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  1. jc786
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi
    I have looked through the showcase page but can't find many good examples of multisite or networked websites.

    Please let me know of sites that you know of that use multisite to to produce a network of subsites. Rather than blog networks I am particularly interested in networks of social networking sites using multisite and buddypress.

  2. David Sader
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. jc786
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great, thanks for those links. You're a life saver...NOT.

  4. Well, you're going to have to be a little more specific than "good".

    What niche are you aiming for? what sites have you seen that were kinda-sorta close? what sites did you consider good that didn;t have multisite or buddypress but one or the other?

    C'mon... help us help you.

  5. David Sader
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  6. http://wordpress.org/showcase/tag/buddypress/
    http://www.bpinspire.com/

    And abusing the volunteers here doesn't win you any points.

  7. jc786
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,
    I'm sorry if my tongue in cheek hunour didnt go down well with you, its just that after i mentioned that i had already looked through the showcase page, to be reffered to it in that cavalier fashion, made me a little narked and i let that remark slip through.

    Anyway i really appreciate your taking the time to reply and to be a little more clear i have been researching a particular project of mine for about 2 years now and was on the verge of buying the joomla module jomsocial when i came accros multisite for WP. I am looking to build a portal site which allows the sub-sites to have their own separate forums, audio/video plugins, newsletters and administrator emails. I will set the layout of these subsites and then leave it to the administrators to populate there own subsite and build their own communities.

    I know most if not all of this possible on jomsocial but after 3 years of developing joomla sites i am a little concerned that joomla is too clunky and slow to handle a large number of subsite. I know WP is much more stable but i am ot impressed with the sites i've seen so far in terms of their functionality.

    The closest example ive seen in the showcase is teachforus.org which is more of a blog site than anything else. The Greek school site blogs.sch.gr seems a little more like what i want but since i dont understand the greek i havent been able to explore the site much.

    Thanks again for your time
    jc

  8. Just in case you missed the distinction, when you set up multisite, you're really setting up your own vanilla installation of wordpress.COM - except you are the guy who runs it and decided on the plugins & feature your users can have in their blogs.

    I didn't see anything in your requirements that's not do-able (and instantly thought of the plugins...) but I don;t know of any sites exactly like that.

    One point you may have missed:

    Buddypress is currently network-wide. Meaning, if you set up multisite and buddypress, you have ONE large community. each blog does not have BP on their own blog with their own community.

  9. jc786
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,
    I'm fairly new to WP and still need to lookinto distinction between .org and .com installations, but you're right that how i want to set it up ie as super admin i will setup the plugins and features sitewide so all the subsites have the same features though they should be able to change their themes to give them a different look and feel.

    Since i last posted i have had a look again at the greek school site through google translate and see that they use buddypress and the sub groups are able to have their own forum. As super admin i dont have to publish the link to BP's main forum page do I? That way the sub groups will only see their own groups activity and not be bothered by acctivity of other groups.

    Can you please recommend plugins that i may need especially a newsletter plugin that would work on a sub-group level as well as on a sitewide level. Or do you think BP could handle it without the need of a nesletter plugin?

  10. Since i last posted i have had a look again at the greek school site through google translate and see that they use buddypress and the sub groups are able to have their own forum. As super admin i dont have to publish the link to BP's main forum page do I? That way the sub groups will only see their own groups activity and not be bothered by acctivity of other groups.

    I think so, but that's more a question for the regulars at buddypress.org (I use it, but I'm not a Super User ;) )

    I've never found a WordPress newsletter plugin I liked and ended up crafting my own with rss2email and a mailman mailing list. http://code.ipstenu.org/2011/make-an-rss-powered-email-list/

  11. Set up a test install and start playing aroudn. or go sign up at testbp.org.

  12. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As super admin i dont have to publish the link to BP's main forum page do I?

    No you don't have to create a link to the main forum page. As was mentioned above, you should post at BuddyPress.org forums

    P.S. thanks dsader, I have bookmarked the youtube link :-)

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