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 (including the Home page) in your community. For more information, see Understanding pages in places.

You can have Activity, Overview, and custom pages enabled for your place. The leftmost page in the place navigation menu becomes the landing page of your place. For more information about changing the order of items in the menu, see Managing page navigation in places.

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 Gear icon > Settings. The Edit Group page opens.
  2. Click Advanced Options.
  3. Select the Overview page check box.
    Note: When widgets are enabled, you can use an Overview page in addition to an Activity page. By default, the Overview page is set as the landing page for the place. You can change this by using page navigation, as described in Managing page navigation in places.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

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