In the last year or so, I’ve given a number of public presentations about BuddyPress. One of my main goals in giving these presentations to WordPress groups is always to convince WP developers to give BP a try. My angle on this has been “BuddyPress compatibility”: the idea that you can take existing WordPress functionality and, with just a bit of pixie dust and elbow grease, integrate it into BP. While there are countless ways that a WP plugin could integrate with BuddyPress, the big three are: (1) displaying group-specific content in groups, (2) displaying user-specific content on user pages, and (3) registering items in the activity stream.
As of this past Saturday, I’ve now given presentations on all three of these methods:
- BuddyPressifying a WordPress Plugin Using the Group Extension API (BuddyCamp Miami 2013)
- Herding Cats with the BuddyPress Activity Component (WordCamp Europe 2013)
- BuddyPressifying a WordPress Plugin Using
BP_Component(WPSessions, June 21, 2014)
If you’re a WP developer who’s looking for an on-ramp into BuddyPress work, I think these presentations are a good place to get started.