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Is it possible to build an online community in 45 minutes?

Online communities come in all different shapes and sizes.  Some communities consist of a simple forum, while others are much more complex with groups, wiki, blogs, discussions, ideas, etc. Selecting the right tools for your community isn’t hard, but it does take time. How do you determine what is the proper setup for your community?

Every community website needs a few tools to build a foundation in order to ensure success.  Fortunately, the DNN Platform has many of the basic tools that you need for a community already included.  User Profiles, Member Directory, Journal, Messaging and Groups are just a few of the features that are included with the DNN Platform.  These features are quite powerful, but many people don’t even realize they are available today.  We also can’t forget about the DNN Store and Forge for when you need even more capabilities.

Having all of these tools at your disposal can be overwhelming for some.  Next week, I’m hosting a webinar that will help you understand how to leverage the DNN Platform and ecosystem to build a feature-rich community.  We only have about an hour for this webinar and it will be packed with information. Instead of boring you with slides, I’m going to build-out a sample community during the webinar.  I’m going to use modules and skins that are readily available in either the DNN Platform or elsewhere in the DNN ecosystem. 

Are you thinking about building a community?  Do you have a project already underway?  Is there something in particular that you would like me to demonstrate during the webinar?  Leave a comment below and tell me what would make this webinar useful for you.  

Register for the webinar today!

Comments

David Cuthill
I would like to see :
How to have one Membership Account and Many Authentications possible for it (fb/tw/li etc)

I also want to see email notification messaging for Social Group comments.

Also: Social Groups Friend and Follow. They don't work do they?
David Cuthill Friday, August 08, 2014 8:49 AM (link)
Robert Fulop
Can't wait! I hope it will be recorded just in case I miss it!

Robert Fulop Monday, August 11, 2014 10:00 PM (link)
Luca Mandalino
Hi, I have a couple of question:
(1) what do you think is more appropriate to create user profiles with different fields to fill in and belonging to registered users who have different user roles?
And in the case where this is possible (2) how can we create a phogallery for registered users that gives them the ability to upload and delete photos from their profiles? Obviously the photogallery should be consulted on the profile page by other users.
Thank you.
Luca Mandalino Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:55 AM (link)
Robert Fulop
Where can I download the recording?
I was able to make it, but missed half of it do to the lagging.
Robert Fulop Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:51 PM (link)
Tracy Wittenkeller
Where can I see a recording Will?

Thanks!
Tracy Wittenkeller Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:15 AM (link)

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