Introduction | LGOS Help Documentation

Evelien Schut Open Social • 16 November 2017

Welcome to Let's Get Open Social! 


This platform will be your guide to building your own Open Social community platform. 

To those that are new, Open Social is a unique open-source, secure community software that builds online communities and intranets. 

LGOs will explain how to construct, set up, and run your community. You'll find answers, examples, and guidance - and if you can’t find what you need then you can reach out to our support team

The LGOS help documentation consists of a wide variety of in-depth articles covering topics such as setting up your own community, guides on each feature and extension, updates on new releases, and much more. It also has a ‘Quick Start Guide’ that you can use to quickly become familiar with our software. 


Here’s how it works! 

Head over to the ‘Explore Documentation’ tab to get an overview of all the information. Here are some of the categories you’ll find there:

  • Quick Start Guide. Get familiar with Open Social as quickly as possible and dive into our guide.

  • Manuals on Core Features, Extensions, & all Site Settings. 

  • Community Management. Managing a community means moderating discussions, adjusting content to member behavior, and everything in between. Here’s how to keep your community float, and help it grow! 

Moreover, we set up this community for all our Open Social community managers to create a space to connect, help and learn from each other. Here you can ask your fellow community managers for advice or simply share your success stories.


If you want to be part of our community and expand your Open Social knowledge - Get in touch with us!

To learn more about communities, take a look at our blog. And if you’re looking for inspiration, then our showcases could be your next step. GlobalDevHub, for example, has already expanded to over 54.000 members and has hosted 3,000 comments. Feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook for any further questions!


We’re happy to welcome you here. Enjoy exploring! 

Curious about our software?  Try Open Social for free, and request a trial.