I wanted to create something like this for a long time and i was looking in all the wrong places. I searched for “wordpress cms themes” on google I searched for “forum blogs” and “multi user blogs” etc but got nowhere. The suddenly while browsing one of my favorite forums i chanced upon a thread “wpmu Blogs” and ended up doing more research.
Buddypress & WPMU for multi user blogs
Turns out , its just what i was looking for so long. With “WPMU” or “wordpress Multi blogs” you can install it have have thousand of wordpress blogs from that one install and give permission to their people to run blogs of their own under your domain or hosting.
in my quest for this new multi user blog i also came across the “buddy press plugin” , for which i did not know much about and got it added to my wordpress install. Turns out it give nice added functionality like unique user profiles can be set up, and you can have your own activity rss feed and connect to other users of the blog. So buddy press is certainly a good plugin for a more interactive blog.
If you install buddy press on a WPMU which is a multi user blog , you get many more added benefits liek a very large blogging community that can speak and interact with each other.
So follow me as i experiment more with Buddypress and WPMU “wordpress Multi User blogs”. in the meantime check out some blogs that are online that use buddy press and WPMU
Here is what wordpress MU does !!
- Everything WordPress does.
- Scaling to tens of millions of pageviews per day.
- Unlimited users and blogs.
- Different permissions on different blogs.
- Ambiguity about how to pronounce its name
- A campus wide social network for your university, school or college.
- An internal communication tool for your company.
- A niche social network for your interest topic.
- A focused social network for your new product.
What can I use BuddyPress for?
BuddyPress is built to bring people together. It works well to enable people with similar interests to connect and communicate. Some of the fantastic uses might be:
Part 1( this one ) Part 2 == >> Part 3 to come