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Timestamp:
02/04/2015 04:53:04 PM (9 years ago)
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johnjamesjacoby
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Update readme.txt for 2.2's imminent release:

  • Clearer installation instructions
  • More detailed activation instructions & setup
  • Update description paragraphs (based on recent bbPress improvements)
  • Inviting tone
  • Refreshing new fragrance
  • Pairs well with dark chocolate
  • Wash, rinse, repeat. Always repeat.

Fixes #6174.

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    33Tags: social networking, activity, profiles, messaging, friends, groups, forums, notifications, settings, social, community, networks, networking
    44Requires at least: 3.6
    5 Tested up to: 4.2
     5Tested up to: 4.1
    66Stable tag: 2.2
    77License: GPLv2 or later
     
    1212== Description ==
    1313
    14 BuddyPress lets users sign-up and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups, and much more. A social network in a box, BuddyPress lets you easily build a community for your company, school, sports team, or other niche community.
    15 
    16 <h4>Plugins: Adding So Much More</h4>
    17 
    18 BuddyPress boasts an ever growing array of new features developed by an awesome plugin development community. There are more than 330 BuddyPress plugins available, and the list is growing every day. Check out our list of <a href="https://buddypress.org/extend/recommended-plugins/">popular and recommended plugins</a>, or <a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=buddypress">search for BuddyPress plugins on WordPress.org</a>. You can install any of these plugins automatically, using the plugin installer on your WordPress Dashboard.
    19 
    20 <h4>More Information</h4>
    21 
    22 Visit the <a href="https://buddypress.org/">BuddyPress website</a> for more information about BuddyPress.
     14Are you looking for modern, robust, and sophisticated social network software? BuddyPress is a suite of components that are common to a typical social network, and allows for great add-on features through WordPress's extensive plugin system.
     15
     16BuddyPress is focused on ease of integration, ease of use, and extensibility. It is deliberately powerful yet unbelievably simple social network software, built by contributors to WordPress.
     17
     18Enable registered members to create profiles, have private conversations, make connections, create & interact in groups, and much more. Truly a social network in a box, BuddyPress helps you more easily build a home for your company, school, sports team, or other niche community.
     19
     20= Extensions =
     21
     22BuddyPress has an ever-increasing array of extended features developed by an active and thriving plugin development community, with hundreds of free-and-open BuddyPress-compatible plugins available. We list them on both <a href="https://buddypress.org/extend/recommended-plugins/">our plugin directory</a> and <a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=buddypress">WordPress.org</a>. Any plugin can be conveniently installed using the plugin installer in your WordPress Dashboard.
     23
     24= More Information =
     25
     26Visit the <a href="https://buddypress.org/">BuddyPress website</a> for documentation, support, and information on getting involved in the project and community.
    2327
    2428== Installation ==
    2529
    26 You can download and install BuddyPress using the built in WordPress plugin installer. If you download BuddyPress manually, make sure it is uploaded to "/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/".
    27 
    28 Activate BuddyPress in the "Plugins" admin panel using the "Activate" link. If you're using WordPress Multisite, you can choose to activate BuddyPress network wide for full integration with all of your site.
     30= From your WordPress dashboard =
     31
     321. Visit 'Plugins > Add New'
     332. Search for 'BuddyPress'
     343. Activate BuddyPress from your Plugins page. (You will be greeted with a Welcome page.)
     35
     36= From WordPress.org =
     37
     381. Download BuddyPress.
     392. Upload the 'buddypress' directory to your '/wp-content/plugins/' directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc...)
     403. Activate BuddyPress from your Plugins page. (You will be greeted with a Welcome page.)
     41
     42= Once Activated =
     43
     441. If you do not have pretty permalinks enabled, you will see a notice to enable them. (BuddyPress will not currently work without them.)
     452. Visit 'Settings > BuddyPress > Components' and adjust the active components to match your community. (You can always toggle these later.)
     463. Visit 'Settings > BuddyPress > Pages' and setup your directories and special pages. We create a few automatically, but suggest you customize these to fit the flow and verbiage of your site.
     474. Visit 'Settings > BuddyPress > Settings' and take a moment to match BuddyPress's settings to your expectations. We pick the most common configuration by default, but every community is different.
     48
     49= Once Configured =
     50
     51* BuddyPress comes with a robust theme-compatibility API that does its best to make every BuddyPress page look and feel right with just-about any WordPress theme. You may need to adjust some styling on your own to make everything look pristine.
     52* A few BuddyPress specific themes are readily available for download from WordPress.org, and hundreds more are available from third-party theme authors. BuddyPress themes are just WordPress themes with additional templates for each component, and with a little work you could easily create your own too!
     53* BuddyPress also comes with built-in support for Akismet and bbPress, two very popular and very powerful WordPress plugins. If you're using either, visit their settings pages and ensure everything is configured to your liking.
     54
     55= Multisite & Multiple Networks =
     56
     57BuddyPress can be activated and operate in just about any scope you need for it to.
     58
     59* Activate at the site level to only load BuddyPress on that site.
     60* Activate at the network level for full integration with all sites in your network. (This is the most common multisite installation type.)
     61* Enable <a href="https://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/customizing/bp_enable_multiblog/">multiblog"</a> mode to allow your BuddyPress content to be displayed on any site in your WordPress Multisite network, using the same central data.
     62* Extend BuddyPress with a third-party multi-network plugin to allow each site or network to have an isolated and dedicated community, all from the same WordPress installation.
     63
     64Read more about custom BuddyPress activations <a href="https://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installation-in-wordpress-multisite/">on our codex page.</a>
    2965
    3066= Discussion Forums =
    3167
    32 Try <a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress/">bbPress</a>. It's designed to work cohesively with BuddyPress Groups, Profiles, and Notifications. Each group on your site can choose to have its own forum, and each user's topics, replies, favorites, and subscriptions appear in their profiles.
     68Try <a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress/">bbPress</a>. It integrates with BuddyPress Groups, Profiles, and Notifications. Each group on your site can choose to have its own forum, and each user's topics, replies, favorites, and subscriptions appear in their profiles.
    3369
    3470== Frequently Asked Questions ==
     
    3672= Can I use my existing WordPress theme? =
    3773
    38 Of course! BuddyPress works out-of-the-box with nearly every WordPress theme.
     74Yes! BuddyPress works out-of-the-box with nearly every WordPress theme.
    3975
    4076= Will this work on WordPress multisite? =
    4177
    42 Yes! If your WordPress installation has multisite enabled, BuddyPress will support the global tracking of blogs, posts and comments.
     78Yes! If your WordPress installation has multisite enabled, BuddyPress will support the global tracking of blogs, posts, comments, and even custom post types with a little bit of custom code.
    4379
    4480= Where can I get support? =
    4581
    46 The support forums can be found at <a href="https://buddypress.org/support/">https://buddypress.org/support/</a>.
     82Our community provides free support at <a href="https://buddypress.org/support/">https://buddypress.org/support/</a>.
     83
     84For dedicated consultations, see our list of <a href="https://buddypress.org/consulting/">unofficial list</a> of freelancers, contractors, and agencies offering BuddyPress services.
    4785
    4886= Where can I find documentation? =
    4987
    50 The documentation codex can be found at <a href="https://codex.buddypress.org/">https://codex.buddypress.org/</a>.
     88Our codex can be found at <a href="https://codex.buddypress.org/">https://codex.buddypress.org/</a>.
    5189
    5290= Where can I report a bug? =
    5391
    54 Report bugs and participate in development at <a href="https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/">https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org</a>.
     92Report bugs, suggest ideas, and participate in development at <a href="https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/">https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org</a>.
    5593
    5694= Where can I get the bleeding edge version of BuddyPress? =
     
    71109== Languages ==
    72110
    73 BuddyPress is available in many languages. For more information, check out the <a href="https://codex.buddypress.org/translations/">translation page</a> on the BuddyPress Codex.
     111BuddyPress is available in many languages thanks to the volunteer efforts of individuals all around the world. Check out our <a href="https://codex.buddypress.org/translations/">translations page</a> on the BuddyPress Codex for more details.
     112
     113Please consider helping translate BuddyPress at our <a href="https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/buddypress">GlotPress project</a>. Growing the BuddyPress community means better software for everyone!
    74114
    75115== Upgrade Notice ==
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