Patrick O'Keefe is the founder of the iFroggy Network, a network of websites covering various interests. He has been managing online communities since 2000 and is the author of "Managing Online Forums," a practical guide to managing online social spaces. He has been responsible for the cultivation of communities. He blogs about online community at and more at

Patrick's articles

  1. SitePoint Podcast #133: In Memory Of Steve Jobs

    Episode 133 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week the panel is made up of Patrick O’Keefe (@ifroggy), Brad Williams (@williamsba) and Karn Broad (@WebKarnage). Listen in Your Browser Play this episode directly in your browser — just click the orange “play” button below: Download this Episode You can download this episode as a standalone […]

  2. Develop Effective Forum Leadership

    Your online community can only grow so much while you’re moderating everything yourself. There comes a time when you’ll need to delegate many of your moderation responsibilities to a trusted team. In this article, Patrick discusses how to select and train these moderators to ensure that your forum becomes successful without losing its community spirit.

  3. Manage Guideline Violations on Your Community

    You’ve worked hard to build a solid community – and you want to keep it that way. Take Patrick’s advice and implement these simple procedures to ensure that all forum guideline violations are dealt with objectively, swiftly and effectively.

  4. Review – SiteWorks Professional 5

    If you run an article-based content site, your CMS is your lifeblood. In the search for the ultimate CMS, Patrick test-drives SiteWorks Pro and discovers that, despite some hitches, it’s worth serious consideration by any content site owner.

  5. Review – Hot Text: Web Writing That Works

    Whether you’re a budding online writer, or you simply want to sharpen up your site’s content, Hot Text is what you need! As Patrick explains, this handy book covers the basics – as well as advanced communications techniques – in full.