Posts Tagged ‘Community’
A while back BuddyPress 1.2 was released and with it came a bunch of new features to transform your WordPress installation into a full fledged community. You may be at the point where adding a social layer to your site is the logical next step to build a better blog. BuddyPress allows you to build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.
David mentioned the release of BuddyPress 1.0 almost a year ago, but a lot has happened since. BuddyPress.org has evolved into a lively community and ever since BuddyPress can be installed on a regular WordPress site instead of a WordPress MU installation they have really gained momentum. Read More
Frankly I donâ€™t get it.
Folks requesting organ donations have had greater success than todayâ€™s blogger seeking comments on their blog posts.
And I say this with affection: Iâ€™m amused but confused.
In my mind, reading an enjoyable (or minimally interesting) blog and not leaving a comment is like dining at a restaurant and not leaving a tip. And isnâ€™t â€œfood for thoughtâ€ just as gratifying?
Ask any blogger and theyâ€™ll tell you that comments left on a blog by visiting readers are the equivalent of finding a 20 dollar bill in a back pocket of some old jeans, or receiving extra chicken nuggets in your value meal package that you didnâ€™t have to pay for.
Or getting a date with Keanu Reeves.
Okay, well maybe thatâ€™s just me.
Consider this a public service message: We wanna hear from you. Read More
Finally the news has hit the scene, while being as overdue as this post probably is: there finally is a WordPress Foundation. But this entry is not about the WordPress Foundation but about the weakness of communities and their need for strong leaders, using the WordPress community as a perfect example.
More than two years ago, during the heated sponsored themes
FUD debate, I wrote that it was time to return the WordPress trademark to the Community and was also called out, by Matt himself, for it being an attack post. I have been a critic of Matt for a long time already but there is one thing ‘the community’ must understand: Matt has the guts most people would not have. Every community needs their Matt Mullenweg.
Period. Read More