Adding Overview page

When widgets are enabled in your community, you can add an Overview page to a place.

Overview pages are based on widgets while other pages, such as Activity and custom pages are based on tiles. Please note that tiles provide a better user experience and perform better, especially on mobile devices.

Important: We do not recommend that you use widgets and widgetized Overview pages in your community. For more information, see Understanding pages in places.

If you want a place to have an Overview page, you can add either an Overview page or both Activity and Overview pages. You can't enable Overview and Custom Tile pages for a place at the same time.

Tip: If you use the checkpoint and status functionality for tracking project tasks, you may want to stick with the old-style Overview page rather than updating to the Place Template format. The widgets in the Overview page more effectively support Projects at this time.

For more information about Overview pages, see Designing Overview pages for places.

Adding an Overview Page to a place

To use an Overview page in your place:

  1. Go to the landing page for your place and click the Manage > Settings > About. The Edit Group page opens.
  2. Click Advanced Options.
  3. Select Overview or Activity + Overview.
  4. If prompted, select the landing page, that is, determine which page must open when a user opens the place.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

The Overview page is added to your place and becomes visible to other users.