Inviting Community Members
When you create your community, you decide whether or not you are required to extend invitations for membership or if people can join the community without approval. In either case, you can invite new members by going to your community and selecting Manage Members>Invite Members. Type the name of the member or group to invite to the community. Clearvale displays the members and groups that match the text you type. You can invite additional members by typing additional names in the Choose Members field. You can also assign roles to community members as you invite them. The default role for invitees is Member. If desired, include a personalized message with the invitation. Click Invite when done. Once you send an invitation, you will see the member’s name listed on the Invitations page. Use the Invitations page to see whom you have invited to the community and whether or not they have joined the community. You can resend a community invitation if you think they might have missed the original invitation.
If you did not invite someone but the member is requesting to join your community, you will see the member’s name listed on the Join Requests page.
Network members can choose to join any community in the network that doesn’t require an invitation. They simply need to click the Communities tab to display all network communities and then click the Join link next to each community to join.
If you are using Clearvale Enterprise, also see Inviting Members in Managing Members for information about adding community members when you first invite them to the network.