What you have to know if you start your own buddypress-system …

The backup of such a system should be your main concern!

If your system crashes you have to have a functioning backup and recover routine or lots of data will be gone cause its very hard to restore it manually and its going to be impossible doing this with lots of data stored in the system.

Thats why you should be very careful about the plugins you choose for your installation because this is the main cause for a major crash! wp and bp upgrade regularly and the plugin-developers have a hard time to keep their plugins uptodate. if wp changes some basic function, many plugins will not work anymore from one day to the other …

thats what I learned from this:

- I use only plugins that are guaranteed to be supported and upgraded through any new wp and bp version … stay away from any fancy stuff thats not very well supported – I even have email/twitter-contact to some of the plugin-developers … that means to keep the system small, smaller in the beginning, less functions make a better system because its going to stay for longer! later its possible to expand and integrate more functions …

- I now have a few installations of bp (none of them public) and wp-multisite (without bp) only for testing new versions, new plugins before I upgrade or install them into a running system!

please be warned that your system is very fragile … so do not spend too much effort into bringing many people into the system at the beginning … keep people informed about it and invite them to have a look and try out … but eventually tell them that its still a beta-system and they should keep a copy of any data they store in your system cause it could be unavailable the next day …

work on your backup-routines and be sure you can reinstall the damn thing from your backups in short time before you send out invitations to everybody!


Neue Plugins installiert: “Status” und “Autoblog” werden helfen, den Output zu multiplizieren


Ever looked at the ease with which you can add status updates on Facebook and Google+ and thought “I want that on my site”? Quick status adds that functionality to WordPress. You can post video, links, and images by inserting the URL which feeds the description and imagesstraight to your website.


  • Post status updates to your WordPress website
  • Post from your WordPress dashboard and from your front-end
  • Edit the title and description
  • Choose the thumbnail you wish to use


This plugin automatically posts content from RSS feeds to different blogs on your WordPress Multisite network, it’s like feedpress or wp-o-matic, except that it actually works, brilliantly and simply!

Videos, Fotos und andere Medien in WordPress integrieren mit “Jetpack Shortcode Embeds”

Das Plugin “Jetpack” verbindet den WordPress-Blog mit den Services von WordPress.com. Einer dieser Dienste ist die Unterstützung beim Einbauen von Videos, Fotos und anderen Medien von Youtube, Flickr und mehr …

Sobald Jetpack installiert ist (es braucht dafür ein kostenloses Account bei WordPress.com) kann beispielsweise ein Video von Youtube durch Eingabe der Video-URL in einem WordPress-Post des eigenen Blogs gezeigt werden.

Das mache ich jetzt hier gleich vor mit einem Video über WordPress. Dafür kopiere ich die Video-URL in die Zeile nach dem Folgenden Doppelpunkt und dann mal sehn, was es zu sehen gibt:

ps: es funktioniert bestens – das Beispielvideo ist aber ein bisschen laaangweilig …