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Blog posts on using Skeleton Component – Expand BP Development

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    designodyssey
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    Has anyone come across any posts that walk through the creation of a component?

    The Skeleton Component is definitely a great teaching tool, but Jeff is indicating things are “wrong” and he doesn’t have time to fix at the moment. http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/getting-started-with-skeleton-component-14#post-41131 That’s scary for someone who wouldn’t be able to spot what’s wrong and fix it.

    I respect the lack of time issue, but I couldn’t find a post anywhere with someone describing their process to make a component (not just a plugin). Something like a companion post to the skeleton component would aid just looking through code and code comments. Something to set the frame for the non-expert. I’ve looked through some code of the Classifieds and Links components and although helpful, it’s too daunting a place to start.

    Literally, I was thinking if someone hooked up DragonNaturallySpeaking and just rambled for 30 minutes about:

    How BP components are structured

    What should be included in what files

    What should be in a class vs. not

    How the theming of components works

    I’m sure there’s much more, but I think it would be a huge help if someone would just brain dump on the screen.

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