User Guide - IntroductionActivityNotificationsGroups

A key part of the Administrex Network is our social business platform, which allows you to register a professional profile, share your thoughts, links, pictures and videos, form connections with your peers, participate in groups and discussion forums, create a searchable CV, collaborate on documents, and so much more…we’re going to keep releasing new features in coming months, so check back often to see what’s new!

Here are some quick links to key areas of the network:

View your Activity Feed: Log in or Register to view details

View your Profile: Log in or Register to view details

Your Personal Messages: Log in or Register to view details

Edit your Profile: Log in or Register to view details

Change your Profile Picture: Log in or Register to view details

Update your Account Settings: Log in or Register to view details

More detailed usage guides will be available soon.

Activity > Personal

This page is a stream of all your activities throughout the site in chronological order.

Show:

  • Everything (default)
  • Updates
  • Posts
  • Comments
  • Friendships (if Friendships are enabled)
  • New Groups (if Groups are enabled)
  • Group Memberships (if Groups are enabled)
  • Group Updates (if Groups are enabled)
  • Topics (if Forums are activated)
  • Replies (if Forums are activated)

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Activity > Mentions

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Activity > Favorites
This is a list of all the items (posts, comments, friendships, etc.) you have “favorited” in your Group/s Activity Stream/s, the Sitewide Activity Stream, or even your own Personal Activity Stream.
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Activity > Friends
This panel shows all of your friends’ activities throughout the site.
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Functionality Overview

Notifications are a central aspect of the user experience on the site. By default new notifications are displayed in the admin bar profile menu, right next to the navigation menus, some themes even integrate the notification counter in other places (like in the header or sidebar of a page).

Notifications are sent out to community members as soon as one of the following things happen:

Activity

  • A member mentions you in an update @username”
  • A member replies to an update or comment you’ve posted

Messages

The Notifications menu on BuddyPress.org

The Notifications menu on BuddyPress.org

  • A member sends you a new message

Friends

  • A member sends you a friendship request
  • A member accepts your friendship request

Groups

  • A member invites you to join a group
  • Group information is updated
  • You are promoted to a group administrator or moderator
  • A member requests to join a private group for which you are an admin

Group Forums

  • Receive notifications of your own posts?

Every user can view their read and unread notifications on their “Notifications” page on their profile and easily:

  • Mark notifications as “read”
  • Mark notification as “unread”
  • Delete notification (in batches if needed)

Email Notifications

Members can enable and disable receiving emails when new notifications are received. This can be done through their Settings > Email page.

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How To Join a Private Group

Groups Directory Page

1. In your site’s Group Directory page, click on the “Request Membership” button of the Private Group you want to join.
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2. You’ll see the “Request Membership” text in button change to “Membership Requested”.
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3. Your request to join the group is sent to the Private Group’s Admin via email (if enabled) and via notification in the Group Admin’s member navigation in the Toolbar shown below.
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4. When the Group Admin of that private group clicks on the notification link in Toolbar or the link in the email notification received, the Group Admin is brought to the private group’s Admin > Requests screen. The Group Admin can either click on the “Accept” button or the “Reject” button. In this example, the Group Admin will choose to reject the request for group membership.
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5. The Group Admin sees a confirmation message: “Group membership request rejected.”
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6. The member whose request has been rejected receives an email (if enabled) and notification in the Toolbar which when opened shows: Membership for group “name_of_group” rejected.
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Single Group Page

1. If you want to attach a message to the Group Admin when you request membership to join the private group, going to the private group’s home page is the option to choose. Click on the “Request Membership” button or on the “Request Membership” tab in the private group’s header area.
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2. A textarea will show up so you could add your message to the Group Admin. Click on the “Send Message” button to send the message along with the request for membership in the private group.
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3. The member requesting membership in the private group sees a confirmation message “Your membership was sent to the group administrator successfully. You will be notified when the group administrator responds to your request.”
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4. Your request to join the group is sent to the Private Group’s Admin via email (if enabled) and via notification in the Group Admin’s member navigation in the Toolbar shown below.
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5. When the Group Admin of that private group clicks on the notification link in the Toolbar or the link in the email notification received, the Group Admin is brought to the private group’s Admin > Requests screen. The message of the member requesting the membership is shown along with the “Accept” button or the “Reject” buttons. In this example, the Group Admin will choose to accept the request for group membership.
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6. The Group Admin sees a confirmation message “Group membership request accepted.”
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7. The member who applied for membership in the private group receives an email (if enabled) and a notification on site in the Toolbar which when clicked on shows: Membership for “name_of_group” accepted
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8. When the member who got accepted to the private group clicks on the notification, the member is redirected to the private group’s home page – the private group’s activity screen.
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