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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

BuddyPress WordPress Plugin Tutorial

About BuddyPress

 If you looking to build a modern, robust, and sophisticated social network software then BuddyPress is a go to solution for you. It consists of tools that are usually associated with a typical social network, and along with that you get great add-on features through WordPress’s extensive plugin system. Some of features it offers are 

  1. Members can register on your site to create user profiles,
  2.  Have private conversations, make social connections, 
  3. Create and interact in groups, and much more. 
  4. BuddyPress helps you build a home for your company, school, sports team, or other niche community.

BuddyPress is a GPL-licensed open-source project created by many contributors from around the world. Patches and RFC’s help and inspires while props are provided and collected for every significant software release.

BuddyPress Installation

The BuddyPress plugin initial installation does not differ in any way from a standard WordPress plugin installation. You just have to search for buddypress from search bar like any other plugin and then install or you can directly download it from here. Once you have installed and enabled it for your WordPress website you could access its settings from Settings > BuddyPress.

BuddyPress Initial Setup

After following the above setup you will be greeted with a following screen 

As you can see many components come pre installed, along with that it akso contains an explanation for the same. You can enable those components which you want according to your needs and  requirements of your website and for the rest you can disable them. When you think that you have all the required and necessary components installed, just click on Save settings.

In the next step click on the options tab, in this tab you will find the settings for the plugin.Just like previous step you can chose to enable the settings you want and disable you don't.  In the end you can click Save Settings

That’s it! All the components that you have enabled are working properly and could be used by all of your website’s members.

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