Groups: Create & Edit
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A step-by-step walkthrough on how to create a group in your Honeycommb network.

Like everything in the Control Center, creating a group is easy - it's just a matter of filling out a simple form. But to offer a sense of comfort and detail, we've laid out each step below.

Things to know


  1. Login to your network using your network admin account and go to your Control Center. Read How to Access The Control Center for help.

  2. In the right-side menu of your Control Center, click Groups to go to the main Groups page.

  3. Once on the Groups main page, click the Create New Group Button in the top right right. You will be taken to a form that you will complete to create the group.

  4. In the Create New Group form, select the Group Type: Open, Gated, Closed, Private (AKA "Restricted"), or Premium (Premium requires Subscriptions to be enabled and subscription products).
    Read: Group Type Definitions for more information
    Note: Group Type can NOT be changed once the group is created

  5. Group Name: Provides the context for the group. Consider the name as a label that offers organization to a set of groups (Office: Boston, Office: LA, Office: Toronto).

  6. Group Domain: This is offered to make the group's domain name "readable" so that when shared, and for the sake of SEO (if your network is public/open), it gives others an understanding of what the group is about just by reading the domain name (example:
    *The group domain must be unique
    * Can NOT be changed once the group is created

  7. Group Description: Describe the purpose and/or value of being a member of this group. It's a good idea to use the description to set any guidelines or rules for the group. The description is displayed under the group name in the web app and in the group header revealed when taping on the info icon ( i ) or pulling down on the header.
    *No more than 280 characters long

  8. Short Name: The short name is only used as the tab name for the post feed: "Short-Name FEED". (ex. BSTN FEED)
    *No more than characters long (for display purposes)

  9. Color: Use a color to represent the group. Consider its color amongst other groups that either may or may not have something in common with the group. (ex. all "office" groups are blue).
    *A darker color that allows white text to be displayed well over it works best

  10. Icon: The group icon is used in the group directory and other areas where groups are displayed. Consider the visual system for the icon as it relates to other groups.

  11. Art: Art is the background image that is displayed in the group header. The image also colored with a percentage of the group Color as an overlay to create strong visual continuity amongst your groups.

    Currently, the mobile space for art is square, while the web space for art is landscape. If you only use Honeycommb for as a web solution, create your art for the landscape space.

  12. Click "Save Changes" and then "Create Group" in the group creation confirmation pop-up that appears after clicking Save Changes. Your group is now live!

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