Create communities

Communities are the simple way for you to collaborate with several people. They can be created in just two steps. Which? You can find out below.  

Curious about how communities differ from pages? The article "Difference between pages and communities" will help you.

How are communities structured and what do I need to bear in mind?

In contrast to pages, you do not need to assign a cover picture to communities. They are intentionally kept simple as they should offer teams a space for project organization.

Step 1: Create a community

You can create new communities easily in the overview of all communities using the button "Create a community".
If you are unable to see this, you should first check whether you have all the necessary permissions for this action. 
Communities are based on voluntary participation. You can thus invite members but cannot force someone to be a member of the community.  

Step 2: Name and description

The rest of the process of creating a new community is very simple: an assistant guides you towards creating a fully functioning framework in two steps. Choose a name for your community that corresponds to your team or the project on which you are working. The name you select is used as the basis for the allocated URL. Every community thus has a individual name and no names can be used more than once.

The description gives you the option of offering more information and describing the aim of the project or your team in more detail. We recommend completing the field but it is not mandatory.

With the help of the categories, you offer guidance to users regarding the subject and purpose of your community. The users can also filter according to corresponding categories. 

Only categories that already exist can be selected here. Categories can be added on the communities overview page. You require the appropriate permission to create categories. 

Step 3: Access, editing, and visibility settings

This step is (almost) self-explanatory: Only users who are also the admin of the communities are also allowed to make changes. You therefore define who, apart from you – as the creator, you are automatically an admin – is allowed to edit the element.

With the help of the visibility settings, you determine who is allowed to join your community. You can find out more about visibility in this article

Use cases

There are no limits for communities – anything’s possible. However, to help you get started with Haiilo, we have put together a few typical examples for you. 

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