If you have ever considered adding a social element to your website, BuddyPress is a great choice. It has been designed to work seamlessly with WordPress and you can be up and running in minutes. As you would expect from anything WordPress related, there are hundreds of plug-ins available to make it even more powerful. Here are 7 plug-ins you should consider adding straight away.
Adding BuddyPress to your existing WordPress installation is easy, simply download it from here and follow their instructions. Alternatively you can install it at the same time as WordPress with our BuddyPress one click install in eXtend.
Give your community an extra incentive to become more interactive by rewarding points for performing specified tasks.
A simple Facebook – style like button automatically added to all your status updates etc. No more, no less.
Create events for people to sign up to or give groups the ability to create their own.
A great way to spread the word. This plug-ins adds a new tab to BuddyPress that allows your members to invite people they know via email.
This welcome pack will provide new users with guidance on how to use your social network, and encourage them to refer new members.
Adds loads more features to your BuddyPress groups – Add a extra tab to your groups, group maps, info into the group header and more.
If you are just getting started, this plug-in will create dummy users, messages, friends connections, groups, topics and activity items testing purpose.
If you use BuddyPress on your website and there are any plug-ins you couldn’t live with out not on this list, let us now in the comments below…