BuddyPress and Higher Education

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 11:15 - 12:00 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Room A221
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

BuddyPress is a powerful plugin for WordPress, primarily used for adding "social" elements to sites. It has been a silent success in the higher education space and it's been long overdue for some quality time in the limelight.

This talk will be split into two parts. First we are going to see how some current educational institutions are using BuddyPress. Some schools are using BuddyPress in a specific way while others are using it a significant foundation of their site and online presence.

After that, we'll briefly cover the basics of BuddyPress and how you can begin realizing it's usefullness for your higher education related site. We also will give the audience the ability WPCampus attendees to take a test drive right there at the conference. :-)

Are you ready? I know I am!


David Bisset

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Full-Time Freelancer

I’m a full-time freelancer developer living in South Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area). I am a WordPress developer and specialize in BuddyPress sites/applications. I also do stand-alone PHP work. I’m also a speaker, meetup organizer, conference organizer and father of three.


  • General Lecture Session: BuddyPress and Higher Education