With facebook celebrating its 10th birthday, you might be thinking that there is a Zuckerberg of an opportunity in your business or company to have your own social network. With BuddyPress, that dream can come true, plus you can create and manage the whole network in WordPress.

BuddyPress allows you to have a website that is a social network for your users. You can post things like activity streams, messaging between members and even allow your subscribers to become friends. The other great thing is you can take it a step farther and create a forum for certain groups or one big forum for all members.

Popular BuddyPress Features:

  • Extended Profiles
    • Creating an unlimited number of profile fields and groups of profile fields custom-made and meaningful for your community. Available profile field types include: text box, date selector, radio buttons, select form, multiple select forms, and a birthday field.
  • Activity Streams
    • Features include threaded commenting and favoriting in the activity stream, @mentions anywhere in the site, plus email notifications and status updates.
  • Member Account Settings
    • Allow your users to modify their account and notification settings directly from within their profiles.
  • Friend Connections
    • Establish connections between members. Add friends and accept friendship requests. Track activities of friends or friends of friends. Each member has a list of friends on the site. Find new friends with similar interests by any link in each member’s profile field.
  • Internal Messaging
    • Send and receive private emails from members in your friends list within your private messaging panel. All members have their own individual Inbox, Sentbox and Drafts folder. Members will be notified of new messages by a new message count as well as email notifications if enabled.
  • User Groups
    • Gather friends together by creating a public, private or hidden group and become the group admin. The group admin can also approve requests to join the private group, invite friends to a hidden group, establish communications among members, extend privileges to other members, and enable new features within the group, among others.
  • Notifications
    • Keep members abreast of the latest connections and @mentions within the site via email notifications.

Types of sites you can use BuddyPress for:

  • A campus wide social network for your university, school or college.
  • An internal communication tool for your company.
  • A niche social network for your interest topic.
  • A focused social network for your new product.

If you are looking for a WordPress developer to setup your BuddyPres site, then contact us today to get a custom quote for your BuddyPress project.

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