How to Make an Online Community Platform

Built your own specific community using free tools!
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (155 ratings)
8,418 students
How to Make an Online Community Platform
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (155 ratings)
8,418 students
At the end of this course you will have platform for you new online community
You will begin your journey as a leader
You will experience using Wordpress and several plugins

Requirements

  • You will need a computer and internet access
  • It will help to know the basics of Wordpress
  • You will need a basic web hosting account and a domain name
Description

Online communities are a growing trend for a variety of reasons. People want to feel connected.

Why have your own community? To have something unique and to be a leader. SPAM is a big problem on the mass social media platforms. These include bots, no privacy, unrelated advertising, and even explicit material.

What about existing social media platforms? You are the product for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. They make money of you, the content you upload and make you watch irrelevant ads. Pick your space and own it, it is about the relationships you build through your own platform that counts.

There is an unlimited amount of communities waiting to be created. You can help connect them! Years from now people you connected will talk about the first time they met, online or not.

Get started and build your platform in as soon as one day!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for people who want to meet other like-minded people
  • For bloggers and content creators who want to share their content
  • This is not for internet trolls, mean and unfriendly people
Course content
3 sections • 13 lectures • 1h 14m total length
  • What we will cover from start to finish
    02:39
  • What is an online community? Comparison of Platforms
    05:44
  • Benefits - Offering and Getting Value
    04:09
  • Are you ready to build a community?
    2 questions
  • Preparation - Audience, Goals, and Content
    05:18
  • Server Hosting and Installation Overview
    05:01
  • Technical Steps
    1 question
  • Installation - Control Panel and Wordpress
    05:38
  • Configuration Overview
    03:49
  • Configuration, Documentation and Plugins
    06:46
  • Configuration - Buddypress settings, email templates, roles
    06:04
  • Page Creation Overview
    01:14
  • Page Creation - Four Essential Pages
    09:02
  • You First Members
    17:37
  • Credits and More
    01:24

Instructor
Software Engineer + Instructor
Tom Rutka
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 158 Reviews
  • 10,889 Students
  • 2 Courses

Tom Rutka is a front end engineer in silicon valley specializing in improving usability, performance, click-through conversions, and optimization. His code can be found everywhere from jQuery plugins, to courseware, to early stage startups.