Presented by Suzette Franck
What Is BuddyPress? Social networking plugin for WordPress Features similar to Facebook Released in May of 2009 Open S...
Features Activity Streams and Status Updates User Self Registration Extended Profiles Friend Connections Private Mess...
Requirements A working installation of WordPress or WordPress MU    version 2.9.1 or greater.   PHP version 4.3 or great...
Loss Prevention Backup all files via FTP Backup database    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-migrate-db/ More In...
Installing BuddyPress Backup Existing Database and Files Automatic or Manual Installation    /wp-content/plugins / Upd...
Plugins ->Add new
BuddyPress Administration General Settings Component Setup Forums Setup Profile Field Setup (Extended Profiles) Welco...
General Settings
Component Setup
Forums Setup
Profile Field Setup
Add New Field
Welcome Pack
BuddyPress Admin Bar My Account     Activity     Profile     Messages     Friends     Groups     Settings     Logo...
Groups and Forums Privacy Options    Public, Private, or Hidden Group Roles    Members, Moderators, and Administrators...
Creating Groups
Forums – Posting Topics
Appearance Themes Menus Widgets Header Editor
Themes
Menus
Widgets
Header
Editor
Parent/Child Themes Prevent against modifications loss in upgrades BuddyPress default theme files are at: /wp-content/pl...
style.css /* Theme Name: BuddyPress Custom Theme Theme URI: http://location.com Description: Modified theme for BuddyPress...
BuddyPress Plugins Over 312 BuddyPress plugins Many WordPress plugins work with BuddyPress Listed in WordPress or Buddy...
BuddyPress Plugins   BuddyPress Private Community   Welcome Pack   Configure SMTP   Buddy Press Group Email Subscripti...
BuddyPress Resources BuddyPress:        http://buddypress.org    Showcase       http://buddypress.org/showcase/    Ext...
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BuddyPress OCWC 2010

  1. 1. Presented by Suzette Franck
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. Loss Prevention Backup all files via FTP Backup database  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-migrate-db/ More Info:  http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups Test on demo site when possible Troubleshooting:  White Screen of Death http://codex.buddypress.org/troubleshooting/blank-pages/  Out of Memory Error Add to wp-config.php file: define (WP_MEMORY_LIMIT, 64M);
  6. 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. 7. Plugins ->Add new
  8. 8. BuddyPress Administration General Settings Component Setup Forums Setup Profile Field Setup (Extended Profiles) Welcome Pack (If installed)
  9. 9. General Settings
  10. 10. Component Setup
  11. 11. Forums Setup
  12. 12. Profile Field Setup
  13. 13. Add New Field
  14. 14. Welcome Pack
  15. 15. BuddyPress Admin Bar My Account  Activity  Profile  Messages  Friends  Groups  Settings  Logout Dashboard (Admins only)  New Post  Manage Posts  Manage Comments Notifications
  16. 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. 17. Creating Groups
  18. 18. Forums – Posting Topics
  19. 19. Appearance Themes Menus Widgets Header Editor
  20. 20. Themes
  21. 21. Menus
  22. 22. Widgets
  23. 23. Header
  24. 24. Editor
  25. 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: http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/building-a- buddypress-child-theme/
  26. 26. style.css /* Theme Name: BuddyPress Custom Theme Theme URI: http://location.com Description: Modified theme for BuddyPress. Version: 1.0 Author: Suzette Franck Author URI: http://location.com/ 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. 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. 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 http://www.PluginXPress.com
  29. 29. BuddyPress Resources BuddyPress: http://buddypress.org  Showcase  http://buddypress.org/showcase/  Extend  Themes : http://buddypress.org/extend/themes /  Plugins: http://buddypress.org/extend/plugins/  Support  Forums: http://buddypress.org/support/topics/  Documentation: http://codex.buddypress.org/home/ WPMU/WPMUDEV  BuddyPress Articles  http://wpmu.org/category/buddypress/  BuddyPress Themes  http://premium.wpmudev.org/buddypress-themes/  WPMU DEV Themes Demo  http://buddypressthemes.org/  Jobs and Projects  http://premium.wpmudev.org/wpmu-jobs/
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