Creating a News Stream for Everyone

Here's how to create a News stream for all registered users to see.

Users see News streams listed above the Connections stream. You must have Manage News Streams or Manage Community permissions to create, modify, or delete News streams.

For a detailed example of how you might create News streams, be sure to read this article in the Jive Community. You must be a registered community user to see this content.

To create a News stream for everyone in the community:

  1. Go to the News page and click Pencil icon for Manage Streams.
    Restriction: You'll only be able to see this icon if you are a community manager or have Manage News Streams permissions.
  2. Click Everyone.
  3. Give the new stream a title, for example, "Executive News" or "CEO Blog." This is the stream name users will see on the News page.
  4. Under Places/Blogs, enter or select the place or blog you want the stream to pull content from.
    Tip: If you see both a place and the place's blog listed, keep in mind that selecting the blog would post less content in the stream. In other words, selecting a place means any new content created there will show up in the stream. Selecting the blog means only blog posts will show up.
  5. Under Audience, decide whether you want guest users (users who have not registered) to be able to see the stream. This is only relevant if your community is visible to unregistered users.
  6. Under Email Options, select whether you want the stream's users to receive email or mobile notifications every time new content is posted in the place or blog.
    Tip: Generally speaking, we recommend setting this to Off. However, you'll likely want to enable notifications on the most important content that your users cannot miss. Just keep in mind that if notifications get noisy, users may stop reading the content.
  7. Click Save, then Publish Layout.
You can create up to ten news streams, which will display on the News page in the order listed. You can reorder the list by dragging a stream to a new position.