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Run all Buddypress pages within Backend

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    Joe
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    @themeanwhile

    Hello, I have a question which I have been unable to find any support for thus far.
    I am using wordpress as a CMS for all registered users. I want them to be able to perform all user-related tasks from within the backend of wordpress, this includes buddypress participation.

    I am most concerned with the activity page. I don’t necessarily need groups or forums. I just want logged in users to be able to view, favorite, and post activity threads. Of course, activity filters, profile page, friends page, settings page, etc, would also need to be migrated to display in the backend.

    I am relatively familiar with PHP, and CSS, and I already know how to create plugin files that display menu entries on the left side of wordpress. I just need a buddypress wiz now.

    I’m aware that this could be a tall order, and there might not be a quick explanation, but does anyone have any ideas, or have you heard of anyone else trying this?

    Thanks for any help!
    Joe
    http://www.inTheMeanwhile.com

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    Joe
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    @themeanwhile

    Anyone? I have spent a couple days scouring the internet for someone else who has done this. Who can help?

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    @themeanwhile – you can enable or disable the various components so if you want Activities only, enable that and disable other components. After you activate BuddyPress, go to the new BuddyPress menu item on the left column of dashboard, and go to

    a) General Settings – these are your choices
    Base profile group name:
    Full Name field name:
    Disable BuddyPress to WordPress profile syncing?: Yes No
    Hide admin bar for logged out users?: Yes No
    Disable avatar uploads? (Gravatars will still work): Yes No
    Disable user account deletion?: Yes No
    Disable global forum directory?: Yes No
    Disable activity stream commenting on blog and forum posts?: Yes No
    Default User Avatar - For users without a custom avatar of their own, you can either display a generic logo or a generated one based on their email address

    b) Component Setup
    Activity Streams – Allow users to post activity updates and track all activity across the entire site.
    Enabled Disabled
    Blog Tracking – Tracks blogs, blog posts and blogs comments for a user across a WPMU installation.
    Enabled Disabled
    bbPress Forums – Activates bbPress forum support within BuddyPress groups or any other custom component.
    Enabled Disabled
    Friends – Allows the creation of friend connections between users.
    Enabled Disabled
    Groups – Let users create, join and participate in groups.
    Enabled Disabled
    Private Messaging – Let users send private messages to one another. Site admins can also send site-wide notices.
    Enabled Disabled
    Extended Profiles – Activates customizable profiles and avatars for site users.
    Enabled Disabled

    I would suggest you set up a test install so you can check the features for yourself.

    “Of course, activity filters, profile page, friends page, settings page, etc, would also need to be migrated to display in the backend.”
    Why? If you want to make the BP Activity section private, you can add conditional tags for is_user_logged_in …

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    Joe
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    @themeanwhile

    Thanks for the reply.

    I know how to disable buddypress components, my bigger question is how to display everything in the wordpress backend (which I see you asked about at the end of your reply). The reason that I want to do this is because I have several other user related tasks integrated into the backend, and I want buddypress there as well (mostly just for uniformity).

    -Joe

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    Thanks for your explanation @themeanwhile

    “have you heard of anyone else trying this?”
    Bring front end applications to backend – No.
    It’s the other way around – bring everything from the backend to the front end so that users won’t need to access the back end at all especially where BP is installed.e.g. writing posts in front end via BP/Jet Quickpress, uploading media in front end via BP Gallery/Album, adding events in front via Event plugin etc. Therefore, yes as you noted at the beginning, you would need a BuddyPress wiz to create a plugin which will enable you to have the specs you want for the Activity part.

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    Joe
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    @themeanwhile

    Yeah, I know it is a little backwards, hah. I just like the idea of using wordpress as the UI for my community. Actually, I found something that is pretty close to what I need. It is still being developed, but it looks promising:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/collabpress/

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