Building a Community Around your Blog

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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. 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

    1. 1. Building a Community Around your Blog@digibomb
    2. 2. If readers h ave a personal attachm ent to you and other reade rs of your blog they’ll be more likely to return agai n and again ...
    3. 3. The pro blem with blogs
    4. 4. 1 Community is only inthe comments, and that is ver y limited!
    5. 5. 1 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. What’s thesolution?
    7. 7. Anybody?
    8. 8. Stop speaking and listen!Let the comments be your content.
    9. 9. Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a positive impression
    10. 10. Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a positive impression A sense of community creates loyal readers
    11. 11. 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. 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. Where do I start?
    14. 14. Get theplugin!
    15. 15. Get theplugin!So easy a Caveman can do it.
    16. 16. Dow nload the pluginfrom WordPress.org
    17. 17. What’s inclu ded in the suite <embed> Vanilla plugin – Allows you to embed your Vanilla forum into WordPress with a single line of code. Discussions widget – Displays recent discussions. Activity widget - Displays recent activity. Users widget – Displays recently active user profile photos.
    18. 18. ... then download Vanilla
    19. 19. Download for FREE Signup for FREEat VanillaForums.org at VanillaForums.com or
    20. 20. The sweetest forum on the web!
    21. 21. ok, buthow does it work?
    22. 22. 1 Activate the WordPress plugin
    23. 23. 2 Tell WordPress where your Vanilla Forum is located
    24. 24. 3 Set the <embed> options in your WordPress Dashboard
    25. 25. 4 Set the <embed> options in your Vanilla Forum Dashboard
    26. 26. We get ... Embedded Vanilla Forum Stand alone Vanilla Forum
    27. 27. 5 Enable the Vanilla Forums WordPress Widgets
    28. 28. We get ... Forum data on ever y page of our blog!
    29. 29. Some examples
    30. 30. It’s that simple!
    31. 31. I’m a Winner!
    32. 32. Thank You!@digibomb

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