Blog posts on using Skeleton Component – Expand BP Development
Has anyone come across any posts that walk through the creation of a component?
The Skeleton Component is definitely a great teaching tool, but Jeff is indicating things are “wrong” and he doesn’t have time to fix at the moment. http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/getting-started-with-skeleton-component-14#post-41131 That’s scary for someone who wouldn’t be able to spot what’s wrong and fix it.
I respect the lack of time issue, but I couldn’t find a post anywhere with someone describing their process to make a component (not just a plugin). Something like a companion post to the skeleton component would aid just looking through code and code comments. Something to set the frame for the non-expert. I’ve looked through some code of the Classifieds and Links components and although helpful, it’s too daunting a place to start.
Literally, I was thinking if someone hooked up DragonNaturallySpeaking and just rambled for 30 minutes about:
How BP components are structured
What should be included in what files
What should be in a class vs. not
How the theming of components works
I’m sure there’s much more, but I think it would be a huge help if someone would just brain dump on the screen.
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