A space is a place for content, including documents, discussions, and blogs. A space can
also contain projects, polls, tags, and announcements. You can create and configure
spaces, setting up defaults for content and managing discussions and documents.
Spaces are typically arranged in a hierarchy that reflects how the community's users are
organized. For example, a human resources department might have its own space, with
sub-spaces for content related to benefits and recruiting. Spaces provide the context
for organizing content, sharing information, collaborating, and generally getting things
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A space is a place for content such as documents, discussions, and blogs. A
space can also contain projects, polls, tags, and announcements.
You typically structure spaces in a hierarchy, in which some spaces contain
other spaces (also known as "sub-spaces"). The hierarchy tends to mirror the
organizational context of people using the space.
People with system admin or space admin permissions can create spaces. They can
also grant people access to space features related to content or administration
By default, people with system or space admin permissions for a space have those
same permissions for spaces inside it (sub-spaces).
You can assign moderation permissions to one or more users, giving them the
ability to approve or reject new content, and edit, delete, and move existing
You can set defaults for discussions and archive discussions.
You can make discussions available for display on other web sites.
Designing Space Hierarchies
One of the first things you'll do when setting up your community is create spaces and sub-spaces in a hierarchy that reflect your organization's functional areas or interests.
Creating A New Space from the User Interface
You can create spaces from the user interface or from the Admin Console. If you want to associate a place template with a space, you'll need to do that from the end user interface.
You can view and arrange the list of spaces in the Admin Console. You can also create spaces or edit their settings.