There is a lot of interest in sites like Ning and SocialGO, that let users create their own social networks with a few clicks. Does (or can) BuddyPress have such a feature? I’d like to offer something like that too.
This is exactly what I was coming over to ask about.
I’ve been searching high n low for a script or set of scripts that would allow me to run a ‘ning’ type network on my servers. For now I would be happy to just have the type of features these sites have, but I can see extending it to offer subnets like ning does.
So far I have yet to find any piece of software that I can purchase that allows users to have blogs/photo’s/video’s (upload with conversion through ffmpeg, not youtube links etc), forums/social groups etc.
It seems that buddypress may well someday be the closest, enless there is a whole other field of professional software that I am unaware of
Wow, I showed up just in time. Thanks for the article.
And BP, please continue to make it easier and easier to create sub-networks! There are thousands of physical communities, like the towns of Lake County, Oregon, that would love to have their own sub-networks under a mother-network. In our case, the mother-network would be Lake County and each sub-network would be each of our towns. Thanks!