Create and manage your groups#
Create one or more groups. A welcome and a test group are often useful.
You can choose the type of group to create
- An open group has public content and is open to memberships
- A private group has private content and membership is invite only (admin need to accept new members)
- A secret group is not shown anywhere except to existing members. Perfect for your next plot :-)
Future releases of Agorakit might include more granular control of group types and membership access. Your input is valuable to further enhance this part.
If you are admin of a group, you will have an "admin" tab on the group(s) you manage. There you can manage a lot of things in yout group.
The "configuration" menu#
This tab lets you add a description to your group, set the group tags, define a location (address) and set the group type (see above).
The "tags" menu#
This menu allows you to choose which tagging strategy you want in your group:
- Free tagging : anyone can tag content with any label
- Controlled tagging : you decide which tags are allowed in your group.
Altough free tagging looks nice, it is often a good idea to settle on a fixed set of tags together and then stick to it in your group. "Less is more" and "everyone has a different way to organize content, so let's stick to one way of doing it".
Group admins may also define tag colors. The colors are shared among groups.
The "features" menu#
This menu allows you to enable and disable the tabs available in your group. This way you can enable or disable :
You have also the opportunity to add one custom tab to your group with a custom icon and custom HTML. Use it to include additional content that must be shared amongst all group members.
The "permissions" menu#
This menu allows you to choose what members are able to do or not in your group. This is quite self explanatory, just check the permissions you want to allow for regular members in your group. By default members have all permissions.
The "insights" menu#
This one shows you some interesting stats about your groups and some nice graphs as well.
Invite people to one or more groups using the invite feature of each group. You can also add people directly if the already registered on your install. This is particularly useful if people have a hard time to confirm their email address and membership (trust me it happens).