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[Resolved] Buddypress community and public content

  • Hey guys,

    I am working on a project under Drupal for a community based website. I heard about Buddypress, and loved it at first sight. This is why I decided to install and play around a bit with this amazing product !

    My project has two main sides : First one, a content based side where there will be tons of “Nodes” with their own taxonomies, and a second one, the community side, which will easily be managed by buddypress.

    The thing is, I need users to be able to create those “Nodes” themselves, or edit the ones already created. (a bit like wikipedia). I also need those nodes to be integrated to the buddypress system so that people can add photos to them and it would be displayed in the activity streams etc… Basically the community would be built “Around” those nodes : they are the core of the website.

    I was thinking about creating a custom post type with worpress for my nodes, but I was wondering if such a thing is doable with buddypress…

    Is it possible ? Is there plugins or tutorial I should be considering ?

    Thanks a lot in advance !

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  • r-a-y


    If you need your users to create the nodes on the frontend, you’ll have to include some type of frontend post editor.

    Frontend Editor by scribu works with custom post types and should hopefully work for most of your needs:

    As for BuddyPress, BuddyPress 1.5 has some hooks in the activity stream component so you could potentially add custom post types in the activity stream when such a post is made.

    The hook you will be interested in particular is “bp_blogs_record_post_post_types” located in /bp-blogs/bp-blogs-functions.php.

    Hope that helps!

    It helps a lot thank you ! I’ll dig into that !

    I also saw a great plugin called BP custom posts which allows to easily create BP components like groups. I guess I could also use that, my nodes could actually well be some kinda Group but with an extensive description… So I’ll check that as well.

    Thanks a lot !

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