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How to make a group public?

Ok i have ALL my settings set to where the group should show up public, you dont have to apply for the can just join, but it still says that my group is private. Does anyone know how i change that?

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Asked by Lanie_momofone at 2:14 PM on Jun. 27, 2009 in About CafeMom

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  • Hi Lanie_momofone,

    Here's how to change your group from private to public:

    Mouseover the 'Groups' tab.
    Click on 'My Groups' in the drop-down menu.
    Go to your group's homepage.
    On the lower left side of the page, you'll see your Admin Tools.
    Click the 'Group Privacy' link.
    Scroll down on the Group Privacy page until you see the following question: 'Do you want to approve members before they can join your group?'
    Select the 'No' option.
    Click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.

    -> The CafeMom Admin Team
    CafeMom Admin

    Answer by CafeMom Admin at 2:19 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Thank you, but here is the thing...the NO option is already clicked, and it still shows the members that it is a private group.

    Answer by Lanie_momofone at 2:28 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Needing to apply and being private are two different things. Public groups can still require an application to join even if everyone can see the posts.

    Go to manage forums in your red links. For each forum that you want to be public click edit forum and verify that the view forums setting are set to all cafe members or everyone depending on your choice. Everyone means visitors to cafemom can see it as well. If you have them set to group members only they will appear as private. The forums supersedes the group privacy settings


    Answer by Liansmommie at 2:38 AM on Jun. 28, 2009

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