Creating Content

Choose a content type based on your collaborative goals.

Click Pencil icon to draft a discussion, document, blog post, or another type of content in Jive, or select any of the content type links at the top of a place's activity page. Note that you may not see the Create menu if your community manager has not enabled the feature.

Most collaborative activity occurs in discussions and documents. Blog posts are typically used for viewpoint essays and other long-form communications that don't invite collaboration. For a more detailed analysis of the differences between these types of content, see What's the difference between a document, a blog post, and a discussion?

Private and Public Content

By default, content you create is public in the community and searchable. The power of Jive is that everyone in the community can benefit from shared content. However, in some cases, you may want to limit who sees content and who can collaborate on it with you. For more information about deciding who can see and collaborate on your documents, see Getting more out of documents. For more information about private discussions, see Getting more out of discussions and questions. Or, you can choose to publish your content in a private social group that limits content to approved members.

For more information, you might want to read the help topics starting with Public and Private Communication.

Monitoring Your Content

You'll automatically follow all content that you create, so you'll receive an update in your Inbox whenever anyone responds to your content or, if it's a document, changes it. You can also delete any comments on your content, as well as delete the content entirely.