We run a graphics/design oriented community on BlenderArtists.org. One thing that’s been in the back of my mind is that we should have graphics on our homepage to better engage our audience, and not rows of text. The issue with that has always been the discoverability of the other, non-art related categories.
Now that we have the new sidebar in place, I think that issue may have been solved and I’d like to start testing the impact of changing our homepage to our ‘Featured Art’ gallery, which is just a tag: Topics tagged featured . Is there a way to switch our homepage to that URL instead of the usual categories/latest view?
I think that’ll do it, but Custom Homepage for Groups would do it if you want a plug and play option. (It’s rare that I create a useful theme component, so I’m always surprised when this one comes in handy)