To add a group to your community:

  1. Navigate to Control Panel > System Administration > Group Administration > Groups > New Group.

  2. Specify the name of the group in Name, which is the unique identifier to anyone who has permission to minimally see the group in any Group List widget.

  3. Optionally, specify the URL that community members will enter when navigating to this group. If you leave this blank, the URL is set to the same name as the group. We recommend that you do not change this once you have created the group or links to content within the group may be negatively affected.

  4. Optionally, enter a Description of the group that is shown on all group pages and optionally in any group list widget.

  5. Choose the group type  based on the type of content that will be included within this group. Carefully consider what this should be; after you create the group, you can change this group type, but doing so will reset any custom permissions that were set up in each application and apply the default permissions for the built-in group type. This includes roles added as group members. Changing group type is not something Telligent recommends.

  6. Choose the Parent Group which defines the group's location in the site's group hierarchy. If you choose Site Root, the group is created at the top level. After a group is created, only site administrators have the permission to move a group to a different parent group.

  7. Optionally, choose the default language used by the group. You only need to select a group if it is different from the site default language. You can change the language of the site with any of the language packs we offer.

  8. Click Save. If there are any entry errors, the field is marked with a red asterisk. When the group is successfully created, you see the group hierarchy as confirmation. (You may need to expand groups if you created the new group under any group except Site Root.)

By default, your group includes one of each application type (blog, forum, wiki, file gallery) named according to the group name. You can edit the group to configure additional options, add/remove applications, customize the look and feel, and set permissions for the group or its applications.