BuddyPress For Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-02-15
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Get your buddies together with BuddyPress and create your own social communityGot a cause, a hobby, or some other obsession you can't wait to share with a like-minded community? BuddyPress is the buddy you need to get that community started. Here's how to get BuddyPress up and running on your WordPress Web site and use its free tools and themes to host a social network devoted to your pet projects, right on your site.Full court press - start by obtaining a Web hosting provider and installing WordPress, then install and configure BuddyPressIt's your domain - register your domain name and use FTP to transfer necessary filesMember options - explore BuddyPress features for creating profiles, avatars, and community friendshipsGrowing with the group - integrate members' blogs, set up member groups, and add discussion forums with BuddyPressCustom Buddy - expand BuddyPress themes, personalize them with CSS, and learn how to create your ownIt's on the wire - promote community interaction through wire postings for individuals or groupsGather the gang - integrate Twitterr, Facebookr, Flickrr, YouTuber, and other social media into your communityGo farther - discover third-party plugins that add more optionsOpen the book and find:Cool things you can do with a BuddyPress siteRequirements for a hosting environmentWhere to find and download free themesWhat you can do with widgetsWays for members to create and manage their own forumsHow member avatars are usedTips on using member group featuresTen BuddyPress sites to check out

Author Biography

Lisa Sabin-Wilson has been developing and designing with WordPress since 2002. She eagerly embraced BuddyPress as an additional tool for the clients of her blog design company, E.Webscapes Design Studio. Lisa is a regular speaker and panelist at blogging conferences, including SXSW and WordCamps.

Table of Contents


Part I: Introducing BuddyPress.

Chapter 1: A New Friend Named BuddyPress.

Chapter 2: Understanding WordPress Requirements.

Chapter 3: Touring the WordPress Dashboard.

Part II: Getting Up and Running with BuddyPress.

Chapter 4: Setting Up Base Camp.

Chapter 5: Confi guring BuddyPress.

Part III: Understanding BuddyPress Features.

Chapter 6: Exploring Your New Community.

Chapter 7: Enabling Blogs.

Chapter 8: Using the Groups Feature.

Part IV: Customizing BuddyPress.

Chapter 9: Default Theme and Widgets.

Chapter 10: Finding and Installing Themes.

Chapter 11: Understanding Themes and Templates.

Chapter 12: Tweaking the Default Theme with CSS.

Part V: Extending BuddyPress.

Chapter 13: Getting Plugged In with Plugins.

Chapter 14: Integrating Popular Social Media.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Useful BuddyPress Plugins.

Chapter 16: Ten Free BuddyPress Themes.

Chapter 17: Ten Real World Examples of BuddyPress.

Appendix: Cutting Edge BuddyPress.


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