Great architecture

Igloo works the way you do

The Igloo platform is incredibly flexible and powerful. You can structure the user experience in a way that fits how your team already works. In fact, if you use Igloo corporate-wide you can customize each team's space to the way each team works.

Getting the right community architecture is the key to a successful intranet or customer community, leading to better productivity and user adoption.

You can learn how to do it yourself here, or you can contact our team of product experts to set up a community for you.


Getting started with Igloo is easy.

This is what a modern intranet looks like:

The user bar is the gateway to your profile, content creation and administration

The admin panel gives you access to the nitty-gritty details

Navigation structures your work

Your digital workplace should be structured around how you work, and navigation helps shape the way you see it. Your primary navigation is set up in the Site Manager.

You can nest items, like pages or spaces. This allows you to create structures for different teams or clients.

Hidden Pages
Hidden pages do not show up in your navigation, site maps, or navigation widgets. You can provide direct links to these pages. Hiding a page does not affect access, which can be modified in the edit menu under Access for each page.


Setting up pages

Once your navigation is set up the way you like, you can configure your pages. Pages are what you will see and interact with. When set you up a new page you need to add widgets to configure the layout.

When you're on a page you want to set up, click the button and select Edit.


Editing a page is as easy as drag & drop

Drag a widget from the Add Widgets panel. Then select your widget settings, publish the page, and you're done.

Pages are built on a grid

When you drag in a new widget, by default it will take up a full row. You can add new widgets beside it for a two-column split, or a three column split. You can mix grid types on the same page by adding a new row.

You can stack widgets of the same size within a column. You cannot mix widget sizes within the same column unless you make a new row.

Every widget has 3 sizes - 1 column, 2 column, and 3 column.


Widgets are easy to set up

Every widget has three setup tabs: options, layout, and appearance. Just choose your settings, click update, and you're done.


Click the tabs to learn more

Options change for each widget. Here is were you select which blog channels to display, questions to ask in a poll widget, or enter custom HTML content in the HTML widget.

Layout options change for each widget type. You can choose as much or as little information to be displayed for each widget depending on your needs.

Appearance settings can be different for each widget. You can change appearance with the WYSIWYG editor, or enter one (or more) CSS class names to fully customize the look and feel.



Each of the core apps builds upon our channel system to structure information. The channels are unique to each app, so while you might want a blog channel for Company News, you can have a calendar channel for Company Events and a wiki channel for Company Policies.

We also integrate with external systems ›


Blogs are long-form posts where you can provide project updates, news, or instructions. You can have multiple blogs (called channels) within your Igloo.


Calendars are great for company events, project teams, and milestones. You can integrate them as lists, attach files to them, or add comments to events.

Document Library

You can upload any document type into your digital workplace. Share it, comment on it, rate it, and then lock the final version. You can even follow a document and get notified when it changes.


Discussions are a place to ask questions, propose ideas, or talk through an issue. You can have multiple discussion channels, such as for Sales Questions or Product Ideas.


Microblogs are Twitter-like status updates without the 140 character limit. It's a fast way to keeep updated, share articles, or ask quick questions.


Wikis are living documents that are open to constant change. Some teams use wikis for core project documentation, others for policies and procedures.


Tasks are actions in your Igloo. You can use tasks to track personal to-dos, integrate them with content like documents and events or create a collection of tasks in a list.

Organize the chaos

with spaces, channels, groups & roles


A space is a private area for a team or a project. Spaces include their own groups - like admins or moderators, as well as their own channels.

It's kind of like an intranet inside of your intranet. Only space members can see the content inside a space.


Channels are ways of distributing content. Channels are configured for each app, so you could have a blog channel for Development News and one for Corporate Updates. These channels can be different for discussions, where you might want a channel for Product Ideas.


Groups can be teams of people or distribution lists.

Groups are used to establish permissions, subscriptions and notifications across your digital workplace.


System roles are pre-defined groups with set permissions.

  • Create Pages
  • Create Spaces

Tags & Labels

Search smarter so you can work better.


Make it mandatory
You have the option to make labels mandatory, just in case your team needs that extra push. When labels are mandatory, nothing can be published without a label.

Label Groups
Label groups make it easier to find what you're looking for, categorizing terms, such as document types or departments.

Power Search
Labels make search more powerful. If you're looking for an invoice, just search for the customer name, select the label "Customer Quote" and it is right there - no more sifting.


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