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BuddyPress OCWC 2010


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BuddyPress Presentation for OCWordCamp 2010

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  • 1. Presented by Suzette Franck
  • 2. What Is BuddyPress? Social networking plugin for WordPress Features similar to Facebook Released in May of 2009 Open Source Built upon MySQL and PHP technologies
  • 3. Features Activity Streams and Status Updates User Self Registration Extended Profiles Friend Connections Private Messaging Blogging & Static Pages Discussion Forums & Groups Member Listing
  • 4. Requirements A working installation of WordPress or WordPress MU version 2.9.1 or greater. PHP version 4.3 or greater. MySQL 4.1 or greater. The mod_rewrite Apache module enabled. A good back up all files in root directory (FTP) An SQL Dump (Backup of your database)
  • 5. Loss Prevention Backup all files via FTP Backup database  More Info:  Test on demo site when possible Troubleshooting:  White Screen of Death  Out of Memory Error Add to wp-config.php file: define (WP_MEMORY_LIMIT, 64M);
  • 6. Installing BuddyPress Backup Existing Database and Files Automatic or Manual Installation  /wp-content/plugins / Update Permalinks Activate BuddyPress Enabled Theme Public Access (Anyone can Register) Other WordPress Settings  Reading (Blog and Front Page)  Discussion (Comments, Trackbacks)  Privacy (Allow search engine robots)
  • 7. Plugins ->Add new
  • 8. BuddyPress Administration General Settings Component Setup Forums Setup Profile Field Setup (Extended Profiles) Welcome Pack (If installed)
  • 9. General Settings
  • 10. Component Setup
  • 11. Forums Setup
  • 12. Profile Field Setup
  • 13. Add New Field
  • 14. Welcome Pack
  • 15. BuddyPress Admin Bar My Account  Activity  Profile  Messages  Friends  Groups  Settings  Logout Dashboard (Admins only)  New Post  Manage Posts  Manage Comments Notifications
  • 16. Groups and Forums Privacy Options  Public, Private, or Hidden Group Roles  Members, Moderators, and Administrators Front-end Administration  Admin: Edit Details, Group Settings, Group Avatar, Manage Members, Delete Group
  • 17. Creating Groups
  • 18. Forums – Posting Topics
  • 19. Appearance Themes Menus Widgets Header Editor
  • 20. Themes
  • 21. Menus
  • 22. Widgets
  • 23. Header
  • 24. Editor
  • 25. Parent/Child Themes Prevent against modifications loss in upgrades BuddyPress default theme files are at: /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default Create a new folder under /wp-content/themes/ Copy BP-Default theme files to new folder Replace style.css, delete content of functions.php in new folder More documentation at: buddypress-child-theme/
  • 26. style.css /* Theme Name: BuddyPress Custom Theme Theme URI: Description: Modified theme for BuddyPress. Version: 1.0 Author: Suzette Franck Author URI: Template: bp-default Tags: buddypress, two-column, light, white */ /* Inherit the default theme styles */ @import url( ../../plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp- default/_inc/css/default.css ); /* Inherit the default theme adminbar styles */ @import url( ../../plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp- default/_inc/css/adminbar.css );
  • 27. BuddyPress Plugins Over 312 BuddyPress plugins Many WordPress plugins work with BuddyPress Listed in WordPress or BuddyPress Plugin directory Good star rating Number of votes Reputation in Support forums Good documentation with screen shots
  • 28. BuddyPress Plugins BuddyPress Private Community Welcome Pack Configure SMTP Buddy Press Group Email Subscription BP Profile Privacy Buddypress Like Buddypress Links WP FacebookConnect s2member Advertising Manager AdRotate More tested plugins at
  • 29. BuddyPress Resources BuddyPress:  Showcase   Extend  Themes : /  Plugins:  Support  Forums:  Documentation: WPMU/WPMUDEV  BuddyPress Articles   BuddyPress Themes   WPMU DEV Themes Demo   Jobs and Projects 