If you're new to Higher Logic, 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 site.
NOTE: This article describes how to find content based on the default site configuration. Because every site is customizable, yours may feature unique nomenclature and navigation than what's illustrated here. However, the general principles should be similar.
Method 1 - 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 More to browse a complete listing.
Method 2 - A community's Home page
A typical community 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 More to browse a complete listing.
Most community members belong to multiple communities, and their Home pages are the best place to keep up with the latest community-specific content.
Method 3 - A community's content tabs
Each community has tabs that you can use to access listings of specific types of content. These tabs are a good way to isolate your search to one type of content.
Method 4 - Your site's Browse menu
The default site configuration includes a Browse menu from which users can browse all the Discussion Threads, Library Entries, Volunteer Opportunities, Glossary Entries, and Blog Articles across your site.
Method 5 - Your site's search
In addition to browsing for content via the other four methods, you can search for specific content using the site search, as shown below, or in the header.
After entering a search term and clicking the magnifying glass icon (or pressing Enter), the page displays all the matching results. There are several ways to filter the results.
- All Content - This is a list of the content types that the search term is associated to. Click a type to refresh the list to display results for that content type only.
- More Filters - This area lists the filters that are relevant to the search results. Expand a section to apply one or more filters (such as author, community, and tags) to refine your search results. At the bottom, you can also refine your results by how recently the content was created.
- See matching... - Search results that are associated to Discussion threads and Library Entries have a link that you can click to focus your search to that topic.
- Sort By: - Use this dropdown to sort your results by Relevance, Most Recent, or Least Recent.