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A Social Network for WordPress1:22 with Zac Gordon
WordPress allows us to easily build social networks on top of WordPress. In this first video we will learn about the basic functionality that BuddyPress provides.
BuddyPress is a social network for WordPress.
With a few simple clicks to set up, you'll have
a fully functional social networking site running with your WordPress install.
You'll be able to have people register,
enter in custom profile information, friend each other,
send messages, and set up groups that they could use to post on similar topics, or
just communicate with each other so that it's not seen to the general audience.
In this project, we're gonna start with a simple WordPress install, and we're going
to install BuddyPress and show how to use and set up all of its features.
We'll be using a basic theme that comes installed with WordPress by default.
However, we'll also get into WordPress-specific themes that are styled
for BuddyPress sites, as well as where to begin if
you want to start doing some theme development on your own.
I'll also some to reccomend plugins that
you'll find helpful when working with Buddypress.
We'll assume that you already know how to use WordPress.
However, you don't have to know how to code in order to set up
BuddyPress and get a fully functional social
networking site up and running with WordPress.
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