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  • Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    unfortunately, I’m not longer part of this project. The developers who are now managing this website are incompetent.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Hello,
    The location feature is not a plugin, its rather hard-coded. Unfortunately, I’m no longer a partner with the company and my work has been taken over by another development company the owner has hired. I am biting my tongue and refraining from saying anything negative.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Thanks Nick. There are a lot of plugins out there that can get that done for you, I simply use:


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Thanks everyone!
    Shared hosting would not be able to support the site. The site is using one of Media Temple VPS packages for hosting. In a few months, I’ll most likely move the site to its own dedicated server, just like hMAG just to be safe.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Thanks ;) We’ve received over 200 members within 3 hours of launching the site.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    We just went live :)


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    New look, more features, I’ll most likely tear it apart again once BuddyPress 1.5 goes live.

    http://www.h-mag.com


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Our 5th issue along with our ‘risk√©’ cover is up on the site. We’re delivering the new issues this Saturday. http://www.h-mag.com/


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    thanks @r-a-y


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Everything was done manually Alan. I only recently began experimenting with groups and forums as I just didn’t find any use for them on the site.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    @clubugly its 8 months and counting now of hard work building it from the ground up.

    @arques I definitely plan on giving W3 Total Cache a shot once its been verified as compatible with WP 3.0 Thanks for the suggestions.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Thank you Javier.

    @apeatling I know you must be swamped but if you get a chance, can you update the screenshots for hMAG within the showcase section of the site. Unfortunately, there’s been so many updates and upgrades on the hMAG site that it no longer resembles that old screenshot :)


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Hi Silver,
    Take a look at the scripts available here (http://speckyboy.com/2010/02/03/10-jquery-plugins-for-easier-google-map-installation/) for adding Google Maps to your events. You’d need to parse every Event’s address to achieve the effect. I actually prefer Bing’s map over Google’s, which is what I’m using.

    In terms of calendar view, again a good starting point would be to setup fullcalendar (http://arshaw.com/fullcalendar/). It can be configured to show events only in weekly/monthly view. However, you would need to spend quite a bit of time in order to make it work with the BP Events plugin.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    I’d strongly recommend looking into fullcalendar http://arshaw.com/fullcalendar/. Even though I ended up developing our event management system from scratch, on the old h-mag.com site I managed to get the calendar system working by feeding BP Events tables directly into FullCalendar. The instructions for loading events as an array into the calendar system are extremely detailed.

    http://www.h-mag.com
    http://www.h-mag.com/events
    http://www.h-mag.com/event/Cinco-de-Mayo-Shannon-Style


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Thank you :)

    My biggest fear would be WP 3.0 and BP 1.3 released tomorrow with new features like linkedin API support, built in e-commerce, and perhaps even video streaming support.. hours? nono lol most likely weeks, maybe months :) In the end, BP has opened up a world of possibilities of running your own social network, however, the designer/developer decides how to implement it into their design, which features they should tap into, and how everything should function. If an upgrade was just a click away, every BP site out there would look and function the same with perhaps a different color scheme and a different header. Fortunately, thats not the case and every new design, plugin thats contributed helps to form future releases.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Spent the past 3 months rebuilding h-mag.com from scratch in order to take advantage of the new BP.

    Here are some new features:
    1. New UI: collapse and dock widget boxes, combine some of the new jquery loading elements that came with BP 1.2., added in some of my own jquery for the nav and user navs for both logged in and guest users.
    1. Events: I decided to build my own CMS system for events that’s not dependent on BP. This will save me a lot of work in the future by not having to upgrade it with future releases of BP. All events still populate the user’s name, id, etc, however, submitted events are heald for moderation within my own CMS. I also added the ability of downloading both iCal and Outlook calendar files for every event. Finally, I made use of Bing’s new API to render the location of each event.
    3. Shuttle: The city of Hoboken introduced The Hop, a shuttle that runs through the city. With the help of our intern Alex Delgado, we’re not only showing an up-to-date location of the shuttle visually on a map but we’re also able to do reverse gecoding by echoing out its cross-street location.
    4. I’m currently tracking the progress of BP Album and plan on intergrading it to the site soon.

    http://www.h-mag.com


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    @redyor tx! I build the Classifieds plugin by doing some heavy modification to the BP Events plugin.

    @Ted Tx again :) The JQuery for the filter effect is based off of http://www.newmediacampaigns.com/page/a-jquery-plugin-to-create-an-interactive-filterable-portfolio-like-ours

    @Michael Berra Because every plugin is custom build for the h-mag template, I can’t release any of the plugins.

    The calendar for BP Events plugin is based off of http://arshaw.com/fullcalendar/


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Upgrades and updates are a pain, I use the BuddyPress Trac to review changes between minor versions when upgrading and apply them one by one while ensuring that any modifications made by me stay intact.

    My motto is that you should let your theme dictate the look and the UI of your BuddyPress site and I’ve modified every single directory to match the look of my theme. Upgrading to 1.2 in January will require a lot of work and I’m actually considering starting from scratch, but I love doing it – it’s like taking your Xmas toys apart and figuring out how they work.

    Happy Holidays :)


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Hi Jean,

    h-mag.com was initially setup as a wordpress template. After setting up and installing BuddyPress, I imported each of the components one by one and began modifying the parent theme’s CSS and restructuring the HTML to match the functionality of the original wordpress theme. There are not shortcuts, just a lot of tedious work and trial and error.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Here’s what I use:

    <?php

    global $bp;

    $hmag_inbox_count = messages_get_unread_count();

    if ($hmag_inbox_count > ‘9’) {

    $hmag_inbox_count = ‘9+’;

    }

    echo ‘<span class=”your-style”>’.$hmag_inbox_count.'</span>’;

    ?>

    Displays a number for # of unread. If the count is greater then 9, it displays 9+


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    @Nervo thank you so much :)

    Just found out that we got listed on WPMU.org’s 17 of the Best and Beautiful!. We’re all ecstatic here.

    http://wpmu.org/buddypress-eye-candy-17-of-the-best-and-beautiful/


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    @David Lewis Gotcha! sry about that :) I double checked bp events and it looks like Erwin added a new filer ‘upcoming’ to the latest trunk, that’s probably what he was referring to. I added your custom function my own installation and it works like a charm! tx ;)

    @Bowe tx again! I just got through getting rid of some IE bugs such as z-index and custom submit buttons not functioning. Good ol’ ie. The site goes live tonight and we’re having a launch party tomorrow night. I hope we get some good feedback and a get this community growing.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Each field group has an ID value. You can modify the registration.php file to include additional groups by repeating the following and changing “1” to “2”:

    <?php if ( function_exists( ‘bp_has_profile’ ) ) : if ( bp_has_profile( ‘profile_group_id=1’ ) ) : while ( bp_profile_groups() ) : bp_the_profile_group(); ?>

    to

    <?php if ( function_exists( ‘bp_has_profile’ ) ) : if ( bp_has_profile( ‘profile_group_id=2’ ) ) : while ( bp_profile_groups() ) : bp_the_profile_group(); ?>


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    One of my favorite modular lightboxes: PrettyPhoto

    http://www.no-margin-for-errors.com/projects/prettyPhoto-jquery-lightbox-clone/

    I redesigned a lot of the core BP components so it’d be hard for me to give a step-by-step. I’ve setup several different header / footer files using BP’s Conditional Tags.

    The bets tip that I can give you is to just color outside the line. I started out by designing a wordpress template and after installing BP, I brought each directory from the default BP parent theme structure one by one and went from there. I went over every single style in the CSS file and modified each one to match the look of my theme.


    Simon Dabkowski
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    @simoncreative

    Thanks David! just added. Looking at the latest trunk I see you guys have been working on a calendar for the plugin. I can’t wait :)

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