Follr Community Feature #5: Changing your Theme

Follr-Behind-the-Scenes-290x300Hello again!  This week on the Follr Blog we’re going to be taking a look at another exciting feature for your Community: Changing your Theme.

One great thing about Follr is that you can really make your Community page your own.. you can let your creative side out and design to your heart’s content!

Let’s take a look at how you can change the look and feel of your Community page.

First log in to and create a Community page if you haven’t already done so.
Then click on “Communities” at the top and then the Pencil icon or the “Administration” link next to the Community you wish to update:

CommunitiesAdministration-PencilGood work!  Next click on “Design & Layout” on the left-side navigation and under that click on “Theme”:

ThemeNext you can upload images to change the Banner, the Inner Banner and the Thumbnail image of your Community page:

Add ImagesNow for the really cool part!  Keep going on that page to change the Background Image and Background Color of your page:

BackgroundHere’s a close-up of the color wheel you can use to change the Background Color.  Use your mouse to click, hold and drag the small white circle around the outer color wheel to update the color square in the middle.  Then do the same with the small white circle in the color square to choose the color you want.  You’ll see the box at left update with your chosen color.

Background ColorThen when you’re ready, click “Save Changes” at bottom.  That’s it!  You can then go to your Community page and see your awesome new design.

Keep coming back to the Follr Blog each week for an exciting new Community Feature you can use to improve and grow your Follr Community!

Follr CEO Stephen Fells Discusses Leveraging Technology To Power Online Communities

Stephen Fells

Stephen Fells

In the following video, from the 2014 Flight to Freedom event held in San Diego, CA, Follr CEO Stephen Fells discusses how Follr technology is powering online communities and helping brands distribute content while protecting brand and generating revenue.

The event, for entrepreneurs, investors and philanthropists “is designed to enhance collaboration between the vibrant entrepreneurial community in Bay Area and other groups around the world.”

Flight To Freedom Small

Information about this years Flight To Freedom event will be posted shortly. In the interim click here.

Follr Community Feature #4: Starting a Discussion

Follr-Behind-the-Scenes-290x300Hi all!  This week on the Follr Blog we’re going behind the scenes and looking at how to start Discussions with your Community.

Discussions are an important part of any organization. They have their own section on your Follr Community page, and when you post one, they can be automatically be shared with your connected social media such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Let’s set one up.  To start a Discussion with your Community, simply log in at, then click on “Communities”:
CommunitiesThen either click on “Administration” or the Pencil icon under “Actions”: (if you haven’t already created a Community in Follr, go ahead and make one! :) )

Administration-PencilThen click on “Add a Discussion” under “Discussions”:

Add a DiscussionNext add a “Name” for your Discussion and write a brief description so your Community knows what the topic is all about.  Then click “Save Changes“.

Create Discussion

That will get you started!  Go to your Community page and you can see it listed under the “Discussions” page:

Sample DiscussionNext if you want to add a post to your Discussion, just click on it and then type what you want to post where it says “Share your Update“.  Then click “Post” to finish up!  Make sure to connect your social media accounts if you want to auto-share to them.

Post UpdateHave a good time sharing in a Discussion with your Community!  Remember to keep it civil and most importantly.. have fun!

Check back next week when we’ll unveil another exciting feature in Follr here at the Follr Blog.

Follr Community Feature #3: Adding Events

Follr-Behind-the-Scenes-290x300This week on the Follr Blog we’re going behind the scenes to look at creating Events for your Community!

Events are a fun way for you and your people to gather either digitally or in-person to share time and ideas.

To add an Event for your Community, simply log in at, then click on “Communities”:
CommunitiesThen either click on “Administration” or the Pencil icon under “Actions”: (make sure to create a Community in Follr if you haven’t already done so! :) )

Administration-PencilThen click on “Add an Event” under “Events”:

Add an EventOn the next page you’ll be able to start adding details of your Event, such as Event Name, a Summary and whether the Event is at a Physical Location or Online Only:

Event Page - NameNow you’re ready to add a Start Time, End Time and a Description of your Event!  Then at the bottom you’ll see an important part.. Tickets. Click on whether you’d like either a Free Ticket, Paid Ticket or Donation.

Start - End - TicketsAt this point a box will open so you can put in the details of your Tickets. Choose a Name, Quantity and Price (if Paid).  You can add as many different types of Tickets as you’d like! (Just a quick note.. there is a small processing charge for Paid Tickets through Follr.)

Then click on “Save & Review Event”.

TicketsOn the following page, make sure the details of your Event are correct, then click “Save Changes”.

Display EventCongratulations!  Your Event has been created. Just one last step.. telling people about your Event!  Click on “Invite People” on the next page to invite via Social Media, Email or your growing Follr Community!

Promote EventInviteHave fun with your new Event!

Check back with us often here at the Follr Blog for many new exciting Community Features!

Follr Community Feature #2: Adding Content Blocks to your Community Page

Follr-Behind-the-Scenes-290x300This week on the Follr Blog we’ll again be going behind the scenes to look at some great Community Features!

Here’s a great one that you can use to improve your Community Home Page.. adding Custom Content Blocks.

To add Custom Content Blocks to your Community Home Page, simply log in at, then click on “Communities”:


If you haven’t already created your own Community, go ahead and do this!  After it’s created, either click on “Administration” or the Pencil icon under “Actions”:


Then click on “Custom Content” under “Design & Layout”:

Custom Content

On the next page you’ll be able to “Add a Content Block”:

Add Content Block

Now you’re ready to get started! Simply fill out the form on this page, starting with “Name”, then “Heading” (which is optional) and then you can input whatever text, pictures or links you wish under “Text”.

Name, Heading, Text

Then just decide where you want it to be on your Home Page (“Location”) and click “Save Changes”. That’s it!

Save Changes

Now you can go to your Community Home Page and voila!  Your Custom Content Block will appear.


You can add as many of these Content Blocks as you wish.. they are a great and easy way to share content with your Follr Community!

Stay tuned for more great Community Features to come.

Adding Documents or Files to Your Follr Profile Website

If you ever need to add a document to your profile, like a PDF of your fantasy sports team, it’s quick and easy with Follr!

Here is how it’s done.

1: Log into your account:

Follr Home Page Login

2: Click the down arrow next to your profile image, and from the menu that pops down, select “Edit Profile”.


3: You’ll see a variety of options — all sorts of ways that you can personalize or modify your account, including adding your resume and contact information. Here’s also where you’ll add photo files, video links, or other types of documents in a variety of formats, up to 6 MB.


4: When choosing “Docs,” you’ll see an initial page that is where you’ll access the upload functionality. It’s also where your documents will display after you’ve loaded them.


5: Simply add your documents, either manually (A), or by dragging them into the window. Then upload them (B), and you’re done!


Why Upgrade to Follr Professional?

People often ask what the difference is between the free version of Follr Personal and the paid version. There are lots of differences, here are some of them:

upg_socialSocial Stream – Follr Professional displays up to 30 posts from each social source going back up to 180 days. This is far more content than our free version.

upg_weblinksWeb Links – Add links to all of your profiles, blogs, services, Web sites and all other Web links that matter to you. With Follr Professional you can add up to 50!

upg_docsDocuments – Add a printable résumé/CV, sales documents, product or company information, portfolio, anything really. This is only available to Pro users.

upg_eventsEvent Management – Make events, conferences and meetings more productive and valuable. Attendees make contacts before, during and after events.

upg_messagingMessaging – Free users can send up to 25 messages per month to connections. Pro users have unlimited messaging and can send up to 25 messages per month to non-contacts.

upg_statsStatistics – See who viewed your Follr Personal Website and internal profile. Also see which of your documents was downloaded.

upg_timelineMy Story – Add up to 100 professional or life events to your My Story when you upgrade. You can add up to 10 events with our free version.

upg_searchSearch Engines – It’s important that your site is found as easily as possible. Upgrade to Pro to set your own Title and Meta values and add Google Analytics tracking.

For more information click here.