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 provides a short explanation 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

Frank, one of Open Social's developers, explains user onboarding, provides an overview of onboarding methods and explains how we've implemented them in Open Social.

posted by Frank
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Nov 13, 2017 - Security - Drupal Community - Open Source

Embracing Open Source Security with Drupal

Open source security for online community platforms is important to us at Open Social. Here’s an overview of open source security, and why it’s important that we’re covered by the Drupal security team.

posted by Natasha
Nov 02, 2017 - User Experience - Community Building

Why Use Mentions (@) to Boost Community Engagement?

Community engagement breathes life into a community and results from vocal, passionate members. Open Social’s mention feature makes it easier for members to engage and connect with each other.

posted by Evelien
Oct 30, 2017 - User Experience - Community Building

Improve Your Community’s Accessibility

Web accessibility ensures that everyone has equal access to content on the web. Here are few actions that community managers can take to make their community accessible to everyone.

posted by Bas