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