wow, I nearly fell off my chair !
I just discovered the “Dashboard” by accident.
what is this ? Is it the admin for the user itself ?
I just did not figure out yet what this is doing…..
also: how to go from the BuddyPress-site to the Dashboard ? I can not see a link at the BuddyPress site like “take me to my dashboard” ?
who is able to view and acess the Dashboard ?
Are ALL users able to have this or can I make this “exclusive” for certain memebers who have the rights to creat a “Group” ?
Please let me know how this Dashboard works.
The Dashboard is here – http://buddypress.org/developers/YOURUSERNAME/dashboard
the link you posted is to the wordpressMU dashboard.
I just created this last night. It’s a mashup of a few of the template loops you can use in your themes.
It is custom for each member, and a member can only view their own dashboard.
I’m going to write up a blog post on how to create a dashboard in your themes. Dashboard functionality may end up in a future version of the default BuddyPress member theme, but it will likely be based on the same setup.
I Love the Dashboard Andy! Been waiting for something like that which gives a complete overview of the site that i’m involved in and activity.
Maybe it could even be the first page you see (instead of the profile page) when you click your own username… Making it more visible and easy to customize (Maybe widgetize it in future versions).
I hope the Dashboard can be implemented in the next/future version of the member theme as a standard.
there are still a few questions which remain open – at least for me:
how can a user go from BuddyPress-website (like this one) to the other Dashboard under the URL http://buddypress.org/wp-admin/index.php
At least I can not figure out how to do this at this website (buddypress.org)
does each user have 2 Dashboards now (the one you created just recently) and the other one at the URL mentioned above ?
the dashboard (at the URL http://buddypress.org/wp-admin/index.php ) – do I understand that each user has his own interface like this (User-specific) ?
Or this is just for the Website-Admin ?
Or each user is seeing the same thing (General Dashboard) ?
Just trying to understand…….
1. the only way to get to the buddypress.org WPMU dashboard is by typing the url into your browser, or clicking the link you posted above. that page is only their for andy to update this site and his blog (http://buddypress.org/blog).
On your own site, if you would like them to use that dashboard, you could post a link in your navigation bar?
2. yes, technicaly speaking, every user on this site has 2 dashboards. however, the wpMU dashboard has no user-features.
On your own site, if you enable user-blogs the WPMU dashboard would allow them to post to their blogs, ect. as andy has them turned off on this site, the WPMU dashboard is simply their for peaple to admire its good looks
3. it depends on if you have user-blogs allowed. on this site everyone (other than the admins) sees the exact same thing.
In a future version could you add a new admin-setting so that the admin section could be turned off to users? when its turned off they get redirected back to buddypress?
sorry, I do not understand what you are saying…….
Just wondering if there is a blog post or some other text about making a dashboard as mentioned? thanks
As Andy has stated above, the Dashboard is just a few BP loops on one page (with exception to the bbPress favorites section!).
Read up on BP loops here:
I actually started building my own dashboard-like page for members (kind of mirroring BP’s) and I really dig the BP loops, especially the documentation – that really helped.
I’ve gone through that and understand (i think) the loops, they seem very cool.
But I am still unclear as what I need to do to set-up a new page called dashboard, can anyone guide me on this?
Ahh… well I actually created my version of the dashboard using a WordPress page (specificaly a WordPress page template), and not BP’s components, which is what Andy is doing.
To tell you the truth, I haven’t studied how new, component slugs work, so I just stuck to my tried-and-true WP skills
What I did was enter the BP loops in my WP page template, but before I entered the BP loops, I do a conditional so only logged in users can view the dashboard content.
Hope the logic makes sense.
Check out the skeleton component plugin. I teaches you how to make a bp component. It has examples where it sets up two custom pages with according links, etc. That’s how I re-created the dashboard, but r-a-y’s would also work.
The skeleton component takes some time studying as it will go over much more than just setting up page templates, but it is a good learn if you are developing with bp and creating a dashboard component would be a good entry level start.
I checked out the skeleton component plugin before, but like you said, it’s much more than just page templates, which for my needs, was a little overkill!
I’ll probably never have to build a component, but never say never!
Andy When will you write a gide to creating a dashboard for us?
Such a dashboard would be a great landing-page for logged-in useres and much better than the actual profile-page! I would also like to see this as a future buddypress core feature. Any informationm about it, andy?
There must be a way to handling this situation. I have the same on my site.
And I think everybody has the same situation.
If you are a registered user and you click on this link:
you will get to the wpmu Dashboard.
If you try to click somewhere, you will get to a 404.
But if you write a new article from the Quick Press, it is working…
if you use this url, you will see all posts from Andy and your own one.
I think the normal user couldn’t get to this place.
It’s is very confusing…
The last post is very off topic. I’d lock this thread but am aware the original issue hasn’t been commented on yet with a resolution.
So, will there be some blog post on how to create a dashboard in our themes? Are there any further plans to include this in buddypress 1.1 or 1.2? I think it’s a great improvement compared to the actual situation where profile page shows up when a user is logged in.
PS: By the way, why is the profile page at position 2 in the userbar and activity on position 1? Shouldn’t it be vice versa because the profile page is the first page that shows up?
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