How can I join the Progress Community?
What is a group and why should I join groups?
How can I join a group?
Where can I see the list of groups I joined?
Community Groups tiles explained.
How can I post in a forum?
How can I add an attachment to a forum post?
How can I add highlighted code in a post?
How can I edit or delete my own posts?
How can I set my forum email notifications?
How can I set my Community notifications and emails?
How can I change my avatar picture?
How can I change my display name?
How can I change my time-zone?
How can I change date format?
How can I build my network of friends within the Community?
How can I see my list of friends?
How can I chat with other member?
What is the meaning of the different badges?
How does the Community search engine work?
How can I report a product enhancement request?
What happens to products enhancements I have reported?
Where can I provide feedback about the Community?
Our Community is open to anyone. Without registering and logging in, users are only able to browse and read content. To actively participate on the Community site (post questions, post replies, download documents, etc.), users will need to be logged in to the Community site with their Progress ID. If you do not have a Progress ID you may create one for free. To do so follow the instructions below, or click here and simply fill out the registration form:
Our Community is organized through a set of groups and subgroups. These are basic containers where you’ll find different resources and apps such as forums, wikis, documents, calendars etc…
We have structured our community into Community Groups which contain a variety of groups related to Progress products, Progress User Group (PUG) groups, Technology Partner group and a group dedicated to our User Conferences (recordings.)
If you’d like to receive notifications, create a forum post, add a comment, download a document or submit a product enhancement idea, you will need to first join that particular group after logging into the Community site.
Once you have logged in to the Community site using your Progress ID, to join a specific group, follow these steps:
Once you have logged in to the Community site using your Progress ID, you can see the list of groups you have joined a few different ways:
On the main Community landing page, you will see tiles listing out the various Community Groups available to join. Below is a quick guide to the various options present on each tile.
To post in a forum you must be logged into the Community site and have joined the group you want to post in. After that there are two ways you can create a new post. You can do so from the Overview page of the group, or the forum page of the group.
Once you have started adding a post, switch to “rich formatting”
In the rich text editor, click the "Insert/Edit Media" icon as shown below:
Navigate to the file you'd like to upload in your post and select insert.
Once you have started adding a post, switch to “rich formatting” as shown below:
Once you are in the rich text editor, click the highlighter icon as shown below:
Choose the language from the drop-down as shown below:
Copy/Paste your code and “Insert” it in your post.
Go to your post and hover over the drop-down post options as shown below:
You'll then see the "Delete" option in the drop-down.
To manage the forum email notifications for any groups that you have joined, go to the forum page and under MEMBER OPTIONS you’ll be able to turn your forum notifications on or off as shown below:
If the group has multiple forums, use “Manage subscriptions” as show above. You’ll then be able to set all your group forum notifications from one single screen for that group
The Community provides more than just forum notifications emails. For you to be able to set other Community notifications and emails, follow these steps:
Once you have registered and logged in, you’ll have a default avatar. However, to help other members recognize you and and to personalize your profile, we recommend that you replace the default avatar with a picture of yourself. To do so:
Once you have registered and logged in, the default display name used will be your Progress-ID. If you would like to change your Community username:
To ensure your posts, threads or comments match your time-zone, please make sure to update your Community time-zone. To do so:
Depending on your preferences you may like to have dates being displayed in different formats. To update the date format you’d like to use, please follow these steps:
Almost anywhere throughout the entire Community, hover over a user name. A pop-up window will be displayed with an option for you to send that user a friend request as shown below:
The user will then receive a friend request notification which they can accept or deny. If your friend request is accepted, that user will be added to your list of friends.
On the member-id widget, click on your name
Select the “Friends” tab and you’ll see the list of your friends within the Community.
Our Community provides online chat for members. However, you can only chat with members you are friends with. The chat app is in the bottom-right corner of each Community screen.
When hovering over a users name, a pop-up window will appear where you’ll see some details about that user. Under the user’s avatar you can see all the different badges that user has.
Reputation badges are granted based on your contribution from a quality and quantity perspective. To find our Reputation badge list, please follow this link.
Merit badges are granted based on roles and/or as a recognition for special user’s achievements. To find our Merit badge list, please follow this link.
The Community Search is available at the Community main landing page at the top of the page as well as on most other Community pages in the right rail.
Community home page:
Group Overview page:
Forum post page:
When typing in these search boxes, the Community search will start to automatically show you results set for the Community only based on your input. You can select one of these results directly. Or if you execute your search you will brought to our search engine results page. By default you will be on our Community search tab, which only displays results from the Community site.
However, you will notice that there are several additional tabs available: KB, Product Documentation, Stack Overflow and Github. Each of those tabs will bring in results from those sites based on your initial keyword search.
To access these 2 additional search engine, we advice our members ALWAYS to click the “Search” or the “Magnifier” buttons to access the results sets from all 3 search engines: COMMUNITY, KB and SITEWIDE.
Click the respective tabs to access the different search results sets.
Note: As we are triggering 5 different search engines, each has its own filtering options that are displayed on the right side of the results set page.
The KB search is the same as you will find at: http://knowledgebase.progress.com.
To submit a product enhancement request:
From the Community home page, click the bulb available on each group tile as shown below:
Alternatively, if you’re already within a group, you can click the “Ideas” in the group navigation
You will then reach the Products Enhancements group Overview page or the Idea page for the product you’d like to report an enhancement.
Note: if you don’t see the “Submit an idea” option in the MEMBER OPTIONS section, it’s most likely due to the fact that you haven’t joined the group yet.
As a member of the Community site you are more than welcome to share your input and feedback with us in our dedicated feedback forum. This forum is available from:
A link to that forum is also available through each groups Overview pages, under GROUP QUICK LINKS.