SOCIAL NETWORKING
      ... in a Box
   August 28, 2010

     OpenCa.mp
Mike Pratt

• mike@mikepratt.tv

• @mikepratt
What

BuddyPress adds a social networking layer onto any
     WordPress (Single or MU) installation


            viva Joh...
Some Options
Power




                       Ease
What do you get?

• Activity   Streams    • Friends

• Extended    Profiles   • Messaging

• Groups                • Forums
Oh......... and Blogging!
Pre-Flight Checks
Pre-Flight Checks


Where are you starting from?
Pre-Flight Checks


 Where are you starting from?

What are you trying to achieve?
Are you trying to....


• Add     a social layer to an existing fan base?

• Create    a niche community from scratch?

• ...
Groups
• the   heart of your community

•a   contextual gathering of interests

• unlimited   extensibility

• put   thoug...
Theming
• skin   bp-default

• skin   your current Theme

• grab   an available BP Theme

• .pot   translation as a custom...
skinning bp-default


• the   Child Theme concept

• use   hooks and filters when possible

• copy   and tweak template file...
Plugins
•   GSoC Projects

    •   EventPress

    •   Media (Pics & Video)

•   Achievements

•   Welcome Pack

•   BP-Li...
Members

• it’s   all about them

• make     everything intuitive

• give    them control... to a point
BuddyPress right now

• release   BP 1.2.5.2

• WP   3.0.1

• WPMU      2.9.2 installs still OK with BP
Blogging
• What     is a Blog (No, really!)

• Site   blogs

• User    blogs

• Blog   purpose

• integration     with Gro...
BuddyPress future
 •   BP 1.3

     •   XProfile enhancements

     •   Privacy

     •   Install enhancement

     •   plu...
Notable Sites using BP
• commons.gc.cuny.edu    (Boone Gorges)

• rideoregonride.com

• weheartthis.com

• buglenotes.com ...
BuddyPress online

• follow   bpdevel.wordpress.com

• join   buddypress.org

• bugs    trac.buddypress.org

• svn    repo...
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  • Open Camp 2010 BuddyPress presentation

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