At the moment I am spending some more time on getting Buddypress up and running with the intention of getting a community site up and running. So far I have got the basics ready.
Have managed to set it up so that you can only view certain pages (Groups/Members Etc) if you are a registered user that is logged in. I am having some issues with getting Invites/Join Codes working as this is how I want the site to be running. If you don’t get an invite then obviously we don’t want you around
There are a lot of plugins to help customise the site that can be found HERE.
However it looks to me that a lot of the “cooler” plugins I would want to use have not been worked on in over 2 years. This is a problem for me going forward as I don’t have the know how of how to create/edit plugins.
I’d like the site to have similar functionality to Facebook, so basically there is a timeline, then you have Members, Friends, Groups and Activity. There is also Forum integration using bbPress which I have installed but must say I am not thrilled with the way it looks and works but this is still a work in progress.
I will be working on this over the next couple of weeks with a nice long break at the end of the year when I take a well deserved holiday from all things work……
So yet again its been an awful long time since I posted anything and this is because I have been super super busy at work and running my business. Sometimes they just creep up on me and I find that every waking hour is spent on work, admin, billing, client support sigh
Not much time have I had for me or my lady the last couple of weeks but i’ve managed to catch up a bit on most things and now have made sure that I will be spending a lot more time offline and not working, hanging out with My Lady and doing awesome outdoor things instead of being cooped up inside just sitting in front of my pcs are constantly watching TV. Weather is not really good for much these days as its always bloody freezing so I am looking well forward to summer coming along and saving this poor cold soul of me.
Also I have put aside some time to really get into WordPress. Lately I have had a few clients contact me because their sites have been “hacked” and their web developers/designers seem to have no idea why and are intent on blaming the host for their mistakes. So I have spent a bit of time researching and learning simple things to do for your wordpress site in order to stop this from happening. To start you off check out this post on Hardening WordPress
Well enough time in front of the PC for now…… Time to try a cup of Chai and get warm.
I have been wanting to post just about every other day this year but our wonderful friends Telkom have still not come out to install my phone line hence no ADSL and hence no connection to the outside world other than my trusty Samsung Galaxy S3. I have been on leave since December 12th 2012 and unfortunately tomorrow is the day that I must go back to work!!!!! Sucks Goats Balls it does!!!!
I have spent the first few days of 2013 doing not much. I have read many books, I have spent many hours in bed relaxing. I feel I worked really hard last year and therefore spent this holiday really really relaxing, but now it’s time to get my head back into the work vibe and go forward from here.
I have read the news every day to keep up with the happenings in the world and I am sad to say that it seems to be the same shit every day. So far most of the articles I read all involve death and rape. Checking out other African News and it seems as though war is the order of the day. I tried following entertainment news as well but celebrities and their stupid goings on just give me a headache. With any luck I should have my ADSL back up and running by the end of this coming week (please Telkom please!!!).
I’m off to read one more book for the holidays as I think there will not really be much time for fun and relaxation the first quarter of the year…
Compliments of the season to you all. May 2013 be a brilliant and prosperous year for you all!