Want to Build a Community on Your Site? Check Out the UserPro Plugin
If you read interviews with high profile bloggers and owners of popular websites, you’ll notice that pretty much all of them say that building a community around their sites was essential to achieving success and making the site popular. In other words, if you are not developing your own community, you need to start.
Things you can do in this regard include allowing comments (and replying to them), accepting guest posts and so on. If you want to take this to the next level, though, you should implement a community platform on your site, and if you are using WordPress, you can do this easily using a plugin called UserPro.
The plugin creates beautiful user profiles automatically. This means that your readers will be able to register on your site, and they will have a customized profile. You can control the fields that are requested from your users upon registration, the user role he will get and so on.
On top of that the plugin allows for social media integration. Users can connect with their Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts. This is quite nice because you can customize it depending on your site’s topics. For instance, if you are a blog about photography, having your users share their Instagram accounts would rock.
And to make it a true community platform, UserPro brings social features directly to your site. Your users will be able to follow/unfollow each other, display their activity stream, post content themselves and so on. You can also create badges for your users, display a user directory, limit content to specific users and so on. The features go on and on.
You can view all the details and purchase the plugin on CodeCanyon.net. It’s not a coincidence that this is one of the 10 most popular plugins on CodeCanyon.
If you are trying to build a community on your site, this could be a good solution, so check it out.
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7 Responses to “Want to Build a Community on Your Site? Check Out the UserPro Plugin”
Ah, Really Great & Amazing plugin!! think building a community atmosphere with your site is a good thing. Keeping the spam and stuff out will become more prevalent, but if people are interacting it shows that your site is pretty strong. Lots of social shares etc are what bloggers should strive for. Thanks. Sorry for my English… I am not Understand well English, But I say 100% Likes to this post!!
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Sounds like an awesome plugin. I think building a community atmosphere with your site is a good thing. Keeping the spam and stuff out will become more prevalent, but if people are interacting it shows that your site is pretty strong. Lots of social shares etc are what bloggers should strive for. Thanks.
Great Article! but I think only for Worpress, I’m using blogger how can I build community around my site? How other things can be beneficial in this regard? What are the signs that my community is growing regularly and I’m not talking about wordpress. Please help me in this regard that what actions I can take or what features I can include in my blog/site to grow community around my blog/site?
I’ll appreciate if you help!
Thanks in advance!
This plugin is so great!! Thanks for the informative post.
That’s a pretty cool idea, I’ll have to take a look at it. I was hoping Livefyre would be that, for a long time, but it never really materialized, despite having what felt like all the pieces.
That said, I can’t help but notice that you’re NOT using it, or anything like it–is there a particular reason you’ve passed up on it?
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How much daily traffic do you think is necessary for a community to be built?
Thanks for sharing this information, before this I didn’t knew about UserPro…!! Thanks again, keep on writing.
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