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Social Media for WordPress by Michael Kuhlmann

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Preface

The decision to write a book about this content management system was an easy one. At the time of this writing, WordPress powers more than 15 percent of all websites online. That's a considerable bite out of the Internet. Unfortunately, that also meant a lot of books had already been published on WordPress. After a couple of weeks, mulling over what this book should be about, I decided to tackle the popular topic of social media.

The book you're holding was originally centered on BuddyPress (BP), a WordPress plugin that extends your site's functionality by adding a social layer a la Facebook to create user profiles, add friends, send private messages, join and create groups, and so on. It wasn't a horrible idea. There were, however, several ...

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