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Practical Guide to Salesforce Communities

Building, Enhancing, and Managing an Online Community with Salesforce Community Cloud

Authors: Weinmeister, Philip

  • The first book to exclusively focus on the Salesforce Community Cloud
  • Demonstrates how to design, create, manage, moderate, and administer a Salesforce community
  • Offers comprehensive coverage delivered by Phil Weinmeister, a certified expert on the topic
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eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3609-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $32.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3608-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Whether you are brand new to the world of Salesforce communities or you are looking to take your Community Cloud knowledge to the next level, this detailed guide will help you to build and manage a Salesforce community by leveraging the declarative power of the platform with clicks, not code.

Each Salesforce community is a part of a widespread ecosystem, with thousands of communities and millions of users active today on Community Cloud. Through valuable social and business tools, this online platform enables companies to empower and equip their customers, partners, and employees in new, powerful ways.

In this book, Philip Weinmeister, a Salesforce MVP and the first-ever recipient of the “Community Cloud MVP” Trailblazer award, leads you through the ins and outs of Salesforce communities and provides you with an array of best practices to deliver top-notch business portals on the Salesforce platform.

Practical Guide to Salesforce Communities is the first book to comprehensively cover this next-generation offering from Salesforce, providing real, actionable guidance to help individuals build effective and engaging online communities. The book takes you through the entire process: from planning and designing a community to configuration/build, setup, and administration, all the way to deployment. Detailed explanations are provided of key components, templates, and features such as Community Builder, Audience Targeting, Lightning Bolts, and much more. Additionally, considerations and best practices are covered, including valuable tips and insights.

What You’ll Learn

  • Plan and design a community
  • Conceptualize how employees, partners, and customers use and benefit from communities
  • Assess available templates and make an informed selection decision
  • Use Community Builder and Lightning components within a Lightning community template
  • Apply topics and knowledge articles to a community to increase value and adoption
  • Inject process automation into a community using Workflow, Flow, and Process Builder
  • Create dynamic and personalized user experiences with audience targeting
  • Build, export, and import unique templates with the Lightning Bolt solution framework
  • Provide community data for members or community managers

Who This Book Is For

Salesforce administrators, Salesforce developers, Salesforce functional architects, Salesforce business analysts, and Salesforce community managers

About the authors

Phil Weinmeister is a Salesforce MVP and VP of Product Management at 7Summits, where he is focused on building innovative components, apps, and bolts that enable impactful, transformative communities on the Salesforce platform. He is 18x Salesforce certified and has delivered numerous Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and (primarily) Community Cloud solutions to a variety of organizations on Salesforce since 2010. Phil authored Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code (Apress2015) and received an average rating of almost 5 stars on Amazon.com. He has been a Salesforce MVP since 2015 and, in 2017, was was named the first-ever “Community Cloud MVP” at the Lightning Bolt Trailblazer awards at Dreamforce.

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, with a double major in business administration/IT and Spanish, Phil now resides in Powder Springs, Georgia, USA. He spends most of his “free” time with his gorgeous, sweet wife, Amy, and his children, Tariku, Sophie, Max, and Lyla. When he’s not trying to make his kids laugh, cheering on the Arizona Cardinals, or rap-battling his wife, Phil enjoys traveling, playing various sports, and growing in his walk with Jesus. 

Stay updated on Phil’s most recent insights and blog posts by following him on Twitter (@PhilWeinmeister).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Why Salesforce Communities?

    Weinmeister, Philip

    Pages 1-9

  • Planning and Preparing for Success

    Weinmeister, Philip

    Pages 11-20

  • Licenses and Member Groups: Employees, Partners, and Customers

    Weinmeister, Philip

    Pages 21-39

  • Community Template Types: Tabs, Visualforce, and Lightning

    Weinmeister, Philip

    Pages 41-60

  • Community Builder for Lightning Communities

    Weinmeister, Philip

    Pages 61-115

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3609-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $32.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3608-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Guide to Salesforce Communities
Book Subtitle
Building, Enhancing, and Managing an Online Community with Salesforce Community Cloud
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Philip Weinmeister
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3609-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3609-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3608-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
382 b/w illustrations
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