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Thinking Outside The
Box With BuddyPress
David “HIDE YOUR TACOS” Bisset
davidbisset.com / @dimensionmedia
What Are We Going To Talk About?

Thinking Outside The
Box With BuddyPress
What Are We Going To Talk About?

A.K.A.
Just an excuse to
TALK ABOUT BUDDYPRESS
FOR ~30 MINUTES
What Are We Going To Talk About?

WHAT IS BUDDYPRESS?
WHAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED
UNIQUE EXAMPLES
ELEMENTS & CONCEPTS
START THI...
ACTIVITY STREAMS
Extended Profile Fields

FRIEND CONNECTIONS
PROFILE PRIVACY
NOTIFICATIONS

GROUPS
PRIVATE MESSAGING
THEME...
Activity Streams
ACTIVITY STREAMS
ACTIVITY STREAMS
EXTENDED PROFILE FIELDS
EXTENDED PROFILE FIELDS
EXTENDED PROFILE FIELDS
EXTENDED PROFILE FIELDS
ACCOUNT SETTINGS
FRIEND CONNECTIONS
Friendship Connections
Friendship Connections
PRIVATE MESSAGING
PRIVATE MESSAGING
PRIVATE MESSAGING
GROUPS
GROUPS
theme compatibility
Ok, that’s BuddyPress...

SO WHAT’S
THE BOX?
BUDDYPRESS DEFAULT THEME
BUDDYPRESS DEFAULT THEME
BUDDYPRESS DEFAULT THEME
theme compatibility
THEME COMPATIBILITY
Jagdish Raj

MOST TYPECAST ACTOR EVER
SAYING BUDDYPRESS JUST “ADDS
SOCIAL TO A SITE”

Is Like Saying...

WORDPRESS IS JUST “BLOG SOFTWARE”
Step 1
DEFINE “SOCIAL NETWORKS”
This ONE TIME,
AT WORDCAMP...
CLIENT

YOU
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
GOOGLE PLUS
INSTAGRAM
INSTAGRAM
The World (And Your Client)
Doesn’t Need Another Facebook
IT NEEDS A SOLUTION CUSTOM TAILORED FOR
CLIENTS THAT MAKE SENSE
Step 2
SOME EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE
BUDDYPRESS SITES
TASTYKITCHEN.COM

COOKING COMMUNITY USING BUDDYPRESS
TASTYKITCHEN.COM

COOKING COMMUNITY USING BUDDYPRESS
TASTYKITCHEN.COM

COOKING COMMUNITY USING BUDDYPRESS
MSOE.EDU

MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
TRAINERSPACE.COM

SEARCH AND HIRE PERSONAL TRAINERS ONLINE
TRAINERSPACE.COM

SEARCH AND HIRE PERSONAL TRAINERS ONLINE
TRAINERSPACE.COM

SEARCH AND HIRE PERSONAL TRAINERS ONLINE
LIVENINJA.COM

LIVE VIDEO CHAT AND NETWORKING
LIVENINJA.COM

LIVE VIDEO CHAT AND NETWORKING
LIVENINJA.COM

LIVE VIDEO CHAT AND NETWORKING
PROJECT “TEACHERPRESS”

ONLINE CLASSROOMS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
PROJECT “TEACHERPRESS”

ONLINE CLASSROOMS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
PROJECT “TEACHERPRESS”

ONLINE CLASSROOMS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
The Best BuddyPress Sites
ARE THE ONES WHERE THERE’s NO CLUE
BUDDYPRESS WAS USED
Step 3
SOME EXAMPLES OF ELEMENTS IN
BUDDYPRESS TO HELP US
BUILD AWESOME SITES
GROUPS API
GROUPS API
GROUPS API
BuddyPress Groups Have:
MEmbers
OWN ACTIVITY STREAM
OWN FORUM (bbPRESS)
OWN METADATA
OWN PRIVACY / INVITE SYSTE...
GROUPS API

Example: Crowdfunding Site
GROUPS API

Example: Conference Site
www.conference.com/groups/session-name
www.conference.com/SESSIONS/session-name
www.PROJECTSOCIAL.com/PROJECTS/PROJECT-nam...
NOTIFICATIONS API
NOTIFICATIONS API
Step 4
CONCEPTS
GAMIFICATION
Achievements For WordPress
Developer: Paul Gibbs
Achievements gamifies your
WordPress site with challenges,
badges, and poi...
BadgeOS Community Add-On
Developer: Credly / webdevstudios

BadgeOS™ turns your
WordPress site into an
achievement and bad...
CUSTOM FORMS
CUSTOM FORMS
BuddyPress “Big Wins”

• OPEN SOURCE
• CONTROL YOUR OWN DATA (NSA PERMITTING)
• CUSTOMIZATION - YOU ARE IN CONTROL
• Great...
The Challenge:
NOT MANY UNIQUE / NICHE
BUDDYPRESS THEMES EXIST
Don’t Sit There!
GET INVOLVED!
PEOPLE TO STALK
@jjj
@bmess
@pgibbs
@boone
@buddypressdev
@BoweFrankema
@karmatosed

@modemlooper
@r-a-y
@slaFFik
@imath
@...
THANK YOU.
David “SHOULD HAVE HAD A V8” Bisset
davidbisset.com / @dimensionmedia
ONE MORE THING...
BPTESTDRIVE.ORG
THANK YOU.
David “SHOULD HAVE HAD A V8” Bisset
davidbisset.com / @dimensionmedia
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  1. 1. Thinking Outside The Box With BuddyPress David “HIDE YOUR TACOS” Bisset davidbisset.com / @dimensionmedia
  2. 2. What Are We Going To Talk About? Thinking Outside The Box With BuddyPress
  3. 3. What Are We Going To Talk About? A.K.A. Just an excuse to TALK ABOUT BUDDYPRESS FOR ~30 MINUTES
  4. 4. What Are We Going To Talk About? WHAT IS BUDDYPRESS? WHAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED UNIQUE EXAMPLES ELEMENTS & CONCEPTS START THINKING BIG
  5. 5. ACTIVITY STREAMS Extended Profile Fields FRIEND CONNECTIONS PROFILE PRIVACY NOTIFICATIONS GROUPS PRIVATE MESSAGING THEME COMPATIBILITY SITE TRACKING ACCOUNT SETTINGS
  6. 6. Activity Streams
  7. 7. ACTIVITY STREAMS
  8. 8. ACTIVITY STREAMS
  9. 9. EXTENDED PROFILE FIELDS
  10. 10. EXTENDED PROFILE FIELDS
  11. 11. EXTENDED PROFILE FIELDS
  12. 12. EXTENDED PROFILE FIELDS
  13. 13. ACCOUNT SETTINGS
  14. 14. FRIEND CONNECTIONS
  15. 15. Friendship Connections
  16. 16. Friendship Connections
  17. 17. PRIVATE MESSAGING
  18. 18. PRIVATE MESSAGING
  19. 19. PRIVATE MESSAGING
  20. 20. GROUPS
  21. 21. GROUPS
  22. 22. theme compatibility
  23. 23. Ok, that’s BuddyPress... SO WHAT’S THE BOX?
  24. 24. BUDDYPRESS DEFAULT THEME
  25. 25. BUDDYPRESS DEFAULT THEME
  26. 26. BUDDYPRESS DEFAULT THEME
  27. 27. theme compatibility
  28. 28. THEME COMPATIBILITY
  29. 29. Jagdish Raj MOST TYPECAST ACTOR EVER
  30. 30. SAYING BUDDYPRESS JUST “ADDS SOCIAL TO A SITE” Is Like Saying... WORDPRESS IS JUST “BLOG SOFTWARE”
  31. 31. Step 1 DEFINE “SOCIAL NETWORKS”
  32. 32. This ONE TIME, AT WORDCAMP...
  33. 33. CLIENT YOU
  34. 34. FACEBOOK
  35. 35. TWITTER
  36. 36. GOOGLE PLUS
  37. 37. INSTAGRAM
  38. 38. INSTAGRAM
  39. 39. The World (And Your Client) Doesn’t Need Another Facebook IT NEEDS A SOLUTION CUSTOM TAILORED FOR CLIENTS THAT MAKE SENSE
  40. 40. Step 2 SOME EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BUDDYPRESS SITES
  41. 41. TASTYKITCHEN.COM COOKING COMMUNITY USING BUDDYPRESS
  42. 42. TASTYKITCHEN.COM COOKING COMMUNITY USING BUDDYPRESS
  43. 43. TASTYKITCHEN.COM COOKING COMMUNITY USING BUDDYPRESS
  44. 44. MSOE.EDU MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
  45. 45. TRAINERSPACE.COM SEARCH AND HIRE PERSONAL TRAINERS ONLINE
  46. 46. TRAINERSPACE.COM SEARCH AND HIRE PERSONAL TRAINERS ONLINE
  47. 47. TRAINERSPACE.COM SEARCH AND HIRE PERSONAL TRAINERS ONLINE
  48. 48. LIVENINJA.COM LIVE VIDEO CHAT AND NETWORKING
  49. 49. LIVENINJA.COM LIVE VIDEO CHAT AND NETWORKING
  50. 50. LIVENINJA.COM LIVE VIDEO CHAT AND NETWORKING
  51. 51. PROJECT “TEACHERPRESS” ONLINE CLASSROOMS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
  52. 52. PROJECT “TEACHERPRESS” ONLINE CLASSROOMS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
  53. 53. PROJECT “TEACHERPRESS” ONLINE CLASSROOMS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
  54. 54. The Best BuddyPress Sites ARE THE ONES WHERE THERE’s NO CLUE BUDDYPRESS WAS USED
  55. 55. Step 3 SOME EXAMPLES OF ELEMENTS IN BUDDYPRESS TO HELP US BUILD AWESOME SITES
  56. 56. GROUPS API
  57. 57. GROUPS API
  58. 58. GROUPS API BuddyPress Groups Have: MEmbers OWN ACTIVITY STREAM OWN FORUM (bbPRESS) OWN METADATA OWN PRIVACY / INVITE SYSTEM
  59. 59. GROUPS API Example: Crowdfunding Site
  60. 60. GROUPS API Example: Conference Site
  61. 61. www.conference.com/groups/session-name www.conference.com/SESSIONS/session-name www.PROJECTSOCIAL.com/PROJECTS/PROJECT-name www.SHARESTORIES.com/STORIES/STORY-name www.MYFAMILY.com/FAMILIES/FAMILY-name
  62. 62. NOTIFICATIONS API
  63. 63. NOTIFICATIONS API
  64. 64. Step 4 CONCEPTS
  65. 65. GAMIFICATION
  66. 66. Achievements For WordPress Developer: Paul Gibbs Achievements gamifies your WordPress site with challenges, badges, and points. Badges and points are the funnest way to reward and encourage members of your community to participate. Leaderboards and rankings bring friendly competition to your community. HTTP://WORDPRESS.ORG/PLUGINS/ ACHIEVEMENTS/
  67. 67. BadgeOS Community Add-On Developer: Credly / webdevstudios BadgeOS™ turns your WordPress site into an achievement and badging system. And with BuddyPress enabled on your site, achievements are not only awarded by demonstrating skills and knowledge, but also by participating in community activities. HTTP://WORDPRESS.ORG/PLUGINS/BADGEOSCOMMUNITY-ADD-ON/
  68. 68. CUSTOM FORMS
  69. 69. CUSTOM FORMS
  70. 70. BuddyPress “Big Wins” • OPEN SOURCE • CONTROL YOUR OWN DATA (NSA PERMITTING) • CUSTOMIZATION - YOU ARE IN CONTROL • Great for internal sites, proof of concepts
  71. 71. The Challenge: NOT MANY UNIQUE / NICHE BUDDYPRESS THEMES EXIST
  72. 72. Don’t Sit There! GET INVOLVED!
  73. 73. PEOPLE TO STALK @jjj @bmess @pgibbs @boone @buddypressdev @BoweFrankema @karmatosed @modemlooper @r-a-y @slaFFik @imath @pollyplummer @konradsroka
  74. 74. THANK YOU. David “SHOULD HAVE HAD A V8” Bisset davidbisset.com / @dimensionmedia
  75. 75. ONE MORE THING...
  76. 76. BPTESTDRIVE.ORG
  77. 77. THANK YOU. David “SHOULD HAVE HAD A V8” Bisset davidbisset.com / @dimensionmedia
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