BuddyPress | Run your own social network

BuddyPress helps you run any kind of social network on your WordPress site, with member profiles, activity streams, user groups, messaging, and more.

BuddyPress builds on the WordPress engine, (one of the world’s most popular, established and widely supported CMS systems that has a huge number of functional enhancements).

With the addition of BuddyPress extensions to the WordPress core, the application now supports advanced social networking features, for scalable, highly functional community websites.

BuddyPress is an open source social networking software package. It is a plugin that can be installed on WordPress to transform it into a social network platform. BuddyPress is designed to allow companies, academic institutions or any other niche community start their own social network or communication tool. BuddyPress inherits and extends upon the integral functional elements of the WordPress engine including themes, plugins and widgets.

As it is built on WordPress it is written using the same primary technologies, PHP and MySQL. BuddyPress has a range of features that will allow the creation of a social network application.

BuddyPress Feature List…

  • Activity Streams
  • User Profiles
  • Options to add user profile fields and sections
  • Avatar uploads
  • Group Creation
  • Group discussion forums
  • Group logo and Wire
  • Friend system
  • Messaging
  • Bespoke themes
  • Blogs per user (via the WordPress engine)
  • Group discussion forums (provided by the integration of the popular GPL forum software bbPress) …
  • bbPress is seamlessly integrated within BuddyPress allowing for…
  • Single sign-on and…
  • Threaded user forums