BuddyPress Docs is a powerful and flexible tool for collaborative editing in BuddyPress.
BuddyPress Docs features:
- Full integration with BuddyPress Groups Docs can be activated on a per-group basis, creating a Docs tab. Doc access, by default, is inherited from group privacy settings. Doc authors, as well as group admins and mods, can override these default settings so that visibility, editing, and commenting of a given doc can be more restrictive.
- Full integration with activity streams Whenever you create, edit, or comment on a Doc, an activity item will appear in all relevant activity streams. These activity items obey group privacy settings, so that edits in private groups are private, etc. New dropdows in sitewide activity filters allow you to view Docs activity selectively. Full activity integration means that the plugin can be coupled with a plugin like BuddyPress Group Activity Subscription for fine-grained activity notification.
- Front-end, rich editing BuddyPress Docs has full rich-text editing, powered by WordPress’s own TinyMCE editor. Because it’s the WordPress editor, users will experience the power and ease of use they’ve come to know from the Dashboard. Because it’s on the front end, users don’t ever need to leave your BuddyPress environment to edit Docs.
- Doc tags With full taxonomy support, BuddyPress Docs lets your users tag and organize their content however they’d like. Doc lists can be filtered by tag for easy navigation. You can see at a glance how many times a tag has been used in a given group (and, in an upcoming release, sitewide).
- Easy sorting and search When viewing Doc lists, you can sort by a number of criteria, making it easy to find what you’re looking for. There’s also a search box, which is smart enough to limit searches to specific group contexts dynamically.
- Comments Leave comments on docs just like you would on blog posts.
- Protections against overwrites To make sure that users don’t overwrite each other’s work, BuddyPress Docs only allows a single user to edit a Doc at a given time. To make sure that others aren’t blocked from editing by those who leave leave Docs open and then forget about them (ahem), there is a timeout and autosave after 30 minutes of idle time.
- Developer goodies Built by the person who has (probably!) built more BuddyPress plugins than anyone else in the world, BuddyPress Docs is designed with extensibility in mind. do_action() and apply_filters() is everywhere. Add-ons like taxonomy and hierarchy, and integration pieces like groups (and the upcoming profile integration), are totally modular. BuddyPress Docs uses WP’s internal APIs wherever possible: custom post types, custom taxonomies, and more. Templates have been abstracted out to make theme overrides easy. And – inline documentation EVERYWHERE! Feedback from developers is welcome: ongoing development lives at http://github.com/boonebgorges/buddypress-docs.
Lots more development is coming! User profile integration, BuddyPress Documents upload integration, and more!
NOTE The plugin is listed as requiring WordPress 3.1 and BuddyPress 1.3. While I have been developing against the BP 1.3 trunk, it should work fine with BP 1.2.8 as well. However, do NOT use the plugin with WP 3.0.x, as it will expose private group Docs.
- Upload the bp-group-reviews directory to your WP plugins folder and activate
- Activate Docs on a per-group basis in the group admin section
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- 1.0-beta – March 1, 2011
- Initial release