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There are a number of benefits available to those who wish to install a discussion forum on their WordPress website.
These benefits can apply to you as the site manager as well as your readers, customer and anyone else who visits your site. By adding this functionality to your website you can begin to build a community which your readers can make their online home and start interacting amongst themselves and with you.
If you offer advice or a product that requires support, adding a discussion forum where your users can post questions is an excellent way of reducing your workload and building user-led support pages. Answering questions on a message board which your other users can refer to cuts down on the amount of emails you have to respond to, asking the same questions.
Also, once your community begins to develop and take shape, other members will be quick to jump in and answer questions on your behalf, sharing their knowledge with other readers, further reducing your workload.
Other benefits of adding a discussion forum to your site include:
Building a community that has your readers coming back for more.
Allowing your readers to create user generated content for you site which can help attract more readers to your site.
Reduce your workload by making correspondence visible for others to refer to.
Learn from your readers on what their needs are and how you can better serve them with your site content.
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