We often get asked how to create a portal-like home page for a community.
A homepage has many benefits including:
Showing your best content first
By using the "Our Picks" blocks, you can display your best content first. This content sets the tone for the site and will encourage engagement across your site.
Display multiple areas of the suite
Each application has its own feed blocks that can be used to display content on the home page. If your members use Gallery heavily, then showcase those photos on the homepage. If you use Calendar a lot to schedule events, then show event feeds.
By displaying feeds to content is a great way to showcase all areas of your site on a single page.
For those of us that grew up with forums are used to viewing a list of categories and forums. We find it easy to scan the list of forums and dip into the ones that interest us.
For those that are not so familiar, a homepage displaying easily accessible content reduces the confusion and invites true content discovery.
In this short video, we show you how to create a homepage in under 5 minutes using the Pages app.
Pages is available with all Cloud plans and is available to purchase when buying a self-hosting license.
This video shows:
- How to set Pages as the default application
- How to create a Page Builder page
- How to configure blocks to fine tune the feeds
As you can see, it's a straightforward task, and you do not need to know any programming or design to create a compelling homepage.
Do you have a homepage like this? We'd love to see it!
Edited by Matt