Ideas to make wpForo competitive with Facebook
Okay, okay, okay... Maybe that's a little ambitious. BUT, after recently engaging with FB again after a 2 year hiatus, I can see a real challenge of pulling users away from that platform to a wpForo setup.
I run a forum for authors and readers. It's a new forum so I'm trying to pull in members from all places. Thing is, when I got to many of those places (like FB groups) the offering for discussion and exchange of ideas is already working so well. But I still believe in the value of having a forum and community that I'm able to shape and maybe eventually monetize.
If you outright think forums are not in competition with the likes of FB then no worries. However, I'd like to use this thread to brainstorm:
- Technical solutions & ideas that could improve wpForo's capability to compete with FB.
- How we, as site admins, sell, market, operate, implement, wpForo in such a way as to present it as an alternative, companion, or competitor to FB.
Please list your thoughts and ideas below.
Well, with how big and sophisticated FB platform is, wpForo and its implementation is really not poised to compete and should not compete with FB but rather be easily integratable with the social media platform. With that thought, built-in social media sharing (to and from) feature for wpForo plugin is necessary. That way, it's going to be a win-win for both platforms. 🙂
The Facebook Cross Posting feature is already in our to do list. But this is something more than a simple cross posting, this is a full synchronization of users and content. I'm going to investigate FB api and check if this is possible.
I'm going to investigate FB api and check if this is possible.
I think there must be one, there are plenty of Facebook status posts on Twitter.
Yes i agree most of my members are on Skype,Facebook,WhatsApp etc in different groups, i think because each other support happen more fast in real time if i am not wrong something like Ajax post and reply.