Collections

What is a collection?

A “Collection” is a manually-curated grouping of posts. It is not dynamic, meaning the posts within it do not change unless a you manually update them.

Please note that only registered users can create Collections. Non registered users can only view featured public collections

Creating new collections

To create a new collection,

  • Click on by clicking on:-
    • Collections icon on the bottom left hand corner of your deployment as illustrated below

  • The Posts List page on the menu adjacent to each post on the right( note that this will assign this post to the new collection created)

  • The individual Post view page( note that this will assign this post to the new collection created)

  • A pop up box will appear, with a list of all existing collections, and a Create collection button. Click on it.

  • Then, fill in the following details:-

    • Assign a Collection name
    • Provide a description
    • Set the audience allowed to see this collection
    • Set the default viewing mode for this collection (choosing between Map, Activity, or Timeline). This is the view that a user will see when they first arrive at this collection
    • Determine if this collection is featured or not. Setting this collection as featured displays to all users on the collections menu
  • Click on Save&Close when done.
  • Your collection should now appear on the left menu bar under Collections

Adding posts to collections

You can add a post to a collection from:-

  • The Posts List page on the menu adjacent to each post on the right

  • The individual Post view page

  • A pop up box will appear, with a list of all existing collections. Select the collection(s) you’d like to add the post to.

  • You can add a post to multiple collection, so tick all checkboxes that apply.
  • You can also create a new collection to add the post to from these two pages. Simply click on Create New from within this dropdown as described in the Creating new collections (section 7.3.1) of this manual

Adding notifications to collections

As a registered and logged in user, you can set up notifications on Collections. This means that any time a post is added to a collection, you will receive an email or phone notification.

To add a notification,

  • Click on the collection you’d like to receive notifications from.
  • Click on the three dots button, right next to the Edit button.

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  • Click on Get Notifications

  • You can turn off notifications for this collection using the same process described above.

Editing collections

To edit a Collection,

  • Click on the collection you would like to edit
  • Click on Edit as shown below
  • Edit your Collection details, then click on Save&Close


Deleting collections

To delete a collection,

  • Click on the collection you would like to delete
  • Click on the three dots button, right next to the Edit button.

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  • Click on Delete

  • A black pop up box will appear on the top of the page, prompting you to confirm whether you would like to delete your collection

  • Click on OK to delete your collection
  • If you’d like to cancel the collection deletion process, click on Cancel