[buddypress-dev] Buddy Press Has to Run on MU?
justinball at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 14:52:52 GMT 2008
I'd be interested in seeing a plugin or setup of plugins that enabled
distributed social networking features. It would be cool if I could
keep my friends list on my blog, express those relationships (and
distribute the relationships via xfn) then use that list to determine
who can see what posts. There is another post on this list discussing
a 'Privacy component' that discusses how to deal with security across
the network and how to manage which of your friends gets to view what
information. For example, if my wife wants to rant about her mother
in law she might want her friends to see it but would rather my mother
not be able to view that post. There was another post describing a
status component. I would love to see something like friendfeed built
in where you pull your own digital identity into your blog and that is
then distributed out to people on your friend list. You could use
your relationships to control which information is distributed to who.
It would be great if there were widgets or some other simple way to
display that information on your blog.
I am not sure if Matt and Andy would want to sanction such a project
with Wordpress's blessing, but that would bring the community together
under one project. I know that Andy is very busy with BuddyPress and
doesn't really have time to take on another project. It seems like
there are a lot of willing contributors and this could be a very cool
addition to an already great platform.
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 6:02 PM, Joseph Scott <joseph at randomnetworks.com> wrote:
> On Apr 14, 2008, at 1:50 PM, Chris Taylor - stillbreathing.co.uk wrote:
> > Actually, I'm not sure you're right. While most of the BP features can
> > be used between multiple users irrespective of whether they have blogs
> > or not (i.e. multiple users in a normal WP installation) they'd only
> > make sense if the users have a separate public profiles.
> > Here's an example using the friends feature. In an MU install we'd
> > have user1.domain.com and user2.domain.com, and we'd be able to tell
> > they were friends as it would say so on their profiles. In a normal WP
> > install there would just be one address for the blog, so nowhere to
> > say multiple people are friends. That could be done within the admin
> > area, but to me that misses the point somewhat.
> > Plus the features as they stand need the site admin section to be
> > configured (although that could be changed, of course).
> > Of course there could be certain features of BP that could be used in
> > a standalone version of Wordpress, but that would need a little more
> > thought.
> I'm interested in seeing BuddyPress features work (at least on some level)
> with non-MU WordPress blogs. Mostly because I don't think the
> intercommunication features should be limited to BuddyPress internally, I'd
> love to see it talk with other social containers (for lack of a better
> term). So my plain WordPress blog should (in my version of the future)
> should be able to talk to other WordPress blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook,
> WordPress-MU+BuddyPress, etc.
> To sum up, I shouldn't have to install WPMU in order to get those features.
> Now that said, perhaps BuddyPress isn't the best place to be developing
> these features. Perhaps a BuddyPress Jr. plugin for non-MU blogs.
> Joseph Scott
> joseph at randomnetworks.com
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