Adding apps to your Community

Add apps to your Community to make extra functions available to Community members. You must be a Community owner to add or remove apps from a Community.

Before you begin

The choice of apps that you can add to a Community depends on what your administrator makes available. You can add the following types of apps to communities:
  • Connections apps. To add an app to your Community, it must be installed in your deployment. For a full list of the Connections apps available for use in Communities, see Communities apps.
  • Custom apps. When your administrator enables custom apps from another source, these apps are displayed in the content palette along with the Connections apps.

About this task

"App" is just a shorthand name for software application. When you add an app to a community, that app is available for community members to find and work with. The app is posted on the Community's Overview page.

When you first create a Community, it displays the following apps by default:
  • Recent Updates
  • Status Updates
  • Forums
  • Bookmarks
  • Files
  • Members
You can customize your Community by adding extra apps. For example, adding the Wiki app gives members access to a wiki where they can share files and collaborate on project documents. The content palette displays the full selection of apps that your administrator makes available for use in communities.
Note: You can add a single instance of each app to a community, with the following exceptions: You can add multiple instances of the Box, Gallery, and Rich Content apps. You can also change the position of the Box, Gallery, and Rich Content apps by dragging them to a new location.


To add an app to your Community, complete the following steps.
  1. Log in to Connections and open a community to which you have Owner access.
  2. From the community Overview page, select Community Actions > Add Apps to open the content palette.
  3. Click an app to add it to the Community.


The app is added to the main pane of the Overview page, and a link to the full app is displayed in the Community navigation bar. Click Overview in the navigation bar to display or hide community apps. Any subcommunities are displayed or hidden in the same way.