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Community Setup Considerations

Tips for getting started. Applicable to books, journals, blogs, and more.
Published onFeb 11, 2021
Community Setup Considerations

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Tips for getting started with your community. Applicable to journals, books, blogs, and more.

Important Details

  • URL (e.g.,

  • Community Name

  • Description

  • Social links

    • Website

    • Twitter handle

    • Facebook

    • Contact Email


Community Accent Colors (light/dark)2

Homepage Banner

  • Banner Logo and Background (see also Image Specs)

  • Banner Title & Text (if desired)

  • Header preferences (based on community accent colors) 

    • Header color (light or dark)

    • Header text (light or dark) 

    • Header logo (show/hide)

Homepage banner and header example


  • Banner Logo (appears on the left or centered): 200*750px

  • Banner Background (spans across): 1200*800px

  • Banner Image (appears on right or centered): 600*600px

  • Footer logo:  40*150px


  • Favicon (browser icon) : 50*50px

  • Header logo (used in the header bar): 40*150px

Navigation / Discoverability

Increase visibility of important content via the Navigation Bar3. Communities typically include a mix of the following pages:

  • About

  • Issues/Collections/Chapters (whichever theme fits your community)

  • News or Events

  • Editors or Staff

  • Resources

  • Submit

Tip: Add a drop down menu to nest navbar items as subpages.

The Home Page

The home page is well served if it invites visitors to explore the most important features of your community. For example, a short vision or overview statement followed by content (video, interactive content, publications, announcements etc.).

Learn more about page creation and layout options

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