Feature list: Regular users

This manual is created to explain how (Authenticated) users can use the Open Social platform.  In this manual, you will find the main components Open Social consists of and how the key functions Open Social provides can be reached.

In the right side bar, you can see an overview all the components and functions included in this document.


Open Social is a platform on which users can:

Collaborate with others
Open Social makes collaboration with others much easier. Users can:

Communication between members 
Users can communicate with each by posting on each other’s profile or leaving comments on the post, event and topic created by others. Users can also mention other users in a post or comment, or like an event, topic, post, comment or comment reply created by others. 

Explore the community
Users can explore the whole community through:

  • Explore function. With the explore function, users can easily browse all the activities, events, topics, groups and users of the community.
  • Search function. With the search function, users can find a specific event, topic, user or group easily. 

Stay up to date with the latest activities
Users are always up to date with the latest activities of the community via:

  • Activity stream. Users can easily check what a person, a group the whole community has been doing.  
  • Personal notification. Users are notified with the important activities which require their attention or action. 

Manage own account and profile
Open Social allow users to manage:

  • User account. Users can configure the platform based on their preferences. 
  • User profile. Users can customise their personal information which will be shown to the community.