In this article, you will get a high level overview of the main home page for your Community.
In this article:
About This Feature
This article discusses the main Community home page that you'll see once you've created a Community. If you have not already, you'll want to read Create a Community first.
Your Community home page is the main page for your Community - this is the place you first land when you open a Community, and it's where you'll find a summary of the latest activity and updates happening within the Community.
How It Works
From your Community home page, you'll have an overview of your Community that includes recent activity and updates, and actions you can take (like posting comments or creating Spaces).
To make it easier to demonstrate, we've broken the main page down into 3 main sections:
- The left side,
- The middle, and
- The right side
Jump to the sections below to learn more about each of these 3 main sections, and what features and functions are included.
Sections of the Community Home Page
The Left Side
On the left side of your Community home page, you will see your main Community navigation menu.
This section includes the link back to your main student dashboard (at the top of the page), as well as:
Click Home from any page in your Community to navigate back to the main Community home page.
Click Following to view the posts that you have selected to follow.
Click Members to view a list of all of the members within your Community, as well as their profile image and role (either Moderator, or Student)
Click Events to view both your upcoming and past live events.
This section will display all of the Spaces that currently exist within your Community.
Click this to create a new space within your Community
The Middle Section
In the middle section of your Community home page, you will find:
- Your Community home banner image
- Your Community name
- Your Community description
All of these settings can be modified/updated from your Community Settings
- Community Member Count
This is a default setting - meaning that the member count is added to your community automatically. The displayed member count will be visible to both you and your students, and will reflect the total number of members within the community.
Add a post text box
Click this to write a new post to add to a Space in your Community
- Upcoming Events
Any upcoming Live Events that you have will be displayed below this heading
- Create Event +
Click this to create a new Live Event
Scrolling down in this section, you will also see:
- Latest Posts
This section will display the latest posts in your Community
- All Spaces
This area will display all of the Spaces within your Community
The Right Side
On the right side of your Community home page, you will see:
- Your Profile name and icon
Click this to view your Community settings, Return to your Admin Dashboard, View/edit your profile settings, or log out of Thinkific.
- Your Notifications tab
Click the bell icon to view and/or manage your web notifications.
This side panel will give you a preview of the top performing posts in your Community.
- At this time Community appearance cannot be edited using the Custom code / Custom themes. However, you can edit the appearance of your community, using the Settings tab. You can also edit the appearance of community landing pages using Site Builder or Custom code.
Now that you're familiar with the basic setup of your Community home page, you're ready to dive deeper into how to Manage Your Community.