Tag: buddypress

Birds of a Feather: BuddyPress

Just wanted to invite everyone to the Utah Open Source Conference that is being held October 8-10th at the Miller Campus of the Salt Lake Community College in Sandy, Utah. I have been asked to present on BuddyPress, the robust social networking plugin for WordPressMU. The session that I am runnong is a Birds of a Feather, meaning that it will be an open presentation, so I am hoping to have an open discussion on usability and implementation. If you are looking to implement BuddyPress, or want to see how I have used it on a few sites, drop in. Lots to learn about.

Utah Open Source Conference Website

BuddyPress Presentation

Details:

October 08, 1:45 pm

Room 123 (Map)

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SMCSLC: All About WordPress

Just wanted to post my presentation from tonights event so that if any one wanted the slides, they would be available. These slides were largely borrowed from lead BuddyPress developer Andy Peatling. (Thanks!)

Social Media Club of Salt Lake City: All About WordPress (PDF)

PhotoCamp Utah WrapUp

I have to give a major digital pat on the back to all of those great people that put on PhotoCamp Utah this last weekend. The event was huge, exceeding my expectations with membership, the quality and caliber of speakers, and the interaction with fellow photographers. Well done all.

With that great event, I had the great pleasure of sharing some thoughts in a presentation that I called PhotoBlogging with WordPress. From the course description:

Do you take awesome pictures and want to show the whole world? Learn more about how to showcase your photos with using blogging software by WordPress.

This will showcase tips for anyone from beginner to advanced. No need to understand photography, just a basic knowledge of web tools. General overview of topic will be presented, with a few ‘hands on’ examples.

With this topic of blogging, I was a little nervous that: 1. a lot of people might be blogging, but not using a hosted version of WordPress making themes and plugins difficult. 2. Might be using other software like TypePad/Blogger/Tumblr.

So, with that being said, at 9:30 Friday night I started to build a new site that would remedy both of those problems. I built a custom tailored WordPressMU/BuddyPress/bbPress site that had themes and plugins that would appeal to a photographers that were looking to get into blogging.

So, here I am announcing Photo-Bloggers.com. If you have wanted to get a rich, photoblog, and wanted to tie into a network of other photographers, now you can. There is a rich gallery of themes, some premium photo themes, and plugins to improve the experience. If you have  a theme or a plugin that you would like to see added, let me know and I will toss it in the pot.

If you are interested in WordPress development, integration, or have other questions, feel free to contact me through the comments here, email (whyisjake {at} gmail dot com) or through Twitter.

Once again, thanks to all of the conference organizers, volunteers and sponsors for making this a great event.

WordCamp Denver Wrap

Just a quick post to say what a great time I had out at WordCamp Denver. The Crowd Favorite Guys put on a great party, and I was glad that I got the chance to present. For those that don’t know, I presented on BuddyPress, an up and coming open source framework for developing social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace. BuddyPress is what we use to power Petomundo!, the social site that I am developing. If you are interested in learning more about BuddyPress, feel free to contact me, or jump into the forums.

Another link to a kid that is doing a lot of good with BuddyPress, Nicola Greco is a 15 year old kid in Italy that is doing a lot of BuddyPress plugin development in Italy. Thanks for all the hard work over there.