Give Your Group A Voice,
In A Space You Control
Your Home Base
With Hoop.la, you own your online community. You have complete control over your community members and all of the content that is posted. Give your group a home base that they can love and that you can manage on your terms. You set your own rules and retain complete ownership of all content and member information.
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The Ultimate Content Engine
Hoop.la supports a growing number of content types- including blogs, forums, surveys, chat rooms and events, clips (photos, videos, audio files, and documents), and private messages. Even better, you can use widgets to pull Hoop.la content onto other sites.
Forums
Forums
Let conversations spring forth with discussion forums.
Blogs
Blogs
Publish content, which can be organized into collections, featured, and shared.
Chat Rooms and Events
Chats
Live chat rooms and scheduled chat events are great for real-time interaction.
Clips
Clips
Share photos, videos, audio files, and documents.
Calendar
Calendar
Post events, with Google Maps integration and RSVP tracking.
Customer Support Content
Customer Support
Support topics, FAQs, and documentation for your products and services via our optional QuestionShark service.
Dialogs
Dialogs
Private messages between two or more members.
Surveys
Surveys
Control who can take surveys and view results. Embed, track results, and set end times.
Social Participation
Hoop.la is all about participation and community interaction. Community members can provide feedback and opinions via comments, show support via likes, share content with friends on other social networks, and gain easy access to your community via social network integrations.
Comments
Comments
Your members can post comments on any piece of content. You can moderate/review comments or even enable automatic comment spam protection, as well.
Likes
Sometimes a comment is overkill... a simple "like" conveys that the content is considered worthwhile.
Social Hooks
Hoop.la integrates with most of the major social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Foursquare and more. You can allow your members to sign in to your community via these social networks, if you like. This can lower the barrier to entry.
Sharing
All content that is public can be shared with others via email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.
Powerful Management Features
Content Moderation
Set unique moderation rules to allow automated review of content. For instance, you could set one rule to review all posts by a certain community member before they are published and another that checks for any posts containing a specific keyword.
Automatic Comment Spam Protection
You can optionally have all posts automatically analyzed to determine if they are spam. Those marked as spam can be automatically deleted or sent to your content moderation review queue.
Registration Moderation
Manually approve each new registrant on your site, if you like. In addition, you can enforce an age limit, require parental authorization for underage registrants, and ban users by IP or email address.
Member Notes
Place administrator-only notes on each member profile. This is a great way to track issues per community member, especially if you have a large team managing your community.
Community Management
Easy To Customize
No two communities are alike and each has its own goals and requirements. For that reason, Hoop.la is designed to be easy to customize.
Easy to Customize
Themes
It's easy to change the look and feel by creating your own custom themes. Your brand will be properly extended on your Hoop.la site. And while no programming is required to use the Theme Editor in Hoop.la, you can also use Custom CSS to make things as pixel-perfect as you like.
Your Domain
Even though Hoop.la is a hosted service, you can still use your own top-level domain or subdomain.
Custom Profile Fields
You have total control over your member data, and Hoop.la also gives you control over the profile information you wish to collect. Add custom profile fields, designate them optional or required. Collect and track demographic data. The choices are entirely yours.
Custom Menus
No programming is required to configure your community's navigation menu. You determine the order of things. You can even add custom menu items.
Ready For Business
Hoop.la is truly an enterprise-class application. Hoop.la Pro offers sites the scalability, reliability, flexibility, and support that any mission-critical service requires.
Sandboxed Environment
Each Pro customer has its own scalable environment.
Single Sign-On
Hoop.la supports Single Sign-On (SSO) for integrating with your existing membership database.
Service Level Guarantees
All Pro customers receive uptime guarantees, with penalties if we fail to deliver.
API Access
Use the Hoop.la API to integrate Hoop.la content in other sites/applications.
SSL Support
Enable SSL for improved security.
Advanced Reporting
Pro customers can enable Advanced Reporting to gain in depth insight into the community's health, track the most popular content and people, and target community members based on their activity levels.
And So Much More...
Proven
Our company has served hundreds of thousands of online communities over the past 15 years, including great brands like HarperCollins, Rodale, Mattel, and HGTV. See more customers.
Mobile-Ready
Hoop.la has a mobile interface, which means that users accessing your Hoop.la site via their mobile browsers will have a great experience.
Nothing To Install Or Maintain
Hoop.la is a SaaS (software as a service) application. That means that it is completely hosted by us. You never have to install any software, purchase any equipment, or worry about maintenance of any kind.