To connect your members using Community Groups, you need CommunityAlly – an AccessAlly add-on.
You create Groups inside offerings. Members can view other members in the same Group and @mention members. Members can Reply, Mention and Favorite each other’s Posts.
Group membership is determined by the offering’s access tags. To create a new group, in the admin dashboard, navigate to AccessAlly > Offerings and select the offering of choice.
Access to Groups
There are two main ways that you can add community groups to your site. Below you’ll see examples of each.
Option 1: Base Page Community
Add a group to an Offering Base Module* – (easiest option) this provides all users with instant access to the community group. Your community group is unlocked instantly with the Offering Base Access tag.
Your group won’t be created until you hit the SAVE button to update your offering’s settings. Once you do, you will see additional edit, and preview buttons next to the default delete button. The edit button gives you quick access to a group’s settings tab to update group name, description, and cover image and the preview button gives you quick access to the group’s feed tab, which is also the group’s main home page.
Option 2: Tag-Based Module Community
Add a group to an offering module* – (most flexible option) this provides tag-based access to the Group. (*A member is only added to the group when they have the Has Access tag for that module.)