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10 useful Buddypress plugins to improve your social community website

7 years ago

Buddypress is a popular WordPress plugin that allows you to turn your boring WordPress blog into a cool social network but for some of us, Just commenting isn’t enough so I decided to write an article showing you How to add some additional features to your existing social network that you normally don’t get with the Buddypress plugin. Please note the following points before going through this post to avoid misunderstanding.

1. This is not a top list because each plugin has a different role to play from the other ones so keep that in mind and read this post.

2. The small description that is given below each plugin are taken from the official plugin page. This is because I wanted to show the original description written by the author instead of my comments, Also their description will explain the plugin clearer than what I can do.

1.BuddyPress Portfolio

This Buddypress plugin allows each user to create his portfolio on your website.

2. BP Custom Background For User Profile

The plugin BP Custom Background For User Profile allows your users to set their own custom background image.

3.Bp Chat

Bp chat is a facebook like chat plugin for BuddyPress.

4. BP Group Cutomizer Lite

BuddyPress group customizer is a simple plugin that allows Site admins/groups admins to change the background of a group.

5. BP Photos+tags

Photo Albums for BuddyPress with friend tagging (like facebook). Includes Posts to Wire, Member Comments, and Gallery Privacy Controls.

6. BuddyPress Docs

BuddyPress Docs adds collaborative work spaces to your BuddyPress community. Part wiki, part document editing, think of these Docs as a BuddyPress version of the Docs

7. Buddypress Mobile


Mobile BuddyPress theme optimized for viewing on iPhone, iPod touch. Will also work on Android and some Blackberry devices.

8. BP Gallery 

Bp Gallery is the ultimate gallery plugin for your Buddypress powered site. It Gives you complete control over the media. Since the files are stored on your server, so you have full control over the media and you don’t have to worry about giving your private data to anyone else.

9. Buddypress Verified

Allows admins to specify verified accounts or mark users as spam accounts. Get a list of users who have been marked as spam or verified. Allows better spam account management.

10. BP User Profile Map

Add a map display of a members location to their BuddyPress profile.

Mohammed Haashir

Mohammed Haashir is a tech geek from India with a thriving interest and passion towards developing applications, websites and games. He aims to deliver quality content through his products and blog with a deep emphasis towards aesthetics and accessibility. He founded the blog and YouTube channel- iBlune in 2012 with the goal to teach people how they can utilise technology to make their living. It has since then grown to a larger sector and the blog was then renamed to Haashir.in under the tagline of "Tech lessons informalized".


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    1. Haashir Mohammed November 30, 2012

      yeah i totally agree with you, I had no idea what to make next but from my next post onwards, We’ll be back on the track

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