SOCIAL NETWORKING
                                ... in a Box



Saturday, March 27, 2010                       1
Mike Pratt
                           • mike@mikepratt.tv

                           • @mikepratt




Saturday, March 27,...
What

             BuddyPress adds a social networking layer onto any
                  WordPress (Single or MU) installat...
Some Options
          Power




                                          Ease
Saturday, March 27, 2010                  ...
What do you get?

                           • Activity   Streams    • Friends

                           • Extended    P...
Oh......... and Blogging!




Saturday, March 27, 2010                               6
Pre-Flight Checks


                            Where are you starting from?

                           What are you tryi...
Are you starting from...


                           • Scratch             go WPMU, just in case

                       ...
Are you trying to....


                 • Add     a social layer to an existing fan base?

                 • Create    a...
Groups
                      • the   heart of your community

                      •a   contextual gathering of interests...
Upgrading your single WP Install


               • Install   BuddyPress Template Pack

               • Follow     Steps
...
Theming
                      • skin   bp-default

                      • skin   your current Theme

                    ...
skinning bp-default


            • the          Child Theme concept

            • use          hooks and filters when pos...
Plugins
         • The             Power to Go Niche

         • Most WP              plugins are OK

         • true     ...
• media         (bp-album)    • bp-maps

           • bp-links, oEmbed            • notification    plugins

           • b...
Members

                 • it’s    all about them

                 • make      everything intuitive

                 • ...
BuddyPress right now

             • release        BP 1.2.3

             • WPMU           2.9.2

             • WP      ...
Blogging
                  • What     is a Blog (No, really!)

                  • Site   blogs

                  • User ...
BuddyPress future
                           •   BP 1.3

                               •   XProfile enhancements

        ...
Notable Sites using BP

    • commons.gc.cuny.edu         (Boone Gorges)

    • rideoregonride.com

    • weheartthis.com
...
BuddyPress online

                      • follow   bpdevel.wordpress.com

                      • join   buddypress.org

...
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DFW WP Buddypress Presentation

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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

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DFW WP Buddypress Presentation

  1. 1. SOCIAL NETWORKING ... in a Box Saturday, March 27, 2010 1
  2. 2. Mike Pratt • mike@mikepratt.tv • @mikepratt Saturday, March 27, 2010 2
  3. 3. What BuddyPress adds a social networking layer onto any WordPress (Single or MU) installation viva Andy Peatling! Saturday, March 27, 2010 3
  4. 4. Some Options Power Ease Saturday, March 27, 2010 4
  5. 5. What do you get? • Activity Streams • Friends • Extended Profiles • Messaging • Groups • Forums Saturday, March 27, 2010 5
  6. 6. Oh......... and Blogging! Saturday, March 27, 2010 6
  7. 7. Pre-Flight Checks Where are you starting from? What are you trying to achieve? Saturday, March 27, 2010 7
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. Upgrading your single WP Install • Install BuddyPress Template Pack • Follow Steps • Start tweaking your theme Saturday, March 27, 2010 11
  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. Members • it’s all about them • make everything intuitive • give them control... to a point Saturday, March 27, 2010 16
  17. 17. BuddyPress right now • release BP 1.2.3 • WPMU 2.9.2 • WP 2.9.2 Saturday, March 27, 2010 17
  18. 18. Blogging • What is a Blog (No, really!) • Site blogs • User blogs • Blog purpose • integration with Groups Saturday, March 27, 2010 18
  19. 19. BuddyPress future • BP 1.3 • XProfile enhancements • Privacy • Install enhancement • plugin dev • WPMU 3.0 Saturday, March 27, 2010 19
  20. 20. Notable Sites using BP • commons.gc.cuny.edu (Boone Gorges) • rideoregonride.com • weheartthis.com Saturday, March 27, 2010 20
  21. 21. BuddyPress online • follow bpdevel.wordpress.com • join buddypress.org • bugs trac.buddypress.org • svn repo svn.buddypress.org Saturday, March 27, 2010 21

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