Befriending Buddypress

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