Many associations and businesses have multi-tiered structures: leadership hierarchies, committees and sub-committees, and products under product lines. With Higher Logic's Nested Communities module, you can structure your communities to reflect whatever "layer" approach is used by your organization.
The Nested Communities module lets you "nest" three sub-tiers of sub-communities (nested communities) under your main community—for a total of four tiers—and there can be an unlimited number of nested communities on each sub-tier.
NOTE: View and join permissions are established independently for each nested community. This lets you control the visibility of the various tiers.
To view the structure your nested communities:
- In the Admin Toolbar, click Admin.
- Navigate to Community > Communities > List.
- Click the down arrow to the right of the page title and select Nested Communities.
Your community structure
The Nested Communities page presents a convenient view of your community structure and gives you the ability to easily access your nested communities. The nested communities are listed alphabetically under their "parent" communities. Each community name is a link to the community; click a community name to visit the community page in a new tab.
NOTE: You cannot manage your communities on this page. You can manage them on the Communities List page (see Community List) and on a community's Edit Community Settings page.
Type letters, numbers, or characters in the filter field to prune the structure by nested community name. You must type at least three characters for the filtering to activate. As you type, the structure will automatically update to display all matching communities. The filtering will remain in effect until you clear the field or navigate away from the page.
NOTE: This field will accept any characters that were accepted as part of a community name. In this field, letters in community names are not case sensitive (e.g., type "member" to retrieve "Member").
You can click Expand All to see your entire network of nested communities, and click Collapse All to hide everything except the main community.
NOTE: The house icon next to the main (top-level) community has the same expand-collapse functionality as the text options. You can also click the plus (+) and minus (—) symbols to expand and collapse the nested communities structure.
Click the information icon (i) to see community-specific statistics, such as member count, library entries, and events. Click Close to return to the nested communities page.
Nested Community websites
With a tiered structure, you can create a central website for the entire community tree or individual websites for each nested community. Just as there can be an unlimited number of nested communities, there can be an unlimited number of nested community websites under the single main community.
NOTE: If a nested community doesn't have its own website, its content can be included for display on the website of the immediate "parent" that does have its own site, or on the main site.