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Re: Making Buddypress a Social Network for non-bloggers?

Mike Pratt


@David Lewis There are plenty of plugins that add to the ability to both create content and extend notifications

@designodyssey creating a network of blogs is, in the end, going to be a rare use case of BP. Just how many people are sitting around going” Gee, I wish there was a network out there that would let me create my own themable blog as part of a greater community” What people really want is to find a niche community centered around a topic they care about in order to contribute and consume content and build relationships around like-minded people. BP just happens to be the best tool available to do your own custom building of said network. Drupal, Joomla, Elgg and <shudders> Ning are profess to do the same but they are either too difficult or pain in the ass to use (Drupal, Joomla, Elgg) or force you to play by their very constricting set of silly rules (Ning)

The blog part of BP is a minor part…if you want it to be a part at all

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