WordPress social networking in a box.
- Free • Open Source
- Social Network
What is BuddyPress?
Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. Install BuddyPress directly through your WordPress dashboard plugins page, or download it manually from the WordPress.org plugins repository.
- Custom profile fields.
- Visibility levels.
- Common field types.
- Email notifications.
- Email and Password.
- Extensible user groups. Allow your users to create micro-communities.
- For members and groups. Sitewide directory and single threads.
- Smart read/unread.
- Fully integrated.
- Friendship connections.
- Private conversations, with several members at one time.
- Extend BuddyPress with hundreds of third party components.
Comments and Reviews
Said about BuddyPress as an alternative
good to have in wordpress
BuddyPress can be a Facebook alternative, depending on your needs. It's a Wordpress add-on, which means if you self-host or have hosted for you a Wordpress blog or website, you can add BP to enable you to create a social network of your own. Do it on your server and keep your privacy!
- Social Network
- WordPress Plugin
CategorySocial & Communications
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Absolutely EXCELLENT! Install WordPress (takes 5 minutes) and install BuddyPress (takes 3 minutes after that). Now you've got a website with user-interaction: messages, forums, walls, feeds, etc.
Excellent, highly customizable; has full integration with WordPress (and the WordPress back-end), easy to use and edit. I searched for a CMS that would allow users to interact publicly and privately - this was the best I've found.
It promises to have everything you need for social interacting, like groups, friendships, posts and cascaded comments. BuddyPress as a WordPress plugin is easy to install, but I found the configuration far too tricky.
BuddyPress is chaotic. Itr creates pages which have to be linked to other WordPress pages. Groups and members cannot be hidden completely from guests, at least I was unable to configure this. When you are logged in, there appear hints in the top bar, but clicking onto it leads to a page that cannot be found. Etc. etc., more trouble than satisfaction.
I prefer a standalone solution like Vanilla or Elgg.
[Edited by tuva-hayabi, January 14]