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HelloBox offers an extensive set of features.
Below list includes many of the core features provided by HelloBox. Of course, the best way to experience HelloBox and all that it offers is to try it out.
Access? Controlled.
Decide how your community is accessed by your members. It's easy and it's secure.
BRING YOUR OWN DOMAIN
By default, every site gets a .hellobox.co. But bring your own domain name if you wish and connect it to your site. it's dead simple and all types of domains are supported - top-level, 2nd-level and sub-domains.
CHOOSE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE
Set your community to be visible to the public or a members-only club. All contents and user registration and authentication processes will be updated accordingly.
SIGN-IN SOCIALLY
Let your members register and sign in using either BitBucket, GitHub, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or Slack accounts. More social channels are on the way too, so your members don't need to create another password.
BYD ⋅ Bring Your Data
Community is nothing without data. But don't worry. There are many ways data can be collected and accessed.
IMPORT FROM RSS OR YOUTUBE
Import contents to your site via RSS or YouTube. HelloBox can also automatically tag these contents with specific keywords, assign them to a category of your choice and retrieve their thumbnails.
RSS FEED FOR MEMBERS
Enable RSS feeds on your site and your members can access your site's contents via RSS feeds. Overall feeds and category-specific feeds are both available.
REST API READY
HelloBox also provides a simple set of REST API ent-points, so you can access your data programmatically. Grant API access to your members and start building your own third-party apps!
Content Submission
Make a content submission a seamless and exciting experience for your community.
EDITORS, CATEGORIES & TAG
Choose your own text editors for submitting contents, create categories to organize your contents and assign tags them for better search experience. Works with imported contents from RSS and YouTube.
AUTO-TWEET CONTENTS
Connect your Twitter account and set it up so that each time a new content is submitted, we automatically tweet so that your followers can be notified.
FLEXIBILITY & CONTROL
HelloBox also provides other control features such as file attachments, enabling & disabling of comments, voting, social sharing, sticky posts, approval procedure and much more.
Design & Styles
Make your community stand out above the rest by dropping your own unique designs.
SELECT YOUR THEMES
Choose from a variety of pre-built themes that will match your community's personality - upload your favicon, logo and banner images to further specify your site's own styles. New themes are being added regularly.
STYLE WITH EASE & SPEED
Our user friendly design tool lets you apply basic styles to your community. Or if you know CSS, you can use our style editor to change the existing styles so you can control exactly what your site looks like.
SIZE DOESN'T MATTER
All the sites created are fully responsive so your site will fit nicely in all types of devices. Of course, you can change the responsive design too, via our style editor.
Look after Your Members
Your members are human too. Make them members feel included and engaged.
NEWSLETTERS
Keep your members in the loop by sending them regular newsletters. Use either HelloBox's own newsletter template or MailChimp template.
GROUPS & PERMISSIONS
Create groups, assign your members to different groups and give different permission settings such as content moderation, so you can provide different roles to suit your community.
MEMBER SUPPORT
Add a feedback form and links to your community's social channels so your members can easily reach out to you for questions.
There's More
This page is simply just not enough to list everything. HelloBox evolves daily, so take it for a spin today.
TRANSLATION
You can change almost every wording and text label in your site. That means you can even change them to a different language!
GENERATE INCOME WITH ADS
Place your own Google AdSense ad units in various formats around your site, so your community can even generate revenue.
YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS
HelloBox team lives and breathes HelloBox. If you have any issues or questions, reach out to us and you'll hear from us rather quickly.