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ourcs: I’ll try to post reminders of meetings, events, deadlines & flag changes on Twitter this year – tell your friends/captains/v-captains etc.

August 9, 2009 in Torpids 2010

ourcs: I’ll try to post reminders of meetings, events, deadlines & flag changes on Twitter this year – tell your friends/captains/v-captains etc.

Gordouli Invites

August 7, 2009 in Web Officer's Blog

Thre is a newly created Gordouli group on the BCBC Friends network. If you are a member of the Gordouli Boat Club then we ask that you register with bcbc.co.uk and join this group. All invitations to Gordouli events in the future will be handled through the site. (This will include payment so no more bringing cheques along on the night).

bcbc.co.uk Usernames

August 6, 2009 in Web Officer's Blog

Due to technical reasons some usernames have been modified. If your username previously contained any spaces, these have been replaced with hyphens (‘-‘). I’m sorry for this but an update to the site’s software meant that this change was necessary. Passwords are unaffected, remaining as they were. If you have forgotten your login details use the form provided on the login pages or email admin@bcbc.co.uk.

BCBC Friends Network

August 3, 2009 in Web Officer's Blog

So, over the weekend I decided to tryout BuddyPress for WordPress. BuddyPress is a new extension to WordPress that enabled social networking between blog users. Unfortunately, it only works on WordPress MU (Multiuser) and bcbc.co.uk ran off single user WordPress. This meant having to install WPMU and migrating all the data from the original blog, a somewhat tedious task but I got their in the end. After that, it turned out that installing BuddyPress was a doddle.

Anyway, the upshot of all this is that we now have a social network on our site: the BCBC Friends Network! All current users of bcbc.co.uk will have had a profile created for them, all they have to do is sign in and start nosing around. You will be able to search the members directory, join groups and send messages to people.

BuddyPress, although functional, is currently in its early stages of development. As it develops I hope to add new components to our network. Something I’m particularly excited about is integration with Facebook, which will allow users to sign in with their Facebook credentials to bcbc.co.uk and invite their Facebook friends to join us.