Manage communities is a place for the site admins to (as you rightly guessed!!) handle most of the things needed to manage the communities page.
Right from creating a community to editing the community settings, from adding and reordering categories to reordering communities, this is the place you would go to.
Let's see how each of these functions would look and work.
Navigating to "Manage Communities" page
Search for "Communities" in the admin panel and click on it as shown below:
You'll be redirected to the manage communities page, where you will be able to do the functions explained in detail below.
Create a community
As seen the screenshot above, there are two options given on the page to create a community - one beside the search bar on the top and other under the "Admin Actions".
Both options would lead to the same page of "Creating a community" as shown in the article below(so choose anyone you like).
This article explains in detail how to create a community from the "Manage Communities" page.
Add or Reorder a Category
Click on Admin Actions> Add or reorder categories.
There are three things you can do on the pop-up screen that you see.
Add a category
Write the name of the category you want to add and hit Enter
2. Reorder categories
Drag and drop the categories to the position you want.
The position you set here will be how the categories will appear on the categories section of the "Manage communities" page and the communities page on the front end.
3. Delete a category
Only the categories which do not have any communities added under them can be deleted.
On the pop-up screen, the categories which have dustbin icon in red are the ones which can be deleted.
Reorder a community
Similar to how you reorder a category, you can reorder communities.
Just drag and drop the communities to the position you want.
The position you set here will be how the communities will appear on the "Manage communities" page and the communities page on the front end.
NOTE: There are more things we've planned to add under this section. So, you can drop in your suggestions and queries at firstname.lastname@example.org and help us create a robust solution for managing communities.
Other articles on Communities:
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