By default all communities have our 'standard home page' set as the community home page, the page that users see when they first log in. If you'd like more information about this page and what's on it, you can find it in our Standard homepage guide.

If you'd like to change the page that users first see when they log in, you can find instructions on how to change this in our guide to customising the navigation menu.

In this article

  • Editing the standard home page

  • Editing the home page text

  • Removing and adding activity feeds

  • Changing the Activity feed options

Editing the home page

To edit any part of the home page, you will need to use the Pages content management area, to do this:

1. Go to Pages CMS in the Crowd Management menu (the admin menu at the top of the page)

2. In the Pages CMS area, you will see the pages of your community, laid out in the order that they appear in the navigation menu.

3. To edit the standard home page, click on the name of the page. If you haven't changed the home page of your community the name will be 'Home' and the page will be the page next to the house icon.

Editing the home page text

Just under the banner, there is a space for you to add a short description of your community, or message to welcome your users. You can edit this text at any time to suit the needs of your community and can include text or helpful links.

To edit this area, you will need to open the Home page editor in the Pages CMS area, as described in the instructions above.

On this page, there is a box named Title, this is the title that will appear on the page, just above the summary text.

Beneath the title box is a text field named Text, the text that you enter here will be the text that is displayed underneath the banner, on the left of your homepage.

If you want to include a link in this section, you can add a link to existing text by adding the following HTML code into the text box:

<a href="">text on the page</a>

To use the above code, remove and add the URL you would like to use. Change the 'text on the page' to be the text that you want users to click to get to your chosen URL.

For example if we wanted to add a link to the Roxxon Ideas Lab 'About' page, we could add the following code:

<a href=""> Click here to find out more</a>

The text on the standard homepage would now look like this:

Removing and adding activity feeds

Underneath the summary text, there are three panels at the bottom of the standard homepage that show a feed of recent activity in the community. This includes the Activity feed, Community Panel and Ideas panel. Beneath these panels, you can also add an area that displays recent blog posts.

You can change the visibility of these panels in when you edit the home page in the Pages CMS area. Scroll down the page until you see the Panels section and tick or untick to

Good to know

Include blog posts panel will not be visible by default. You will need to tick the check-box in the Pages CMS area if you would like it to be visible to your community.

Changing the Activity feed options

The ideas panel

The Homepage tabs are shown in the ideas panel and show users which ideas are most recently posted, are the top voted, most discussed or a random selection.

Any tabs that you tick as 'visible' will be seen by users, any unticked tabs will be hidden. If you have more than one tab visible, you can choose which tab you would like to be shown by default be selecting the respective tab in the 'Default' column

When the Most discussed tab is ticked, a drop down box will appear which allows you to choose the time span that will be used to determine which ideas were most discussed. For example if you select Last 7 days, the Most discussed feed will show the ideas that received the most comments in the last 7 days.

The community panel

The community area panel has two tabs, Leaderboard which shows users in order of rank highest to lowest and Newbies which shows users who have most recently joined the community. As with the ideas panel, you can decide whether or not each tab is visible and which one is shown by default, when users first visit the homepage.

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