Add an Ideation Blog to your community 

If you are a community owner, you can add an Ideation Blog to your community to enable members to share and vote on ideas that are relevant to the community. A community can have only one Ideation Blog.

About this task

An Ideation Blog is a central place where community members can share and promote ideas in a dynamic way. By capturing ideas in a central location, you can leverage the creativity of your members and encourage them to brainstorm, develop, and refine innovative concepts that support the community's goals.

Ideation Blogs are also accessible from the Blogs user interface, where Ideation Blogs belonging to public communities are visible to everybody. Ideation Blogs created for restricted communities are visible to community members only.


To create an Ideation Blog for your community...

  1. From your community's Overview page, select Community Actions -> Customize.

      Note: You must be logged in to access the Community Actions menu.

  2. Select Ideation Blog.

  3. Optional: Click Close to close the content palette.


An Ideation Blog area is added to the community's Overview page. As community members start to add content to the Ideation Blog, this area displays a summary of the latest idea updates and tells you how many comments, visits, and votes each idea has received. Click Create Your First Idea to add your first idea.

An Ideation Blog link also displays in the navigation sidebar. Click this link to open the Ideation Blog in the Blogs user interface. Note that the Ideation Blog is automatically given the same name as the community.

For more information about how to work with your Ideation Blog, click the Help link in the navigation bar at the top of the page. You can return to the community at any time using the navigation links that display at the side of the page.

What to do next

From the community, you can do the following:

For information about how to manage your Ideation Blog to effectively control idea creation and voting, see Manage an Ideation Blog.

Parent topic

Use an Ideation Blog in your community

Related concepts
What is an Ideation Blog?

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