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  1. 1. Presented by Suzette Franck WordPress Pasadena August 28, 2012
  2. 2. What Is BuddyPress? Social Networking Plugin for WordPress Features Similar to Facebook Released in May of 2009 Open Source Built Upon MySQL and PHP technologies Latest Version 1.6.1
  3. 3. Requirements A working installation of WordPress version 3.2.1 or greater. PHP version 5.3 or greater MySQL 4.1 or greater The mod_rewrite Apache module enabled A good backup of all files in root directory (SFTP) An SQL Dump (Backup of your database)
  4. 4. Features Activity Streams and Status Updates User Self-Registration Extended Profiles Friend Connections Private Messaging Blogging & Static Pages Discussion Groups & Forums Member Listing
  5. 5. BuddyPress installation Enable Components Setup Pages for BuddyPress: Activity, Forums, Groups, Members, Activate, Register Update Permalinks Activate BuddyPress Enabled Theme or Use BuddyPress Template Pack Finish & Activate Public Access (Settings → General)
  6. 6. Upgrading and Backing Up Backup all files through sFTP or Plugin of choice Backup Database http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups Test on Demo Site When Possible Consider Subdomain for Established Sites Troubleshooting: http://codex.buddypress.org/troubleshooting/blank-pages/ Before Upgrading: Backup Backup Backup!
  7. 7. BuddyPress Administration Settings → BuddyPress Enable Components Setup Pages General Settings Forums Setup: Groups or Site Wide Forums User Profile Fields Users → Profile Fields
  8. 8. Forum Installation bbPress 2.1.2 Group Forums Limited to Group Members Only (More Private) Sitewide Forums Open to Everyone (Harder to Setup) http://codex.buddypress.org/getting- started/installing-group-and-sitewide-forums/
  9. 9. EXTENDED USER PROFILES Users → Profile Fields Add Fields Relevant to Your Audience Text Box, Multi-Line Text Box Date Selector Radio Buttons, Checkboxes Drop-down Select Box, Multi-Select Box Privacy Recently Added
  10. 10. Parent/Child Themes BuddyPress default theme files are at: /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default NEVER EDIT BP-DEFAULT THEME OR CORE FILES DIRECTLY!!! KITTENS MAY DIE! Create a new folder under /wp-content/themes/ Copy bp-default theme files to new folder Replace style.css, delete content of functions.php in new folder Use BuddyPress Template Pack for existing Themes
  11. 11. style.css /* Theme Name: BuddyPress Custom Theme Theme URI: http://location.com Description: Modified theme for BuddyPress. Version: 1.0 Author: Suzette Franck Author URI: http://location.com/ Template: bp-default Tags: buddypress, two-column, light, white */ /* Inherit the default theme styles */ @import url( ../../plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp- default/_inc/css/default.css ); /* Inherit the default theme adminbar styles */ @import url( ../../plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp- default/_inc/css/adminbar.css );
  12. 12. BuddyPress Plugins Over 435 BuddyPress Plugins Many WordPress Plugins Work with BuddyPress Listed in WordPress or BuddyPress Plugin Directory Good Star Rating Number of Votes Reputation in Support Forums Updated Regularly Good Documentation with Screen Shots
  13. 13. BuddyPress Plugins examples BuddyPress Template Pack BuddyPress Private Community Configure SMTP (works well with Google Apps) S2member (monetize memberships) AdRotate & Advertising Manager BuddyMobile & BP Extended Settings Search Plugins for BP
  14. 14. BuddyPress Resources BuddyPress: http://buddypress.org Support  Forums: http://buddypress.org/support/topics/  Documentation: http://codex.buddypress.org/home/ WPMU Dev & WPMU.org ● http://premium.wpmudev.org/ ● http://wpmu.org/
  15. 15. BuddyPress EXAMPLES http://tastykitchen.com/ Http://rideoregonride.com/ https://over60exchange.com/ http://students.sosdp.org/ http://helloecoliving.com/ http://culturadigital.br/ Http://iepgoals.net/
  16. 16. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Http://Suzettefranck.com Http://slideshare.net/bdollproject Twitter: @suzettework Email: suzette@kussner.com

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