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A presentation to the DFW WordPress Meetup about BuddyPress Basic. BuddyPress is a social network layer plugin to transform a WordPress install into a social networked featured site

A presentation to the DFW WordPress Meetup about BuddyPress Basic. BuddyPress is a social network layer plugin to transform a WordPress install into a social networked featured site

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  • 1. SOCIAL NETWORKING ... in a Box Saturday, March 27, 2010 1
  • 2. Mike Pratt • mike@mikepratt.tv • @mikepratt Saturday, March 27, 2010 2
  • 3. What BuddyPress adds a social networking layer onto any WordPress (Single or MU) installation viva Andy Peatling! Saturday, March 27, 2010 3
  • 4. Some Options Power Ease Saturday, March 27, 2010 4
  • 5. What do you get? • Activity Streams • Friends • Extended Profiles • Messaging • Groups • Forums Saturday, March 27, 2010 5
  • 6. Oh......... and Blogging! Saturday, March 27, 2010 6
  • 7. Pre-Flight Checks Where are you starting from? What are you trying to achieve? Saturday, March 27, 2010 7
  • 8. Are you starting from... • Scratch go WPMU, just in case • traditional WP install WP & BP • WPMU install WPMU & BP Saturday, March 27, 2010 8
  • 9. Are you trying to.... • Add a social layer to an existing fan base? • Create a niche community from scratch? • Start a blog network? Let your objectives guide your set-up Saturday, March 27, 2010 9
  • 10. Groups • the heart of your community •a contextual gathering of interests • unlimited extensibility • put thought into their creation and usage Saturday, March 27, 2010 10
  • 11. Upgrading your single WP Install • Install BuddyPress Template Pack • Follow Steps • Start tweaking your theme Saturday, March 27, 2010 11
  • 12. Theming • skin bp-default • skin your current Theme • grab an available BP Theme • .pot translation as a customization tool Saturday, March 27, 2010 12
  • 13. skinning bp-default • the Child Theme concept • use hooks and filters when possible • copy and tweak template files when necessary Saturday, March 27, 2010 13
  • 14. Plugins • The Power to Go Niche • Most WP plugins are OK • true BP integration might require tie-in with: • XProfile • Activity Stream Saturday, March 27, 2010 14
  • 15. • media (bp-album) • bp-maps • bp-links, oEmbed • notification plugins • bp-groupblog • admin mgt plugins • bp-group documents • privacy plugins • Facestream • events • Tweetstream • “like” & ratings Saturday, March 27, 2010 15
  • 16. Members • it’s all about them • make everything intuitive • give them control... to a point Saturday, March 27, 2010 16
  • 17. BuddyPress right now • release BP 1.2.3 • WPMU 2.9.2 • WP 2.9.2 Saturday, March 27, 2010 17
  • 18. Blogging • What is a Blog (No, really!) • Site blogs • User blogs • Blog purpose • integration with Groups Saturday, March 27, 2010 18
  • 19. BuddyPress future • BP 1.3 • XProfile enhancements • Privacy • Install enhancement • plugin dev • WPMU 3.0 Saturday, March 27, 2010 19
  • 20. Notable Sites using BP • commons.gc.cuny.edu (Boone Gorges) • rideoregonride.com • weheartthis.com Saturday, March 27, 2010 20
  • 21. BuddyPress online • follow bpdevel.wordpress.com • join buddypress.org • bugs trac.buddypress.org • svn repo svn.buddypress.org Saturday, March 27, 2010 21