Build an online community with WordPress and BuddyPress
February 15, 2012
Everything you need to start your own self-hosted and WordPress-powered social network!
BuddyPress Key Features
Global, personal, and group activity streams with single-stream view. Included are threaded commenting, status updates, favorites, @mentions, RSS feeds, and email notifications.
Powerful public, private or hidden groups allow your users to break the discussion down into specific topics. Extend groups with your own custom features using the group extension API.
Start a blog built on the best blogging software in the world. Even allow each of your users to start their own full powered WordPress blog. Track new posts and comments across your site.
Let your users make friend connections so they can track the activity each other, and focus on the people they care about the most.
Fully editable profile fields allow you to define the fields users can fill in to describe themselves. Tailor profile fields to suit your audience.
Full featured discussion forums built on the lightweight and powerful bbPress platform, built into groups allow for more in-depth conversations.
Private messaging allows your users to talk to each other directly, in private. Users can even send messages to multiple recipients at a time.
Allow your users to change their notification options and sensitive account information without needing to access your site’s administration area.
Need a feature not listed?
BuddyPress is infinitely extensible, just like WordPress. In fact, it’s a WordPress plugin so you can build or use plugins to extend or run alongside BuddyPress. If you’re a WordPress plugin or theme developer then you already know the fundamentals of BuddyPress. You should be able to start building and designing for BuddyPress with very little extra work.
Vincent is our lead Calgary web developer racking up over ten years of development experience at WYK Web SEO Solutions Calgary. With over 15 years experience in Online Marketing, SEO and Content Management Systems development (Joomla!, WordPress & Drupal), a proponent of WordPress, Joomla! and Open Source technologies, Vincent spends most working hours pushing Joomla!, WordPress & Drupal to their limits. A highly technical developer, Vincent also has a passion for IT providing a diverse skill set in database management (PHP, and MYSQL), Web hosting, and IT support. In his spare time Vincent enjoys visiting Alberta’s stunning Rocky Mountains and testing the latest high-tech gadgets.
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