In General Settings, you can customize many aspects of your community from your community name to whether you want to show ads or not.

Below we dive into each section.

Changing Your Community Name

To change your community name, enter text in the box under Community Name.

Change your Threadbase community name

Once you add new text, the save button will appear at the top of the Settings section. Click it to save your changes.

Save your Threadbase changes

Once you save your changes, your community name will instantly update and will match what you entered in the text box.

Your new community name


If you are unhappy with the original community link that is generated for you or you’ve changed your community name and you want your community link to match, simply enter in your new text in the Short name field. Note: you cannot have any spaces, special characters, and all text entered must be lowercase. Your new Short name should either be one word or multiple words separated by hyphens (e.g. my-awesome-community)

Change your community link

Once you make your change and click save, you’ll see your new short name above your community preview. You can now share that link to start growing your community.

Share your community link


Adding a Community Tagline and Description

Adding a Tagline and Description helps new members learn more about the community you’re building. Threadbase also uses your Tagline and Description for search engine optimization (SEO).

To change your tagline and description, enter them in their appropriate text box. Taglines have a 50-character maximum so keep them short and sweet. You can write more information in your description.

Update your Threadbase tagline and description

Once you’re finished, make sure to scroll back up and click on Save to save your changes.

Save your Threadbase tagline and description changes

Every Threadbase theme is different, which means how your Tagline and Description are displayed (or not displayed) varies. Make sure to try out each theme so you find the one that works best for your community!

Preview your Threadbase changes


Adding a Google Analytics ID

Threadbase allows all community tiers to add a Google Analytics pixel to get data on their communities, members, and posts. If you are not familiar with Google Analytics, you can learn more here.

To add Google Analytics tracking, scroll down to the Google Analytics ID section and your UA string. It should look something like UA-123456789-1

Google Analytics to track data

As always, make sure you scroll back to the top and click Save to save your changes.

Save your Google Analytics ID


Customizing Advertising Settings

Communities that are on our Basic or Plus subscription can hide ads from their Threadbase community or use their own Google AdSense pixel to make steady income from their communities. If you’re not familiar with Google AdSense, you can learn more here.

To hide ads from your community, make sure you are on our Basic or Plus subscription. If your community is not on either our Basic or Plus plans, you’ll see a lock next to the option

Hide ads on your Reddit style community

If your community is on Basic or Plus, the lock will no longer show up and you can uncheck the box to hide ads from your community. Remember to scroll up and click Save to save your changes.

Make money from your online community

To hide ads from your community, make sure you are on our Basic or Plus subscription. If your community is not on either our Basic or Plus plans, you’ll see a lock next to the option

Make money from your online community

If your community is on Basic or Plus, the lock will no longer show up and you can enter the Adsense Client ID and Adsense Solt ID provided by Google AdSense. Remember to scroll up and click Save to save your changes.

Make money from your online community


You can also easily change the look of your Threadbase community without writing any code by navigating to the Design section in your Dashboard. For a walkthrough of the different Design options, click here.

You can also add social media channels to your Threadbase community by navigating to the Social section in your Dashboard. For a walkthrough of the different social media channels you can add to your community, click here.