Instead of creating a new thread I wanted to update this one. There has been quite a lot going on at WP Talents and I wanted to share the most recent events with you and hear your opinion about that.
First of all, the main plugin that’s powering the site is available on GitHub if anybody is interested in browsing through the code or contributing to it.
I have been thinking a lot about the site and how it should work in the future. Noel Tock’s post “WordPress in 2015” validated my impression that the community really needs a centralized platform for finding great WordPress people.
It led to an extensive post on my blog about the more immediate plans:
- Be as open source as possible
- As stated above, the main plugin is already available on GitHub
- I released a tutorial on leveraging the WP-API for oEmbed
- Allowing anyone to embed talent data on their website
(This is almost finished. oEmbed is working, but I want to extend the functionality.)
All good and well, but shouldn’t the users be able to edit their profile information themselves? In my post I wrote about the various scenarios.
I’ve been considering BuddyPress, but I’m not sure if it would just generate too much overhead. I like the activity module though. Just imagine WP Tavern writes about XY and it would generate a new activity on WP Talents…
Currently there’s now BuddyPress extension that lets user edit their profiles through the customizer or edit other profiles (e.g. employee edits the company profile). It would make it more like a CrunchBase for WordPress though, which is what I intended.
What do you think? How would you approach this? Has anyone got experience with something like that?
Thanks for your feedback!