The Groups module in Kentico allows community members to create and join sub-sections of your website dedicated to a certain topic. Groups help users find related information or share their experience and ideas.


Social Networking Features

The Groups module integrates with many other Kentico Social Networking features and allows their sharing within a group. These features include:

The concept of groups can also be used for intranet collaboration - see the Workgroups module for more details.

Direct On-Site Management

Users can quickly create new groups on the live site without any complex configuration. The page structure of the group is copied from one of the pre-defined document templates designed by the web developers. Group administrators can then manage its content, settings, and all features. The newly created groups may optionally require approval by a site administrator.

Individual Security Settings

The content of a given group can be available to all website visitors, site members, or only to group members. Every group also has its own unique set of roles that determine what actions members are permitted to perform.

Group Membership and Invitations

Registered users of your website may attempt to join any group they are interested in. Group members also have the option of inviting other people to their group. Additionally, the creation of groups with more exclusive membership is possible. In these cases, every new member must be approved by a group administrator before becoming active.

Email Notifications

The system automatically sends emails informing about group invitations and changes in group membership status to the related members of the community. This is particularly useful for group administrators, since it helps keep track of new group members requiring approval. All email notifications are fully customizable.

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