I'm developing an app that I hope will be distributed as a Managed Package. I'm developing using SFDX, a dev edition org with a namespace and a partner edition org with dev hub on.

The Managed Package needs to have a community in it.

As I've been developing the app, when I push the code to a new scratch org I've been having to first actually create a community with the same name before I push my code or I get the errors:

Default_Navigation: In field: Network - no Network named Members found, cbMembers: Network not found for the CustomBrand : cbMembers, Members: In field: Name - no Network named Members found, Members1: No Network named Members found, needed to associate this Site Members1, which is 0DM3F000000DeVw

I have found no workaround, anytime I see someone with a similar issue, the resolution is to first create a community in that org.

Now that I'm trying to create my the first version of my managed pacakge, this error is preventing me from being able to create a version using: force:package:version:create

Is it actually possible to include a community in a managed package?


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Communities are not packageable yet in 2GP packages. It is recommended you package everything as a template using Lightning Bolt Technology.

It is preferred you have it as a 1GP extension package.I would keep communities specific metadata in an extension package than making it part of one package.

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  • issue resolved or still exisitng ? I am facing same issue
    Commented Jul 4, 2021 at 14:33
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    This is still a limitation! You can use bolt to package themes and pages in 1GP Commented Jul 4, 2021 at 14:43

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