Rosemary O'Neill

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Add an Image Carousel or Slider to Hoop.la

How to add an image rotator to your home page banner. We will be using a package called Slick. Slick is fully compatible with Hoop.la, can be responsive, and has oodles of fun features, We will be doing a basic setup just to get it installed and working. First, download the files that you need. Go to the Slick website and click Get it now. Click download now and download the zip file to your desktop or downloads folder, whichever you usually use. Once it is downloaded, unzip the zip file.

Revamping Knowledge Base & Resources for Hoop.la

Greetings everyone! We're planning to update, edit, and improve the resources, tips, and knowledge base articles for Hoop.la. There is a lot of information here, but I've gotten feedback that it can be hard to find exactly what you need. I also have plans to include more visual/mini-webinar type content on different subjects. The first one coming is about how to get closer to your members by creating member segments using a combination of Circles, Recipes, and Custom Profile Fields. It'll be...

Quick Tip for SEO and Accessibility - Image Details and Alt Tag in Posts

You already know that you can insert images into your Hoop.la posts by clicking "Add Attachments." But do you know how to refine the SEO value for each image? This quick tip offers some additional options that may help optimize your post (and make it easier to read for accessibility purposes). You'll notice there's an Attachments box at the bottom of the post, which is where you can adjust the Title and Caption if you'd like to do so. The Title field will default to the filename, but it's...

Recipe: Add Note to Member Profile when Banning/Unbanning

It's been a while since I shared a "fun with Recipes" tip. This one is useful if you have more than one admin or moderator, and want to keep share why you banned (or unbanned) a specific member. To set up this Recipe: 1. Go into your control panel and click Basics > Recipes. 2. Click "Build Custom Recipe." 3. Give it a name, like "Add Member Note When Banning." 4. For Trigger, choose "Member Banned." 5. For Action(s) to Take, choose "Add Member Note." You'll notice that you can insert an...

Use Standard Emojis in your Hoop.la

By default Hoop.la uses "Graemlins," which are Social Strata's original name for auto-converted emoticons. (Long story short, it's named after one of our members who suggested the feature back in 1999.) Now that emojis are a global phenomenon, you might want to incorporate some of the more standardized icons within your community. This tip will help you incorporate Emojis with (or instead of) your Graemlins. First, choose which Emojis you want to use. Emojipedia is a good resource . If...

Embed a widget as a content block

Sometimes you want to bring widget content onto the Home page of your community, in the left column. This tip is the step-by-step on how to accomplish that! If you've done this in your community, please share your own hints for making it work here too. In this example, we're displaying forum topics, but you can do this same method with other widget content. Go to control panel, under “manage widgets.” Click the Embedded Widgets tab. Click “add embedded widget.” Select “UBB Forum” in the...

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Hi Greg, There are a few different ways to integrate Twitter feeds into Hoop.la. If you just want to pull a general Toniic feed onto one...
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This is an old blog post with some wording you can use on how/why Hoop.la uses cookies .
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Hi! You could consider using some CSS to make the alert bubble different color or size (although a red circle is pretty visible, perhaps...
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Hi Cissy, This is one of my favorite articles on engagement: https://cmxhub.com/article/the...ty-engagement-cycle/ (CMX Hub in general...
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