Publishing posts to your community area lets you stay in touch with your members and deliver value for their subscriptions.
And on Podia, it's really, really easy.
With communities, both you and your members will be able to add posts to your community area. This article will guide you through how you (the creator) can add posts.
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How to add a new post for members
Step 1: Access the Community tab at the top menu.
Step 2: Click on “New post”.
Step 3: Now it’s time to write your post! Give it a title, write a description and also upload a video if you want! You can also add images and GIFs to your post by dragging them into the text editor.
Make sure you also select the topic your post will be assigned to.
If you're struggling with writer's block, here are a few ideas for your next post:
An update on what you've been up to with your work
A "tip" you've recently learned that can help your members
Share some links or articles you've recently found useful.
A question that your readers can answer in the comments, either to help you get inspiration for your next digital product (e.g. "what's the biggest challenge you'd like to solve this year?") or just to keep your members engaged (e.g. "Happy Friday! What's one thing you're proud of doing this week?").
Step 4: When you’re finished, click “Done” to open up a few publishing options.
Click “Publish now” to publish the post immediately or “Schedule…” to release it at a specific date in the future. You can also save it as a draft in case you need to leave and come back at a later time.
Your post is now added to your community site and it will be visible to all or some of your members, depending on the topic it was posted in.
Why should I schedule posts if I can publish them immediately
If you want to build a thriving community, it's important to post content often and consistently. Podia makes this really easy for you by allowing you to schedule posts.
If you're feeling inspired on a rainy Saturday, you could prepare a whole month's worth of content (or more) and have your posts published on a regular schedule.
Instead of clicking the "Publish now" button, click the "Schedule..." option. This will open a popup that lets you specify the date and time that you'd like the post to be published.
Scheduled posts will not be visible for your community members until after the date you choose. If you've chosen to send an email notification (which we recommend), it will automatically be sent a few minutes after your scheduled publish date.
Will customers receive an email notification after a post has been published?
By default, we will send an email notification for each new post if:
- Customers are following the topic the post was published on
- Customers are subscribed to emails and have notifications enabled for their accounts
If you have more questions about how to publish a post, reach out to us at [email protected] (or click the icon below to chat with us!).