NOTE: These steps describe how to create a new community on your site that will be managed in your Higher Logic site, not an integrated database. For an explanation of the difference, see Understanding How Communities Are Managed.
To create a community for your Higher Logic site:
- Navigate to either the All Communities or My Communities pages, available from the Communities menu (unless your site's default navigation has been changed).
- On the resulting page, click Create a New Community.
- Complete the fields to configure the community's settings. Refer to the table below for descriptions of each option.
- Once you're finished configuring the community, click:
- Save and Invite Members to create the community and immediately begin inviting people to join.
- Save to create the community.
|Name||Give the community a name. This title is displayed on both the community's Home page and All Communities page.|
Configure the community with one of your available Community Types. This is an important option, which determines a few default settings and the features you'll be able to enable in the Features area below.
NOTE: See Manage Community Types to learn more.
Enter a community description, purpose, or mission statement.
This information displays on the All Communities page, and is generally used to give users general information about the community.
Toggle to Yes/No to set whether this community is a Topic Community.
Topic Communities are special communities where all content, upon creation, must be flagged with unique Topic Tags (created by Super Admins). This ensures all content belongs to organizational-approved categories, which, in turn, makes all Topic Community content easily searchable and consumable by users interested in specific topics.
See Topic Communities to learn more.
|Who can join?||
Sets the community's join permissions:
|Who can view?||
Sets the community's view permissions on the All Communities page, allowing you to hide specific communities from specific groups of users:
NOTE: This setting does NOT control who can view a community's content, just its visibility on the All Communities page.
These three options enable you to control the community's discussion (and associated library's) moderation setting:
NOTE: A community discussion's Moderation setting is also applied to its associated library. For example, if set to Full Moderation, all files uploaded must be approved before they're available).
NOTE: See Manage a Community's Moderation Queue to learn more.
If enabled, members of this community can invite others to join by selecting Invite Others to Join from the community's Settings menu on the community Home page (the Settings menu is located to the right of the community's title at the top of the Home page).
Check the boxes to control the features the community has available:
NOTE: The features available here are determined by the Community Type selected above (in the Type field). See Manage Community Types to learn more.
Here, you can manage the community's Formal Tags: Add any tags you want or remove tags by clicking their X button.
These are tags specifically defined by Super Admins to reflect your organization's approved tagging taxonomy. Users can apply these tags to their content (e.g., discussion posts and library uploads), and admins can apply them to all community content, along with tagging communities themselves.
Any tags applied appear along with this related content, giving users more insight into the content or community's purpose and intended audience. Users can also click these tags to view any content tagged with it, making them an excellent way of organizing community content and making it easy to find.