Building a Community
     With
A little about me...
BuddyPress is a
 Social networking platform
Whats so great
  about BP?
   It’s NOT Facebook
Be different


• Build your own brand
• Emphasize design
• Don’t let people know your it’s BP
Myth
build it and they will come
Build a Niche
Who?
What?
Why?
Lead by Example
Vivanista is a
community for philanthropic living and giving
Rebranding
Widgetize
Custom Profile Template
Custom Navigation
A few other things
  to keep and grow your user base
Make it sticky
Make it social
Make it easy
Forms
A few plug-ins

•   TwitConnect           •   Users to CSV

•   BuddyPress Facebook   •   Gravity Forms
    Connect
      ...
Speed

• Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
• Batcache, WP-Super-Cache
• Minify files
BP blogs
you should be reading
Jeff Sayre
http://jeffsayre.com
                            Paul Gibbs
                            http://byotos.com/
Bowe...
Questions?
Thank you


               Annie Vranizan
               @aVranizan
               annie@vivanista.com




www.annievraniz...
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At Reno-Tahoe WordCamp 2010 I talked about building a niche community with BuddyPress.

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  • Building a Community with BuddyPress

    1. 1. Building a Community With
    2. 2. A little about me...
    3. 3. BuddyPress is a Social networking platform
    4. 4. Whats so great about BP? It’s NOT Facebook
    5. 5. Be different • Build your own brand • Emphasize design • Don’t let people know your it’s BP
    6. 6. Myth build it and they will come
    7. 7. Build a Niche
    8. 8. Who? What? Why?
    9. 9. Lead by Example
    10. 10. Vivanista is a community for philanthropic living and giving
    11. 11. Rebranding
    12. 12. Widgetize
    13. 13. Custom Profile Template
    14. 14. Custom Navigation
    15. 15. A few other things to keep and grow your user base
    16. 16. Make it sticky
    17. 17. Make it social
    18. 18. Make it easy
    19. 19. Forms
    20. 20. A few plug-ins • TwitConnect • Users to CSV • BuddyPress Facebook • Gravity Forms Connect • SEO for BP • Welcome Pack • Social Sharing • Invitations * • Facebook Share
    21. 21. Speed • Content Delivery Networks (CDN) • Batcache, WP-Super-Cache • Minify files
    22. 22. BP blogs you should be reading
    23. 23. Jeff Sayre http://jeffsayre.com Paul Gibbs http://byotos.com/ Bowe Frankema http://www.bp-tricks.com/ Andy Peatling http://apeatling.wordpress.com/ Rich Fuller http://buddypress.org/blog/ http://blog.etiviti.com/ Marshall Sorenson Slava Abakumov http://marshallsorenson.com/ http://cosydale.com Boone Gorges Boone Gorges http://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ http://teleogistic.net/ Toby Cryns Brajesh Singh http://www.themightymo.com http://buddydev.com Brajesh Singh Francesco Laffi http://www.thinkinginwordpress.com/ http://flweb.it/ WPMU.org Team Tammie Lister http://wpmu.org http://buddydress.com
    24. 24. Questions?
    25. 25. Thank you Annie Vranizan @aVranizan annie@vivanista.com www.annievranizan.com
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