[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5677: Update BuddyPress Plugin Description

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Sun Nov 16 23:36:47 UTC 2014

#5677: Update BuddyPress Plugin Description
 Reporter:  netweb        |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  2.2
Component:  Core          |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch     |

Comment (by DJPaul):

 I have been thinking about this. I came up with most of the last phrase in
 a Skype chat, so I'm mostly arguing with myself:

 * We switched the word "components" to "tools".
  * We suggested changing it because some of us thought "components"
 sounded too jargony.
  * I can find few other plugins that have similar on/off control for their
 functionality. Popular e-commerce plugins use "extensions" or "plugins".
 Jetpack uses "features" and "modules". None of these are great.
  * "Tools" doesn't feel right for me because I think it refers to
 something generally smaller and more self-contained. e.g. I use a tool to
 solve a particular problem, and then put it away; but once our components
 are turned on, that component is in constant use. Plus, there's also
 potential for confusion with WordPress' dashboard's "Tools" menu in our
 documentation for new WP/BP users.
  * I suggest we keep "components", or switch to "modules". I don't mind
 * "Social networking" is a tricky phrase to use because in my experience,
 and based on some searches on .org/plugins, a lot of other plugins use it
 to mean things like share buttons/widgets/re-posting to Facebook/Twitter,
 * It doesn't actually tell people what's in BuddyPress, but assumes they
 already have an understanding of the different types of feature that make
 up a social network. Given our audience, that's probably a fair
 assumption, but to attract new users, I think we can be clearer.
 Obviously, that's very hard to do in such a short piece of text.
 * "build a flexible and robust community website" is alright, but not very
 enthusiastic. e.g. "build an awesome community website" would be more

 So, I'd like to suggest the following:

 > "BuddyPress helps you run any kind of social network on your WordPress,
 with member profiles, activity streams, user groups, messaging, and more."

 Yes, I think we should [http://i3.kym-
 cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/243/561/afc.gif use WordPress as a

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