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WordPress News: BuddyPress 2.3 beta 1 is now available

An article at WPTavern informs us that BuddyPress 2.3 beta 1 is now available. John James Jacoby the project leader, encourages site administrators and BP Plugin/Theme developers to join in and test the new features.  A highlight of the upcoming release is the new Attachments API, which allows developers to create components that manage uploads.

 

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New Extension for AppBuddy Presented in Miami at BuddyCamp

WP Tavern reports that AppBuddy, a social networking app for iOS and Android that helps to create a social media app for WordPress sites, has a new extension and it was presented at BuddyCamp for BuddyPress users.

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This new extension is designed for WordCamps, WordPress conferences, that are being hosted by the Armchair program. On May 9, 2014, this extension was made assessable to customers who had the Agency bundle.

The team of created AppBuddy is working on making the app run faster by using the local storage. The usability of the camera is already in place. Live updates to BuddyPress notification are being made possible in the next couple of weeks. In the future the team of AppBuddy hopes they can make the phone contacts able to connect with this app to make it easier to connect with friends. According to the developer, Messenlehner:

It is a powerful tool for people who have big ideas but don’t have the development skills to realize them and don’t want to spend $100,000 developing a custom app.

The AppBuddy can be downloaded from WP Armchair site or through the app stores.

What is BuddyPress?

BuddyPress is a powerful WordPress Plugin which enables you to customize your own social network specific to your sites needs. You can use it as a social network for a school or college, a communication tool for a business, or a focused social network for a product you’re trying to sell. This is beneficial  because it enables a user to have unlimited theme options while also allowing them to add features they need to fit the site.

The basic optional components of BuddyPress include:

  • Extended Profiles:  Allows you an unlimited number of field types to customize user profiles accordingly to your sites purpose.
  • Activity Streams: Record personal, group and site wide activities with an RSS feed.
  • Member Account Settings: Users can modify their account and notification settings directly from their profiles.
  • Friend Connections: Gives users the ability to add friends and  accept friend requests.
  • Messaging: Send and receive private emails from members in your friends list within your private messaging panel. All members have their own individual Inbox.

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WordPress Social Media: Jetpack and BuddyPress

We live in an ever expanding world thanks to the glorious place we call the Internet, but there is one aspect of the web that has altered the playing field with how we share information and communicate with one another: Social Media.

The social media concept, or web 2.0, revolutionized how businesses and people convey information.

social media concept cloud With the addition of smart devices, we can now use these services even faster. In the last decade, more people than ever before have integrated their business and personal profiles into the social media network, leading to a fast rate of discovery of information and being able to make your voice heard across the entire world.

Social media is a rather powerful tool to use in the arsenal of WordPress and its growing database of WordPress Plugins. Built into the core of WordPress.com, and as a functionality of the Jetpack Plugin, it will provide you with what you need and much more to integrate social media into your WordPress site.

In this case, social media can be used to make your WordPress site more interactive and be able to reach a greater audience. Continue reading WordPress Social Media: Jetpack and BuddyPress