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Set up Community in Salesforce

Salesforce Community Cloud is an online social platform for companies to create branded sites connecting customers, employees, and partners with each other. It provides them the records and data they need to accomplish their work efficiently. . Communities are introduced so that employees, users and customers can connect or share information through a single platform. In this article, we will set up the community license.

Enabling Community in Salesforce :

Go to setup -> Communities -> Communities Settings.

As shown in below picture.

Now click on 'Enable Communities' , enter the domain name and save the changes.

Creating Community:

Go to communities->New Community.

Now select any template to experience community layout as per your requirement. I am using customer account portal.

Now click on start and enter the unique domain name and url(is optional) and then click 'Create'.

Your community is created. You can manage the community with different options for ex: Community Builder. Here you can add component (any custom or standard) or you can change the themes you have selected earlier. You can also change the design using HTML editor. After changing the things you can publish the community. Click on 'Publish'.

Now go to Administration -> Members.

Set up profile which is used for community. Add the profiles it can be standard or custom. Save the changes.

And last setup is to activate the community. Go to settings and click on 'Activate Community'.

You can test your community by just copying the URL that displays above the 'Activate community' button. Copy that URL and then paste to the browser. See if things are working well.

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