May 16, 2017 - Community Building - Technology

Set KPIs to Help Your Community Blossom

Learn about the importance of KPIs for Community Management and the Open Social Analytics solution to help you monitor your community goals.

posted by Niels
Feb 16, 2017 - User Experience - Technology

Advantages of a Component Library

In this blog our designer Bas explains the benefits of an Atomic design based component library for UX, UI and visual designers as well front-end developers.

posted by Bas
Feb 01, 2017 - Technology - User Experience

Introducing the Mentions Feature for Open Social

Taras gives a short history of mentions and explains how we have integrated this feature into Open Social to boost engagement.

posted by Taras
Jan 18, 2017 - Technology

Installing Open Social with Composer

In this blog Jaap explains how people familiar with GIT and Drush can install Open Social locally with Composer.

posted by Jaap
Jan 04, 2017 - Technology

Advantages of Using Atomic Design for Open Social

In this blog Frank de Riet explains the benefits of Atomic Design and how we've implemented it for Open Social.

posted by Frank
Dec 07, 2016 - Technology

Time to Slowly Move Away from Bootstrap

In this blog Maikel walks you through our designing and theming efforts for 2016 and explains the challenges we faced naming things in our distribution.

posted by Maikel
Nov 08, 2016 - Technology

Performance Gains Using BigPipe for Open Social

This article investigates how feasible it is to implement the Drupal 8 BigPipe core module for Open Social. We explore potential caveats and give recommendations.

posted by Niels
Oct 28, 2016 - Technology

Groups Module at the Center of Your Community

In this article we explain how we incorporate the group module in Open Social and how you can use it for your community.


posted by Ronald
Oct 12, 2016 - Technology

Architecture of the Activity Stream

In this blog post we talk about the activity stream, cover aggregation and content delivery and describe the architecture behind the activity stream in Open Social.

posted by Taras
Sep 26, 2016 - Community Building - Technology

Planting the Seeds for Engagement With Onboarding

In this blog Frank explains what user onboarding is, which onboarding methods there are and how we've implemented this for Open Social.

posted by Frank
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Sep 20, 2017 - Security - SaaS

Keep your community safe with backups

How Open Social has built in backups to keep your community safe from data loss

posted by Bram
Sep 11, 2017 - Community Building

How to set up community moderation guidelines

In this blogpost we explore the basics of community moderation, examples of community guidelines and what tools Open Social offers to help you moderate your online community.

posted by Evelien
Sep 04, 2017 - Community Building

KPI setting for the first year of community building

Learn all about which KPI metrics you should measure to make your community a success in the first year and how Open Social facilitates this.

posted by Evelien