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Presented by Suzette Franck WordPress Pasadena August 28, 2012
What Is BuddyPress?Social Networking Plugin for WordPressFeatures Similar to FacebookReleased in May of 2009Open SourceBuilt Upon MySQL and PHP technologiesLatest Version 1.6.1
RequirementsA working installation of WordPress version 3.2.1 or greater.PHP version 5.3 or greaterMySQL 4.1 or greaterThe mod_rewrite Apache module enabledA good backup of all files in root directory (SFTP)An SQL Dump (Backup of your database)
FeaturesActivity Streams and Status UpdatesUser Self-RegistrationExtended ProfilesFriend ConnectionsPrivate MessagingBlogging & Static PagesDiscussion Groups & ForumsMember Listing
BuddyPress installationEnable ComponentsSetup Pages for BuddyPress: Activity, Forums, Groups, Members, Activate, RegisterUpdate PermalinksActivate BuddyPress Enabled Theme or Use BuddyPress Template PackFinish & ActivatePublic Access (Settings → General)
Upgrading and Backing UpBackup all files through sFTP or Plugin of choiceBackup Database http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_BackupsTest on Demo Site When PossibleConsider Subdomain for Established SitesTroubleshooting: http://codex.buddypress.org/troubleshooting/blank-pages/Before Upgrading: Backup Backup Backup!
BuddyPress AdministrationSettings → BuddyPressEnable ComponentsSetup PagesGeneral SettingsForums Setup: Groups or Site Wide ForumsUser Profile Fields Users → Profile Fields
Forum InstallationbbPress 2.1.2Group Forums Limited to Group Members Only (More Private)Sitewide Forums Open to Everyone (Harder to Setup)http://codex.buddypress.org/getting- started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/
EXTENDED USER PROFILESUsers → Profile FieldsAdd Fields Relevant to Your AudienceText Box, Multi-Line Text BoxDate SelectorRadio Buttons, CheckboxesDrop-down Select Box, Multi-Select BoxPrivacy Recently Added
Parent/Child ThemesBuddyPress 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 folderReplace style.css, delete content of functions.php in new folderUse BuddyPress Template Pack for existing Themes
BuddyPress PluginsOver 435 BuddyPress PluginsMany WordPress Plugins Work with BuddyPressListed in WordPress or BuddyPress Plugin DirectoryGood Star RatingNumber of VotesReputation in Support ForumsUpdated RegularlyGood Documentation with Screen Shots
BuddyPress Plugins examplesBuddyPress Template PackBuddyPress Private CommunityConfigure SMTP (works well with Google Apps)S2member (monetize memberships)AdRotate & Advertising ManagerBuddyMobile & BP Extended SettingsSearch Plugins for BP