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BP multi-network update

A quick note for the RSS subscribers that I updated the Multiple BuddyPress Social Networks to include instructions on getting the forums to work correctly in a multi-network configuration.

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Multiple BuddyPress Social Networks

Since the merge of WordPress and WordPress MU, WordPress has supported running multiple WP networks in the same WP install. This site has been part of a multi-network install for more than two years. In WordPress, the networks are almost completely separated. The only thing that is shared between networks is the user infomation. Since…

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BuddyPress Author Link

I’ve updated my BuddyPress Blog Author Link plugin for WordPress 3.0. I also added support for a single WordPress install. You can download it here.

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BuddyPress Child Themes

Here are the slides from my presentation at WordCamp Chicago this weekend: BuddyPress Child Themes View more presentations from Ron Rennick.

by andrea

Merge news and Buddypress awesomeness

Hope you guys all had a wonderful holiday. We took some much needed time off. Onward to the good stuff! Now that WordPress 2.9 is out the door, the dev team (Donncha, plus the regular WordPress team) can start working on 3.0, where the merge of wpmu will be rolled in. In case you missed…

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Free BuddyPress themes

If you have explored BuddyPress at all, you will have noticed not only the lack of free themes available, but also the trouble in just finding them. We aim to change that with the Free BuddyPress Themes site. Not only will it feature whatever free BuddyPress themes we can find anywhere online, we will be…

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Buddymatic Theme Framework

I ported Buddymatic from the Thematic Theme Framework. In a standard WordPress or WordPress MU blog, Buddymatic is functionally the same as Thematic. In a BuddyPress enabled WordPress MU install, the BuddyPress components in the framework are activated to provide BuddyPress theme functionality. Buddymatic and child themes can be used on WordPress, WordPress MU, BuddyPress…

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Another new release, and upcoming

So hot on the heels of last week, WPMU 2.8.4a is out with a security fix. If you are stuck at 2.8.1 and have trouble with the auto-upgrade, you have to apply the edits Donncha mention in this post. A lot of us old-times are still more comfortable with the manual upgrade, so if the…

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Buddypress Blog Author Link

I released a new plugin yesterday which you can download here. The author link from the template tag on the blog will link to the author’s BuddyPress member profile instead of the author’s posts page. This plugin can be installed in either the mu-plugins or plugins folder. If you are running multiple WPMU sites in…

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by andrea

Week #3 Build a better blog site – User themes and plugins

So our site is up and running, our main page is getting all set up, but what now? The reason we built the site in the first place: our users. Like a houseplant, we have to give them everything they need so they don’t shrivel up and go away. Remember the notes we made back…

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