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Friendika also lets you create group and/or celebrity pages.

Every page in Friendika has a nickname and these must all be unique. This applies to all pages, whether they are normal profiles or group pages.

Therefore the first thing you need to do to create a new page is to register a new account for the page. Please note that the site administrator can restrict and/or regulate the registration of new accounts.

If you create a second account on a system and use the same email address or OpenID account, you will no longer be able to use the email address (or OpenID) to login to the account. You should login using the account nickname instead.

On the new account, visit the 'Settings' page. Towards the end of the page are "Advanced Page Settings". Typically you would use "Normal Account" for a normal personal account. This is the default selection. Group pages provide the ability for people to become friends/fans of the page without requiring approval.

The exact setting you would use depends on how you wish to interact with people who join the page. The "Soapbox" setting let's the page owner control all communications. Everything you post will go out to the page members, but there will be no opportunity for interaction. This setting would typically be used for announcements or corporate communications.

The most common setting is the "Community Account". This creates a group page where all members can freely interact.

The "Automatic Friend Account" is typically used for personal profile pages where you wish to automatically approve any friendship/connection requests.

Managing Multiple Pages

We recommend that you create group pages with the same email address and password as your normal account. If you do this, you will find a new "Manage" tab on the menu bar which lets you toggle identities easily and manage your pages. You are not required to do this, but the alternative is to logout and log back into the other account to manage alternate pages - and this could get cumbersome if you manage several different pages/identities.