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Groups

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Overview: Managing Groups

Groups are a unique feature that allows communities to grow inside of the Hub. Groups are more commonly used to share information between specific individuals. The /administrator interface allows you to set up permissions for groups and manage active groups all from the backend of the Hub. 

Creating a Group

  1. Navigate to /administrator interface
  2. Hover over Users and select Groups from the drop-down
  3. Click the New button
  4. Fill out the form then click Save & Close
    1. Details: General information about the Group
      1. Membership: Settings that determine how users can join the new Group
      2. Page Settings: General settings that determine Group page setup
      3. Email Settings: General email settings that related to emails sent from the Group
    2. Files: A new group must be saved first before you can upload files from the backend of the Hub and store the files into the Group

Editing a Group

  1. Navigate to /administrator interface
  2. Hover over Users and select Groups from the drop-down
  3. Click the Title of the Group
  4. Change the Group's information then click Save & Close

Deleting a Group

  1. Navigate to /administrator interface
  2. Hover over Users and select Groups from the drop-down
  3. Check the box next to the Group's Title 
  4. Click the Delete button

Publishing a Group

  1. Navigate to /administrator interface
  2. Hover over Users and select Groups from the drop-down
  3. Check the box next to the Group's Title
  4. Click on the Publish button

Unpublishing a Group

  1. Navigate to /administrator interface
  2. Hover over Users and select Groups from the drop-down
  3. Check the box next to the Group's Title
  4. Click on the Unpublish button

Configuring Groups

  1. Navigate to /administrator interface
  2. Hover over Users and select Groups from the drop-down
  3. Click on the Options button
  4. Make changes to the following sections:
    1. General: Determine if Groups can be auto-approved or manually approved by an administrator
    2. Info Page: Determine what Groups can show on the Information Page for Groups
    3. Membership & Access: Determine the default discoverability and join policy for new Groups
    4. Email: Enable emailing from the Group from discussion comments and forum digest 
      1. Note: If you determine Groups can email out Forum digest you will need to set up the Cron plugin that sends out these emails
    5. Upload: Determine file upload path
    6. Pages: Determine if pages need to be approved and who can approve Group pages, determine other specifics related to Groups
    7. Super Groups: Determine if Super Groups can have components, the Super Group Group Owner and Repo Management options
    8. Permissions: Change the viewing and interactive permissions for Groups
  5. Click Save & Close to save the changes made

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