Choose the content hub to distribute multiple projects to the same group of users. Upon opening, users will discover the list of projects within a personalized portal. You can create channels inside to better segment your content based on your users.
What is a hub?
The main difference between a simple application and a content hub lies in how users access the content:
- A simple application is an application where, upon opening, the user is directly immersed in the application's content. There is no project list or preliminary choices to be made. The application and its content are closely linked and form a single entity.
- On the other hand, a content hub is an application that brings together multiple projects or content within a single application. When the user opens the hub, they are greeted by the "home portal," a list of default available projects. The user can click on a specific project to access it. Additionally, the hub can offer channels, which are additional spaces intended for specific groups of users. These channels can group together projects targeted for certain users or markets.
In summary, a simple application provides direct access to the main content of the application without any intermediate steps, while a content hub offers a project list and potentially channels to group and organize content in a more specific and personalized way.
The hub is available for all platforms: web/PWA, iOS, Android, and Windows.
💡 You can convert a simple application into a hub and vice versa at any time.
Create a hub
Creating a hub means including multiple projects.
Choose a Multi or Full plan: the MULTI plan allows you to include up to 5 projects, and the FULL plan allows up to 12 projects. It is possible to include more projects in a hub (quotation upon request).
Go to your dashboard > Content.
Add multiple projects and export them in the format of your choice.
Organize the default content
Choose the projects accessible from the hub portal. Only the default projects are displayed, and they are accessible to all hub users.
If you have only one default project, it will launch automatically (like a simple application) and the portal will not open. It is essential to have at least one default project.
If you want to segment your content for a specific type of users, you can create channels, which are subspaces that group one or more publications. Only users with the channel access link can unlock and view it in the hub interface. Otherwise, they remain invisible.
Customize the hub portal
The portal interface is similar to the PandaSuite Viewer interface.
You can customize the portal interface: the header logo, header colors, and project logos. To customize the hub icon (for mobile and desktop), go to the Settings tab > Appearance. Similarly, you can customize the loading screen (icon + background color).
This header is automatically displayed in the default portal and in the channels if there are multiple projects.
Go to the Settings tab > Appearance to customize the header. It consists of a logo and a color. You can choose two colors:
- Main color corresponds to the header and the background of the loading screen.
- Secondary color is a contrasting color, primarily used for the loader.
The project logos are displayed in the portal. You can change the project logos from the Projects section of the dashboard.