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Should my team fork BuddyPress?

  • EthanVan


    There have been a lot of requests to build features into BuddyPress that the most common BP pluggins provide. So I put the question to everyone here viewing this board… Should we just fork from 1.6.1?

    I personally think it is a huge undertaking, however, many people on my team are suggesting this. Just wanted to get some inside/outside feedback from even more users and developers.

    Proposed features of the fork:
    Self & Friends in personal stream like Facebook
    Profile view like Facebook
    Removal of global stream
    Removal of friends tab in streams (no need for this if they are fed through personal stream)
    Built in friends/follow with followers only PM (like FB subscribe functionality)
    Default theme fixes button overlap for following (why would we leave this out?)
    Live steam with mini updates to the top right with expandable view on mouse over like Facebook
    Online friends list with one click chat initiation like Facebook
    Multiple default themes

    Essentially the proposal will add most all features found on Facebook and Twitter out of the box.
    There will be no ad support in the first release aside from third party plugins but could be in a future release.

    Comment with your thoughts and suggestions. I just woke up so forgive me if there’s anything I’m overlooking.

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  • This isn’t the place for this discussion; talk of forks on this forum harms the perception of BuddyPress. There are many ways to contribute to BuddyPress and change things. We welcome any and all contributions. Splitting effort is not the answer.

    John James Jacoby


    Coming into our support forums and asking us if you should fork our software that’s still in active development is pretty silly. If you want to fork it, go. We’ll miss your contributions, but kindly talk about your future endeavors in your own support forums.

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