Space creation options

You have several options when setting up a space.

Space landing page

By default, the Activity page is used as the main space page. It uses tiles to present information. In some cases, you can also enable the Overview page that uses widgets instead of tiles.

Advanced space creation options

In the following table, the asterisks (*) note when this advanced option for place navigation might be unavailable.

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.
I want to. . . You should. . . Can I change this later?
Design a landing page that's optimized for a specific work purpose. Create a group, then for the Activity page choose and configure a Place Template customized for the kind of work you want to do. For more information, see Place Templates for designing activity and custom pages for places. Place Templates only apply to Activity pages. Yes.
Design a landing page with widgets* Select the Overview page check box under the Advanced Options during setup, and fill out a widget layout under gear icon > Overview Page from the group page. For more information, see Designing Overview pages for places. Yes.
Make more custom pages in the place for displaying information, not just a landing page. Create the group, and then add the pages to your place afterward. See Adding custom pages to places. Yes.
Integrate external streams from Facebook, Chatter, or any other apps your community admin has enabled.* Create the group, then click Add a stream integration when configuring the Activity page. For more information, see Adding tiles with external stream integrations to Activity page. Yes, but keep in mind that some external stream types cannot be disconnected from the group except via a Support call.
Limit the kinds of content that can be included in this place. During place setup, after you preview the group, edit the Activity page. Yes.
Store the place binary documents outside Jive, for example, in Box or SharePoint. During place setup, after you preview the topic, edit the Activity page. External file storage is available if at least one storage provider has been set up by community administrators. For more information, see Using external file storage. Yes, but if the place is later disconnected from external storage, users will see references to documents that they can't access from Jive anymore.
Make sure people can find the place. Add tags and place categories to your place in the place settings. Yes. Just remove or replace the tags or place categories.