BuddyPress Demo Website – Learn BuddyPress WordPress Community Plugin


BuddyPress is one of the most powerful WordPress social network plugins. BuddyPress and its add-ons allow you to create a featured social network website like Facebook. If you always wished to have a website for your community whether it’s for your school, college, business, club members, or just simply a private community website then this WordPress plugin can be the perfect choice for you. You will have member profiles, activity streams, user groups, messaging, notifications, and more.

Creating a BuddyPress Demo website is completely free and very easy. It does not require any prior coding knowledge only simple WordPress setup experience is enough.
let’s create a BuddyPress demo using our free BuddyPress Theme BuddyX and some plugins.

KnowX(Knowledge Base theme)

Setup BuddyPress Demo

Here in this video, I will show you how to create a BuddyPress demo to test and understand its features and how everything will look with the BuddyX theme. We recommend creating your demo as it will be easy to delete in just one click.

BuddyPress Demo with BuddyX Theme

BuddyPress easily integrates with WordPress plugins for LMS and the marketplace.
Check out all the BuddyPress demos we have created using the BuddyX theme and LMS plugins LearnDash, LifterLMS, LearnPress, TutorLMS, Dokan Marketplace, WC Vendors, game press, BadgeOs, etc.

BuddyX Preview

Also Read: Best WordPress Social Community Plugins And Themes 2023 

BuddyPress Demos with Reign BuddyPress Themes

Reign is our premium theme which has dedicated support for LMS and Multi-Vendor plugins and offers dedicated Reign Addons to set up your right combination with BuddyPress, BuddyBoss platform, or even PeepSo.

Check out all the Reign add-ons to understand what we mean.

Check out all our Reign Demos here.

Social Community

Social Learning LMS

Social Marketplace – Multi-Vendor E-commerce

Community Event

  • Event Manager Demo with Reign Theme

Community Job Board

Membership Directory

  • GeoDirectory Demo with Reign Theme – Click here  Demo
  • BuddyPress Demo with Reign BuddyPress Theme – Click Here  Demo 
  • BuddyPress  and BuddyBoss Platform Demo with Free BuddyX Theme – Click Here

To help you test BuddyPress, we are giving you a live Sandbox BuddyPress Demo website using our Reign BuddyPress Theme.

BuddyPress Dark Mode Demo

Reign theme offers multiple theme color schemes along with the dark mode.
BuddyPress Dark Mode Demo here

BuddyPress provides a unique social aspect to your website and helps in creating social Learning, Social Marketplace, and Social blogging platform. Check out multiple demos of how BuddyPress integrates with LMS Plugins like LearnDash, Tutor LMS, Lifter LMS, and LearnPress. We have also built some powerful BuddyPress add-ons that are included in the demo. These BuddyPress add-ons add many required functionality to a social networking website such as adding more privacy control to your community, customizing the activity stream options, adding hashtags feature, adding status updates and moods, and a lot more. Take a look:

Features of BuddyPress Plugin

Now, we know what BuddyPress does. Let’s jump into the features we get out of the box after activating this plugin. These features are included in the plugin and you can easily activate and deactivate them as per your choice.
  • Creating and updating user profiles, BuddyPress allows users to create their own profiles and update it with the relevant information.
  • Sending friend requests. Users can also send friend requests as well as follow other users.
  • Sending Private messages. BuddyPress also gives features of messaging just like Facebook. Users can send private messages to one another and can also choose to receive an email notification for the same.
  • Create And Join Groups. Admin can choose to let their users create and join groups of common interest.
  • Users can follow activity streams. BuddyPress activity streams provide a quick view of the recent activity going on within a site or with regard to a particular user.
  • Forum Discussions. BuddyPress is fully integrated with bbPress, thus allowing users to participate in forum topics and other discussions.

BuddyPress Components

  1. BuddyPress Member Profile
  2. BuddyPress Friend Connections
  3. BuddyPress Private Messaging
  4. Mentions
  5. Activity Stream
  6. Notification System
  7. BuddyPress User Group

1. Extended Profile

BuddyPress Demo
BuddyPress Extended Profile
Your member will have a personalized profile page with custom profile fields. The profile tab will display data input given by a user. They can change it any time they want. For example, I would like my users to tell me their birthday, email, about me, etc. We can create different input fields and let users. BuddyPress now also includes BuddyPress member type and Group type built with the latest update. Using BuddyPress Newsfeed addon you can merge the different activity streams into one for a member profile. One more popular BuddyPress addon is BuddyPress Status it allows to addition of text on the profile header or emojis to show next to the username.

Extended Features:

You can use an addon for the BuddyPress repeater field and create profile field groups and fields with the repeater.
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BuddyPress Profile Pro

Extended BuddyPress Profile:

You can also add more features to BuddyPress Extended Profile such as repeater fields and much more with the amazing BuddyPress Profile Pro Add-on. This plugin allows you can easily add multiple field groups and display a member’s profile. The Repeater groups can be like Education, Work history, and lots more, and the repeater fields like multiple phone numbers, multiple website URLs, and skill sets with multiple values.

Also Read: Best BuddyPress Themes and Plugins To Create Intranet Website

2. Adding BuddyPress Friend Connections

Adding BuddyPress Friend Connections
Adding BuddyPress Friend Connections
A very essential aspect of a social networking website is making friends. This feature is also provided by this amazing plugin. Your members can easily send friend requests to other members. They can also follow other members. Check out BuddyPress auto friends for adding common friends to all members best for community admin to welcome new members.

Extended Features:


  1. Add Privacy To Your Community: You can also lock BuddyPress components such as messages, friends, activity stream, and others for your logged-out users with the help of the BuddyPress Private Community Pro add-on BuddyPress. Therefore, if you wish to create a completely private community, you can do so easily with the help of this addon.

Proven Solutions To Stop BuddyPress Spam

3. Sending BuddyPress Private Messaging

BuddyPress Private Messages
BuddyPress Private Messages
BuddyPress just like other social networking websites, also allows you to send and receive private messages to your friends. It gives you options such as compose, Sent, inbox, and starred.

Extended Features:

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BuddyPress profanity
  1. Censoring Unwanted Content: You can also use the BuddyPress Profanity plugin to censor content in your community! Easily Censor all the unwanted words in activities, and private message contents by specifying a list of keywords to be filtered.

4. Mentions

BuddyPress Demo
BuddyPress Mentions
Do you like the @ style of communication? It is possible with BuddyPress. Any user can mention your name on the wall and comments and you will be notified.

Extended Feature:

  1. Adding Status Updates: You can also update the status of your BuddyPress Activity and set moods on your profile with the help of the BuddyPress Status Plugin.
BuddyPress Demo
BuddyPress status
This plugin allows your community members to update their status with what they are doing at that moment. It also allows them to set icons such as emojis to appear beside their username in the profile. Thus, your members can also express their moods on their status updates.

5. Activity Stream

BuddyPress Activity Stream
BuddyPress Activity Stream
BuddyPress Activities allow you to post any activity on your Activity Streams. When any of your friends post any activity on their wall it appeared on your Activity Stream. You can also favorite or comment on the activities of your friends directly in the Activity Streams.
Extended Features
BuddyPress Demo
BuddyPress Activity Filter
  • Customize Activity Streams: You can also create your own Activity Stream with the help of the BuddyPress Activity Filter plugin for BuddyPress. This free plugin allows you to customize the working of BuddyPress Activity. This feature is usually done via coding but after this plugin, it has become much easier. BuddyPress Activity Filter allows the site admin to change the default activity filter based on the type of activity.
  • Add Polling Feature: If you want to create a poll activity on your BuddyPress-powered website or BuddyPress Demo site, you can also do so by creating polls inside the activities on your BuddyPress site with the simple yet effective BuddyPress Polls add-on and enhancing the way your users communicate and respond.
  • Bump BuddyPress Activities: You can also bring your BuddyPress activities on top with the help of the BuddyPress Activity Bump add-on. This add-on enables you to bump the ‘most active’ activities on top of your BuddyPress site. The activity will be highlighted as soon as anyone likes or comments on the activity

Also Read: How Does A WordPress Quote Plugin Enhance Your Online Community Website?

6. Notification System

BuddyPress notifications
Receiving WordPress BuddyPress Notifications
It is very important to be aware of what your friends are liking and commenting on. BuddyPress also provides features of notifications for a social network website.
Each profile has a notification counter. The count increases some activities like a comment, mention, message, etc. triggers. You can view all the notifications in one place and mark them as read.

Also Read: How To Grow Your Social Community Website

7. Creating BuddyPress User Groups

Creating BuddyPress Groups
Creating BuddyPress User Groups

You can also create groups on your community website and allow your members to join the group they are interested in. Users can also share activities in the group and subscribe to different topics in the groups. If you want to learn how to create a group, you can check this tutorial on How to Create BuddyPress Groups – BuddyPress Tutorials.

Also Read: How To Built An Online Community Site For Professionals?

 Extended Features:

BuddyPress demo
BuddyPress Group Reviews
  • Add Reviews To Groups: You can also allow your members to add reviews to various BuddyPress Groups with the BuddyPress Group Reviews Plugin. It allows BuddyPress members to add group reviews & give multi-rating to given criteria(s). After the review post, all reviews are displayed in the manage review section of the group.

The beauty of the BuddyPress lies in its modular design which you can see in the BuddyPress demo. These features are present in modules. You can activate and deactivate any features you want at any time.

You can use BuddyPress to create sites like:

  • A campus-wide social network for your university, school, or college
  • An internal community for your company
  • Niche social networks for very specific interest groups
  • Focused communities for products & services
  • Integrated with bbPress to enhance community forums

Clean BuddyPress Theme

BuddyPress Development

Also Read: How Does A WordPress Quote Plugin Enhance Your Online Community Website?

buddyx theme

Final Thoughts on BuddyPress

You can easily learn about all the features of this plugin and decide what feature you wish to include in your own community website. Therefore, we have created a BuddyPress demo website to help accelerate the exploring features of BuddyPress. Every type of messaging can be done over this platform. Your privacy will be kept at their priority.


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