Are you looking for a way to start your own online community, social networking, club or alumni website? Then Buddypress is the right plugin to use with your WordPress website.
Buddypress is a great plugin to turn your WordPress website into a social network. Back in the 2008, I started a series of high school alumni websites in my hometown. This was before Facebook’s increase in popularity. I used a platform called Ning.com. At the time it was free. After about a year and a half, Ning went to a premium platform. Because of the monetary investment I needed to make in the series of websites and the increase in popularity with Facebook, I shut the sites down.
I started working with Buddypress. You can use it to set up all kinds of niche networks – by topic, business, school or college, fraternity, alumni websites, private networks. You are only limited by your imagination.
There are a lot of other plugins that have been designed to work with Buddypress which give you more features to integrate such as Facebook comments, Twitter Feed, Photos and Albums, Video, and a lot of other cool things.
The basic Buddypress plugin comes with user profiles, activity streams, user groups, internal mail between members, custom profile questions, and more great features.
If you are looking to start a social network, Buddypress is a great way to get started. Contact me for a consultation.