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Creators - Getting Started
Questions related to getting started on your community
How do I upload videos, podcasts, photos?
Creators and supporters are able to upload media to the community through their posts. Media includes photos, videos and audio. In order to upload these files: Click on the Write a Post area where you will see a drop down option called "Add Content" Write a Post Click on the drop down and make your selection. You will be prompted with your OS's window browser to select your file. !(https://
What is an intro post and how do I create one?
An intro post is a post that you want new members of your community to see at the top of the newsfeed when they log in for the first time. How to create an intro post? Creating an intro post is like posting any other post in your community. Make sure you are not posting for supporters only as you want this message to be seen by all members who join your community. How do I
How do I share posts from Locals communities?
Although Locals communities are private and usually require a user to sign up to Locals before gaining access to seeing everything in a community, you can share posts with people who are not a part of the community and allow them to preview some of the content being posted within the community. How do I share something? F
How can I customize my landing page?
Your landing page is what users will see when they load your community URL on their web browser when they are not logged in. All landing pages follow a specific template but you will be able to change different elements on the page to fit your branding and theme. How to edit your landing page Log into your Locals commun
Can I change my community name?
You can change the name of your community as it appears around the site like your About Section. About Section How to change it Log into your Locals community Go to the Community Admin panel (located under your username menu) Go to Settings on the left side menu Enter the new name in the Community Name field Click Save changes
How do I improve the chances of a member finding my community through Locals Discover?
Aside from sharing your community to your member-base on other forms of social media, people can also find your community through searching for it on Locals Discover. By default the Discover search allows people to search via your community name, community url or your nickname. For example, Community url = abc.locals.com Community name = Awesome Bunch of Cats Owner nickname = Kitty Searching for abc, Awesome Bunch of Cats, Awesome, Bunch, Cats, and Kitty would
How do I start a live stream?
Live stream enables creators to create a post that contains a video stream and chat that occurs in real-time so supporters can watch and chat with the creator and other supporters in the community, usually centered around a topic or purpose, i.e. a Q & A session with the creator. How to create a live stream post Click on the Create a Live Stream button under the Post section Create a live stream 2.
How do I start a live chat?
Live chat enables creators to create a post that contains a chat that occurs in real-time so supporters can chat with the creator and other supporters in the community, usually centered around a topic or purpose, i.e. a Q & A session with the creator. How to start a live chat First Way The first way to start a live chat is if you want to give a heads up to your supporters so you make the post first and then start it afterwards. Create a normal post ![Post](https://storage.crisp.cha
What is a Content/Media Library?
The content library is a collection of all videos or podcasts (audio) you or your team has uploaded onto your community. Only supporters will receive access to this section. This will give supporters an easier way to find and consume all media in one place instead of digging through your posts to find them. You can also create playlists to organize the videos/podcasts in your content section. Where can you access the Library? You can fi
What are the settings I have for publishing a post?
For each post, you have different settings available to you as a creator. Publication Settings Only for Subscribers - toggle this on if you want the post to only be visible to active subscribers Allow Post Tipping - this toggle is only available if tipping is enabled on the community as a whole. Once enabled, you
Creating a Locals Account
Creating a Locals account will allow you to explore all Locals communities and support creators. You can also create your own community once you have a Locals account. Go to Locals.com and go to the Sign Up page. Sign Up On the Sign Up page: Enter your email address Enter a password for your Locals account Agree to the Terms of Service Once you've submit
How do I create a poll?
Creators and supporters can create polls in the community. This feature is currently only available on the web. To do this: Log into your community Click to Share something with the community In the Upload Photo/Video drop-down, select Add Poll Add Poll The question you want to pose for the poll should be written in the post area Type all possible answers in the Poll Options Click Add Op
How do I edit or delete a post?
Community creators, moderators, and the original poster of a post has the ability to Edit and Delete posts from the community. To do this, find the 3 dots in the upper right corner of a post and click on it. Post Settings Select the Edit or Delete option in the drop-down menu. Settings Menu If a post has been deleted,
How do I schedule posts?
If you have content lined up that you want to upload and post at a later date, you can choose to schedule them instead of posting them immediately. How to Schedule? Start posting something like you normally would If you want to schedule this post, make sure you toggle on "Schedule post" in the publication settings before submitting ![Schedu
What are content playlists?
If you want to organize the items in your content library, you can do so with Content Playlists. Playlists will allow you to curate sets of videos and podcasts so your supporters can consume them in a more serialized way. Create a Playlist The first step is to create a playlist. The easiest way is on the Content section where you will see a "Add playlist" button. ![Add playl
How do I create events on Locals?
As a creator of a community, you can create events for your community. These events can be anything from online to meet ups including events that have ticket purchases. Create an Event To add an event, you should have the Upcoming Events widget added. If you don't already have this, you can find it by clicking on the Manage Widget button on the left side of your community on desktop Manage Widgets
Creating Your Community
Follow the steps below to create your community. Make sure you've created a Locals account prior to this. Select the create a community option (find this on the left side bar or in the username drop-down) Dropdown Start the Community Creation Process Step 1 - Choose a community name (this will be the url of your community as well) ![Community name]
How do I enable 2-factor authentication?
What is 2-factor authentication? 2-factor authentication (2FA) is a security measure often used on sites to make it harder for a potential hacker to log in as you. When it is enabled, not only do you have to enter your password when logging in, you will also need to confirm it with a code you will receive on your phone via text message. You will be prompted with this anytime you log in from an unknown device or IP from the web.
Launching Your Community
Once you've created your Locals Community , there are a couple of things we suggest you do before officially launching your community. You'll find this checklist once you're in the Creator Admin Panel inside your community Checklist Write an "About" section for the community. You can talk about yourself, your company, brand, what this community is for, et
How do Share Stats work?
What are Share Stats? Share Stats help creators track and monitor community and revenue growth from posts shared on other platforms. Share Stats work with the Share feature available on all posts and tracks the views, member sign-ups and supporters that result when an external user clicks on a shared post. Visitor data and actions are stored in the Share Stats in the Creator Admin Panel under Share -> Stats ![Finding Share Stats in Admin Settings](https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/w