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How to Use Groups to Connect with Your Online Community


Do you want to connect with other people who share your interests, passions, and hobbies? Do you want to join or create a vibrant and engaging online community around your favorite topics? If you answered yes, then you need to check out Groups!


Groups are a feature that allows you to join or create groups within our website. Groups are like mini-communities that focus on a specific topic or theme. For example, if you love gardening, you can join a group dedicated to gardening and chat with other green thumbs. Or if you’re into photography, you can join a group where you can showcase your photos and get tips from other photographers.


In this article, we’ll show you how to use Groups to enhance your online experience and make the most out of our website. You’ll learn how to:

  • Join an existing group

  • Create your own group

  • Set up your group page

  • Manage your group settings

  • Interact with other group members


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Join an existing group


To join an existing group, you just need to go to the Groups tab on the website homepage. There, you can browse the existing groups, search for a group by keyword, or filter the groups by category. You can also access the groups you’ve joined from your profile page.


To join a group, simply click on the group name and then click on the Join Group button. You may need to answer a few questions or wait for the group admin to approve your request, depending on the group settings. Once you’re in, you can start posting messages, replying to other members, liking and commenting on posts, and more.



Create your own group


If you have an idea for a group that you think others would be interested in, you can also create your own group. To create a group, go to the Groups tab and click on the Create Group button. You’ll need to fill out some basic information about your group, such as the name, description, category, and cover photo.


You can also customize your group by adding a logo, a color scheme, and a group URL. You can also set the privacy and moderation settings for your group, such as who can join, who can post, and who can invite others. You can always edit these settings later if you change your mind.


Once you create your group, you can invite other members to join, or you can make it public so anyone can join. You can also promote your group by sharing it on social media, sending it to your contacts, or adding it to your website or blog.



Set up your group page


Your group page is where you and your group members can interact and communicate. You can customize your group page by adding different sections, such as a welcome message, a forum, a chat, a blog, a gallery, an events calendar, and more. You can also rearrange, edit, or delete the sections as you wish.


To add a section to your group page, go to the group page and click on the Add Section button. You can choose from a variety of options, such as text, image, video, audio, file, link, poll, quiz, and more. You can also add apps from the Wix App Market, such as a newsletter, a podcast, a store, a booking system, and more.


To edit a section, hover over the section and click on the Edit button. You can change the title, the layout, the design, the content, and the settings of the section. You can also drag and drop the section to move it to a different position on the page.


To delete a section, hover over the section and click on the Delete button. You can also undo the deletion by clicking on the Undo button that appears on the bottom right corner of the page.



Manage your group settings


As the group admin, you have full control over your group settings. You can manage your group settings by going to the group page and clicking on the Settings button. You can change the following settings:

  • Group Info: You can edit the name, description, category, cover photo, logo, color scheme, and group URL of your group.

  • Privacy: You can choose who can see your group, who can join your group, and who can invite others to your group. You can also choose to approve or decline join requests, and to enable or disable comments on your group page.

  • Moderation: You can choose who can post in your group, and to approve or decline posts before they appear on your group page. You can also choose to enable or disable notifications for new posts, comments, and join requests.

  • Members: You can view, edit, or remove the members of your group. You can also assign roles to your members, such as admin, moderator, or member. You can also ban or unban members from your group.

  • Analytics: You can view the statistics of your group, such as the number of members, posts, comments, likes, views, and visits. You can also see the demographics, behavior, and engagement of your group members.


Interact with other group members


One of the best things about groups is that you can interact with other group members who share your interests. You can do the following things to engage with your group members:

  • Post: You can post messages, questions, tips, feedback, or anything else related to your group topic. You can also add images, videos, files, links, polls, quizzes, and more to your posts. To post, go to the group page and click on the Post button. You can also edit or delete your posts later if you want.

  • Reply: You can reply to other members’ posts by clicking on the Reply button. You can also add images, videos, files, links, polls, quizzes, and more to your replies. You can also edit or delete your replies later if you want.

  • Like: You can show your appreciation for other members’ posts or replies by clicking on the Like button. You can also see how many likes a post or reply has received by hovering over the Like button.

  • Comment: You can comment on other members’ posts or replies by clicking on the Comment button. You can also add images, videos, files, links, polls, quizzes, and more to your comments. You can also edit or delete your comments later if you want.

  • Chat: You can chat with other group members in real time by clicking on the Chat button. You can also send images, videos, files, links, emojis, and more to your chat messages. You can also create group chats with multiple members by clicking on the New Chat button.

  • Blog: You can create a blog for your group by adding a blog section to your group page. You can write articles, stories, reviews, tutorials, or anything else related to your group topic. You can also add images, videos, files, links, polls, quizzes, and more to your blog posts. You can also edit or delete your blog posts later if you want.

  • Gallery: You can create a gallery for your group by adding a gallery section to your group page. You can upload photos, videos, or audio files related to your group topic. You can also edit or delete your gallery items later if you want.

  • Events: You can create events for your group by adding an events section to your group page. You can schedule meetings, workshops, webinars, parties, or anything else related to your group topic. You can also add images, videos, files, links, polls, quizzes, and more to your event details. You can also edit or delete your events later if you want.


Groups are a fun and easy way to connect with your online community and make the most out of our website. So what are you waiting for? Join or create a group today and see what you’ve been missing out on! And don’t forget to tell your friends about it too! The more the merrier, right?


We hope you enjoy using our groups, and we look forward to seeing you around. Happy posting! 😊


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