If you have not visited Lisa Sabin-Wilson’s blog yet, well, you should. For those not aware of her and use WordPress, she is the one who wrote WordPress for Dummies. I recommend it and have it. In fact, the copy I have is the second one and I admitted to Lisa via Twitter that a former friend (note ‘former’) never returned my first copy. However, this is not why I am blogging. Lisa announced that she is officially going to write BuddyPress for Dummies. This announcement came a day after BuddyPress announced the release of its 1.0.3 version.
What is BuddyPress?
Months ago, I talked about BuddyPress, a CMS geared toward social networking. It contains activity streams, groups, extended profiles and more. I have tried this out for clients and it has been amazing. In fact, I am in the process of putting up a class reunion (yes, my own… can you believe it has been 10 years already) with BuddyPress. BuddyPress uses WordPress MU as its core, which for some of us who heard from Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp (I heard when I went to WordCamp Chicago 2009), eventually WordPress will evolve and have WordPress MU. It is kind of like a light weight Facebook with a WordPress core and as I recall Matt saying “all that MU goodness” at WordCamp.
This is a great project and I wish Lisa all the luck and know she will produce another great resource! For those of you interested, Lisa has a link on her block to the Amazon placeholder. The link to the WordPress For Dummies that I put above is her link as I would want her to get full credit and the money for her work. Stop by and congratulate her. 🙂
Do you have WordPress for Dummies? Have you used BuddyPress? What do you think of it? Have you or will you sign up to be notified when BuddyPress for Dummies is ready for purchase?