Community content types

There are seven supported content types: Answer, Blog, Comment, Document, Event, Question, and Video.

Community administrators can create content types. Community administrators and forum administrators can then configure content types at the community and forum levels.

User access to content is based on the permissions that users have. Community users can add content to the different content types and provide feedback on the content.

Table 1. Content types
Content type Description
Question Post a question about an issue or a challenge and get answers from other users. You can submit your question on the Community homepage and choose a forum or a topic to post it in. A question can be tagged to more than one topic.
Answer Reply to a user question or another answer with a possible solution or statement.
Blog Post a blog on a topic of interest to share with other users. You can include images and videos.
Comment Enter a comment to express an opinion or to react to a video or a blog.
Video Upload a video on a topic of interest for other users. Videos appear as web URLs that link to the most popular video sites. Communities supports playback from:
  • YouTube –
  • Vimeo –
  • DailyMotion –
  • Facebook –
Note: Videos can be included in other types of content, including questions, answers, blogs, and comments.
Document Post a document to share with other community members. You can post your document from within a forum, choose a topic to post it in, and tag it to more than one topic.
Event Create an event that other community users can register for and attend.