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Befriending Buddypress
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  • 1. Befriending Buddypress <ul><li>By Anthony Cole - WordCamp New Zealand, August 2009 </li></ul>
  • 2. New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327195.600-cosy-social-networks-are-stifling-innovation.html
  • 3. Background <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Andy Peatling </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 Released 30th April </li></ul><ul><li>“Facebook in a box” </li></ul>
  • 4. What is BuddyPress <ul><li>“BuddyPress is a collection of plugins and themes that extend WordPresss MU into a social networking platform” </li></ul>
  • 5. Demo
  • 6. How It Works <ul><ul><li>BuddyPress is a set of plugins layered on top of WordPress MU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each indvidual plugin is a “component” and adds on another feature - such as friends feature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All based off of one “core” component </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Components <ul><li>One component = 1 major feature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate Files... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AJAX </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CSS/JS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Template Tags </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 8. Themes <ul><li>BuddyPress has two types of themes.... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. “Member” themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>/wp-content/bp-themes/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. “Normal” themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>/wp-content/themes/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 9. Examples <ul><li>GigaOM Pro - http://pro.gigaom.com </li></ul><ul><li>TastyKitchen - http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/ </li></ul>
  • 10. More info <ul><li>BuddyPress.org </li></ul><ul><li>BPDEV.org </li></ul><ul><li>WPMU.org </li></ul>

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