So you want to build a community, but the question arises “what tool should I use to build a community on my site?”
When making the decision between adding a Wix Forum or Wix Group to your site, sometimes the differences aren’t clear.
Both are tools you can use to build communities and made for conversations. They are also great for bringing people to your website.
There are two central pillars to forums and groups - content and community. Great content helps you build long term relationships with your audience. If you look after your audience, they’ll turn into valued members of your community. ❤️
Let’s look at the similarities and differences between groups and forums:
Forums have a clear categorization of content and posts are organized into categories. A category is like a folder for posts based on a certain topic.
Categories are usually named based on the topic of the posts within the category. Because posts have titles, you can quickly see if it’s a post you want to invest time into reading. There’s also layers in a forum, because you can set up sub-categories.
Groups are usually built around a particular topic, and apart from using tags to make connections between content, posts within the group are not categorized.
With a forum, you can sort posts by: