Creating an Activity Stream Page

The content area of a basic 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 dashboard style home page.

Creating an"Activity Stream" page is encouraged if you remove the activity stream.

Follow the directions below to create an "Activity Stream" page.


First create an "Activity Stream" Page by adding a new page in Panels. (see Creating Custom Pages) for additional instructions).

When your page is set up and named, click the "Edit content"  link to the right of the title of your "Activity Stream" panel page.

You will be taken to a page that shows the regions of your panel page. Click on the gear icon in the upper left corner of the region in which you want your content to appear.

Select "Add content" from the dropdown menu to add widgets and custom content.

The “Group Activity Steam” widget can be found by selecting the left menu item “Widgets, group menu items”

The "Recent Comments" widget is found in the “View Panes” category in the left menu.

Click on the widget name to insert that widget. A new page will launch with a "Finish" button. Click the "Finish" button to insert the widget. Only one widget at a time may be added using this process.
Click the "Save" button at the bottom of your panel regions page to set your changes.
When activity and comments begin to populate in your group, you can expect it to look like the image on the left. Notice the option of filtering recent posts by type.