Speakers: Amanda French

  • Amanda French: Building and Managing Communities with Multisite, BuddyPress, Commons-in-a-Box, and bbPress

    WordCamp Raleigh 2018Speaker: Amanda French

    May 31, 2018 — In this session, attendees will learn about the basic features of some of the most popular and powerful tools for making a WordPress site into a community hub: Multisite, BuddyPress, Commons-in-a-Box, and bbPress. We’ll also discuss how and whether to offer particular functionalities with one or more of these tools:

    * Collecting specific user data (BuddyPress Extended Profile Fields)
    * Letting users talk to one another on your site (forums, groups, private messages)
    * Allowing users to create their own sub-communities on your community site (sites with Multisite, Groups with BuddyPress)
    * Displaying user directories and profiles
    * One-way communication with users (dashboard messages, mass emails, enabling email subscriptions to blog posts)