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Add Communities or Neighborhoods

Communities or Neighborhoods can be added to your website just like any WordPress Post or Page.

Please see the WordPress Editor sections to learn about the different WordPress Editor Settings.

Note: If you don't see the Sidebar in the Editor, you will need to first click on the Settings Icon.

wordpress settings icon

Communities Editor

Communities images should be at least 720px wide; we use 1200px wide in the demo site, so that it looks well on all screens.

In the WordPress dashboard, click on Communities > Add New.

Then add:

  • 1 - a Title
  • 2 - add block content in the editor (or paste content from Word or Google Docs)
  • 3 - add a Featured Image
  • 4 - add a Community Type (optional; see below for how to first create Community Types)
  • 5 - Click the Publish button twice.

add new community


Edit the Neighborhoods (All Communities ) Archives

See Neighborhoods (Community) Archives

Create Community Types Taxonomy

You can create any Community Types taxonomy to organize your communities.
In the WordPress dashboard, click on Communities > Community Type.

add community types taxonomy

  • Add a communities type name.
  • You can leave the slug and the description blank, if you like.
  • Click on the Add New Community Type button at the bottom.
  • Next, click on the taxonomy, you just created.


Community Type Archive Settings

Now you can fill in the Community Type Archive Settings section, and add an Archive Headline and Archive Intro Text. Those will appear on the taxonomy archive pages.

ad communities archive intro text

Control Featured Images and Titles

My Community Pro makes use of a new image and title features from Genesis. Read more on Genesis Settings .

When you are on the block editor page:
Click on the G in the World icon in the upper right.

  • In the sidebar:
    • Title section.
      Check or uncheck Hide Title. This is useful when you want to add a full-width cover image at the top of the community. Be sure to add the Title below the cover image then.
    • Images section.
      Check or uncheck Hide Featured Image.

genesis settings on pages, posts, communities