December Release

Hello, Community Admins!

We continue to improve the Cloud Community experience for you, your Visitors, Guests and Members.

Here is what’s new and what’s changed for December:

>>Website Builder


A. On-Page Reference Links

Isn’t it cool when you are on a web page and there is a button that allows you to scroll down or up to a particular section?

With The Cloud Community’s updated feature on the Button Editor, this is now possible. 

Within the Button Editor, you have the option of selecting a Form, a Page, or a URL as the Link To option. Now, you have another option to select Component wherein you can choose a specific page component.

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the Website Builder
  2. Open a static page that has a component, or create a page and add a component
  3. Click the component button to view the Button Editor
  4. Click Link To and select component option, then select the reference component.
  5. Press save on the Button Editor
  6. Publish the page

This will be useful if for example you want your membership page to have a component with TWO buttons: (1st button) To join community for non-members, (2nd Button) To Login and renew for existing members.

Clicking the former scrolls the browser to the Membership Level Component, whereas the latter will direct to the Login URL. 

>>Community Portal 


A. Membership Purchase and Renewal on Website

Website visitors can now renew or purchase a new membership directly from the website. This feature makes the membership checkout process faster, easier and more accessible.

If site visitors purchase a new membership, they will automatically receive an invite email.  If it is for membership renewal, they are presented with a login screen to complete the purchase within the Community Portal.


A. Default Access Levels, Roles, Membership, and Titles 

We have introduced a new community concept called Access Levels. Access Levels determine who can see a given Community Resource.  

For example: Shares, Events, Groups, Workshops, Members, Products, Membership Levels, and Documents all now have an access level.

The same is true for Members and Guests, who can only view Community Resources that have the same or lower access level as theirs.

Each member inherits the access level of their associated membership level.  The below table gives a brief summary.

The access level will use the same title as the Membership Level.