Installing WordPress plugins and Buddy Press for beginners

The power of WordPress consists in its ability to be extended to perform any number of tricks. In this post I will introduce the notion of WordPress plugins for my WebProduction class and I will illustrate it with several examples, including Register Plus and Buddy Press. More details can be found in Sabine Wilson’s book WordPress For Dummies.

Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

One thought on “Installing WordPress plugins and Buddy Press for beginners

  • September 15, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Hi ,
    Nice work … I saw on your video that 70 plugins are activated (plugins_add_new.mp4). Could a shared hosting environment support this server-overhead ?
    I would like to hear your opinion .


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