There are three settings to choose from when launching your community: Discoverable, Joinable, and Viewable. Read on to learn more about what each of these settings means for you, your community and your community members.
Toggling Discoverable is generally recommended for those wanting to attract new community members or gain traffic on their content.
On - Your community will display on the Community Discovery page on Participate.com and be found via internet browsers.
Off - Your community cannot be found publicly.
Toggling Joinable on will display a "Join" button on your community. Combine this setting with "Viewable".
On - Joinable & Viewable settings must both be on at the same time for prospective members to utilize the join button and become a member without an invitation.
Off - Keeps community membership by invitation only. Learn how Community Admin can send invitations here.
Toggling Viewable will affect the privacy of your community.
On - Anyone with the link to your community can view the Community page and its content.
Off - Only members will be able to view the Community.
Note: that non-members may still be able to access specific Resources (shared via url) in your community depending on the resource settings (for example a Public page or Course), regardless of the Viewable toggle.
Note: the community must be Viewable & Joinable for a prospective member to utilize the "Join" button and become a member.
Below is what non-members will see if they try to view a community that is not Viewable.