If you're new to the Higher Logic platform, you're likely eager to begin consuming content (and contributing your own), so let's take a look at a few ways you can find content on your Higher Logic site.
NOTE: This page describes how to find content based on the default Higher Logic site configuration. But because every Higher Logic site is fully customizable, yours may feature unique nomenclature and navigation than what's illustrated here. However, the general principles should be similar.
Method 1 - From Your Site's Home Page
Your site's Home page is one of the best places to see what's new across your entire organization. A typical Home page provides the latest announcements and content from Discussions, Blogs, and Libraries. Only a few listings are shown per content area, but you can click their associated More buttons to browse a complete listing.
Method 2 - From a Community's Home Page
Similar to your site's Home page, a typical Community's Home page provides the latest announcements and content from Discussions, Blogs, and Libraries specific to the community, rather than your entire organization. Only a few listings are shown per content area, but you can click their associated More buttons to browse a complete listing.
Most Higher Logic members belong to one or more communities, and their Home pages are the best place to keep up with the latest community-specific content.
Method 3 - From a Community's Content Tabs
Along with a community's Home page, each includes a Discussion and Library tab where you can quickly find ALL of its Discussion posts and uploaded files, making it easy to keep up with the conversations taking place and the files being shared within the community.
Method 4 - From Your Site's Browse Menu
The default Higher Logic site configuration includes a Browse menu allowing users to browse all Discussion Posts, Library Entries, Volunteer Opportunities, Glossary Entries, and Blog Articles from across your organization.
Method 5 - Using Your Site Search
In addition to browsing for content via the other four methods, you can also search for specific content using the site search, which is typically either located in the main navigation bar, as shown below, or in the header.
After entering your desired search term and clicking the magnifying glass (or pressing Enter), you'll see any results listed below, along with a few ways to filter them, including:
- Content Categories - If any of your results are associated to content categories, they'll be listed here and you can click them to filter your results accordingly.
- Refine by - In the Refine by area, filters relevant to your results are provided, allowing you to check one or more of them to focus your search in a number of ways, like limiting results to a specific type of content (Discussion, blog, etc.), belonging to a specific community, or contributed by a specific user. At the bottom, you can also refine your results by various time periods, like Within One Week, Month, or Year.
- Focus Search - Search results associated to Discussion topics include a Focus Search option. You can click this link to focus your search within the threads and replies belonging to a given topic. In this example, clicking Focus Search would perform a search for "login" within that specific Discussion thread.
- Sort by - This menu allows you to sort your results by Relevance, Most Recent, or Least Recent.