I’m thinking about changing the home page of my community and wondered if anyone had done something similar.
The community is divided into six categories (topic areas). At the moment, the homepage is a list of these categories, with the number of discussions in each and the title of the most recently updated discussion. You need to click on the category to see all the discussions in it.
There is also a button on the homepage which says “all discussions” – it takes you through to a page with a list of all discussions, most recently updated first, and also shows the category and number of posts for each one (More similar to the discussions homepage here on Feverbee). I think this page is much more engaging – it shows much more user-generated content and changes more often.
My opinion is that we should skip the first page and make the second one the home page. It would need some changes though – for example, we would still need some way for people to get to the individual categories.
What do you think? If anyone has made a similar change, what evidence did you use to support it? What was the impact on engagement?