About the Building Online Social Communities Training Course
The Building Online Social Communities Training Course will equip you with knowledge and skills to build online social networks/communities websites with a view of members sharing their thoughts, experiences, stories, assist one another, making friends, uploading content and images/photos.
The BuddyPress and bbPress plugins will be used on the course.
About the Plugins
The plugins will enable you and the members to:
Create common interest groups which can either be private and/or public
Create forums which can either be private and/or public
Send private and global instant messages to one another
Share ideas, statuses and experiences
Make friendship connections
Create niche-related groups
Engage with members/groups/readers
Share status updates
Create your online profile
Show and share activities
Add photos and videos
Manage and edit your settings
Tag friends in a post
BuddyPress is a great way to build an online social network/community for your website, friends, family, sports club, school, organisation, parents, promoters of products and services. In fact, BuddyPress and bbPress is essential whenever people need to interact with one another online.
You can also create a private family online community to share photos, videos, experiences, announcements, achievements with each other as an example of the use of the plugins.
As the system administrator, you control every aspect of the social network/community. Some of the options can be deactivated.
At the end of the course, you should be able to:
Install and activate BuddyPress and bbPress
Configure the functionality of BuddyPress & bbPress
Activate the member registration process
List the active members
Configure the community/profile pages
Customise members profile fields
Add different pages to the menu
Adding options to the sidebars
Set the group settings and roles
Manage and configure member profiles
Publish a status on the activity wall
Deal with privacy issues
Control e-mail notifications
Add photos and videos
Select a BuddyPress compatible theme
You must have experience working in the Backend/Dashboard of WordPress.