Creating a News Stream for Specific Users

Create a News stream to show a different selection of content to different audiences.

You must have Manage News Streams or Manage Community permissions to create, modify, or delete News streams.

To create a News stream so that specific users will see content relevant to them:

  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 Specific Users.
  3. Give the new stream a title, for example "Management Ideas" or "My Team News." This is the stream name users will see on the News page.
    Tip: Make the stream title work for every rule you are going to create for this stream. For example, you could create a heading called "Management Ideas" and then create different rules that direct new content from Finance groups to the Finance managers, blog posts from the Technical Managers group to Engineering managers, and so on. You could then add a stream rule targeting content from Human Resources management groups to all these management groups, because those management ideas can apply to any manager.
  4. Select Create Stream Rule.
  5. 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.
  6. Under Audience, enter the users and group of users who will be able to view the stream. You can also enter profile field values.
    Note: For more information on filtering based on a profile field, be sure to read this article in the Jive Community. You must be a registered community user to see this content.

    You also have the option to select Create profile filter so that you can filter your audience based on a combination of profile fields.

  7. Click Save.
  8. Under Email Options, select whether you want the stream's users to receive email 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.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Click 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.
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.