BuddyPress For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

By Lisa Sabin-Wilson

If you've gotten learn Lisa's WordPress for Dummies booklet, you can be acquainted with the fashion - it's very transparent within the step by step method of getting an fully-working install on its toes. The e-book covers each characteristic of the BuddyPress platform to the purpose the place many readers will not have to plow through each web page, however it additionally delves into a few of the extra complex topic setups and plugins.

Another reviewer has mentioned that the content material is outdated, yet largely this refers back to the contemporary WordPress 3.0 liberate which integrates the former WordPress standalone and MU versions. it is not too tough to determine the diversities and that i would not have suggestion it is a significant barrier in getting your web site operating. If something, 3.0 makes a few projects more straightforward in getting BuddyPress working.

Overall this can be a nice critical consultant for purchasing begun with BuddyPress, and offers the entire extra on-line assets you want to increase past the newbie level.

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Having the WordPress software on your own computer isn’t enough, however; you also need to upload (transfer) it to your Web server account (the one you obtain in the section, “Finding a Home for Your Blog,” earlier in this chapter). Before installing WordPress on your Web server, you need to make sure that you have a MySQL database set up and ready to accept the WordPress installation. The next section tells you what you need to know about MySQL. Setting up the WordPress MySQL database The WordPress software is a personal publishing system that uses a PHPand-MySQL platform, which provides everything you need to create your own blog and publish your own content dynamically without having to know how to program those pages yourself.

You can make the choice to run WordPress on a subdomain or in a different folder on your account. com/blog, you would transfer the WordPress files into a folder named /blog. ✓ Choose the right file permissions. You need to pay attention to file permissions when you’re transferring files to your Web server. File permissions tell the Web server how these files can be handled on your server; that is, whether they’re files that can be written to. Generally, PHP files need to have permission (chmod) of 666, whereas file folders need a permission of 755.

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