Introducing Tiles by Social Edge

Brooks Jordan

As a Jive customer, you have a diverse library of tiles available to you right in the platform. These out-of-the-box tiles allow you to present content to your audience in a number of compelling ways. But, it's also possible, as you likely know, to build new tiles that give you even greater control over how Jive looks and behaves. 


We love custom tiles. If you do too, or are thinking about them, it's likely that the custom, pre-built tiles we're announcing today to upgrade your community will be of great interest.


Many Projects, One Tile 

A tile, for those newer to the topic, is an interface component used for Jive's homepage and Place-specific landing pages, either for displaying native content (e.g., Documents and Blogs) or accessing data from another service (e.g., project milestones from an ERP).


The beauty of a tile is that you can do full-stack development and design on the tile, displaying data - from within and outside of Jive - in almost any manner you choose. Tiles are replacing widgets in Jive because of what's possible with design and their underlying API framework. At Social Edge, we've loved how tiles have allowed us to extend and enhance Jive during projects for customers, who have shared important details with us on what they need.


But what if we could take what we learned about a particular tile over many customer engagements and create one tile representing its best aspects? For example, what if we could offer a branded search experience with tailored results in a single, optimized tile to every Jive customer at an affordable price? That's exactly what we set out to do.

‍(Social Edge's Search Tile, one example of many ways it can be configured and displayed using the built-in config panel.)

Six Pre-Built Tiles

Today, we're introducing six custom, pre-built tiles under a "Tiles by Social Edge" label. We've built each tile from scratch with its own configuration panel based on what we learned from over 300 customers and five years worth of projects.


We've intentionally chosen and built tiles where (a) we've seen a clear need from multiple customers and (b) the tile would only be available through custom development. Available tiles in this initial release are:

  • Search Tile. Displays curated search results in a fast and convenient way. Configure sections for specific places and/or content types.
  • Slider Tile. A visually impactful way of communicating community highlights. Customize sizing, imagery, links and fonts.
  • Accordion Tile. Organizes unlimited resource links into expandable sections. Set custom icons, customize colors, reorder links.
  • Navigation Tile. Promotes company tools and resources in a way that aligns with branding. Display community links dynamically based on user permissions.
  • Hero Tile. Features key content and messaging on any community page. Select images, fonts, and either layout option.
  • Mosaic Tile. Presents multiple community stories in one view. Choose from a variety styles and display options.


(Note: See a full list here or click on any of the six tiles above to see more details with an option to purchase and download.)


Add To Cart 

These tiles are all immediately available for purchase and download. Simply click on one of the tiles in the list above to learn more about the tile and add it to a shopping cart. If you can't use a credit card to purchase the tile for whatever reason, simply let us know and we'll contract with you before sending you the download. There's no risk on your part as every tile comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.


These first six tiles range in price from $3,000 to $5,000 annually, as a subscription, with additional discounts for purchasing two or more tiles. By releasing pre-built tiles on a subscription basis, we're able to offer each tile at an affordable price to every Jive customer, whether you're an SMB-, mid-market-, or enterprise-sized company. The yearly subscription includes 


  • Compatible with Jive Cloud and Hosted
  • Bug fixes and technical support, and 
  • Enhancements and feature updates


all of which are defined in the Terms of Service connected to the purchase process.


Super Simple Setup


A few words about setup. Once you download the tile (or have received it directly from us) you can use the related user guide to install and configure it in your Jive community. You can literally have it working in your Jive community (Cloud or Hosted) within minutes. In addition, each tile comes with a configuration panel where, as a community manager, admin, or business lead, you can enable the functionality and select the visual elements that are most relevant for your audience. No HTML skills required!


As an example, here's what the custom font portion of the config panel looks like for the Mosaic Tile:

Take A Tile For A Spin

 Thank you for taking these download-and-install tiles for a spin and giving us feedback (again, you have 30 days to test and return the tile after purchase if you're not satisfied). We personally use them every day in our own Jive-n Intranet and Jive-x website, and, more importantly, early customers are getting a ton of value from them, and we think you will too!


If you want to talk to us directly about a tile always feel free to reach out by leaving a comment below, talking to a Social Edger on your project team, calling us at +1-844-762-3343, or sending an email to

Going to JiveWorld 2017, May 1-3?
Want a demo of these Tiles by Social Edge tiles?
Join us at Demo Theater on Wed, May 3, 3:30PM PT.