Buddypress 101Not just a plugin: A frameworkSocial networking in a box! But it’s NOT Facebook. User groups Friending, proﬁles Discussion forums Private messaging The wire [feedback] Blog tracking Status updates Activity streams [aggregate of the above]
But what about... bbpress? Forum enhancement. Multisite? Multiple sites under the same WP installation. A network of sites/blogs. Buddypress can be multisite, or just attached to one blog.
Forums v. groupsGroups can have forums & blogsForums can stand aloneGroups can be private
CustomizingDon’t edit bp-sn-parent! [the parent theme]Copy to bp-default [your child theme]Any old theme? http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/search.php?q=buddypressYou can customize a theme but keep in mind you mustcreate places & pages for: login, registration, groups,forumsAny old plugin? Some multisite & regular ones will work
Plugins bbpress: forum enhancement BP my home: allow users to move their own widgets & set up their “dashboard” Pending activations - not on multisite Ads manager Activity refresh - you set timing Registration options - attach to particular groups or blogs [multisite]
And more pluginsUltimate FacebookPrivate communityWelcome packGroupblog - associate blog w/groupBookmarkletGroup Documents [doc storage]S2member: membership by restricting URLs by user
Preventing spamBad Behavior, Wangguard pluginsRemove Buddypress & WP credit linesRename your registration slug to block “insite:register”searches
What’s nextProﬁle ﬁeld visibilityTemplate “parts” that don’t let you lose defaultfunctionality [bbpress does this already]