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Best practices of a community website

Answered => “When creating a community website, what features would u like to see? What r recommended WP plugins?” on Quora.

http://www.quora.com/When-creating-a-community-website-what-features-would-u-like-to-see-What-r-recomended-WP-plugins

=> My answer…

My input isn’t so much plugin related but where the focus should be.That is, on me, the receiver of your content.

What the world doesn’t need is yet another ad/banner saturated “directory” site. We’ve all seen enough of those already. They’re tacky, yes? I want content that is:

– authentic (read: not rehashed press releases)

– easy to consume (read: not longer than necessary)

– low on the spin / “hard sell” (read: if it’s actually fresh, exciting and interesting I’ll know, you should have to tell me.)

Aside from that, I like photos. I believe most people do. They are useful before events, and more importantly (IMHO) after too. That said, getting contributing entities / businesses to understand the value of post-event photos can be very difficult in deed.

Some photos and some key “thanks to…” can go a long way to wrapping up an event. Events – especially fund-raisers and such – also show what an area is all about. Perhaps, I missed the event, or would not attended if I could, but the nature of the event and the photos afterwards can certainly lead me to say, “Looks good. Let’s go.” or “Looks good. I want to get involved in this community” (for non-geographic based communities).

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