking on “Edit” on the left hand-side menu). You can check out the lay-out possibilities in this articule. You can also indicate your geographical coordinates so as to benefit from the site’s mapping tools.

By default, your profile is only accessible to logged-in users (to avoid being indexed by search engines such as Google or Yahoo!). You can choose to make it accessible to anyone through your personal preferences. This can be useful for a club or a professional guide.

c In the forum, can I use an avatar or add a signature? Can I hide other people’s avatars and signatures?

You can set these through your “personality” in your personal preferences (see above)

Once you are identified, you can select an avatar and/or a signature for your messages. The maximum size of an avatar is 100 pixels wide, 70 pixels high and 22000 bytes. In your profile, you can choose to see or not the signature and/or avatar of other users, by clicking on Visualization in the left hand-size column.

c Receiving avalanche bulletins by email

It is very simple, using the link to the mailing lists in the Users menu. You need to be logged-in to access this menu. The page shows all the possible mailing lists and allows you to select which one you wish to subscribe (or unsubscribe) to.

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