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How to Add an Online Forum to your Membership Website

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I regularly talk about how your members will join for the content, but they'll STAY for the community; and that's something we see reflected in every successful membership site we've been part of.

But what options do you actually have for creating your community from a technical standpoint? How do you add an online forum to your membership?

In this episode I talk more about the importance of community, forums in particular, and discuss the various routes you can go down to add one to your website.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • How adding a forum gives your passionate members a space to engage with others
  • Why community is a vital asset for membership sites
  • Examples of WordPress plugins and stand-alone software that you can use to create your forum
  • Why a Facebook group isn't an adequate replacement for building your own community

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