Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

Venutius

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I've been setting up and managing BuddyPress social networks for a few years. I moved from Ning and other platforms and have come to BuddyPress looking to make sites with similar features to them.

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Creating Great Group Home Pages with BuddyPress Group Extras

Compared to a platform such as Ning, the BuddyPress Group home page I feel is one area that lets BuddyPress down. By default it actually just displays the activity feed for the group. A Ning group home has extended information about the group, it has a summary of the forum posts and it has a comments section. In this article I intend to show you how by using BuddyPress Group Extras you can have a home page for your groups with all of these features.

Plugin Review – BP Activity Share

BP Activity Share is a plugin that allows users to share the activity updates of others, similar to how this can be done on Facebook.

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Plugin Review – BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Fields Type

BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Fields Type is a BuddyPress plugin that adds a variety of field types to the BuddyPress Extended Profile.

Plugin Review – Match Me for BuddyPress

Match Me for BuddyPress allows site Admin to set up specific profile fields to be compared between site members, the plugin then displays the resulting match percentage in the members profile cover image area.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Featured Members

BuddyPress Featured Members is a plugin that allow site admin to identify site members as featured, these members can then be displayed via a Members page filter, sidebar widget or shortcode.

Plugin Review – BP Better Messages

BP Better Messages is a BuddyPress plugin that turns BP Messaging into a threaded instant messaging type communication tool.

Plugin Review – BP Profile Search

BP Profile Search is a plugin that can integrate an advanced profile search feature into your Members Directory page that searches through all or selected profile fields.

Plugin Review – WP ULike

WP ULike is a WordPress plugin that also supports BuddyPress, bbPress and a number of other plugins, it aims to be a comprehensive “Like” system for your site and enables site users to like a wide range of content types, including posts, forum topics and replies, comments and activity updates.

Plugin Review BP Profile Status

BP Profile Status is a BuddyPress plugin that allows site members to set and manage status messages that are displayed on the members profile page within the cover page area.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Extend Fields

BuddyPress Extend Fields is a plugin that adds additional information fields to a group.

Plugin Review – Simple BuddyPress Profile Privacy

Simple BuddyPress Profile Privacy is a plugin that allows site members to choose who can see all aspects on their profile as well as giving them an option to hide themselves from the members directory.

Plugin Review – BP Search

BP Search is a BuddyPress plugin that adds a dynamic drop down lookup list to the search box on the BuddyPress Members page.

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