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An introduction to the Multi-site feature in WordPress 3.0 and BuddyPress

An introduction to the Multi-site feature in WordPress 3.0 and BuddyPress

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  • 1. Introduction to BuddyPress and the WordPress Multi-Site feature
      Atlanta WordPress Users Group by Russell Fair 6/16/2010
  • 2. Topics for tonight's meetup
    • Say Hello to WordPress 3.0
    • 3. What is BuddyPress?
    • 4. Who can use BuddyPress and WordPress Multi-Site?
    • 5. How to get started
    • 6. Finding help
  • 7. Say Hello to WordPress 3.0
    • WordPress 3.0 gives site administrators the ability to manage multpile sites (or blogs) from one WordPress Installation
    • 8. Word on the street is that 3.0 should be released today!(ish)
    • 9. Download the beta from http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk
  • 10. Multi Site vs WPMU
    • Before WordPress version 3.0 there was a seperate WordPress project called WordPress multi user or WordPress µ
    • 11. This feature gives you the ability to have many blogs (or sites) from a single installation
    • 12. With a Domain Mapping plug-in you can assign a Fully Qualified Top Level Domain to a sub site
  • 13. Why use WPMU or Multi Site?
    • Maintain hundreds of blogs or sites from one installation saves time on upgrades
    • 14. Plug-ins and themes are stored in central location reducing upgrade and maintenance time and cost
    • 15. No need for seperate hosting accounts for individual sites
    • 16. Saves set up and configuration time
    • 17. Create niche blogging (or other) platforms
  • 18. What is BuddyPress
    • Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.
    • 19. Find out more at http://BuddyPress.org
  • 20. Who can ue BuddyPress?
  • 26. Examples of sites using BuddyPress
    • Our (unfinished) website http://atlwpusers.com
    • 27. http://connectedbloggers.com
    • 28. http://commons.gc.cuny.edu
    • 29. http://www.h-mag.com/
    • 30. http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/
    • 31. http://helloecoliving.com/
    • 32. http://rideoregonride.com/
    • 33. http://culturadigital.br/
  • 34. Getting Started With BuddyPress
    • Have WordPress or WordPress MU Installed
    • 35. Download the plugin from http://buddypress.org
    • 36. Upload via ftp or the plugin installer
    • 37. Once activated, configure the plug-in
    • 38. Using a BuddyPress theme is recomended but not required
  • 39. Major BuddyPress Components
    • Public member profiles with directory
    • 40. Real time member activity streams
    • 41. Discussion groups
    • 42. Integrates with bbPress forums
    • 43. Members can ”friend” each other, similar to Facebook
    • 44. Additional free plug-ins at http://buddypress.org/extend/plugins
  • 45. How to Find BuddyPress themes
    • Free themes can be found at http://buddypress.org
    • 46. Premium themes can be found at http://buddydress.com or http://premium.wpmudev.org
    • 47. Also check out Ron R's BuddyPress theme framework Buddymatic
  • 48. Getting Help for BuddyPress
    • Free support on BuddyPress.org forums
    • 49. Post support and development projects at http://wordpress.net
    • 50. Premium Plugin and theme support offered by providers such as wpmudev.org
    • 51. Contact your local WordPress developer
  • 52. Atlanta WordPress Users Site
    • Creating a WordPress & BuddyPress site at http://atlwpusers.com - if you want to contribute, play, design, or help maintain this site, please contact me
    • 53. This site exists for the benefit of the members of this group, and others in Atlanta and beyond
  • 54. WordPress Answers Site
    • Check out http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1500/wordpress-answers
    • 55. New proposed Q&A site for WordPress developers and administrators to share ideas and help
  • 56. WordCamp Savannah
    • WordCamp Savannah weekend of August 21 in Savannah GA
    • 57. Go to http://2010.savannah.wordcamp.org for more information
  • 58. Questions & Answers
    • Does BuddyPress work with WordPress 3.0 Beta? Yes, but it will not be officially supported until 3.0 is released oficially
    • 59. Please feel free to contact me for advanced questions at [email_address]
    • 60. These slides avaliable at http://slideshare.com/

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