Using BuddyPress for Social Networks


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Exploring BuddyPress

Now that you have installed BuddyPress and have configured a number of eats features and those of add-ons it’s important that you get to know BuddyPress from a users perspective. This article will take you through some of the basic features of your BuddyPress Installation from a users perspective. The exact range of features available on any site will depend upon which features have been enabled by the site Admin.

Plugin Review – BP Portfolio

BP Portfolio is a plugin designed to allow artists to showcase their images on a BuddyPress Site, the free version supports photo’s whilst the Pro version adds support for video and Audio files. BP Portfolio adds a new page to BuddyPress called projects through which artists are able to showcase their works.

Plugin Review – Buddy Member Stats

Buddy Member Stats is a plugin that displays a range of statistics about BuddyPress site members in a tab on their profile.

Plugin Review – Write Here

Plugin Review – Write Here Version Tested: V 1.4 Write Here is a front end post plugin that allows […]

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Follow

BuddyPress Follow allows members of a BuddyPress social network to follow each other, it places follow buttons on each members profile and in the members page and adds extra tab’s in each members profile page, one showing who is following you and the other showing who you are following.

Plugin Review – User Notes for bbPress

Plugin Review – User Notes for bbPress Version Tested: V 1.0.0 User Notes for bbPress is a simple plugin […]

Plugin Review – WP Frontend Submit

WP Frontend Submit is a plugin that allows site users to create and submit posts to a WordPress site using a simple front end interface. The default configuration means that only logged in members can post and that their posts are held for moderation.

Plugin Review – Buddy Registration Widget

Buddy Registration Widget is an unusual plugin in that it is very mission specific, it will add a widget that displays the BuddyPress registration page, it disables the BuddyPress member profile cover image site wide and it won’t allow new members to access the site until they have set uploaded a profile avatar image. There are no settings to change, once uploaded these options are set and that’s it. So if your site has these specific requirements then this plugin is for you, but if you want registration in a sidebar widget but also want profile cover images then this plugin is not an option!

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