Good day Marissa,
Excellent question! Each community has a different layout and the challenge for members is how do I easily find answers or interesting content.
Here is a link to my community landing page and there is a screenshot below Welcome | PTC Community
- The top menu bar allows membest to search for content by product
- The top widget take members to information about our upcoming conference
- The Get Started Widget takes members to how-to's and best practices for using Jive
- Within each product space I have a Featured Content as well as Unanswered Questions widget to drive eyes to content.
- In addition to layout of my community, I utilize Twitter to drive people to specific discussions, solutions, or blogs.
I hope this is helpful and happy to chat further.
This is off topic but I visited your home page (thanks for the link), pardon me if this is a silly question, but I notice that you had a few drop down menu's (horizontally) on your landing page and was wondering how you did that and is that native to Jive-Cloud?
We are on our own instance of Jive 7 and that functionality is something we have been looking for once we upgrade to Jive 9.0.
Thank you in advance,
Hi Jim -
Thanks for the visit and your question.
We are using Jive 7 hosted and it is that long menu bar that is a factor to that decision to stay hosted rather than cloud. It is a custom feature we had created and it makes information easy to find.
Out customers like to go right to discussions, information, and solutions for their particular product.
Happy to chat further.
That looks really solid.
If you don't mind me asking, how extensive were the modifications needed to build that Nav bar? Did you hire a consultant to build it and tweak the theming to accommodate? Is it problematic during upgrades?
I receive alot of complaints about the factory Jive navigation, which at this point, I pretty much thought we had to use or else:
With that said, I use it alot myself for management of the site and content, so my next question would be, what is the view Admins see when using your Nav? i.e. Where is Manage->Overview Page or Actions->Uploaded File?
I Just wanted to chime in that we were looking at migrating to cloud last year and had a customization that is critical for our organization and would have been lost with that migration. I believe this year we will be looking at potential for Jive 9 upgrade.
Thanks Sarah - we are looking to upgrade to 9 and really do not want to lose our menu bar and it is very popular with customers.