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March 21st in WordPress Themes by .

In the past few years, we have covered plenty of themes and plugins that lets you create a food blog and share your recipes with the world in an attractive fashion. Gustos helps you take your site to the next level. It lets you build a community driven recipe site with support for front-end submissions.

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March 13th in Wordpress Plugins by .

UserPro happens to be a useful plugin for webmasters of growing online communities. It brings beautiful front-end profiles and a whole host of other features to your website. These 4 UserPro plugins enable you to take your community to a new level:

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Social Wall: adds a wall to your site, allowing members to interact with others more conveniently. They can share posts with others, like/dislike posts, and more. [click to continue…]

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October 2nd in WordPress Themes by .

There was a time when Q&A sites used to get a lot of traffic. Google has slapped many of those sites in the past couple of years, though some are still going strong. Trying to compete with Quora or Yahoo! Answers is not the brightest idea unless you can find ways to differentiate what you cover on your website. Robot Q&A is an elegant theme that turns your website into a Q&A community. Just choose the right topic, and your site might take off dramatically.

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July 10th in Wordpress Tips by .

We are all familiar with top user-generated content sites. While these sites provide hosting, various tools, and other useful services to their visitors, they mainly rely on their users’ contributions to survive. Starting and growing a user-generated content site is not easy. You need to have a great web host and a solid strategy to get people interested in your site (gamification tactics are worth trying). Knowing a bit of coding to handle content submissions securely is ideal. Here are 5+ themes/plugins you can use to handle content submissions on your site:

front-end

Frontend Uploader: lets you accept, moderate, and publish user-generated content (posts + media) on your website. All of the submissions are held for moderation. [click to continue…]

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March 27th in Wordpress Plugins by .

WordPress is a great content management system to use to start online communities. Many WordPress webmasters do not open user registrations to keep things simple for their business. If you do plan to add new users to your community, you need to monitor the changes that happen on your site. These 5 plugins let you monitor activities inside WordPress:

audit

Audit Trail: a cool plugin that keeps track of what is happening inside your blog. It logs user actions and tracks registered user page visits. [click to continue…]

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April 19th in WordPress Themes by .

Community-powered portals are on the rise. We have seen plenty of them such as Imgur and Piccsy in the past. Running sites of that magnitude does take a lot of money and effort. You can always try to clone their functionality though. FacePress is an attractive theme designed specifically for user-powered content sites. It has a professional design and multiple layouts to help your community grow faster.

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February 19th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Those of you who host your website on WordPress.com have seen how the “Follow” button works. It sits at the bottom corner of your website and lets you visitors sign up for your latest updates by e-mail. Just because you have your site hosted on your own server does not mean you can’t have a follow button on it. Follow for WordPress is the plugin you need to implement this feature on your self-hosted WordPress site.

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