BuddyPress is a plugin which helps you to create a community site on WordPress CMS. However, BuddyPress alone is not enough to create a successful community, there are quite a few BuddyPress plugins which enhances the functionality of your community site.
In this post we have collected some of the must have and best BuddyPress Plugins to create a premium community site on WordPress.
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You can easily upload and share media on your BuddyPress site with the help of BuddyPress Activity Plus plugin. This plugin adds 3 new buttons to your BuddyPress activity stream. Enabling you to attach photos, videos, and even share web links with everyone on your network.
BuddyPress Activity Privacy plugin add a privacy level to activity stream component.
The plugin add the ability for members to choose who can read his activity before it posted (Anyone, Logged In Users, My Friends, Admins Only, Only me, My Friends in Group , Group Members …etc).
Bringing social engagement to Buddypress – let your community share to their hearts content all while promoting your website to social networks, this is one of the must have BuddyPress plugins.
This is the BuddyForms Members Component. Integrate your BuddyForms Forms into your BuddyPress Members Profile.
Let your users write posts on your site, right from their BuddyPress Member Profiles. With standardized WordPress front-end editor, full moderation and revision control. This is definitely one of the best BuddyPress plugins.
A must have plugin on every BuddyPress site, it will definitely improve the performance of your site to a great extent.
W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.
One of the best BuddyPress plugins, this will be really important to check the functionality of your site. If you want to test your community site before going live, this plugin is a must.
This plugin will create lots of users, messages, friends connections, groups, topics, activity items – useful for testing purpose.
This plugin will provide a widget that shows last profile visitors for the logged in user. Very easy to use plugin, just install and activate.
Another really popular and one of the best BuddyPress plugins, this plugin enables you to invite anyone to your community site or your friends within the community to any group.
This plugin gives you feature-rich media solution for your BuddyPress, bbPress or WordPress website, look no further, rtMedia is the real deal.
Online chat system is an integral part of any community site, BoWoB Chat for WordPress brings in a very easy to use chat system to your BuddyPress based community site.
BuddyPress Quick Activity allow the BuddyPress members of your site to quick post something to their activity wall from anywhere on the site on any of your existing pages.
The most advanced protection against sploggers and spam users registration, is fully WordPress, WordPress MU, BuddyPress and bbPress 2.0 compatible
BuddyPress Auto Posting lets site admins to schedule different actions to be fired or some content to be published:
- schedule forum topics in any group
- schedule site-wide notices to be published
- schedule group members unbanning
One of the best BuddyPress plugins, BuddyPress Profiles Statistics helps you to have a better and more in-depth analyze your users.
One of the really useful BuddyPress Plugins, with “BP: Extend Groups Description” you can add extra functionality to pretty straight-forward BuddyPress groups.