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Lisa Sabin-Wilson's talk at WordCamp New York 11/2009 on creating a community with BuddyPress and WordPress MU

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Creating Community with BuddyPress Creating Community with BuddyPress Presentation Transcript

  • Creating Community with
    November 14, 2009
    @LisaSabinWilson
    November 14, 2009
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • User, meet BuddyPress
    What is BuddyPress…and what it isn’t
    Quick tour through BuddyPress features
    How sites are using BuddyPress today?
    Customizing your BuddyPress site using the included parent/child theme framework
    November 14, 2009
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • WordPress MU + BuddyPress
    Add BuddyPress to an
    existing installation of
    WordPress MU to create a
    fully functional social
    community on your own
    web site.
    November 14, 2009
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • BuddyPress is NOT Facebook(in a box or otherwise)
    November 14, 2009
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • BuddyPress is Facebook-ish
    Facebook is global where BuddyPress is targeted in a way that you direct
    Conversations on Facebook happen in front of everyone..including your mother (have you friended her?)
    Conversations on BuddyPress happen in front of YOUR own niche social community
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • BuddyPress Components
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Extended Profiles
    Members within your community sharing information about themselves by filling out profile fields that have been created by the site administrator.
    November 14, 2009
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Set Up Profile Fields
  • User Registration Page profile fields for users to fill out
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Results of Profile FieldsPopulate Member Profile Pages
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Friends
    Meet new people and add friends within the social community through the Friends feature in BuddyPress.
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Private Messaging
    Send and receive private messages from your friends within the community.
    BuddyPress private messaging is like a built-in email engine for you to send and receive messages between friends.
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Private Messaging Feature
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  • The Wire
    The wire is a place where community members and/or visitors can leave comments and feedback on different content within the community:
    Member profiles
    Groups
    Photos, links, etc.
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  • The Wire Feature
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  • Activity Streams
    Aggregation of different types of activity throughout the community.
    Individual activity streams
    Site-wide activity streams
    Group activity streams
    November 14, 2009
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson
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  • Activity Stream Feature
    November 14, 2009
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Blog Tracking
    When user blogs are enabled, BuddyPress tracks:
    The creation of new blogs
    New/recent blog comments
    New/recent blog posts
    Searchable Blog Directory
    November 14, 2009
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Blog Tracking Feature
    November 14, 2009
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  • Status Updates
    Think Twitter.
    What are you doing right now, updates on your member profile
    Gets published to the activity stream on your profile, and in the site wide activity stream
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  • Status Updates Feature
    November 14, 2009
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  • Groups
    Micro-communities within the larger community
    A gathering of community members in one Group
    Typical formed around a specific niche or topic
    Private, Hidden and Public
    Wire, News, Forums
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  • Group Examples
    Andy Peatling
    “BP Jedi Masters”
    A group for master level BuddyPress developers and gurus
    November 14, 2009
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Group Examples
    Mark Jaquith
    “BP Consultants”
    A group for people providing BuddyPress consultation services
    November 14, 2009
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Group Examples
    Matt Mullenweg
    “Total Newbie”
    A group for newbies wanting to learn more about BuddyPress
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • WPMU BuddyPress  Members  Group Creation
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  • BuddyPress Group Features
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  • Group Forums powered by bbPress
    Forums can be enabled to allow groups to run individual discussion forums
    Group forums powered by bbPress
    No bbPress installation required – it’s already there when you install BuddyPress!
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  • Forums Directory – Topic Listings
    Topic listings can be filtered by:
    • Newest
    • Most Popular
    • Unreplied
    • My Topics
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  • Individual Group Forum Page
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  • Directories
    Searchable and Filterable community-wide directories
    Groups
    Blogs
    Members
    Forums
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  • Directories Feature - Members
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • Directories Feature - Forums
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  • Site Wide Activity Streaming
    What is happening right now in your community?
    Searchable
    Filterable
    Status Updates
    New Friendships
    Blog Posts/Comments
    Group Creation/Discussion
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  • Site Wide Activity Stream
    Filter community activity by:
    • Blog activity
    • Friendships
    • Group activity
    • Profile activity
    • Member status updates
    Site Wide activity streams paginate, by default, after 25 listings and keeps up to 200 listings
    Site Wide activity streams publishes an RSS Feed users can subscribe to:
    http://domain.com/activity/feed
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    Creating Community with BuddyPress
  • BuddyPress Specific WidgetsCan be used on all member blogs
    Members, Groups, Blogs
    Welcome Widget
    Who is Online
    Members: Newest, Active, Popular
    Recently Active Members
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  • Widget Examples Members & Groups
    Toggle Member and Groups display by:
    • Newest
    • Active
    • Popular
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  • How are sites using BuddyPress??
    Creating/growing communities
    Extending social network involvement
    Networks of Blogs
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  • BugleNotes.com
    A social community for Grads and Cadets of West Point.
    The community is the focus with site wide activity streams, groups, and member listings displayed directly on the front page.
    The main site blog is a click a way, as well as the Member, Groups and Forums directories.
    BugleNotes.com uses the default BuddyPress child theme, hooked into the default BuddyPress parent framework.
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  • WeEarth.com
    Social community of users fostering social consciousness through art, activism and media.
    Number one focus is content on the front page, with the BuddyPress community features built as more of an enhancement feature.
    Allows creation of member blogs, profiles and groups.
    E-Commerce piece is powered by the WP Shopp plugin
    Design is a customized WordPress theme with BuddyPress theme features built in.
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  • NourishNetwork.com
    Food and cooking community with an emphasis on sustainable foods and eco-friendly cooking methods.
    Front page mixes main site content with member community features that pulls BuddyPress features into the front page such as:
    • Site admin status updates
    • Site contributor status updates
    • Forums
    • Members widget
    This community does have member blogs enabled, groups cannot be created by community members and the social community aspect of the site is fully guided and controlled by the site admin.
    Uses a heavily customized BP child theme, using BP parent theme framework.
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  • SportsGrants.Org
    Using social media to raise money for non profit foundations worldwide like Susan B. Komen and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
    Integrating WordPress MU, BuddyPress and other social media like Twitter, Facebookand YouTube
    Design is a modified WooTheme (Productum) – BuddyPress integrated into the WooTheme framework for their Member profiles, directories, and groups.
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  • Customizing BuddyPress
    bp-sn-parent
    Parent/Child theme framework:
    • bp-sn-parent
    • bp-default
    BuddyPress themes get moved from /buddypress/bp-themes/ to /wp-content/themes … for now.
    STYLE changes happen in bp-default. Activate the bp-default theme.
    FUNCTION changes happen with bp-sn-parent files… dropped into the bp-default folder.
    bp-default
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  • Customize CSS and Images in bp-default
    /*
    Theme Name: BuddyPress Default
    Theme URI: http://buddypress.org/extend/themes/
    Description: The default theme for BuddyPress.
    Version: 1.1.2
    Author: BuddyPress.org
    Author URI: http://buddypress.org
    Tags: buddypress, three-columns, white, orange, flexible-width
    Template: bp-sn-parent
    */
    /* Font styles */
    @import url( ../bp-sn-parent/_inc/css/fonts/12px.css );
    /* Layout styles for home page, internal pages and blog/directory pages */
    @import url( ../bp-sn-parent/_inc/css/layout/home-page/3c-right.css );
    @import url( ../bp-sn-parent/_inc/css/layout/internal-pages/3c-left.css );
    @import url( ../bp-sn-parent/_inc/css/layout/blog-dir-pages/2c-right.css );
    /* Default theme admin bar styles */
    @import url( _inc/css/adminbar.css );
    /* Default theme styles */
    @import url( _inc/css/screen.css );
    /* Uncomment the following line and add your custom styles to '_inc/css/custom.css' */
    /* @import url( _inc/css/custom.css ); */
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  • Bp-default CSS
    Template: bp-sn-parent – this tells BuddyPress that this child theme wishes to inherit all the template files from the bp-sn-parent theme
    @import url( _inc/css/custom.css );
    uncomment this line and upload a custom.css to /wp-content/themes/bp-default/_inc/css and use it to customize the CSS stying of your theme
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  • BuddyPress Parent Theme
    Contains all template functions
    Do not alter  copy to the bp-default
    THEN you can alter it to your hearts content
    This keeps the bp-sn-parent theme framework completely intact and keeps your theme upgrade proof!
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  • November 14, 2009
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  • Creating Community with
    Thank you!
    @LisaSabinWilson
    http://lisasabin-wilson.com
    WordPress For Dummies
    BuddyPress For Dummies
    (both available on Amazon.com)
    November 14, 2009
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Creating Community with BuddyPress