When widgets are available to design pages for places in your community, you may need to choose between pages based on widgets and pages
based on tiles.
Because tiles provide a better user experience and perform better, we recommend them over
When you're setting up a new place and widgets are enabled in your community, you can choose to enable an Overview page, which uses
widgets, or an Activity page, which uses tiles. Place templates, which are customized for
specific kinds of collaboration, always use tiles. Tiles use newer technology and are
mobile-optimized; widgets cannot be displayed on a mobile device. Keep in mind that if you
disable the Overview page in a place, you can choose to add additional tile-based custom Pages,
which let you spread out your content over multiple tabs with less content (and thus better
mobile usability). For more on tiles, see add tiles and external stream integrations.
Use widgets when:
You are configuring a community home page for desktop users. (Widgets are your only choice here.)
You're setting up a Jive-x community and you need to take advantage of the customer service
You have an Overview page you created in an earlier version of Jive and you're not ready to change the look and feel of the place.
Your community or the audience of your Place doesn't rely heavily on mobile usage.
Use tiles when:
You are configuring a community home page for mobile browser users. (Tiles are your only choice here.)
Your community or the audience of your Place relies heavily on mobile usage. (For example, many sales teams operate remotely.)
You need to bring streamed content, such as a Chatter or Facebook stream, into your place
from outside the community.
You want to include custom pages as well as an Activity page in a place. (To use the Pages
feature in a place, you need to disable the widget-based Overview page in that place.)
Advanced Options When Widgets are Enabled
If widgets are enabled in your community, you may need to set your place's navigation to
Activity + Pages to take advantage of tiles (recommended):
Go to the landing page for your place and click the gear icon > Settings or click the info icon > Edit. The Edit page opens.
Click Advanced Options > Activity + Pages, and then OK.
Note: If you would rather use an
Overview page with widgets, instead of Activity + Pages, you can
choose one of the two options that include an Overview page. If you select
Activity + Overview Page, you'll need to specify which page
will be the landing page for the place.