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.


Course Outcomes

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


Course Prerequisites

You must have experience working in the Backend/Dashboard of WordPress.


Course Dates and Venues

The course will be conducted from 9:00 – 15:00


Course Discounts

We have generous discounts for early bird registration and where two or more from the same organisation registers.
Discounts only apply to publicly-announced courses.


Other Training Delivery Options

We also have the following trainig delivery options available:

On-Site Training

The course can be conducted at your premises in Gauteng during the week or on a Saturday.


We can implement an online social network on your website and provide you with training.

Training Venue Hire

We can hire the venue (Alberton or Centurion) where we conduct our courses and train you and/or your colleagues during the week.


General Remarks

Please take note of the following:

  • Complete the course enquiry if you have specific questions or requirements before you register for the course.
  • We can provide premium support if you have the plugins installed and require assistance with some aspect of the plugins.
  • You must bring a laptop/Mac to the course.


Course Registration

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