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 …

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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  • 1. Building a Community Around your Blog 3 From C onception to Integration@digibomb
  • 2. First, a quick recap ...Check out par t 1 Check out par t 2
  • 3. from par t 1 1 The pro blem with blogs
  • 4. from par t 1 11 Community is only inthe comments, and that is ver y limited!
  • 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. from par t 1 1What’s thesolution?
  • 7. from par t 1 1Anybody?
  • 8. from par t 1 1 Stop speaking and listen! Let the comments be your content.
  • 9. from par t 1 1 Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a positive impression
  • 10. from par t 1 1 Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a positive impression A sense of community creates loyal readers
  • 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. 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. from par t 1 1 Where do I start?
  • 14. Bork! You need the right ingredients!from par t 2 2
  • 15. Keep the barriers lowfrom par t 2 2
  • 16. Keep the barriers low Monitor contentfrom par t 2 2
  • 17. Keep the barriers low Monitor content Promote influencersfrom par t 2 2
  • 18. Keep the barriers low Be a cheer leader Monitor content Promote influencersfrom par t 2 2
  • 19. Keep the barriers low Be a cheer leader Monitor content Give your Promote influencers readers homeworkfrom par t 2 2
  • 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. What’s thenext step?
  • 22. developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers,developers, developers, de velopers,
  • 23. Development considerations
  • 24. 1 Plugins & Widgets
  • 25. Determine who your community is and what they want
  • 26. Determine who your community is and what they want Uploads Notifications Voting Shares Badges FollowsSignatures Attachments
  • 27. 2 SSO - Single Sign-On
  • 28. seamless entr y
  • 29. seamless entr yleverage your existing userbase
  • 30. seamless entr yleverage your existing userbase No extra accounts
  • 31. 3 API’s
  • 32. Create unique experiences
  • 33. Drive growth and engagementCreate unique experiences
  • 34. 4 Embed
  • 35. Embed your community into any site in the world with a single line of code
  • 36. 5 Social Connect
  • 37. Keep the barriers low
  • 38. 6 Mobile
  • 39. Star t a discussion from anywhere
  • 40. 7 Scalability
  • 41. What do you do when your community goes down?
  • 42. What do you do when your community goes down? Communities are fragile to begin with and take time to cultivate
  • 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. 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. Software options
  • 46. NOT FREE Out of the box design N ot plugable, no APISome social integration Mobile Version
  • 47. Free & open source Out of the box designNot plugable, no APINo m obile version No social integration
  • 48. Free & open source Simple APISSO with WordPress Social integration Themeable
  • 49. Free & open sourceSimple & clean Powerful APIMobile readySocial integrationSSO Embedable
  • 50. Some examples
  • 51. Thank You!@digibomb