You want to create an online community, you have the idea and you have the audience. Great. And you know a Facebook group simply won’t cut it. Makes sense! You are on the right track. A key question you’ll face early on is how people will access your community. Will it be through an app or through a browser. The decision will have an impact on development costs and time to market. In this post, we investigate the benefits and considerations of creating a Community App.
BuddyPress is a plugin for WordPress that offers a set of social networking and online community functionality. BuddyPress Groups are a foundation feature of the BuddyPress toolset. In this article, we take a top-level look at what groups are and how they can be used to enhance your community. Read More
A key consideration of public-facing social networks and online communities is the signup and sign in experience. It’s essential the process is kept as simple as possible. Unnecessary complications will cause cognitive friction, which is a fancy way of saying fewer people will join your community. A recommended technique for offering a streamlined and user-friendly experience is to use Social Login.Read More
A benefit of a hosted enterprise level, social networking community is the ability to build a service around your exact business requirements. You control everything – from the member experience to the type, form and quality of data generated. The majority of the data within your community will inevitably go towards building and enhancing the member experience, which ultimately benefits you. But there are additional considerations, not least the opportunity to leverage the data across other aspects of your business to increase sales and engagement.
Anyone who has used the WordPress CMS will have seen WordPress upgrade alerts. Be it for WordPress itself, or for WordPress plugins. Even after a short amount of time, alerts can stack up. These alerts can be daunting. This post is a guide to understanding the information behind those alerts.