To create a new community:
NOTE: These steps describe how to create a new community on your site that will be managed in your Higher Logic Online Community, not an integrated database.
- You can create a new community on the All Communities and 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.
|Name||The community's name, displayed on both the community's Home page and All Communities page.|
Select the Community Type to create the community under, which determines a few default settings and the features you'll be able to enable in the Features area below.
NOTE: Refer to the Manage Community Types page for more information.
The community's 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.
Here, you can manage the community's tags: Add any tags you want or remove tags by clicking their X button.
Any tags applied appear on the All Communities page, giving users more insight into the community's purpose and intended audience. Users can also click these tags to view any content in the community tagged with it, making them an excellent way of organizing community content and making it easy to find.
|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.
If enabled, members of this community can invite others to join by selecting Invite Others to Join from the Settings menu on the community's 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). You can create new Community Types and manage existing ones on the Admin > Communities > Community Types page (refer to the Manage Community Types page for more information).
- 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.