Nourish Network (http://nourishnetwork.com; see Figure 18-1) is a Web site that runs on the WordPress platform with the BuddyPress plugin fully integrated so that it can host and run a fully featured social community. (See Chapter 16 for more on the BuddyPress plugin.) Nourish Network is a community of foodies. The community members are very serious about their food, recipes, and anything related to cooking.
Nourish Network utilizes all the available components that the BuddyPress plugin offers, such as
Member profiles: Community members have their own profile pages and can upload their own photos and include information that serves as their personal biography.
Private messaging: Members can send private messages, or e-mails, to other community members that are protected from everyone’s eyes, except the sender and receiver.
Groups: Nourish Network hosts eight main groups (communities within the site based on topics and interests) that members can join and participate in.
Group forums: Within each group is a discussion forum where ...