Home page options

For the community Home page, you can enable configuration options that reflect the needs and use cases of your community.

Fastpath: Admin Console: System > Settings > Home Page
Important: We do not recommend that you use widgets and widgetized Overview pages (including the Home page) in your community. For more information, see Understanding pages in places.
Note: This topic describes the options for what desktop users see when they log in to your community. To set up a landing page experience for users who are viewing the community on a mobile browser, see Creating mobile Home page.
Table 1. Home page options
Option Description
Enable the main navigation create menu Enabling this setting allows users to create a variety of content, such as discussions and documents, in the community. This option is helpful for communities focused on content creation and sharing, for example, a community focused on employees getting work done together. For more information, see Enabling or disabling Create menu.
Enable the widgetized community home page Enabling this setting allows you to configure the Home page with a number of useful widgets, such as the Image Navigation widget that links users to your most common places or content, the Newest Members widget to encourage adoption and participation, and a Featured Content widget that connects to your community's important content.
Note: If you do not enable a community Home page, your users will see the News page (/news) when they log in.

This section calls out a few widgets that are commonly used on Home pages, but you have even more options. For more information, see Widget reference.