New Features in Our Online Community Solution
In most online communities, the need will arise for
team or social group capabilities within the community. Communities large and small often need an area for employees, moderators or brand advocates to collaborate that is isolated from the rest of the community. This collaboration could be for private communications or simply to filter out the noise. These spaces need to surface the same tools (and user experience) that members are already familiar with in other areas of your community.
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DNN's Evoq Social Amplifies and Encourages Online Community Engagement With New Features
I'm excited to announce new features that we've shipped in version 1.3 of Evoq Social.
Group Directory and Spaces
We've introduced two new features:
Group Directory and Group Spaces.
Group Directory allows groups to be
searched, created, tagged, moderated and managed in a fashion similar to the rest of Evoq Social and it is also tightly integrated with gaming mechanics. Group Spaces provides more tools for group owners and administrators to help potential members find their groups as well as ways to invite new members through notifications or email.
Together, these two features empower group administrators by treating them like the community managers of their group. This allows them to manage which features (Answers, Discussions, Ideas, Wiki, etc.) are available to their group as well as moderate their membership base.
Continued Emphasis on Mobile
our previous release, we introduced mobile device support across most of Evoq Social. In this release, we have continued this effort and updated several modules to be responsive which weren’t handled in the previous release.
In addition, all aspects of Group Directory and Groups Spaces were designed for mobile from the start and are completely functional in both environments in their debut. Users viewing, creating and interacting with Group Spaces will be presented with a
design and experience tailored to the screen real-estate they have available on their device.
As anyone who manages a community will tell you, engaging users and keeping them engaged is no simple task. Barriers, or perceived barriers, need to be kept to a minimum. In the latest release of Evoq Social, we have removed a couple barriers in the Blogs area by
permitting login and/or registration as part of the blog commenting process.
In previous releases, if a user was not logged in they would see a ‘comment’ button. They would click this button, be presented with a login or register screen, complete that process, add their comment, then submit. Now, this can all be done in a single click.
Users are now presented with the comment area. As part of submitting the comment, we log them or (or register them) in the same step, taking what once required four clicks down to a single click. In addition to these changes, we have added the ability to
specify an image per blog entry and simplified the blog entry authoring experience.
Other features we added to Evoq Social:
- The ability to see who liked a comment has been surfaced across the modules as well as the activity stream
- Community Managers, or anyone with edit permissions, can now see who voted on an Idea and how many votes they committed
- The activity stream now does a check to see if new content was added to the stream since the user has viewed the page, if new content was added it lets them know
- Added additional scoring actions to allow rewarding of likes across the various modules
- The CSS across modules has been reduced, simplified and refactored
- Made the analytics task run in batches in situations where lots of data was introduced in a short period of time (this can be a new site or import situations)
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