Place Template Reference

Each Place Template contains a unique selection of tiles customized for a specific collaborative activity, such as Sales or IT.

Templates are organized according to the kind of workgroup that typically uses them, but you can rename and customize any template. The right template contains more or less the tiles that you need. For example, if you want to set up a place to track items identified for quick follow-up, you could pick the Sales Answer Desk template when creating the place, even if Sales isn't your main goal. This template includes a Featured People tile to identify people you can direct questions to, tracks items marked for Action and recent decisions, and surfaces popular content. For more information about data tiles and the information they're based on, see the Tile Reference.
It's possible to develop custom tiles that aren't included in the product, including tiles for third-party integrations. Check out for the latest developer information and programming tutorials to get you started.
Note: You may not see events or ideas as feature options in a template if your community does not have these additional modules enabled. In addition, externally-facing communities (those serving customers, partners, and vendors), do not have the Corporate Communications, HR, IT, or R&D, or Sales templates. Internally-facing communities (those serving employees), do not have the Customer Service, Other, or Products templates.