Best Practices: Terminology

Simpplr has a breadth of functionality, and this resource aims to clarify the

nomenclature you will come across while setting up your new intranet.

Terminology

Term

Description

Home Dashboard

First thing you see when you login. Contains tiles, carousel and feed.

Home Tiles

Content comes from sites and people you follow. Home Feed Shows recent activity from sites and people you follow.

Home Feed

Shows recent activity from sites and people you follow.

Home Carousel

Shows information your organization wants you to see (usually the most important info).

Home Layout

Decide on whether you want the feed on the home dashboard or on a separate tab. Choose from 18 different column and tile layouts.

Site

Houses your content, relating to a department, project, common interest. Some examples include HR, IT, Marketing, Reading Club. Sites may contain site dashboards, and a site feed. Content on a site may include pages, events, albums, files.

Site Category

Sorts sites (eg. Location, Department, Affinity Groups, etc.)

Featured Sites

Most important sites (usually relevant to everyone in an organization).

Public Site

Everyone can see the site content and become a member (accessible for all users).

Private Site

Only users with access can see the content; membership is restricted. 

Users have to request access from the site manager.

 

Site Dashboard

Typical landing page for the site. Includes site feed and site tiles.

Site Feed

Feed belonging to your site. Users can share, post, like and start conversations.

Site Tiles

Displays different content – either from your site or from external sources.

Site Layout

Decide on whether you want the feed on the site dashboard or on a separate tab. Choose from 18 different column and tile layouts.

Content

Content Part of a site. Examples of content include pages, events, albums.

Page

Similar to an article; pages will make up most of your content and encompass mostly text. 

Page Category

Page Category Helps to organize pages. (eg. Page category: Benefits----pages: Health, vision, dental)

Content Feed

Belongs to specific content (i.e. page, album)

Event

A planned occasion.

Album

Collection of your images and videos.

File

Library of documents (i.e. pdf, jpeg)

People

People directory - displays all people in your organization

Profile

Information about you

Favorites

Sites, people, content, files and feed posts you favorited

Launchpad

Work applications

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