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Using Wordpress - Community Site Building

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Msg#: 3868424 posted 10:33 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)
Hello Dear All,

Today I'm not here to answer you guys post but here for asking you something very important. Nowadays, I'm working on my personal blogging site which has nearly 400 unique blog posts. I daily posted out there 20 posts. My friend suggest me to start some social community website alognwith the blog. I worked daily and asked people to help me whether what to do? Finally I got an idea to visit once my favorite forum, yes it is webmasterworld.

Guys can you tell me two following things:

- shall I start a social community where people can share photos, videos, chats, subscriptions, etc by using wordpress plugins or any plugin do you know what helps me in that way to build.
- My second question is if not then what do you guys recommend me to opt. I mean what would be the better way to go and to accomplish my desires :[smilestopper](

Thanks in advance,

Yours mate




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Msg#: 3868424 posted 12:56 pm on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

You'll need to make that decision yourself. Adding user generated content to your site/blog can lead to MORE WORK. Is the content accurate to the site? Appropriate? The type of software used is not the important question, the important question is will it do what I want and is it worth the effort?

A video/photo sharing site opens up all kinds of legal issues (copyright).

You can use a CMS.
You can use a FORUM.
You can use a BLOG.

All do the same as far as generating content... but some are easier to use for "social".

WW is very social networking, for example. :)


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Msg#: 3868424 posted 6:42 pm on Mar 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

A blog is an easy way to start a simple community, though for more interaction some kind of forum or social network software might work better.

Starting a community can be hard work, though. I'd start by working with your posts and being sure to try to engage your readers in discussion. Finish your posts with a question to invite comment, for example, and reply quickly when someone does post a comment.

If you seem to have some traction at that level, you can go ahead and try the next level of community building.


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Msg#: 3868424 posted 2:55 pm on Mar 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

hey guys thanks for you kind consideration, I beleive that this would work for me. Thanks for your help.

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