PLSHELPHELPHELP from Volunteers trying to put together a publishing platform
I am a member of Marin Professionals Association, which is a non profit community of unemployed professionals sponsored by EDD .Since April I have been searching and testing different formats of WordPress templates but recently in their website showcase, I found an incredible website: “”www.umwblogs.org” that our community would really benefit from .So now I am trying to recreate our “marinprofessionals.com” website with the same capabilities that http://www.umwblogs.org” has.
1) I have registered the domain (marinprofessionals.com) and am hosting it with Godaddy,
2) Instead of downloading wordpress to my PC and then uploading to Godaddy(I ran into all kinds of problems that way…)
On january of 2010 I used godaddy automated script from hosting control center to automatically install wordpress 2.9.1 into my hosting account. My current account detail in godaddy for marinprofessionals.com is as follows:
Domain : marinprofessionals.com
Hosting Login : wandilly
Server IP Address : 220.127.116.11
Dedicated Hosting IP : 18.104.22.168
On January 2010 I also was able to upload the Current free WordPress Theme to the marinprofessionals.com hosting account in godaddy is called :
Sliding Door 1.8.7 by Wayne Connor which I believe was the one used to create http://www.umwblogs.org.
3) As far as Buddypress, back in October of 2009, I downloaded the version of I downloaded the bpress 1.1.1zip version and uploaded to godaddy and then unzipped there which create a buddypress folder in the html directory of godaddy. Nevertheless, in February 2010 I followed “Andrea_r” from BuddyPress’ advise She told me that the plugin folder needed to go in wp-content/plugins/ and said i should installing it from the admin area of WordPress…so, I went to the plugin menu and picked Install New.
So, then, you may ask yourself, why I am still whining?
As you know, we are trying to develop a publishing platform for the Marin Professionals Community at EDD, where members can be trained on WEB 2.0 and social network while using the association as means of networking into their next job experience.
Liability is one of the major concerns that Norma Wilcox (the head mater of Marin Professionals Association – EDD) has, and the main challenge on my research has been to find and deliver a solution that is not only reliable and easy to maintain but most of all, one that is able to provide security, or in other words, the ability to control and maintain all the private information CONFIDENTIAL.
Last year I decided to start over from a new perspective and use WordPress MU and BuddyPress, after coming to a conclusion that it should a relatively easy and inexpensive way to accomplish such a task. After searching and testing different formats of WordPress templates and trying to recreate our “marinprofessionals” website with the same database capabilities for information retrieval, I came across an incredible website: http://www.umwblogs.org which I believe our community could really benefit from.
Keeping that in mind, belllow is what I have accomplished so far:
On the marinprofessonals website, I was able to change the appearance of the WP sliding doors template but am not sure if it was done correctly.
I need help understanding how to add a directory capability and enable the creation of individuals blogs per each user registration…similar to what’s is available for the ” http://www.umwblogs.org” website …
During 2009 I have tried to get help/answers from different forums but was not able to make it work…
IN SHORT: I am trying to enable multiple users registration capability available wih WPMU+BPRESS so that each registered MARIN PROFESSIONAL user is able to create their own Blog and manage them. By doing so, I can have each registered user to be added to a directory of users on a more secure form.
I would appreciate if you would be able to give me an idea ON HOW TO MOVE FORWARD by pointing me on the right direction.
I’ll be looking forward to hearing back from you.
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