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.