Mathew Laverty


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Creative Loop


This is something that I worked on in my spare time just to see what it would be like to build a social network. Now I did use the buddyPress plugin for Wordpress to handle the basics and then added on from there. I think I really just wanted to play around with CSS to be honest.


It has what you'd expect from any social platform these days. I integrated Open Graph so that when users shared a link it would pull in the photo and details. Added some media functionality to display more than just photographs. And really just customized the heck out of the buddyPress plugin.


I did have this live for a year and I had about 25 users, but no one was using it as we all just shared on Facebook. It's a novel idea that I think I took to far. Basically I'm not giving up but I think I will redo this site one day stripping it down to the basics, and actually build it all myself. No plugin next time!


  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • jQuery
  • Ajax
  • Responsive
  • Wordpress

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