Welcome to the BuddyPress Codex, the online manual for BuddyPress and a living repository for BuddyPress information and documentation.
This codex is powered by the community of users and professionals that are passionate about BuddyPress. The information you’ll find here is only as up-to-date as the last person that revised it, so help us out if you find something that’s out of date or missing by posting at our support forums.
New to BuddyPress? Not sure where to begin? Getting Started is here to help! Everything you need to know about setting up your new BuddyPress powered site is here from installing and activating to setting up Extended Profile fields.
Need to understand what BuddyPress offers? Components and Features is here to provide a detailed breakdown and explanation of all the features you will find in Buddypress in as much detail as possible.
Administrator guides cover all aspects of managing your brand new BuddyPress installation and cover the various tools and functions you have available from the backend of your site.
Need to learn a little about using BuddyPress as a general site member, this section provides handy guides to understanding all the available BuddyPress functions for the user.
BP Theme Development
Want to customize your site? Thinking about building a new BP theme? The guides in Themeing will help you understand what’s possible and how to achieve it.
BP Plugin Development
Building BuddyPress plugins? You’ll find helpful guides and instructions on how to go about building BP plugins the right way.
Developer resources provides detailed guides on BuddyPress classes, functions, actions and loops.
Participate & Contribute
BuddyPress is a community driven open source project, learn how you can get involved and contribute.
Version Releases & Changelogs
A central reference for BuddyPress version release details, listing changes, updates, new additions and their relevant trac tickets.
- BP Codex Table of Contents – Updated regularly
- BP Codex Standards and Guidelines – Basic and simple instructions for contributing to the Codex
The codex is also organized into various sections, which you can check out below: