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Intro to Commons, Part 2: How to Customize Your Commons Site

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  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO DRUPAL COMMONS Managing an online community Part 2! 1Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 2. Acquia Training! • http://training.acquia.com/events 2Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 3. Acquia Training! • http://training.acquia.com/events 3Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 4. Drupal Commons • http://commons.acquia.com/ • https://www.acquia.com/downloads#commons 4Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 5. Example: Dev.twitter.com 5Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 6. Who is this session for? • You’re a community manager and you want to know what Commons can do. • You have a Drupal Commons site, and you need to manage the content and community. • You can also schedule a demo acquia.com/demo-drupal-commons-3 6Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 7. More soon • Extend and modify Commons http://www.acquia.com/resources/webinars 7Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 8. What do community managers do all day? 8Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 9. Kinds of communities • Peer-led (social) product support. • Moderators in sensitive communities. • Public face of government agencies. • Volunteer-led social groups for learning. 9Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 10. Your role • Story teller: Make content that engages people. • A good listener: Being on top of what people are talking about, what they are saying. • Analyzer: Gather data about the community, monitor progress. • Good communicator: Liaise between your company or organization to members. • Friendly host: Entertaining, educating, fun, welcoming and safe. 10Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 11. Your challenges • Growing membership • Encouraging Participation • Keeping on top of internal messaging • Creating natural conversation 11Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 12. Multiple systems • Fractured across many systems • CMS separate? Blogs Forums Wiki 12Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 13. What do you use? • Social media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube • Email campaign tools • Analysis software • A suite of fractured systems: Message board, wiki, blog, CMS, etc etc. • OR! - Your own community website - Built with Commons 13Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 14. Drupal Commons highlights for Community managers Overview from Part 1 14Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 15. Lower barriers 15Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 16. Demo:content in groups • Note the form appears above summaries 16Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 17. Follow v trusted contact 17Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 18. Private messages 18Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 19. Create a group 19Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 20. Subject to moderation • Default: Anyone can add a group, admin must approve 20Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 21. Events 21Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 22. Moderating content 22Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 23. Administration • Site admins can see this queue 23Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 24. Terms and categories 24Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 25. Topics 25Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 26. Topics • Provide linked content across the site. • Users can add topics ad-hoc • Administrators can manage topics 26Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 27. Click to full form • Full form has all the options 27Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 28. Add topics • Comma separated list. 28Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 29. Topics added in edit mode 29Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 30. Default - mini form 30Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 31. Site admin change 31Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 32. In mini-form 32Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 33. Different kinds of groups 33Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 34. Group types Open group Moderated group, “request to join” Moderated group, Invite only Closed, invite only Who can see content? Any authenticated user Any authenticated user Any authenticated user Only group members Who can follow content? Any authenticated user Any authenticated user Any authenticated user Only group members Who can add content? Any authenticated user Depends on group setting Depends on group setting Only group members 34Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 35. Open group • Good for: Most ad-hoc collaborative groups • Anyone can create a group. • These groups must be approved by an administrator. • You don’t need to be a “member” of the group to add content or follow content. 35Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 36. Invite only, open group • Good for: “Official groups” in a large community. • Anyone can create an invite only group. • These groups also must be approved by an administrator. • Anyone can add content to the group. • Anyone can see the content and follow the group. 36Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 37. Private and closed group options 37Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 38. Configuration • A special module is enabled. • Old groups can be turned into closed groups. • Content access is not changed in any existing groups until the content is saved next time. 38Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 39. Moderated group • To become a member you must “join”. 39Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 40. Request membership 40Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 41. Req’s admin approval • Good for: Ad-hoc approved members-only groups • Anyone can create an admin-approval only group. • These groups also must be approved by an administrator. • You must join the group and be approved as a “member” of the group. • Whether or not someone can add content is optional. • Anyone can see the content and follow the group. 41Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 42. Private invite group • Good for: Groups with sensitive content • Anyone can create an invite only group. • These groups also must be approved by an administrator. • You must join the group and be a “member” of the group to add content. • Only group members can see the content and follow the group. 42Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 43. Privacy setting changes • Now, by default group and content is hidden from non-members. • Existing group content would need to be re- saved. 43Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 44. Add a member 44Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 45. Administer members 45Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 46. Overrides permissions • Add content to multiple groups • If content shared in hidden AND “open” groups, the content is exposed. 46Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 47. Next session: Building a site with Drupal Commons 47Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 48. Group page layout 48Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 49. Roles and permissions • Permissions across the site 49Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 50. Group permissions • Configuring group permissions 50Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 51. Content types • Add content types 51Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 52. Site building • Part 1, Oct 2nd. • Going beyond the defaults. • Decisions to make when setting up your site • Deciding what your members can do on the site, who can join, who can make groups. • What is Organic Groups? 52Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 53. Site building • Part 2, Oct 9th. • Adding new modules • Adding new features • Adding new roles • Controlling acccess and permissions to advanced functionality. • Learn the best practices for customizing your online community 53Wednesday, September 18, 13
  • 54. Questions? 54Wednesday, September 18, 13