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Configure home page

As an administrator of your organization, you can set up the look and functionality of your organization's home page. This is a privilege reserved for the administrator role.

  1. Verify that you are signed in as an administrator of your organization.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Home Page on the left side of the page.
  4. Configure any of the following home page settings:
  5. Click Save to save the changes you've made.

Group owners can add public items to their groups. This means that as a group owner, you could include some maps in your featured content group shared in ArcGIS Online by Esri and other users.

Background image

Select the default image, upload your own image, or specify no background image.

If you upload your own image, the image is positioned at the top and center of the page. The image repeats horizontally if it is smaller than the browser or device window. For best results, if you want a single, nonrepeating background image, the image should be 1,920 pixels wide (or smaller if your users are on smaller screens). The website does not resize the image. It is not recommended to upload a file greater than 1 MB in size.


Select an image or choose to create a custom design. For best results, your image should be 960 pixels wide. The portal logo and title will not display on the home page when using a custom image. To create the custom design, you can use the rich text editor or switch to the HTML source code view.

Featured content

Choose a group whose content you want featured on the home page and choose the number of items to show—all or multiples of 4, up to 32. Four items per page are displayed. You can also choose not to feature any content.


When members of your organization sign out, they see the home page. They will only see the featured content on the home page if you choose a public group. If you choose a group shared only with your organization, the featured content is not visible when members sign out.

To change how the items are sorted, select a field in the drop-down list next to Sorted by. To change how the items are ordered, check or uncheck the box next to Ascending. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page, as well as on embedded galleries or gallery apps, are also changed.