Join web part in SharePoint 2016 in community site

In this article, we will discuss what is join web part in SharePoint 2016? How to add join web part in a community site in SharePoint 2016. We can also use the join web part in the same as SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online.

What is a community site in SharePoint?

The community site is a site template, where users of our community share idea and learns from each other. User can be discussed and share idea  between community members.

What is join web part?

Join web part is a web part which is used to join  user to our community in SharePoint.

How to create a site collection in the community site?

The following steps to be followed to create a site collection in a community site.

Step-1: Go to central admin. Click on Application Management. In application management under site collection, we can see “Create site collections”(the highlighted one).

Community web part in community site
Community web part in a community site

Step-2: We can get create site collection page . Here we can see the following field:

  • Title – In which title we want to create a site collection
  • Description- We can give a description of the title.
  • URL- which URL we want to give for the site collection
  • Select a template- Here we have to choose the community site.

After filling details, click on OK. Now our site collection is created. We can check our site collection is created or not from “View all site collection”.

sharepoint community web part
sharepoint community web part
sharepoint 2013 join community button
SharePoint 2013 join community button

Step-3: We can get our site page by giving the URL in a browser. This is our community page.

sharepoint 2016 community web parts
sharepoint 2016 community web parts

Step-4: On gear, option click on site content. We will get a page like below. Click on site pages.

visual studio community sharepoint web part
visual studio community sharepoint web part

Step-5: In site, pages click on “FILES” which is present on the ribbon. Select the web part page.

sharepoint online community site
sharepoint online community site

Step-6: We will get a new web part page. Here we can see the following field

  • Name- What we want to give the name of the web part page.
  • Choice a Layout Template- We can choose the layout design of a web part page.
  • Document Library- where we want to save our web part.

I have to give the name as “JoinWebPart”, Choose a layout Template as “Header, Footer, 3 Column” and Document Library as “Site Pages”.

Click on create.

community activity stream web part
community activity stream web part

Step-7: Now we can see our web part is created. Click on “Add a web part” in the header part we can find the options click on “Join” which is present in Community. Click on add.

sharepoint 2013 join community button
sharepoint 2013 join community button

Step-8: We can see our join web part is added but it is showing this web part will not appear who are already community member. So we have to open the site in another user.

community members web part
community members web part

Step-9: But while we are opening the site page in different user we can find the page like below means the new user is joined to our community site.

sharepoint 2013 community site best practices
sharepoint 2013 community site best practices

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Conclusion

In this post, we discussed what is the community site in SharePoint 2016? How to create a community site and how to add a join web part in community site in SharePoint 2016.

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