Wix Groups: Creating a New Group

Create groups to start conversations with your members, share updates and help your community engage with your business and with each other. There is no limit to the number of groups you can create. 
Example of using groups:
As a yoga teacher, you can create a group for each of your classes. Regular participants can join the group, either from your site or from the relevant member app, Spaces by Wix or Fit by Wix. You can send them updates about your classes, let them chat with each other or send photos from your class.

Step 1 | Choose a type of group

Get started creating your group by choosing a pre-existing template that matches your group's goal. You can also create a custom group from scratch.

To choose a type of group:

  1. Go to Groups in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click + Create Group at the top right.
  3. Select a template depending on your group's topic or goal under What's this group for? For example, 'Learners' is helpful for groups around courses or classrooms, and 'Events' helps keep participants updated about upcoming events. You can also select Custom to create a group from scratch. 
  4. Click Next.
Creating a group dashboard

Step 2 | Add group info and choose privacy settings

Create a name and cover image for your group and customize it for your needs. You can also choose who has access to the group. Public groups are available to anyone, and private groups require specific criteria before joining.

To add info and choose privacy settings:

  1. Enter the group's name under Group Name.
  2. Click the Add Image icon under Cover Image to add an image to the top of your group (this is displayed like a banner).
  3. Choose the privacy settings for your group:
    • Public: Anyone can join the group and see its posts and members.
    • Private: Anyone can can see who's in this group, but only members can see posts. Joining the group requires your approval.
      • Select the Show in group list checkbox to add the private group to the list of groups on your site. This allows visitors to see the group and request to join. If you deselect the checkbox, the group is hidden entirely from your site.
  4. (For private groups) Choose who has access to your private group:
    • Only members approved by admin: Anyone who requests to join the group will have a 'pending' invitation that must be approved by you, the site owner.
    • Only pricing plan holders: Only members who have purchased a specific pricing plan get access to this group.
      1. Click Connect Pricing Plan.
      2. Choose an existing plan or click Create New Plan. Learn more
    • Only event guests: Connect an event to your group so only participants can join. Choose an existing event from the list or click Create an Event to connect a new event to the group. Learn more
  5. Click Create Group.
Setting group privacy settings

Step 3 | Add members to your group

Once your group is created, choose members to add. You can also skip this step for now and add members at a later date.

To add members to your group:

  1. Click Add Members at the top of the group page.
  2. Select the checkboxes next to the members you want to invite or click Select All to invite all your members.
  3. Click Add.
The members are added to your group. They will get a notification that they've been added.
What's next?
Manage your group's info, choose what members are called and add content via the Content tab. Learn more

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