Holidays and Your SocialEngine Community

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Holidays can be such a fun time! They can also be a great way to get your members involved in the site. In an effort to celebrate the holiday season all around the world, we want to offer some tips on how your community can join the fun!


Many holidays are associated with specific colors or color combinations. You can create special styles for your SocialEngine PHP or SocialEngine Cloud communities and enable them during specific holiday times. This can generate positive feelings from the members of your social network. Many members tend to contribute more during special times of the year which can in turn boost your site membership. Here are a few tutorials on how to create themes and styles:

SocialEngine Cloud

HTML and Theme Basics
How to Change Your Background Color

SocialEngine PHP

Creating Your Own Theme
Using LESS for Your Themes
Customize Your Header or Footer
If making themes and styles isn’t for you, you can also check with a SocialEngine Expert for help!

Post about the Holiday

Posts can be a great way to celebrate holidays. There are many ways to post in both SocialEngine PHP and SocialEngine Cloud. For example, posting articles or photos about the history of a holiday is a great idea. This can help educate members who may not be aware of the holiday or of it’s beginnings a way to connect with it.
Posting about the holiday can also encourage your members to post or comment on the posts. This helps generate more activity on the site and can even generate new memberships from invitations by your site members. Most people enjoy holidays and sharing them with others.

Social Media

Our final tip is to use external social media sites to further boost viewership and membership for your site. When posting about the holiday, try to include your site link. Better yet, share it directly from your community. There are built-in tools in both SocialEngine Cloud and SocialEngine PHP that allow you to post to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Use those to your advantage as free advertising. Don’t forget to use good hashtags in your posts!
We hope these tips help you with your holiday website preparations! Happy holidays from the SocialEngine team!