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  • Groups vs Forums

  • depalma.nicole@gmail.com

    Member
    November 28, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Hello, I’m glad that I found your website. I have buddyboss and really like the way you have your site layed out. My site is tracheostomyeducation.com. I’m not a developer and have used the plugin to create the site from the buddbyboss videos.

    I just added a community but set up groups that attach to a forum instead of having a page for the forum. I’m debating the pros and cons of this way. Any reason that you see not to have the groups as the main page? I do like the forum search bar though and don’t see a way to add it to this page.

    Eventually, once i have more courses I want to turn it into a membership website but also have the option of purchasing courses separately which would be connected to a group. What membership plugin do you think would be best for that?

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    November 29, 2021 at 7:57 am

    For me, forums just made more sense. Groups have that look of a Facebook group which is not what I wanted here at BMA.

    There are multiple ways you can sell one course versus all of them. I personally use WooCommerce along with WP Fusion. Depending on what they buy, it adds tags to their profile in FluentCRM and opens up access to the correct course(s). But, the same kind of thing could be done on other platforms. I personally prefer WP Fusion over traditional membership site plugins because of all the additional flexibility it provides.

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