Now that you have gone through and learned how to create your community, let's dive into a few tips on how to best utilize the tools found within the Community Product!
In this article:
Maintaining your Community
Once inside, you are able to see your Feed or Topic view (whichever you selected in the Edit Details portion), your custom sidebar, as well as all the posts that have been posted within your community.
- To add a new post to your community: Click on the Prompt that says "Write Something". Here can provide your community an update, an announcement, OR even propose an engaging question if you would like to get community feedback on.
When writing a post in either the main feed or in one of your topics, you can add text along with pictures, a link to a video, or any links you wish to add.
- To Upload Media to your Posts: Simply click on the associated icon to add in the media you'd like to include, and upload it straight into your community post! You will also have the ability to check a box on your posts that will send out an email notification to all members of your community!
Within your community, both admin and members will have the ability to send direct messages to other community members!
- To Send Direct Messaged to Members: simply click on the photo icon of the person you'd like to message and choose Send Message! Type out your message and it will send directly to their email!
Lastly, your community includes a state of the art search feature at the top right corner of the page! Use this to search keywords or names in order to recall past posts, information, or discussions with ease!