Mathew Laverty

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Summary

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.

Functionality

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.

Outcome

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!

Technology

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

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