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About the Homepage module

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The Homepage module dictates the content that will appear on your site's homepage. The module is automatically installed on main sites, Intranets, and subsites.

Many of your homepage's aesthetic aspects and layout will be decided as we build your site's theme, but there are some aspects you can change through the site tree. For example, you can update the content in your homepage tabs, top tasks, and featured content.

See it in action: check out the homepage of our demo site.

A default homepage layout will have a header and footer, with a background image, search bar, homepage tabs, and a featured content row. Another popular choice is to have a My Area search bar row, so your community can quickly see what's happening around them.

The homepage of your site will often be the first place your community visits when they're trying to complete a service or find specific information. For this reason, we've made the options and templates for building your homepage as task-oriented as possible with an emphasis on promoting popular or frequently visited pages with the help of top tasks and featured content. It's essential to consider your community when deciding what content to feature on your homepage.

When we build your site, we design it to be accessible. Any changes to your homepage's theming or design will need to go through a consultation process to ensure that any new elements fit into the current design and are fully accessible.

example of the full homepage

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