by Ron

Spam blogs and Buddypress

A couple weeks ago we posted that D’Arcy Norman has figured out a quick htaccess method to stop those sploggers from doing their automated signups.

You can modify those rewrite rules to work with Buddypress:

by andrea

BuddyPress Themes & skinning

(Editor’s note: this was published in May, 2009 and the BuddyPress Theme structure has changed since it was written. As of November 2009, Free BuddyPress Themes is under new ownership and has a whole new pile of themes. Check it out Free BuddyPress Themes. Or if you’re interested in a paid theme, check out the…

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by Ron

SocialPress User Signup Plugin

A few weeks ago, Frumph launched SocialPress as an informal project offering lightweight alternative plugins to BuddyPress. Alternatives are always nice. My initial offering for SocialPress is a plugin which blends signup options by allowing only user signups, but logged in users can create blogs. The plugin is definitely lightweight and is designed to alter…

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by andrea

New plugins, and BuddyPress alerts

Edit so important it goes up top: Apparently we haven’t been watching trac enough. WPMU 2.7.1-beta1 is out. New plugin releases for the week: Posts and Comment growth “This plug-in is a reporting tools for site administrators in WordPress MU. It generates a histrogram graph of posts and comments population in the system. Google Data…

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by andrea

Integrating BBPress with Buddypress and WordPressMU

I thought I’d highlight a recent tutorials from Trent on how to integrate bbpress with BuddyPress. Party because it’s good, and also it’s current. While there are other good posts about this integrations, Trent’s is timely. Because you’re essentially trying to fiddle with three pieces of software, two of them picky, it’s essential you have…

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by andrea

news for the week ending March 20

And now for some WordPress MU news from around and about. Plugins: Nifty plugin showed up at WPMUDev.org – Add promotional blogs via a CSV file. Paypal subscription plugin This is only different from the one offered at the Premium site in the fact that it adds an affiliate level. So if someone signs up…

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by Ron

Blog Categories

Earlier this week, someone contacted us through our contact page and gave a brief description of what he/she was looking to do with his/her site. Here is part of that description: ….concerning my website mydomain.com I would like to cut it in N subdomains by category…. The contact email did not get into the specifics…

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by andrea

News for the week ending Feb 28

And now for the news… 😉 Last weekend at WordCamp Miami our own David Bisset at Dimension Media gave a presentation on BuddyPress. Incsub have tossed their hat in the BP ring and want to know what you’d like to see them develop. Premium site updating all plugins to MU, hopefully by Monday. LDAP plugin…

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by andrea

WPMU Version 2.7 is released – an overview & upgrade tips

Earlier this week, WordPressMU 2.7 was officially released, and the crowds rejoiced and broke out into song. There’s a whole pile of new things, and if you can’t remember what was new for regular WordPress 2.7, here’s a brief list: brand new admin area redesign with menu down the left side sticky posts! new dashboard…

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by andrea

WPMU + Buddypress + BBPress = hat trick of awesome

Whoa, I can’t believe I overlooked this news. (Actually, yes I can – Ron was sick, my “baby” turned eight years old, and now I’m sick). BuddyPress officially released a public beta. You can hear everyone’s buddy Andy discuss the project on WordPress Weekly. And then BBPress reached a milestone. WPMU 2.7 still hasn’t been…

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