Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
SOCIAL NETWORKING
                                ... in a Box



Saturday, March 27, 2010                       1
Mike Pratt
                           • mike@mikepratt.tv

                           • @mikepratt




Saturday, March 27,...
What

             BuddyPress adds a social networking layer onto any
                  WordPress (Single or MU) installat...
Some Options
          Power




                                          Ease
Saturday, March 27, 2010                  ...
What do you get?

                           • Activity   Streams    • Friends

                           • Extended    P...
Oh......... and Blogging!




Saturday, March 27, 2010                               6
Pre-Flight Checks


                            Where are you starting from?

                           What are you tryi...
Are you starting from...


                           • Scratch             go WPMU, just in case

                       ...
Are you trying to....


                 • Add     a social layer to an existing fan base?

                 • Create    a...
Groups
                      • the   heart of your community

                      •a   contextual gathering of interests...
Upgrading your single WP Install


               • Install   BuddyPress Template Pack

               • Follow     Steps
...
Theming
                      • skin   bp-default

                      • skin   your current Theme

                    ...
skinning bp-default


            • the          Child Theme concept

            • use          hooks and filters when pos...
Plugins
         • The             Power to Go Niche

         • Most WP              plugins are OK

         • true     ...
• media         (bp-album)    • bp-maps

           • bp-links, oEmbed            • notification    plugins

           • b...
Members

                 • it’s    all about them

                 • make      everything intuitive

                 • ...
BuddyPress right now

             • release        BP 1.2.3

             • WPMU           2.9.2

             • WP      ...
Blogging
                  • What     is a Blog (No, really!)

                  • Site   blogs

                  • User ...
BuddyPress future
                           •   BP 1.3

                               •   XProfile enhancements

        ...
Notable Sites using BP

    • commons.gc.cuny.edu         (Boone Gorges)

    • rideoregonride.com

    • weheartthis.com
...
BuddyPress online

                      • follow   bpdevel.wordpress.com

                      • join   buddypress.org

...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

DFW WP Buddypress Presentation

3,379 views

Published on

A presentation to the DFW WordPress Meetup about BuddyPress Basic. BuddyPress is a social network layer plugin to transform a WordPress install into a social networked featured site

Published in: Technology

DFW WP Buddypress Presentation

  1. 1. SOCIAL NETWORKING ... in a Box Saturday, March 27, 2010 1
  2. 2. Mike Pratt • mike@mikepratt.tv • @mikepratt Saturday, March 27, 2010 2
  3. 3. What BuddyPress adds a social networking layer onto any WordPress (Single or MU) installation viva Andy Peatling! Saturday, March 27, 2010 3
  4. 4. Some Options Power Ease Saturday, March 27, 2010 4
  5. 5. What do you get? • Activity Streams • Friends • Extended Profiles • Messaging • Groups • Forums Saturday, March 27, 2010 5
  6. 6. Oh......... and Blogging! Saturday, March 27, 2010 6
  7. 7. Pre-Flight Checks Where are you starting from? What are you trying to achieve? Saturday, March 27, 2010 7
  8. 8. Are you starting from... • Scratch go WPMU, just in case • traditional WP install WP & BP • WPMU install WPMU & BP Saturday, March 27, 2010 8
  9. 9. Are you trying to.... • Add a social layer to an existing fan base? • Create a niche community from scratch? • Start a blog network? Let your objectives guide your set-up Saturday, March 27, 2010 9
  10. 10. Groups • the heart of your community •a contextual gathering of interests • unlimited extensibility • put thought into their creation and usage Saturday, March 27, 2010 10
  11. 11. Upgrading your single WP Install • Install BuddyPress Template Pack • Follow Steps • Start tweaking your theme Saturday, March 27, 2010 11
  12. 12. Theming • skin bp-default • skin your current Theme • grab an available BP Theme • .pot translation as a customization tool Saturday, March 27, 2010 12
  13. 13. skinning bp-default • the Child Theme concept • use hooks and filters when possible • copy and tweak template files when necessary Saturday, March 27, 2010 13
  14. 14. Plugins • The Power to Go Niche • Most WP plugins are OK • true BP integration might require tie-in with: • XProfile • Activity Stream Saturday, March 27, 2010 14
  15. 15. • media (bp-album) • bp-maps • bp-links, oEmbed • notification plugins • bp-groupblog • admin mgt plugins • bp-group documents • privacy plugins • Facestream • events • Tweetstream • “like” & ratings Saturday, March 27, 2010 15
  16. 16. Members • it’s all about them • make everything intuitive • give them control... to a point Saturday, March 27, 2010 16
  17. 17. BuddyPress right now • release BP 1.2.3 • WPMU 2.9.2 • WP 2.9.2 Saturday, March 27, 2010 17
  18. 18. Blogging • What is a Blog (No, really!) • Site blogs • User blogs • Blog purpose • integration with Groups Saturday, March 27, 2010 18
  19. 19. BuddyPress future • BP 1.3 • XProfile enhancements • Privacy • Install enhancement • plugin dev • WPMU 3.0 Saturday, March 27, 2010 19
  20. 20. Notable Sites using BP • commons.gc.cuny.edu (Boone Gorges) • rideoregonride.com • weheartthis.com Saturday, March 27, 2010 20
  21. 21. BuddyPress online • follow bpdevel.wordpress.com • join buddypress.org • bugs trac.buddypress.org • svn repo svn.buddypress.org Saturday, March 27, 2010 21

×