How to Create a Group and Invite Others on Our Site

Step 1 – Log in to Your Account

To begin, make sure you are logged into your account. If you haven’t signed up yet, now’s the time to join our community!

Step 2 – Access the Group Section

Once logged in, navigate to the “Groups” section found in the main menu. This section is the hub for all group activities and where you can both join existing groups or start your own.

Step 3 – Create a New Group

Click on the “Create Group” button. This will take you to a form where you can start the process of setting up your new group.
Here’s what you’ll need to fill out:

Group Name: Choose a name that clearly reflects the purpose of your group. Make it catchy yet informative.
Description: Provide a detailed description of what your group is about. Mention what members can expect and any rules or guidelines for the group.

Privacy Settings

Public: Anyone can see the group, its members, and their posts.

Private: Non-members can see the group and who’s in it but cannot see posts.

Hidden: Only members can find the group and see its posts.

Step 4 – Customise Your Group

Add a cover image that represents the theme of your group. You can also customize other settings, such as who can invite others to the group and who can post within the group.

Step 5 – Publish Your Group

Once you’re happy with the information and settings, click “Create Group.” Your group will now be live! You can start posting immediately, set up events, or share photos.

Step 6 – Invite Members

To grow your group, start inviting others!
Direct Invites: Use the “Invite Members” feature within your group to send invites to other community members. You can search for members by name or username.
Shareable Link: You can also use a shareable link to invite people outside the platform via email or social media. This link can be found in the group settings under “Invite by Link.”

Tips for Managing Your Group
Stay Active: Regularly post updates, interesting facts, or questions to keep the group engaged.

Encourage Participation: Respond to posts by members and encourage others to share their thoughts and content.

Organise Events: Use the group to organise meet-ups or online events. This is a great way to strengthen the community.

Why Create a Group?

Connect with Peers: Groups are a fantastic way to connect with people who share your specific interests.

Share Knowledge: They provide a platform to share knowledge, swap stories, and support each other in gardening endeavors.

Expand Your Network: By leading a group, you expand your network and establish yourself within the gardening community.

We’re excited to see the communities you’ll build and the conversations you’ll spark. If you have any questions or need assistance while setting up your group, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team.

Happy gardening and happy grouping!