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Alternatives to these WP plugins

  • Avatar of Kunal17
    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    This is my first time with Buddypress and WPMU. My previous experience has all been with regular WP. I use the following plugins to make life easier with my other regular blogs and I really miss them when working on Buddypress.

    I know that I probably should post this in a WPMU forum but I am not sure that all WPMU plugins are compatible with buddypress.

    Can anyone recommend alternatives to these plugins that would work with Buddypress?

    1)All in one SEO (SEO)

    2) Statpress Reloaded (Traffic Stats)

    3) Add to any (Digg, Twitter, stumbleupon buttons)

    4) Google Analyticator (Easily add google analytics code sitewide)

    5) Google-sitemap-generator (create xml sitemaps)

    6) ozh-admin-drop-down-menu (More efficient dashboard)

    7) Redirection (To strip www)

    8) Theme test drive (to help with customization)

    Also, if you have tried one of the above directly with your WPMU buddypress installation and it has worked that would be great too.

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    Robert S
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    @rschilt

    Hi,

    I am also relatively new to WPMU/Buddypress/bbPress collection but have been doing a fare bit of playing around and testing of late.

    The following plugins have worked fine for me during testing. Note that I have installed “Plugin Commander” and activated each plugin through the PC interface…

    - All in one SEO

    - Ozh Admin Dropdown menu

    Note that the testing was done on all the latest versions of each component.

    R

    Avatar of Kunal17
    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    @Rschilt, thanks. Did you try the regular version of All in one SEO or was it another meant for WPMU?

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    Robert S
    Participant

    @rschilt

    K,

    Regular version. It’sd all new to me but I am finding out that most WP plugins seem to work quite well alongside WPMU.

    Plugin Commander is a must!!

    R

    Avatar of wpmubp.org
    wpmubp
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    @takuya

    All or most of wordpress plugins DO WORK on wpmu under /plugins/ folder. But for the case of /mu-plugins/ folder, you should only use the plugins that supports wpmu in general.

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    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    Kunal17-

    Remember, BuddyPress is just a WPMU plugin. Granted, a big, fancy, and powerful WPMU plugin!

    The best practice is to contact each plugin developer and ask if there are any issues using their plugin with BuddyPress. Also, if their plugin has not yet been updated to work with WPMU 2.7.1, then you will want to request that it be updated as soon as possible. Using plugins that are not yet supported on, or will not be updated to, the current version of WPMU is not advisable.

    Avatar of Kunal17
    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    @Rschilt, thanks for the info about plugin commander. I am trying it out right now. Quick question about it: After I first install plugin commander, it shows me Buddypress as the only plugin and it shows autoactivate as no. Should this be active for all members or deactivated?

    I would assume activated (so that buddypress can work for everyone) but I am not sure it refers to member blogs or the community in general.

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    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    @Jeff, thanks for the tip. Maybe we can start a forum section listing all the plugins which have been tested by members to work without issues with BuddyPress.

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    Robert S
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    @rschilt

    K,

    Remember that I’m a newbie…

    But I would not touch the Buddypress plugin with “Plugin Commander”. If you wish to activate Buddypress across your site do so in the WPMU plugin section and activate site wide.

    R

    One option for GA and bookmarking would simply be to add the required javascript code directly to your templates. The GA code just gets pasted before the body tag closes. I’ve alway thought it was a bit of overkill to have a plug-in just to add a few lines of JS. For the bookmarking feature… addthis.com is pretty popular and easy to use. Same deal… just paste the JS where you want it in the templates. It might not be ideal… but it’ll work.

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    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    David, I guess pasting the JS code would work for the BP member theme (can anyone recommend where file and location to add the code for the default theme that comes with BP?) to track statistics for the community portion of the website.

    What would we do to track statistics per user blog?

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    wpmubp
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    @takuya

    To track per blog, there’s google analytics plugin for that which works on wpmu.

    Generally those tracking codes should be inserted in the footer, before </body> tag. So you’ll need to add that js code to footer.php of your themes in use.

    @Kunal17 – Ah yes… I’m always looking for the simplest “low tech” approach… but guess I didn’t really think that one through.

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