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