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[closed] is there a point/does it work? (4 posts)

  1. thatmtnman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The installation of this plugin is quiet simply a nightmare. And no, I am not paying someone hundreds of dollars to install a gosh darned WP plugin that should meet the most basic of WordPress expectations, 'easy to install and configure'.

    Then of course, there are the multitudes of additional plugins for Buddypress. Why aren't these all part of a single install? Assuming for a moment that one had all day long to play with the install of each of these plugins, there remains the very large question of 'do they work well enough to be meet competitive expectations?'.

    Who knows? There is no showcase site demoing everything working together. As far as I can tell no sites other than hobbiest's use the plug in.

    It's all well and good to come up with a 'science project', but until the thing works up to at least the installation standards of the 'mother ship', its not ready for what ever comes before prime time. Support is totally absent unless you want to consider a forum where people will offer to help you for a 'small fee'. Which is so outside the WP norm, its almost Microsoft.

    The very best that can be said about buddypress is that it is a plugin with potential. Right now, its not even beta.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Of course it's working in many installations - public and private - already.
    - http://buddypress.org/showcase/
    - http://www.bpinspire.com/
    - Daily Telegraph UK uses it as well - http://my.telegraph.co.uk/ - by Paul Gibbs, Web Dev at Daily Telegraph and BuddyPress Developer

    Before Installing BuddyPress - http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/before-installing/

  3. thatmtnman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Mercime,

    Thank you for the response.

    While Buddypress may work for someone who has hours or days or weeks to spend integrating it into a web project, and/or is a programmer, and/or css 'god', it does not work in the way that typical WordPress plugins work. And that was my point.

    If 'Mr. Gibbs' did a buddy press implementation, I would bet my pathetic salary that he did not do it in the typical 5 minutes any other Word press takes to install. And he certainly did not do it without working on the code.

    Until a typical WordPress user can go to their WordPress admin panel, navigate to plugins, search for Buddypress, press install, and then activate and actually see buddy press working, not breaking a theme, or a page, Buddypress is not ready to be called anything other than 'beta' in the WordPress sense of the word.

    And to be honest with you, its kind of surprising that anyone would release something labeled a 'plugin' into the WordPress eco system that needs so much work to impliment, wouldn't you agree?

    cheers

  4. John James Jacoby
    BuddyPress/bbPress Lead
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

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