Abstract visualisation of a digital community build with TypeScript

Mastering Community Creation with TypeScript

Italo Orihuela
Italo Orihuela
Feb 6, 2024

In this blog post, we will focus in the process of creating social communities using TypeScript. We will explore a convenient way to create a new community on a platform. You will learn how to customize your community with parameters such as display name, description, privacy settings, post settings, and additional metadata. We will also cover how to handle errors and manage post settings. By the end of this post, you will be well-equipped to create and customize your own online communities using Amity Social Cloud SDK in TypeScript.


Before we begin, ensure that you have the following requirements:

  1. Basic knowledge of TypeScript.
  2. An installed and configured TypeScript environment
  3. The Amity TypeScript SDK installed in your project.
  4. An Amity Social Cloud Portal account
  5. An Amity Social Cloud Console Account

Note: If you haven’t already registered for an Amity Social Cloud account, we recommend following our comprehensive step-by-step guide in the Amity Portal to create your new network.

Step 1: Importing the Required Modules

The first step is to import the necessary modules from the Amity Social Cloud TypeScript SDK. We will need the CommunityRepository and CommunityPostSettings modules.

Step 2: Creating the Community

Next, we will create a new community. We will use the createCommunity method from the CommunityRepository module. This method accepts an object with various parameters that allow us to customize the community.

Step 3: Handling Errors

It’s important to handle any errors that might occur during the community creation process. We can do this by wrapping our code in a try-catch block.

Step 4: Managing Post Settings

The postSetting parameter allows us to control who can post in the community. We can use the CommunityPostSettings module to set this parameter. For example, CommunityPostSettings.ANYONE_CAN_POST allows any user to post in the community.

Step 5: Adding Additional Characteristics through Metadata

The metadata parameter allows us to add additional custom fields to our community. This can be useful for adding specific features or requirements that are not available by default.

Final Thoughts

Creating online communities is a powerful way to foster user engagement and interaction. With the Amity Social Cloud TypeScript SDK, you can easily create and customize your own communities. Remember to handle any errors that might occur during the community creation process, and don’t forget to take advantage of the postSetting and metadata parameters to further customize your community. If you want to give it a try, feel free to register with Amity!