[buddypress-dev] Exchanging information about Buddypress.

Martin martin at thrive-magazine.com
Tue Jul 15 13:30:41 GMT 2008


Cool, I went ahead and registered there.

For me the most useful thing would be a Buddypress Function Reference, a
first pass could have an index page similar to
http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference, and initially the pages for
each function could have a description, usage and parameters section, later
on (as time permits) examples could be added.

I also think creating an FAQ somewhere (on the codex?) based on questions
that are asked on the mailing list would be a way of pointing people who are
just discovering Buddypress in the right direction.

As a separate, but related question is Buddypress going to have its own
Extend section for plug-ins and possibly themes that require Buddypress to
function, or should we just be adding things to the Wordpress Plug-ins
Directory and indicate in the readme what functionality won't work if
Buddypress isn't installed?

Does this sound like a good start to you?  


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Subject: Re: [buddypress-dev] Exchanging information about Buddypress.

On 14-Jul-08, at 1:32 PM, Martin wrote:

> As some of the core components for Buddypress are stabilizing I can  
> see a need for any plug-in or theme developers on this list to  
> exchange information about the relevant functions that Buddypress  
> exposes for us to use, recent examples are things like  
> xprofile_get_avatar and bp_core_get_userlink etc.
> Instead of burdening Andy with this task (poor guy is busy enough  
> coding as it is J), I'd like to propose that the developers on this  
> list that are developing Buddypress compatible widgets, plug-ins or  
> themes (like myself) collaborate on a Wiki which could be later used  
> to form a Buddypress Codex. Would anyone else be interested on  
> helping out on this?

I can help out with any questions and contribute where possible. There  
is actually a codex already set up and ready to go.

It's a bleeding edge WordPress install at: http://codex.buddypress.org/

This should include the latest change tracking available in 2.6. You  
can sign up as a contributer here:

Once you're signed up you can log in here:

I think the structure could somewhat mirror a simple version of the  
WordPress codex, what does everyone think?

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