Building a community around your blog v3

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We will illustrate the benefits of adding a community forum to your WordPress blog/site. We will show you how easy it is to add forum plugins/widgets, integrate SSO (single-sign-on), and take advantage of the Vanilla API. We will also look at real world examples of high traffic WordPress communities that benefit from these features.

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  • Building a community around your blog v3

    1. 1. Building a Community Around your Blog 3 From C onception to Integration@digibomb
    2. 2. First, a quick recap ...Check out par t 1 Check out par t 2
    3. 3. from par t 1 1 The pro blem with blogs
    4. 4. from par t 1 11 Community is only inthe comments, and that is ver y limited!
    5. 5. from par t 1 11 Community is only inthe comments, and that is ver y limited! Reade rs are forced to discuss the topic at hand. No new discussions. No interaction. 2
    6. 6. from par t 1 1What’s thesolution?
    7. 7. from par t 1 1Anybody?
    8. 8. from par t 1 1 Stop speaking and listen! Let the comments be your content.
    9. 9. from par t 1 1 Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a positive impression
    10. 10. from par t 1 1 Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a positive impression A sense of community creates loyal readers
    11. 11. from par t 1 1 Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a Readers who like you positive impression will help you out in various ways A sense of community creates loyal readers
    12. 12. from par t 1 1 Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a Readers who like you positive impression will help you out in various ways A sense of community creates loyal readers Even if your community is small, it p rovides you with an o ppor tunity to get to kno w your readers
    13. 13. from par t 1 1 Where do I start?
    14. 14. Bork! You need the right ingredients!from par t 2 2
    15. 15. Keep the barriers lowfrom par t 2 2
    16. 16. Keep the barriers low Monitor contentfrom par t 2 2
    17. 17. Keep the barriers low Monitor content Promote influencersfrom par t 2 2
    18. 18. Keep the barriers low Be a cheer leader Monitor content Promote influencersfrom par t 2 2
    19. 19. Keep the barriers low Be a cheer leader Monitor content Give your Promote influencers readers homeworkfrom par t 2 2
    20. 20. Determine who yourKeep the barriers low Be a cheer leader community is and what they want Monitor content Give your Promote influencers readers homeworkfrom par t 2 2
    21. 21. What’s thenext step?
    22. 22. developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers,developers, developers, de velopers,
    23. 23. Development considerations
    24. 24. 1 Plugins & Widgets
    25. 25. Determine who your community is and what they want
    26. 26. Determine who your community is and what they want Uploads Notifications Voting Shares Badges FollowsSignatures Attachments
    27. 27. 2 SSO - Single Sign-On
    28. 28. seamless entr y
    29. 29. seamless entr yleverage your existing userbase
    30. 30. seamless entr yleverage your existing userbase No extra accounts
    31. 31. 3 API’s
    32. 32. Create unique experiences
    33. 33. Drive growth and engagementCreate unique experiences
    34. 34. 4 Embed
    35. 35. Embed your community into any site in the world with a single line of code
    36. 36. 5 Social Connect
    37. 37. Keep the barriers low
    38. 38. 6 Mobile
    39. 39. Star t a discussion from anywhere
    40. 40. 7 Scalability
    41. 41. What do you do when your community goes down?
    42. 42. What do you do when your community goes down? Communities are fragile to begin with and take time to cultivate
    43. 43. What do you do when your community goes down? Communities are fragile to begin with and take time to cultivate As your members increase so doescontent, traffic , and ever ything in between, this success can create headaches
    44. 44. What do you do when your community goes down? Communities are fragile to begin with and take time to cultivate As your members increase so doescontent, traffic , and ever ything in between, this success can create headaches A ho sted forum provides peace of mind that your biggest traffic days will be your greatest days, not your worst
    45. 45. Software options
    46. 46. NOT FREE Out of the box design N ot plugable, no APISome social integration Mobile Version
    47. 47. Free & open source Out of the box designNot plugable, no APINo m obile version No social integration
    48. 48. Free & open source Simple APISSO with WordPress Social integration Themeable
    49. 49. Free & open sourceSimple & clean Powerful APIMobile readySocial integrationSSO Embedable
    50. 50. Some examples
    51. 51. Thank You!@digibomb

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