To add products and review, please Register as a community member and follow instructions below.  There is no fee for signing up.  After you register, you will receive a verification email.  Please click to activate your account.  Be sure to check your spam folder if you do not receive an email in a few minutes. Please contact us via the email account you used to register if you don’t receive the verification email for assistance.

If you prefer not to sign up, you may still participate by contacting Tread Softly directly via our contact form, or by email.  We ask your patience in responding as this is grassroots, volunteer-run.

*NOTE: Advertisers or product manufacturers are not allowed as Community Members to prevent biased reviews.  If you would like to inform Tread Softly of your product, please contact us directly to discuss.


These instructions assume you have already registered as a Tread Softly member.

  1. Login to the website. (top right corner)
  2. Hover your mouse over “Tread Softly” at the top left of the screen.
  3. Click “Dashboard”
  4. You will be prompted to log in again. (You can skip steps #1-3 above by going directly to
  5. Click “Reviews”
  6. Click “Add New”
  7. Type in name of product where it says “Enter title here”
  8. In the main box below, type in description of product and any other information that may be useful to others such as the following:
    • Your experience using product
    • How long does it last
    • Where can you buy it (provide a link, if possible)
    • Approximate cost
  9. In the right column, select which category of product it belongs to. If you don’t see the appropriate category, select “Uncategorized” and the site administrator will set up a new category, as appropriate.
  10. Tags are optional, but you can use to attach keywords to the product to make it more easily found. For example, “shampoo” has been used as a tag.
  11. Please upload a photo of the product by clicking “Featured Image”.
  12. Scrolling down the page, click Scores, please add:
    1. “Value” and select the number of stars (1-5) you award this criteria for this product.
    2. “Effectiveness and select the number of stars (1-5) you award this criteria for this product.
    3. “Eco-friendliness” and select the number of stars (1-5) you award this criteria for this product.
  13. Optionally, you can use the Pros and Cons section as well. Select choice, or type in brief description and enter each pro or con separately.
  14. When you are done, click Publish.
  15. Click Log Out when you are done.