Adding A Social               ‘Stache To WordPress                 BuddyPress, bbPress and                        BeyondSu...
Who Am I?            • Doug Stewart            • WordCamp Philly co-organizer            • Philly WordPress Meetup co-orga...
Thesis:                             Like a good mustache, bbPress and                           BuddyPress can add that mi...
Sunday, November 6, 2011   4
Why Social?            • Increases user engagement            • Encourages contribution            • Lowers barriers to en...
bbPress      ...That forum software     for WordPress that you        probably knew about      but completely forgot      ...
bbPress            • WordPress-native forum              software                      • Akin to phpBB,                   ...
Install            • Go to “Plugins” > “Add New” in your              Dashboard            • Type ‘bbpress” into the searc...
Notable bbPress Installs            • WordPress.org support              forums            • WordPress.com support        ...
Extend bbPress            • Support forums            • (Selectively) use bbPress topics in lieu of              comments ...
Coming in 2.1            • Fancy editor using TinyMCE in any WordPress theme            • BuddyPress 1.6 Group integration...
Authenticity MattersSunday, November 6, 2011                  12
BuddyPress    Okay, NOW we’re getting          somewhere!Sunday, November 6, 2011      13
BuddyPress            • “Social networking in a box”                      • Friends                      • Private messagi...
Whoah, whoah, whoah!                           That sounds pretty complicated!Sunday, November 6, 2011                    ...
Simplicity For You                                       • Plugin installer: do                                         wh...
(Make Sure You Install BP                       Theme Compat Plugin)                                   There. That’s bette...
Don’t Be This GuySunday, November 6, 2011                       18
Simplicity For Them            • Progressively introduce features at a pace that              makes sense            • All...
Huh?                           You never want to see this face.Sunday, November 6, 2011                                   ...
Use Cases            • Document collaboration            • Classified ads            • Courseware            • Affinity grou...
Accessorize!Sunday, November 6, 2011                  22
BuddyPress.org Redesign                           Shhhh. Don’t tell!Sunday, November 6, 2011                        23
Today.Sunday, November 6, 2011            24
The future.Sunday, November 6, 2011                 25
MovemberSunday, November 6, 2011              26
MustavatarSunday, November 6, 2011                27
LinksSunday, November 6, 2011           28
• BuddyPress                      • http://buddypress.org            • bbPress                      • http://bbpress.org  ...
• Get Shopped Support Forums                      • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress-vip-support-plugin/       ...
• http://wordpress.org/support/            • http://en.forums.wordpress.com/            • http://forums.dropbox.com       ...
• BuddyPress Classifieds                      • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-classifieds/            • Bud...
• Mustachify Me                      • http://mustachify.me/            • Dougal Campbell’s Mustavatar plugin             ...
• Axe Cop                      • http://axecop.com            • Your Canadian Boyfriend                      • @sween / ht...
• Philly WordPress Meetup group                      • http://meetup.com/            • Philly WordPress Community site    ...
Much thanks for to your attendance.            Remember to please make benefit glorious                     charity Movembe...
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Adding a Social 'Stache to WordPress: BuddyPress, bbPress and Beyond

  1. 1. Adding A Social ‘Stache To WordPress BuddyPress, bbPress and BeyondSunday, November 6, 2011 1
  2. 2. Who Am I? • Doug Stewart • WordCamp Philly co-organizer • Philly WordPress Meetup co-organizer • @zamooseSunday, November 6, 2011 2
  3. 3. Thesis: Like a good mustache, bbPress and BuddyPress can add that missing spark to your everyday blogSunday, November 6, 2011 3
  4. 4. Sunday, November 6, 2011 4
  5. 5. Why Social? • Increases user engagement • Encourages contribution • Lowers barriers to entry for content • Gives “freshness” to a site • Increases a sense of ownership • And CommunitySunday, November 6, 2011 5
  6. 6. bbPress ...That forum software for WordPress that you probably knew about but completely forgot existsSunday, November 6, 2011 6
  7. 7. bbPress • WordPress-native forum software • Akin to phpBB, vBulletin, etc. • Utilizes core WP functions to create and manage forums • Dead-simple to installSunday, November 6, 2011 7
  8. 8. Install • Go to “Plugins” > “Add New” in your Dashboard • Type ‘bbpress” into the search field • Click “Install Now” • Click “Activate” • Go to “Forums” > “New Forum”, create a forum, and start postingSunday, November 6, 2011 8
  9. 9. Notable bbPress Installs • WordPress.org support forums • WordPress.com support forums • Dropbox support forums • Stephen Fry’s discussion forumsSunday, November 6, 2011 9
  10. 10. Extend bbPress • Support forums • (Selectively) use bbPress topics in lieu of comments • BBCode (no relation!) • Signatures • Attachments/images • Email notifications!Sunday, November 6, 2011 10
  11. 11. Coming in 2.1 • Fancy editor using TinyMCE in any WordPress theme • BuddyPress 1.6 Group integration (multiple and hierarchical forums) • Setting of minimal role requirement for public/private/ hidden forums • Topic & reply moderation using moderation_keys (from commenting/Discussion Settings)Sunday, November 6, 2011 11
  12. 12. Authenticity MattersSunday, November 6, 2011 12
  13. 13. BuddyPress Okay, NOW we’re getting somewhere!Sunday, November 6, 2011 13
  14. 14. BuddyPress • “Social networking in a box” • Friends • Private messaging • Activity streams • Groups • ForumsSunday, November 6, 2011 14
  15. 15. Whoah, whoah, whoah! That sounds pretty complicated!Sunday, November 6, 2011 15
  16. 16. Simplicity For You • Plugin installer: do what we did for bbPress, only use “buddypress” instead • Walk through steps presented by BuddyPress installerSunday, November 6, 2011 16
  17. 17. (Make Sure You Install BP Theme Compat Plugin) There. That’s better. Not quite right.Sunday, November 6, 2011 17
  18. 18. Don’t Be This GuySunday, November 6, 2011 18
  19. 19. Simplicity For Them • Progressively introduce features at a pace that makes sense • Allow users to get used to site • Extend functionality in ways that make sense for your community/user baseSunday, November 6, 2011 19
  20. 20. Huh? You never want to see this face.Sunday, November 6, 2011 20
  21. 21. Use Cases • Document collaboration • Classified ads • Courseware • Affinity group discussionsSunday, November 6, 2011 21
  22. 22. Accessorize!Sunday, November 6, 2011 22
  23. 23. BuddyPress.org Redesign Shhhh. Don’t tell!Sunday, November 6, 2011 23
  24. 24. Today.Sunday, November 6, 2011 24
  25. 25. The future.Sunday, November 6, 2011 25
  26. 26. MovemberSunday, November 6, 2011 26
  27. 27. MustavatarSunday, November 6, 2011 27
  28. 28. LinksSunday, November 6, 2011 28
  29. 29. • BuddyPress • http://buddypress.org • bbPress • http://bbpress.org • Movember • http://us.movember.com/Sunday, November 6, 2011 29
  30. 30. • Get Shopped Support Forums • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress-vip-support-plugin/ • bbPress Topics for Posts • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress-post-topics/ • bbPress New Topic Notifications • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress-new-topic-notifications/Sunday, November 6, 2011 30
  31. 31. • http://wordpress.org/support/ • http://en.forums.wordpress.com/ • http://forums.dropbox.com • http://www.stephenfry.com/forum/Sunday, November 6, 2011 31
  32. 32. • BuddyPress Classifieds • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-classifieds/ • BuddyPress Docs • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-docs/ • BuddyPress ScholarPress Courseware • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-courseware/Sunday, November 6, 2011 32
  33. 33. • Mustachify Me • http://mustachify.me/ • Dougal Campbell’s Mustavatar plugin • http://dougal.gunters.org/plugins/mustavatar/Sunday, November 6, 2011 33
  34. 34. • Axe Cop • http://axecop.com • Your Canadian Boyfriend • @sween / http://iamyourcanadianboyfriend.com/Sunday, November 6, 2011 34
  35. 35. • Philly WordPress Meetup group • http://meetup.com/ • Philly WordPress Community site • http://phillywp.orgSunday, November 6, 2011 35
  36. 36. Much thanks for to your attendance. Remember to please make benefit glorious charity Movember!Sunday, November 6, 2011 36

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