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BuddyPress Components and Features

BuddyPress is a powerful plugin that takes your powered site beyond the blog with social-network features like user profiles, member types, activity streams, user groups, group types, and more. You could set up a community site for your university, an intranet for your company, a public/private network for your special interest groups, and many more!


  1. BuddyPress is an official WordPress plugin. It powers the 8.1+ Million user profiles at e.g. jjj, boonebgorges, and djpaul.
  2. BuddyPress is actively developed and maintained. You can be assured that this project will continue to serve your community for the long term.
  3. BuddyPress is compatible with nearly all WordPress themes. You can customize the BuddyPress templates beyond adding styles or moving template parts through our theme compatibility layer.
  4. BuddyPress is extensible. There are over 1,200 BuddyPress plugins in the repository alone.

Case Studies

Developers and Site Builders share the benefits of using BuddyPress.


Out of the box, BuddyPress includes several components that integrate directly with your site, with each other, and even with other plugins (install bbPress to add support forums). If you only want to use a few features, BuddyPress will automatically adapt, showing only the menu items, pages and buttons for the features you have enabled.


Extended Profiles

Member Account Settings

Friend Connections

Internal Messages


BuddyPress Emails



BuddyPress Widgets

  • All widgets listed below:
  • (BuddyPress) Friends
  • (BuddyPress) Groups
  • (BuddyPress) Log In
  • (BuddyPress) Members
  • (BuddyPress) Recently Active Members
  • (BuddyPress) Sitewide Notices
  • (BuddyPress) Who’s Online
  • (BuddyPress) Recent Networkwide Posts – Multisite Installations only
  • All member links posted below:
  • My Activity
  • My Forums (with bbPress)
  • My Friends
  • My Groups
  • My Messages
  • My Notifications
  • My Profile
  • My Settings
  • Log out

bbPress Forums Integration

Many More Features Coming Up

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