We’re excited to share a major update to our Connect ecosystem . With this release, we’re bringing Academy, Forum, Marketplace, and Community into one place for our users. You’ll notice several enhancements, including:
Brand new look and feel
We’ve redesigned the user experience to make it easier to navigate and to find what you’re looking for, whether that’s a pre-built component or another community member.
Now, you can message each other directly or as a group directly within Connect. We hope this makes it easier for you to create meaningful connections with other community members faster.
You can earn points and badges for activities you’ve completed in Academy, Forum, and the Marketplace, such as completing a course, answering a question, or publishing a component—plus see how you stack up against others on the leaderboard.
Go! Marketplace has been now incorporated in Connect Marketplace module
Upgraded experience for company admins in the Marketplace
Marketplace admins can now access a dashboard that provides download stats, reviews, incoming leads, and bug reports.
More accurate component download count
Previously, if a user downloaded a single component multiple times, this would increase the number of downloads. With our recent update, each user will only be counted once, so you’ll see a more accurate download count represented for each component.
Projects have been discontinued due to the limited usage, but we encourage you to transform your projects into reusable components that live in our Marketplace.
We prioritized these Connect updates in response to feedback from this community—so thank you for continuing to let us know how to make this community meaningful for you. We look forward to hearing what you think!