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What is BuddyPress?

BuddyPress is a powerful WordPress Plugin which enables you to customize your own social network specific to your sites needs. You can use it as a social network for a school or college, a communication tool for a business, or a focused social network for a product you’re trying to sell. This is beneficial  because it enables a user to have unlimited theme options while also allowing them to add features they need to fit the site.

The basic optional components of BuddyPress include:

  • Extended Profiles:  Allows you an unlimited number of field types to customize user profiles accordingly to your sites purpose.
  • Activity Streams: Record personal, group and site wide activities with an RSS feed.
  • Member Account Settings: Users can modify their account and notification settings directly from their profiles.
  • Friend Connections: Gives users the ability to add friends and  accept friend requests.
  • Messaging: Send and receive private emails from members in your friends list within your private messaging panel. All members have their own individual Inbox.

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