Managing an External Group
All administrative functions for managing external groups are found in the Settings
list under the gear icon at the top of the group page.
Here’s a quick overview of the tasks you can perform as an External Contributor Admin (or Socialcast admin):
||From the Settings drop-down list, select Edit Settings. Change the group name, group description, and/or group options.
||From the Settings drop-down list, select Manage Members. From the Member list, select the drop-down list under the gear icon. You can make the selected member an admin for the group, or you can remove the member from the group. You cannot make an external contributor the admin for a group.
An External Contributor Admin can remove an external contributor from the group(s) they manage, but they cannot remove an external contributor from the community as a whole. A Socialcast admin must deactivate the external contributor through the Admin panel (Admin Settings > Community Management > User Management > filter role by External Contributor > Actions > Deactivate).
If you remove an external contributor from all their groups without deactivating them, they can still log into the community; they just won’t see any content.
|Edit Helpful Links
||From the Settings drop-down list, select Edit Helpful Links. Click Add new section and supply the necessary information. These links will appear under the Group Helpful Links section on the right-hand column of the page.
||From the Settings drop-down list, select Import Webfeeds. Click the Add button next to the webfeeds you wish to add.
|Subscribe to feed via RSS
||From the Settings drop-down list, select Subscribe to feed via RSS. The group feed will appear in your RSS reader.
|Receive emails for new posts
||From the Settings drop-down list, select Receive emails for new posts.
|Make this stream my default
||From the Settings drop-down list, select Make this stream my default. If selected, this group stream will be the first screen you see every time you log in to Socialcast.
|Embed Group Stream
||From the Settings drop-down list, select Embed Group Stream. This is to embed your group stream into a third-party application as a Reach Extension. Follow the prompt for directions on how to embed the code.
||From the Settings drop-down list, select Archive. When you archive a group, you close it to any new posts. The group does not appear in the Groups Directory, but you can access it by searching for the name on the Groups Directory page. Only community members who had access to the group will be able to view the archived group.