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WordPress 4.0 Site Blueprints - Second Edition by Rachel McCollin

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Chapter 2. Creating a Social Media Site

WordPress has a buddy that makes it much more powerful and lets you create social sites to engage with a community, allowing your community's members to talk to each other. It's called BuddyPress.

BuddyPress lets you create a powerful community site with a range of features you can turn on and off. There's a library of themes designed for BuddyPress, and you can also integrate it into the theme you're already running on your site.

In this chapter, you'll learn how to:

  • Install BuddyPress
  • Set up your theme
  • Configure the BuddyPress settings
  • Manage your site

So let's get started!

Introducing BuddyPress

BuddyPress is a plugin that you install as you would any other plugin, but it gives you much more functionality than ...

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