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  • 1. The *Press Solution Growing user communities and interaction WordCamp Toronto 2009 By: Terry Smith
  • 2. Me, Myself and I
    • Terry Smith
    • Programmer for b5media
    • Wordpress experience
      • Same code base, helped a lot
  • 3. The Problem
    • Lack of user to user interaction
    • User persistence and “home”
    Before After
  • 4. The Solution
    • Forums – Encourage user to user interactions and discussions
    • Social Network – Create a home for them on your site
  • 5. Software Stack
    • Wordpress MU – Run multiple blogs on the same install
    • buddyPress – Social networking features
    • bbPress - Forums
  • 6. Advantages
    • Encourage other interactions (not just poster to users)
    • Create a niche
    • Increase time on site and activity
    • Increase page views
  • 7. Disadvantages
    • Pre-1.0 software changes rapidly
    • Communities aren’t as active
    • Not extremely well documented (ala Wordpress)
  • 8. Easy Part
    • Installation:
      • Wordpress MU (http://mu.wordpress.org)
      • buddyPress (social) (http://buddypress.org)
      • bbPress (forums) (http://bbpress.org)
  • 9.
    • “ Real”, full integration , three steps:
    Hard Part
  • 10. BuddyPress
    • Replaces author pages
    • Replaces forum profiles
    • Theme is hard (completely localized)
  • 11. bbPress
    • Install in a sub-directory
    • Only serves one domain (Channels coming!)
    • “ BuddyBar” tough to bring over
    • Theme isn’t too difficult
    • Hint: Bring Wordpress into the loop
  • 12. Wordpress
    • Link author pages to BuddyPress
    • Link commenters to their profiles too
    • Promote friendships
  • 13. Other Resources
    • Software forums (bbPress and BuddyPress)
    • Wordpress and BuddyPress Codex
    • http://bavatuesdays.com/integrating-wpmu-buddypress-and-bbpress/
    • Crazies like me!
  • 14. Help is coming
    • Plug-in sets
    • Tutorials
    • Documented walk-through
  • 15. Thanks
    • Andy Peatling
    • Sam Bauers
    • Everyone at b5media
  • 16. Fin Questions welcome

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