Open Camp 2010 BuddyPress presentation

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Slides from the 2010 BuddyPress - Social Media in a Box presentation by Mike Pratt.

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  • 1. SOCIAL NETWORKING ... in a Box August 28, 2010 OpenCa.mp
  • 2. Mike Pratt • mike@mikepratt.tv • @mikepratt
  • 3. What BuddyPress adds a social networking layer onto any WordPress (Single or MU) installation viva John James Jacoby!
  • 4. Some Options Power Ease
  • 5. What do you get? • Activity Streams • Friends • Extended Profiles • Messaging • Groups • Forums
  • 6. Oh......... and Blogging!
  • 7. Pre-Flight Checks
  • 8. Pre-Flight Checks Where are you starting from?
  • 9. Pre-Flight Checks Where are you starting from? What are you trying to achieve?
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Groups • the heart of your community •a contextual gathering of interests • unlimited extensibility • put thought into their creation and usage
  • 12. Theming • skin bp-default • skin your current Theme • grab an available BP Theme • .pot translation as a customization tool
  • 13. skinning bp-default • the Child Theme concept • use hooks and filters when possible • copy and tweak template files when necessary
  • 14. Plugins • GSoC Projects • EventPress • Media (Pics & Video) • Achievements • Welcome Pack • BP-Links
  • 15. Members • it’s all about them • make everything intuitive • give them control... to a point
  • 16. BuddyPress right now • release BP 1.2.5.2 • WP 3.0.1 • WPMU 2.9.2 installs still OK with BP
  • 17. Blogging • What is a Blog (No, really!) • Site blogs • User blogs • Blog purpose • integration with Groups
  • 18. BuddyPress future • BP 1.3 • XProfile enhancements • Privacy • Install enhancement • plugin dev
  • 19. Notable Sites using BP • commons.gc.cuny.edu (Boone Gorges) • rideoregonride.com • weheartthis.com • buglenotes.com (shameless plug ;-)
  • 20. BuddyPress online • follow bpdevel.wordpress.com • join buddypress.org • bugs trac.buddypress.org • svn repo svn.buddypress.org