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Supercharging WordPress with BuddyPress by Bronson Quick

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Bronson is a WordPress obsessed designer/developer from Brisbane.

This presentation is a case study of a hot-new BuddyPress site Bronson created for The Edge.

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Supercharging WordPress with BuddyPress by Bronson Quick

  1. 1. SUPERCHARGING WORDPRESSWITH BUDDYPRESS!Bronson Quick sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  2. 2. OVERVIEW  Take an existing theme that is designed for responsive design  Turn it into a child theme  Add BuddyPress templates to child theme  Fix CSS styling All this in 30 minutes!2 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  3. 3. WHO AM I?  Brisbane based WordPress Developer  Working with different CMS for 12 years  Die hard Smashing Pumpkins fan!  Organiser of the WordPress Brisbane Meetup group Just a guy who is obsessed with WordPress!3 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  4. 4. MY SETUP FOR THIS WORKSHOP  A fresh WordPress install  WAMP  Firefox & Firebug  PhpStorm Lets do this!4 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  5. 5. RESPONSIVE DESIGN  Who knows what responsive design is?  Design for mobile, iPad, desktops  TwentyEleven is responsive and the WordPress admin will be responsive soon too!  http://themetrust.com/demos/reveal/  http://www.bostonglobe.com/ Resize your browser window on sites if you’re bored!5 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  6. 6. YOKO THEME  http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/yoko  Responsive Demo  Child Theme http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/one-click-child-theme/ Sexy, clean and nice!6 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  7. 7. BUDDYPRESS BuddyPress: “Social networking in a box”7 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  8. 8. ALRIGHT STOP…BUDDYPRESS TIME!  http://testbp.org/  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/  BuddyPress 1.5 Wizard  BuddyPress Template Pack Life is so much easier with BuddyPress 1.5 8 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  9. 9. WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!  Lots of new folders with templates in them!  activity  blogs  forums  groups  members  registration  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-default-data/ It’s not as scary as it first looks!9 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  10. 10. FIREBUG IS YOUR FRIEND  Tweak BP-admin-bar styles  #wrap and #main on internal pages  FitVid.js for responsive vids It’s not as scary as it first looks!10 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  11. 11. COOL PLUGINS  BP Labs http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-labs/  BuddyPress Activity Plus http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-activity-plus/  BuddyPress Like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-like/  Welcome Pack http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/welcome-pack/ You’ve now got a social network!11 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  12. 12. THANKS & QUESTIONS  Andy Peatling (@apeatling)  Paul Gibbs (@pgibbs)  Boone B Gorges (@boonebgorges)  All the people on BuddyPress.org & the WordPress community! And thanks to you for your time!12 of 12 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza

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