Finding People, Places, and Content

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You can make use of the following ways to keep track of, and find, everything that's important to you. And remember, as you develop behavior patterns in the community, Community will recommend relevant content, people, and places based on your activity.


Tip: Browse the people and places that someone with similar interests follows by going to their profile page and clicking More > Connections/Places. This is a great way to find things you might want to follow, too.


Search for something specific:

The Spotlight Search is a quick way to look for things you already know about or have good keywords for if you're just looking generally. Just start typing your keywords in the Spotlight Search box in the upper right and Alfresco will list suggested content. If what you want is listed there, just click on it. If not, click Show 5 more to see if it's listed there. If you don't see what you're looking for, press Enter to see all matching results on the main search page. From there, you can create more complex and filtered searches.


You'll have the option to refine your search to a specific space, project, group, or person. You can also choose a search time frame.




Browse for something more general:

Click a subject to browse from the Home page menu: Forums, Blogs or Wikis. Once you get there, you can use the left navigation to narrow the results by how they relate to you. For example, did you author the content? Did you participate in the discussion? Or, do you want to look at all content in the community?



Filter what you're browsing:

Once you're browsing, you have even more sorting, filtering and key-word search options, including things like sort by date, filter by tags, or search specific text, which all help you find what you need as quickly as possible.



From any piece of content, you can create a bookmark by clicking Bookmark in the right-hand menu. Later, to find the content you've bookmarked, just click the Search box at the top right. From there, click Bookmarked. If you don't see your bookmarked content there, scroll to the bottom and click Show all bookmarks. Be sure to read Using Bookmarks to learn how to bookmark like a pro.



Frequently and Recently Viewed:

You can look at your Jive browsing history of Content, People, and Places by clicking the Search box at the top right and then selecting either Suggestions or History. If you don't see what you need from the list when searching, either scroll down and click Show 5 more or press return for advanced searching.