Using WordPress for Community Building
What’s the next step in blogging? It could be having like-minded friends blogging about a specific topic or niche.
When blogging started, it was about and still is, the individual blogger.
They would have followers who read the blog post.
The readers can be passive or active. Those active ones would be commenting on the posts or sharing the it on various social networks.
Then bloggers decided to get together. How? They still maintain their own individual sites and allow other bloggers to write articles on their sites.
The next Revolution in Blogging
Maybe it’s because of the success of the various social networks. The most famous of all is of course Facebook.
Unless you’re living in a cave somewhere at the top of the world, everybody have heard about Facebook.
In a way Facebook allows everyone to be a blogger. Do you agree that everyone on Facebook is a blogger?
Why not? A blogger writes posts or articles, share videos or images and links to other websites.
BuddyPress is simply a plugin that allows a standard WordPress installation to have a social element.
Within minutes you have just build your very own Facebook-like website.
It’s all up to your imagination.
People with the same interest then can come together and have a lively online discussion.
I wonder? Should this site be converted to BuddyPress?
Here’s a brief intro about BuddyPress: