Users can share and manage profile streams, profile photos and banners, account information, and their events, topics, and groups.
Users can manage login details, privacy settings, notification settings, date and time, and account status.
Users can log in using existing information from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Users can log in using existing credentials from other systems using a connection with ADFS.
The registration process for users is fully customizable in terms of fields and process.
Users can set the language of the platform according to preference.
Users can add tags to their profile that indicate the organization they belong to and their role. The tags are visible next to the username throughout the entire platform.
Users can share short messages and images through posts with the community, a group, or another user.
Users can create long posts in the form of news, blogs, or discussions. The name 'topic' is adjustable and flexible.
Users can create a set of pages that appear in a hierarchical sequence that have chapters, sections, subsections, etc.
Site managers can share general community information using the basic page.
Users can hold discussions moderated by moderators.
Users can follow training courses provided by the community.
Content and site managers can create graphically appealing pages to promote events, groups, or discussions.
Users can share items from social media platforms such as tweets or YouTube videos with the community.
Users can add attachments to all content and comments.
All content except for posts can be tagged with labels; making content organized and easy to find.
Users can follow the content of their choice to stay informed.
Users have an overview of all activities, users, groups, and content in the community.
A powerful search function allows users to easily find what they need.
A system that structures content so that information is easy to browse and find.
GEO Location Filter
Users have the ability to search for users/events/groups near a certain location.
Google Translate Widget
It's possible to translate your site with the google translate functionality.
Inline Feedback in Forms
When a form is saved, the feedback for incorrect input is provided as a summary at the top of the page and under the separate fields.
Community members participate in innovation challenges and activities that can consist of several phases.
Users can create, organize, and manage events.
Users can create and join public, open, and closed groups.
Users can work together with a group in a separate workspace. The module is still experimental. It is only available upon request and requires additional manual development.
Activity streams chronologically display activities of a group, user, or the whole community.
Users are notified of activity with notifications appearing in the header.
Users can receive and choose the frequency of email notifications about community activity.
Users can choose to receive push notifications about community activity.
Users can easily find the latest topics, events, groups, and new users.
View the latest tweets in a block on the community site.
Users can send private messages to a user or a group of users.
Users can provide comments on various community content.
Users can express that they like, enjoy, or support certain content by using the 'like' button.
Users can mention and tag other users in all content and comments.
Users can share public content on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Users can track and display the number of page views per content type (events, groups, topics, etc.). The number of views is visible to both the author and visitors on the page.
Users can determine the visibility of content they create. They can choose between public, the community only, or group members only.
Users can decide which profile information is visible to other community members.
Customised Look and Feel
Site managers can style the platform according to their community using colors, images, and more.
Site managers can customise the header and footer menus to make relevant content easily accessible.
Site managers can configure the taxonomies that are used to categorize topics, events, and users.
User information and other content can be migrated to Open Social from other platforms.
There are many other configuration possibilities such as regional settings, time and date, email verification, system email configurations, and many more.
Alternative Landing Page
Site managers can choose and design different homepages for logged in users and non-logged in users.
Social Icons for Profiles
You can add links to your social profiles (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
Subscribe to a Newsletter
Users can sign up for a newsletter.
Site managers can statistically analyze user behavior and activity.
Google analytics can be activated for every page.
Users can be assigned various roles with extra rights such as the content manager and site manager roles.
Site managers can make important content stand out for extra attention.
Content and Comment Management
Content and site managers can oversee and be notified when new content or comments are created in the community.
Site managers can manage users easily.
Export User Information
User information can be easily exported by a site manager.
Onboarding Tour Module
Community members can see onboarding tips as soon as they have created an account. These tips explain all the basic features of the platform. The tips can be hidden if it is unnecessary and will not appear a second time.
Consent to Data Policy
Site managers can create and update data policies, and regular users are able to provide or withdraw consent.
Inform User Data Usage
Site managers can explain which personal information is collected on the sign-up page, the settings page, and the edit profile page.
Disable User Profile Fields
Site managers can disable and clear the data of default profile fields (such as email address, phone number, etc.). This allows communities to collect as little personal information as possible.
Delete Account and Remove Personal Data Feature
Users can delete their account from Open Social. Users are clearly informed about which information is deleted, anonymized, and retained.
Email addresses are encrypted on the server as an extra security measure.
Platform users will experience an enhanced loading speed of the platform and its pages.
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