The Communities List makes it easy to quickly access and manage any of your Higher Logic site's communities from a single page. With it, you can:
- view community details, like their view/join permissions, Community Type, moderation status, and associated features (i.e., does it have a discussion, library, workspace, etc.),
- create communities,
- edit a community's settings,
- and more.
To access the Communities List:
- Access the Admin interface.
- Navigate to Community > Communities > List.
Create a Community
NOTE: You should only create communities this way if specifically directed to do so by Higher Logic staff, and as dictated by your site's implementation instructions. For example, if your organization's communities are managed in an AMS, you'd likely want to add new communities in that system, not independently to your Higher Logic community site.
- Click the plus sign to the right of the page title.
- In the resulting dialog, configure the community's settings.
|Name||The community's name' displays on 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: See Manage Community Types to learn more about Community Types.
The community's description, purpose, or mission statement. This information displays on the All Communities page, and is generally used to describe a community's purpose to prospective users.
Check this box to make this a Topic Community. See Personalization - Topic Communities to learn more about Topic Communities and Higher Logic's Personalization features.
Sets the community's join permissions:
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.
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 about Community Types).
|Event Creation Permissions||
Determines whether only admins can create events for this community OR admins and community members.
You can only add tags to a community after it's created. Refer to the Add Tags to a Community section below to learn how.
- When finished, click Save. The community is displayed in the list.
Edit Community Settings
Select a community in the list and click Edit to update any of its settings. Refer to the View Descriptions table in the Create a Community section above for descriptions of each field.
You'll be able to edit any of the settings configured during creation, as well as add or invite members and add tags.
TIP: You can also edit a community's settings directly from the community: Click Settings > Settings.
You can only add tags to existing communities. Select the community in the list and click Edit. On the resulting page, add any tags you want in the Formal Tags area at the bottom. To remove a tag, click its 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.
Search and Filter Communities
Here at the top right, you can:
- Click the magnifying glass icon to expand a search field, allowing you to find communities by their name.
- Click the filter icon to access filters that you can apply to make it easier to find communities by Community Type, Join Permission, View Permission, and Moderation. If there are any active filters, the filter icon will be solid orange. Click the icon and click Clear Filter and Apply to restore the original list.
Export the Community List
Click the export icon at the top right to export your list of communities to a .csv file, providing each community's:
- Community name
- Integration key
- View permissions
- Join permissions
- Community Type
- Moderation status
TIP: Apply filters before exporting to extract a refined list of communities.
The Nested Communities module lets you "nest" three sub-tiers of communities under your main community. There can be an unlimited number of nested communities on each tier.
If your site has the Nested Communities module enabled, see Nested Communities for information on viewing your community structure.