@modemlooper thanks for the advice! will try it out.
Roger Coathup, could you point me in the direction of some resources? am i right to say this implementation is different from what modemlooper has suggested, in that you are customising wordpress posts instead of buddypress groups?
To update, I’ve set up a localhost using XMAPP on OS X. Still trying to sort out some issues with the Buddypress install – am getting a “Object not found” 404 error when clicking on links from the home page.