This article is intended to walk you through the steps of creating a community, as well as the initial steps of establishing your homepage and site-wide settings.
Tips for getting started. Applicable to books, journals, blogs, and more.
Tips for getting started with your community. Applicable to journals, books, blogs, and more.
URL (e.g., https://community-name.pubpub.org)1
Community Accent Colors (light/dark)2
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)
Banner Logo (appears on the left or centered): 200*750px
Banner Background (spans across): 1500*600px
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
Preview Image (for social media, collection & pub blocks): 500*500px
Increase visibility of important content via the Navigation Bar3. Communities typically include a mix of the following pages:
Issues/Collections/Chapters (whichever theme fits your community)
News or Events
Editors or Staff
Tip: Add a drop down menu to nest navbar items as subpages.
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.).