Multiple BP Integration…
Oho Wow, I can post to the Forums now,
much thanks to DJPaul for that solution.
now I can go wild ; )
I’ve been searching, and trying to figure out solutions for this one main thing
concerning integration of multiple BuddyPress or WPMU installs.
Any insight on what’s feasible, possible, or any creative solutions
would be quite appreciated.
1) If we create different BuddyPress or WPMU portals based on niches,
is there any way – or work-around to merge and integrate these networks
where a user profile can work between these various portals?
I saw blurbs and mentions about this,
but they ranged from itâ€™s not at all possible
to this may be coming up in the bp pipeline.
But I was wondering if there’s any solution or work around for it these days,
or if something like this could happen.
2) Is there any way to feed the dynamic content of different BuddyPress networks
such as activity, members, groups, blogs, or forum updates
through one home site, home theme, or through widgets?
3) Or is there a way to connect different WPMU sites or existing blogs
through one BuddyPress network?
4) Are the various plugins that make up
the BuddyPress suite something we could work with
to create widgets for pre-exsisting sites or blogs
– kind of like Google Friend Connect or http://www.MyBlogLog.com
Please let me know your good ideas and solutions about this.
and maybe we could brainstorm some good strategies.
Look forward to it.
– Jeff –
apologies if these sound like newb questions
or far fetching ideas,
but I’m really looking to find some creative solutions
to integrating multiple buddypress portals
so we can develop a good strategy and
service options for some clients.
Please let me know of any solutions out there already,
what could be possible, or in progress.
or let me know if anyone would like to join a team
to work on these kinds of solutions.
Look forward to hearing from you.
– Jeff –
Easiest way would be to use the multi-site plugin for WPMU. This will allow you to give the impression of multiple domains and sites using a single WPMU installation, all using a single database including user tables.
John James Jacoby…
Thanks a lot for your good response.
I’ve been looking into the multi-site plugin
as well as a domain-mapping plugin.
I take it that these would give a blog
it’s own unique domain, or a set of blogs
a – sub-domain.unique-domain.com
which may prove to be good interim solutions.
but is there any thing that can work like this
for buddypress pages like the group pages.
where a group could have it’s own unique domain
or become a part of the multi-site spin off.
this way we could host branded niches
within one buddypress install.
hope I’m making some sense,
but let me know if you guys see
any solutions close to this.
it is much appreciated.
– Jeff –
At this point I don’t believe that is possible. You can try playing around with the multi site manager plugin. That looks to be your only hope.
Because BuddyPress runs as a site-wide plugin, as it sits today you’re stuck with one site-wide member theme. This could be manually side-stepped pretty easily though, by creating a function in your functions.php file to hook into the function used to gather the active member theme, you could theoretically sneak your own directory path in there on a per theme basis.
Haven’t tried this idea myself, and it might not be that simple in reality.
I do know for sure that you can install multiple bbpress using the same userdatabase. You just integrate all of them into the same the wpmu install and that works. The problem really comes from multiple buddypress.
Hello Mates, I know I went M.i.A for a while.
but I wanted to say thanks for the good responses
before it got way too late.
I got focused into developing our BP site
and have been searching through the forums
for all kinds of questions and possibilities.
I’m sure I’ll be posting about them soon.
But for this, I think we’ll start working with group / blog mods first
and try out the multi-site url solutions.
The BP integration still seems like an interesting challenge
especially as the single wordpress BP installs come into play.
John if you have more details about the functions.php solution,
please contact me.
and if there are any other ideas about this,
or possible plugin solutions,
I’d love to hear them.
– Jeff –
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