GUIDE: Getting Started in the Duda Community

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ScottyStrehlow
ScottyStrehlow Member Posts: 343 Duda Staff
edited September 2023 in Getting Started

Hello, and welcome to the Duda Community!

My name is Scotty, and I’m Duda’s Community Manager, and I want to officially welcome you as a new member. 

We want you to feel empowered as you build powerful websites at scale. This community is here to help you grow and succeed. Consider this your central hub for asking questions, finding solutions, getting inspiration, and connecting with experts in the website-building space. 

Before diving in, here’s a quick walkthrough of navigating and utilizing the Duda Community. 


Checklist

To get started, check out this quick checklist of things to get you started on the right foot & make the most out of the Duda Community. 

  • Bookmark this site
  • Complete your profile (name, profile photo) 
  • Create a welcome post - say hi to & introduce yourself to fellow members! 
  • Follow the categories you’re interested in


Creating Your Account & Profile

To sign up for a Duda Community account, simply click the Log In button in the top right corner. This will allow you to sign in with your existing Duda platform account. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up & create a new one by using the Free Trial option. 


Once your account is created, you can edit your account settings, preferences, profile photo, and privacy. Access your profile by clicking on the profile icon in the top right corner:







We encourage you to change your profile photo to a headshot or photo of yourself:




You can also add information about yourself so others can get to know more about you and your business. 


How to Create a Post in the Community

Starting a Discussion

Starting a new discussion is easy! To start, you’ll select the New Post button on the homepage. You’ll have four options, and will decide which type of post you want to create. 







Once you’ve selected an option, you’ll select which category you want your post to fall under:

Then, provide a title for your post and write the details of your question, announcement, event, or discussion topic:

You can make your content dynamic through rich-text styling as well as the ability to add additional media such as pictures or videos. You can even insert emojis 😀.

Don't forget to add tags to your discussion—more on that later. Keep reading!

After you've finished your content, you can click Post Discussion to go live or select Save Draft if you'd like to finish up and post later.

Posting a Comment

Posting a comment is easy. Just click on a discussion you wish to comment on, and add your comment in the Leave a Comment field. Once completed, click Post Comment. Ta-da!


How to find what you’re looking for

Search Bar

The search bar at the top of the community home page is the fastest way to find anything you’re looking for. Simply type a word or phrase and you can find any discussions that match what you’re interested in. 

Categories

The Duda Community has several categories to help you participate in topics that you’re interested in. Within these categories, you can filter further for specific subjects. 

Ask a Question

The Community is the perfect place to ask any questions you have about the platform, features, and functionality. You can also get advice on your projects, solutions that have worked for others, and more. 

Conversations

You can start discussions about anything you’d like, whether it’s related to website-building, industry news, or anything else you’re interested in! 

Ideas Board

The Duda team values your ideas and feedback. We want to implement product & feature updates that can improve your experience and help you succeed. Visit this forum to submit an idea, or vote for an idea that’s already been shared. 

*This will take you out of the Duda Community website 

Duda Experts

Need specific help with something? We have verified Duda Experts who can help provide solutions to your website-building needs. Services they can provide include:

  • API Integration
  • Custom HTML/CSS
  • Custom Widgets
  • eCommerce
  • Template Creation
  • Web Design
  • Website Migration 

*This will take you out of the Duda Community website

Events

Duda regularly hosts webinars & in-person #DudaMeetup events that cover a wide range of topics to help you learn and succeed. Visit here to see upcoming events and register. 

Announcements

We want you to stay up-to-date on all of Duda’s latest developments. Visit here for updates on the product, shares from our Community Manager, and special opportunities to participate in a beta program or new app offering.

Following Categories

If you’re interested in a particular category, you can follow the discussions easily. For example, if you’d like to follow Ask a Question, simply click the bell icon.

Quick Links

This section of the homepage helps you quickly navigate to recent discussions and activity in the Community. You can also jump to anything you’ve bookmarked as well as all of the discussions you’ve created. 

What’s New?

Located on the homepage, this section helps you browse all the latest blog posts, product updates, and upcoming webinar events. Consider this part of your central hub of knowledge on all things Duda. 

Interacting with others in the Community

If you know of someone in the community that may be able to help or provide some insight into a particular question or discussion, you can mention them in a comment and let them know they can participate. 

Anyone who is mentioned will be notified of the activity so they can take action. 

To mention someone, simply enter the “@” symbol and type the individual’s community member handle. Then, select it from the populated options below. 

You can tag anyone in a discussion thread, whether it’s someone who started the discussion, or someone who can help the conversation! 


You're all set! Thanks for joining the Duda Community - your central hub for all things Duda!

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