Creating a Basic Home Page

After editing your group settings your home page will have a left menu with 3 tabs: Home, Forums, and Files.

 Video example 

The content area of your home page will include the mission statement and an activity stream (a dynamic listing of content as it is added to the group). Many times groups do not want the activity stream on their home page. In order to remove it you will need to set up a custom home page.

1. Click on the gray “Panels” tab above the content area.

2. This will take you to a page where you can add a new panel page. Start by clicking the “Add new page” tab at the top left of the page.

3. Type “Home” in the page title input area and add the word home after the slash in the path input area. Click the “Create Page” Button.
4. Click the radio button next to your new page and then click the “Save settings” button.

Once you have created the new home page you can customize the content.

1. Click the “Edit content” link to re-insert your mission statement into your home page without the activity stream beneath it. 

2. This will bring you to the settings display of your panel page. The top area is where you will add your mission statement widget. Click on the gear icon in the upper left corner of the ‘top’ region.

3. Then select “Add content” from the dropdown menu.

4. From the left menu select “Organic groups”. Then click on "OG Mission".

5. This will take you to window where you can override the title by clicking the checkbox. You can either leave the title empty or add any title you wish to show on your home page content area. Click the "Finish" button.

6. Click "Save" to take you back to your panel pages list.

The home page will now be set to your custom content page and will no longer show the activity stream.