The suggested communities widget

Communities are a central component of Haiilo and of your collaboration with your users. Over time, more and more communities will be created: team rooms spring up, projects are launched, interest groups are set up. What matters then is not to lose the overview of all the communities. There is a risk that newly founded communities will get loss in the mass.

The “Suggested communities” widget helps admin to support public communities and promote them in a targeted way.


Displaying communities

The communities displayed are selected manually. As an admin, you decide which communities should be promoted. Only public communities can be selected. Private and protected communities cannot be selected.

Why is that the case?

  • The communities displayed in the widget should be easily accessible to all users. Although protected communities are visible, they cannot be viewed.
  • Private communities are even invisible to the majority and can only be seen by members. Those communities would be hidden from non-members automatically in the widget. The community would therefore never appear in the widget in any case.

Widget view

The widget only shows communities in which a user is not yet a member. For the view this means:

  • if a user is already a member of a community, this suggestion is hidden.
  • If a user is a member of all the selected communities, the entire widget is hidden.

If a community sparks the interest of your users, they can subscribe to it directly via the “+” symbol or they can take a moment to check out the community first by clicking on the name.

Adjusting the order of the communities displayed

As admins, you can choose anything between one and 50 public communities for the widget. The dropdown selection menu is in alphabetical order here.

The sequence of clicks with which you select the communities determines the order in which they are displayed in the widget. In addition, the priority of the display can be changed by drag & drop once the communities have been selected.

Example use case

Imagine you have an interdepartmental project that requires a certain amount of attention over a specific period:

  • IT is converting a software package,
  • the sustainability community in your company is looking for supporters,
  • or your HR department is establishing a hands-on community to improve the employee experience.

In this case, it is worth integrating the widget into the homepage. You add your new community and put it in first position by drag & drop. On completion of the campaign, you can remove the widget again.

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