How to Build an Online Community in 5 Easy Lessons

DigiNation · March 3, 2021

What you’ll learn in this free course

  • Build a beautiful, fully functional social network on your website and your own domain powered by BuddyPress, BuddyBuilder and WordPress.
  • Users can interact with each other and includes friendship connections, messaging system, groups, forums, photo, video
  • Create a public or private online community
  • Work with WordPress and BuddyPress
  • Configure different social network site options
  • Control any aspect of the network as the system administrator
  • You will also learn how to easily host your WordPress powered website so it can be accessible online.


  • Basic computer knowledge. NO coding knowledge required
  • Just not being afraid to try exciting things like creating your own online website!


An online community site is an incredible way for people with a similar interest to share their idea, encounters and stories with one another. This course will show you how to create a social network that would permit your members to create friendships, to send messages to one another, to share thoughts and situations with a site-wide activity stream, and many more.

Free products that we will use in this course(no previous experience is needed):

  • WordPress – Number one platform to build awesome websites.
  • BuddyBuilder – Awesome community builder and customizer for WordPress. Build your BuddyPress pages using Elementor
  • BuddyPress – Social network platform that works on top of WordPress
  • Elementor – Visual drag&drop page WordPress site builder

What we will cover in this course:

  • Website hosting – learn how to quickly launch a website with ease.
  • WordPress setup.
  • Adding a WordPress theme.
  • Learn WordPress basics – content, menus, theme options, plugins, widgets.
  • BuddyPress installation and configuration.
  • BuddyBuilder installation and setup.
  • Network components and how to work with them.

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for new and advanced WordPress users who want to start learning about WordPress communities
  • No prior website building experience is needed
  • Anyone who wants to build an online membership platform where they can share thoughts, photos and videos and with a group of people

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 39 Topics