Although contributing to the open source–and specifically, the WordPress–community has always been a central component of WebDevStudios’ philosophy, it wasn’t until October of 2014 that we figured out how to formally contribute as a full company. We started participating in Five for the Future, where we designated 5% of WDS...Continue Reading What WDS Did During Five for the Future: May 2016
BuddyPress comes with all the profile and group pages it needs to access core settings and content. Sometimes you add a plugin to your site that’s not a BuddyPress plugin but you want to have a page on the profile to display this extra content. If you are a plugin...Continue Reading Adding BuddyPress Custom Pages to Profiles
BuddyPress 2.5 adds a few new tools and as always some under the hood improvements that you should get jazzed about! Here are some of the updates we can come to expect from this next BuddyPress update:Continue Reading What’s New in BuddyPress 2.5
After each major release of BuddyPress, the BP community discusses (in the Slack channel!) what to include in the following release. BuddyPress 2.4 is no different and includes a few new bells and whistles.Continue Reading BuddyPress: What’s Coming in 2.4?
Social networks run on notifications and BuddyPress helps make that happen. BuddyPress sends out notifications for various actions on the site, like when you get a message from a friend or when someone replies to your status update. Though BuddyPress sends out quite a few notifications, you might want to add...Continue Reading BuddyPress: Adding Custom Notifications
BuddyPress is always in active development, so new features, fixes, and enhancements are continually being released. Let’s go over some updates you might have missed! This is a real quick and dirty rundown with links to more information on each bit, but let us know if you have any other questions!Continue Reading What’s New with BuddyPress
On my first day working at WebDevStudios, Greg Rickaby told me that one of the best things about working here is that I would constantly be getting to learn new technologies. He wasn’t lying. In my second week, I was tasked with creating a custom profile page for BuddyPress users....Continue Reading Creating Custom Templates for BuddyPress
The Beginnings I am no stranger to contributing to open source. I have contributed in some way or another since early 2007, when I found a love for Linux and the Fedora Project. I was approaching the end of my time in college, and later in the year I joined...Continue Reading There and Back Again: A BuddyPress Tale
BuddyPress has default components that add extra social functionality to a WordPress install. Sometimes you will want to customize what each component displays and that is done through loop filtering. Continue reading if you want to learn more about customizing the output of BuddyPress loops. Core Components Activity Streams Groups Extended...Continue Reading BuddyPress: The Lowdown on Loop Filtering
Wondering how to kick off a wonderful WordPress summer? No better way than WordCamp Miami (and BuddyCamp), which is coming up very soon! WordCamp Miami 2015 is May 29th-31st (and BuddyCamp Miami is that whole first day–May 29th!). This is a big one, folks, and we’re pretty excited! WDS is...Continue Reading Who’s Going to WordCamp and BuddyCamp Miami?