As I wrote last year: I write to share my thoughts about how BuddyPress did last year and highlight our successes because, let’s face it, we’re not always great at celebrating the effort we all put into each BuddyPress. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time for a moment of reflection. Let's … Continue reading BuddyPress in 2016.
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Emails in BuddyPress 2.5
Back in March 2009, I released my first-ever plugin for BuddyPress. BuddyPress was my gateway drug to WordPress, so it's pretty much the first experience I had with writing PHP and working with WordPress. That plugin was Welcome Pack: Welcome Pack is a BuddyPress plugin that enhances the new user experience. When a user registers … Continue reading Emails in BuddyPress 2.5
The tyranny of version numbers
Managing a software project around version numbers holds back prompt releases of new features. To paraphrase a Hollywood pirate, they're more like guidelines, anyway. I've been fortunate (read: stubborn enough) to have been contributing code to BuddyPress since around late 2009. In those early days of the project, the time between releases has fluctuated significantly. … Continue reading The tyranny of version numbers
WordPress developer’s guide to BuddyPress
Here's the scenario: you build WordPress-powered sites for a living, or maybe for free, or even just as a hobby. Someone asks you to build their next site using a feature or two from BuddyPress. "Sure, no problem", you say. In the privacy of your head, you're thinking "I haven't used BuddyPress before, but it's meant to … Continue reading WordPress developer’s guide to BuddyPress