Beyond Friending: Doing Work With BuddyPress


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A presentation delivered at the 2010 WordCamp NYC

Only a few slides here; for most of the presentation, I used the CUNY Academic Commons to demonstrate various features of BuddyPress ( )

Happy to talk about this in more detail; please feel free to contact me by email.

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Beyond Friending: Doing Work With BuddyPress

  1. 1. BEYOND FRIENDING: DOING WORK WITH BUDDYPRESS WORDCAMP NYC 2010 Matthew Gold - - CUNY Academic Commons Sunday, October 17, 2010
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  4. 4. SOCIAL NETWORKING • Friends • Profiles • Groups • Messaging • Forums • Activity Streams Sunday, October 17, 2010
  5. 5. NETWORK ECOSYSTEM Sunday, October 17, 2010
  6. 6. THE TANGLED BANK “It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us.” -- Charles Darwin, Origin of Species (1859) cc licensed image by guppietalk - Sunday, October 17, 2010
  7. 7. BUDDYPRESS AT WORK FRIENDS? cc licensed photo by Sunday, October 17, 2010
  8. 8. “Mmmm, yeah. I’m going to need you to accept my friend request.” Sunday, October 17, 2010
  9. 9. CONNECT COMMUNICATE COLLABORATE Sunday, October 17, 2010
  10. 10. USING GROUPS Productivity Plugins THEME INTEGRATION BP in your WP SERENDIPITY Creating opportunities for unexpected connection Sunday, October 17, 2010
  11. 11. BUDDYPRESS PRODUCTIVITY PLUGINS BuddyPress Groupblog Rodney Blevins & Marius Ooms Associates a blog with a group, automatically adds members BP MPO Activity Filter Boone Gorges Used with more privacy options; removes items from BP Activity streams according to user roles BuddyPress Group Documents Peter Anselmo This allows members of BuddyPress groups to upload and store files and documents that are relevant to the group. Sunday, October 17, 2010
  12. 12. BUDDYPRESS PRODUCTIVITY PLUGINS (2) CAC Group Announcements Boone Gorges Creates a group tab where admins and mods can send email announcements to the members of the group. Custom Profile Filters for BuddyPress Boone Gorges Allows members to specify searchable keywords in their profiles. Enhanced BuddyPress Widgets Boone Gorges Replaces standard groups/members widget. Sunday, October 17, 2010
  13. 13. BUDDYPRESS PRODUCTIVITY PLUGINS (3) Invite Anyone Boone Gorges Allows members to invite others to specific groups on the site BuddyPress Group Email Subscription Boone Gorges and Deryk Wenaus Distributes group activity notifications to groups BP System Report (in development) Boone Gorges Provides robust site usage statistics for BuddyPress components Sunday, October 17, 2010
  14. 14. DESIRED BUDDYPRESS PRODUCTIVITY PLUGINS (in development) Group Wikis Privacy Options for Profiles Improved File Management for Group Documents Sunday, October 17, 2010
  15. 15. THEME CONSIDERATIONS where does BuddyPress fit? Entry: Where do members start (at sign-up and on login)? Using the BP-Admin Bar for Site-wide Navigation Profile-Centered Experience Showcasing Activity on the Homepage Using the Activity Feed Filters Sunday, October 17, 2010
  16. 16. BUDDYPRESS RESOURCES • BuddyPress Code and Community: • BuddyPress Plugins: q=buddypress • BuddyPress-Aware Themes: q=buddypress • Sample BuddyPress Sites: • Find BuddyPress Developers: • • • CUNY Academic Commons Development Blog: Sunday, October 17, 2010