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Buddypress Pasadena Meetup


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  • 1. Presented by Suzette Franck WordPress Pasadena August 28, 2012
  • 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Latest Version 1.6.1
  • 3. RequirementsA working installation of WordPress version 3.2.1 or greater.PHP version 5.3 or greaterMySQL 4.1 or greaterThe mod_rewrite Apache module enabledA good backup of all files in root directory (SFTP)An SQL Dump (Backup of your database)
  • 4. FeaturesActivity Streams and Status UpdatesUser Self-RegistrationExtended ProfilesFriend ConnectionsPrivate MessagingBlogging & Static PagesDiscussion Groups & ForumsMember Listing
  • 5. BuddyPress installationEnable ComponentsSetup Pages for BuddyPress: Activity, Forums, Groups, Members, Activate, RegisterUpdate PermalinksActivate BuddyPress Enabled Theme or Use BuddyPress Template PackFinish & ActivatePublic Access (Settings → General)
  • 6. Upgrading and Backing UpBackup all files through sFTP or Plugin of choiceBackup DatabaseTest on Demo Site When PossibleConsider Subdomain for Established SitesTroubleshooting:Before Upgrading: Backup Backup Backup!
  • 7. BuddyPress AdministrationSettings → BuddyPressEnable ComponentsSetup PagesGeneral SettingsForums Setup: Groups or Site Wide ForumsUser Profile Fields Users → Profile Fields
  • 8. Forum InstallationbbPress 2.1.2Group Forums Limited to Group Members Only (More Private)Sitewide Forums Open to Everyone (Harder to Setup) started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/
  • 9. EXTENDED USER PROFILESUsers → Profile FieldsAdd Fields Relevant to Your AudienceText Box, Multi-Line Text BoxDate SelectorRadio Buttons, CheckboxesDrop-down Select Box, Multi-Select BoxPrivacy Recently Added
  • 10. Parent/Child ThemesBuddyPress default theme files are at: /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default NEVER EDIT BP-DEFAULT THEME OR CORE FILES DIRECTLY!!! KITTENS MAY DIE!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Use BuddyPress Template Pack for existing Themes
  • 11. style.css/*Theme Name: BuddyPress Custom ThemeTheme URI: http://location.comDescription: Modified theme for BuddyPress.Version: 1.0Author: Suzette FranckAuthor URI: bp-defaultTags: 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 );
  • 12. BuddyPress PluginsOver 435 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Updated RegularlyGood Documentation with Screen Shots
  • 13. BuddyPress Plugins examplesBuddyPress Template PackBuddyPress Private CommunityConfigure SMTP (works well with Google Apps)S2member (monetize memberships)AdRotate & Advertising ManagerBuddyMobile & BP Extended SettingsSearch Plugins for BP
  • 14. BuddyPress ResourcesBuddyPress:Support  Forums:  Documentation:WPMU Dev & ● ●
  • 15. BuddyPress EXAMPLESHttp://Http://
  • 16. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSHttp://Http://Twitter: @suzetteworkEmail: