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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#4828 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Default setups for demonstrating the full scope of BP

Reported by: design-marc's profile design-marc Owned by: design-marc's profile design-marc
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords:
Cc: netweb, mercijavier@…, karmatosed@…

Description

Hi all

I'm really eager to develop a range of bare-bones 'default setups' for BP which would enable developers to quickly launch projects from a pre-defined list of potential applications such as:

  • default
  • social
  • corporate intranet
  • dating
  • academic
  • niche interest communities
  • project management
  • etc.

Each 'default setup' would include a bespoke front-end theme with the appropriate functionality, plugins, labels and site structure already setup and filled out with niche specific demo data / images to demonstrate it's real life usage.

I'm happy to tackle everything on the front-end side from initial design concepts, artwork and illustration through to the slicing and dicing but I will need the guidance / involvement of a friendly coder to make this all happen.

Ideally someone that is:

  • already familiar with buddyPress / wordPress / template mods
  • able to create corresponding CSS to make my designs work on page
  • able to make template changes/tweaks if required
  • able to suggest plugins or work-around's to achieve particular usage goals

Back-end wise there would be no changes to buddyPress itself although it would of course be nice to add a 'default setup selector' to the admin as part of the BP config process after install ;)

Anyway, hope that raises someones interest and thanks for reading.

Marc

Change History (11)

#1 @netweb
11 years ago

  • Cc netweb added

#2 @design-marc
11 years ago

  • Summary changed from Default setups that demonstrating the full scope of BP to Default setups for demonstrating the full scope of BP

#3 @boonebgorges
11 years ago

design-marc - Have you seen http://commonsinabox.org? Is that what you have in mind?

#4 @mercime
11 years ago

  • Cc mercijavier@… added

#5 @boonebgorges
11 years ago

  • Component changed from Template Pack to Core
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

Moving to Future Release for further discussion.

#6 @karmatosed
11 years ago

I like this but it feels more like theme + plugin as opposed to 'BuddyPress core' to me. I'd personally love to see more bolt on plugin / theme combinations showing different flavours of BuddyPress so like the base idea. Maybe a demo site / series of sites could be even a route for this.

Perhaps it's more a community effort similar to what we did with the Status theme though or are doing with the new UI. I'd lean to having it as a community thing though and release on wp.org or through Github. I'd be happy to be part of a community effort if it was being released back to the community and open to both front and back end contributions.

If you want to do it partner style, perhaps teaming up with a developer is the way to go outside of core at least for a one proof of concept? Commons in a box is a great example of this. Maybe float this idea on Buddypress.org see if you can get some interest there?

#7 @karmatosed
11 years ago

  • Cc karmatosed@… added

#8 @design-marc
11 years ago

I would hope each template would require only theme design and pre-selection of standard BP features either enabled / disabled, and some changes made to the dictionary?

The idea would be to demonstrate how easy it is to re-purpose BP for typical project uses by shipping it with a handful of default templates.

There would also be potential afterward to go-on to produce premium/commercial variations of these base themes as a commercial proposition if that was of interest to the developer I worked with.

#9 @karmatosed
11 years ago

If you're going to go the commercial route trac isn't the best place to start that. I'd suggest if this is going to be for profit it gets removed from trac and into buddypress.org discussions on the forum.

However, I still think it be cool as a non profit community project if truly showing the potential.

#10 @design-marc
11 years ago

This is not a commercial endeavor which is why I said "...potential afterward to go-on to produce premium/commercial..."

#11 @slaFFik
7 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm pretty sure that this is not a Core functionality, and agree with @karmatosed - theme + plugins.
BuddyPress should not made assumptions regarding networks types. So closing this ticket.

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