BuddyPress For Dummies

Overview

Use BuddyPress to create the ultimate site experience

BuddyPress is a suite of free WordPress plugins and themes, each adding a distinct new feature. It contains all the features you would expect from WordPress, but it aims to let members socially interact. With this fun and friendly guide, you'll learn how to customize BuddyPress so that it matches the style of your Web site.

You'll walk through the necessary steps for modifying and ...

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Overview

Use BuddyPress to create the ultimate site experience

BuddyPress is a suite of free WordPress plugins and themes, each adding a distinct new feature. It contains all the features you would expect from WordPress, but it aims to let members socially interact. With this fun and friendly guide, you'll learn how to customize BuddyPress so that it matches the style of your Web site.

You'll walk through the necessary steps for modifying and customizing BuddyPress themes and you'll discover how to extend BuddyPress through the use of addons and plugins. With BuddyPress, you'll be well on your way to creating the ultimate user experience on your site.

  • Shows you how to set up the WordPress foundation required to run BuddyPress
  • Walks you through installing BuddyPress on a WordPress-powered site
  • Explains the different BuddyPress components, including extended profiles, private messaging, friends, groups, the wire, activity streams, blog tracking, status updates, and more
  • Details ways to troubleshoot BuddyPress once it is up and running
  • Demonstrates how to extend BuddyPress through the use of addons and plugins

Bring all your social community subscriptions together in BuddyPress!

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  • Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Lisa Sabin-Wilson  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470568019
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,411,766
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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