Buddypress social network on my site launched. Meet fellow filmmakers!

I am sure many of you are already on facebook and what not…but my web designer Piotr Godek from Odd Web Things and I decided to create a social network within PhilipBloom.net so people can easily message members within the site, talk to each other publicly, add friends, check what your friends are up to, participate in groups, promote events, show work..all the usual stuff but all directly within this site.

All you need to do is be a registered and please use real names. To use buddypress it’s really important that people use their real name as it’s friendlier and more open.

I will get a few moderators involved just to make sure everyone is polite and there is a always a danger of people being rude to others and I won’t tolerate it as there is no excuse. So if you are interested in being a moderator of a particular group let me know!

Hopefully interacting with each other will be useful and productive. Great discussions can be formed here and you can meet new people. If there are particular groups you want me to create let me know…

Obviously this is in it’s infancy so there will be a few kinks until we get it all running smoothly so bear with us!

Thanks and please join up!! Simply register as a user on my site by clicking members on the top right and then register! If you have already registered on my site use those log in details!


  1. Hi Philip,

    Re. Buddy Press / http://buddypress.org

    Seems very slow and buggy, anybody else had any problems.

    I’ve signed up, but its not letting me do simple things like change the Avatar.

    (Upload Failed! Error was: Unable to create directory /home/buddypress/public_html/wpmu/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/avatars/7279547. Is its parent directory writable by the server?)


    Unable to connect to db2.luv.wordpress.org:3306 while querying table ‘bpmain_sitemeta’ (buddypress_w)

  2. Hi Philip,

    I have your 7D training video and it is excellent! Would you recommend Dan’s video DVD in addition.

    Also you are coming to Toronto in November! Is the seminar based on your 7D training video?

    Thanks again!

    PS: If you have time Nov 4th Beer on me! 🙂

  3. Hey Philip!

    This is a great idea and can become a fantastic resource but I have to say that the BuddyPress App doesn’t seem very user friendly or even clear on how to use. I can’t start a new forum topic for instance even though I am logged in and approved. Maybe I will wait a few days for this to iron out but keep on going – the basic idea is a terrific one!

  4. Yep, it was operator error…. My bad. My impatience got in my own way this time. The confirmation email took a while to come. Although I never knew if i was going to get one because there wasn’t a notification during the registration process. But still…. problem solved.

      1. Hi,

        I just tried again with same error. If you wouldn’t mind registering for me. Let me know how to go about it…I’m not using anything other than lowercase and numbers.

        Thank you !

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