[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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