February 14, 2014 — The Hieroglyph Project is a collaboration between science fiction author Neal Stephenson and the Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU. The goal was to build and maintain a community for virtual collaboration to inspire innovation and creativity. Buddypress gave me the toolkit to build a site that allowed conversation and collaboration, and I learned some valuable lessons along the way.
December 10, 2013 — BuddyPress is great for building niche community sites. But, in the hands of the right developer, BP can power much more than just social networks. The Activity component is a prime example of this flexibility.
bp-activity provides a rich API for storing, retrieving, and displaying a wide variety of transactional data. BP itself uses this API for tracking events of a social nature – “Boone and John became friends”, “Boone updated his profile”, etc. But bp-activity is flexible enough to store metadata about, say, e-commerce transactions or RSS items. In this way, the Activity stream defines a standardized schema and set of API functions for querying various types of data that may itself be stored in mutually incompatible ways.
This presentation will give developers an overview of the Activity component, including its data schema, the CRUD methods provided by the bp-activity API, and the activity metadata functions. We’ll talk about
how any WordPress plugin can support the Activity stream as a progressive enhancement. And we’ll discuss one or two real-life examples of Activity being used in innovative ways.
December 1, 2013 — This session discusses how WordPress Rewrite Rules API integration for BuddyPress 1.8 was planned, architected, built, and patched.
November 9, 2013 — This session is a panel discussion with audience questions about BuddyPress with Tammie Lister, John James Jacoby, Boone Gorges, Paul Gibbs and Raymond Ho.
November 8, 2013 — This session talks about the history and the future of BuddyPress and bbPress.
October 4, 2013 — Anything and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about bbPress and BuddyPress, a guided Q&A with John James Jacoby.
August 9, 2013 — For years BuddyPress was tied to a specific theme and creating a custom theme had a steep learning curve. BuddyPress now has theme independence. This presentation looks beyond the default, to new UI’s, new possibilities, to design for the community not to the default and gives some consideration to what the ‘new default’ should be when you load BuddyPress.
August 7, 2013 — This presentation showcases some favorite BuddyPress and bbPress installations. It explains what makes them great, why they’ve succeeded, and provides tips and tricks you can implement to take your BuddyPress and bbPress powered site far beyond the blog.