Creating mobile Home page

As a community manager, you can create a tile-based, mobile-compatible community home page for users accessing the community with a mobile device.

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.
The Home page for desktop users relies on widgets, which can't be viewed on a mobile device. You should specifically design a version tailored to mobile users. When accessing the community on a mobile device (and not using the iOS or Android native app) users can see a welcome message you provide as well as image-rich dynamic content delivered through up to 8 tiles. This page view is also available in the reduced-browser view when you access the community on a desktop browser.
Note: You need to have the widgetized community home page enabled in order to create the mobile one.

The Place tile reference includes more information about individual tiles. Note that not all tiles are available for the mobile home page.

To set up your mobile Home page:

  1. Under your name or avatar, click Mobile Home Page.
    By default, the page contains the following tiles, with no content defined:
    • Carousel tile
    • Ask a Question tile
    • Key Content and Places tile
  2. Click Edit page to configure these tiles or add different ones.
  3. In Welcome Message, type up to 500 characters of the message you want to display at the top of the mobile home page. Note that this message is displayed in a very compressed space, so keep it short.
  4. Add or delete any tiles you want to add to the page, and configure them to contain the information you want by clicking the gear icon on the widgets. You can use the arrows to move the widgets up and down.
  5. Click Save.
  6. If you want to preview the mobile page, go to the Home page of your community and resize your browser. When you reduced the browser size enough, the mobile home page replaces the regular one.