BuddyPress Chat Plugins

BuddyPress is a free plugin that allows you to add online profiles, user groups, private message functionality, and much more to your WordPress site. Check out the best chat plugin for BuddyPress.

BuddyPress Instant Chat

Summary: Worth a try if you want a simple on-page chat.

  • Free WordPress/BuddyPress chat plugin
  • Rated 4/5
  • Active installs: 300+
  • Good support, last updated 10 months ago

BuddyPress Instant Chat is a live chat plugin that lets you embed a chat box anywhere on your site. It doesn’t have a popup in the corner, so people actually have to be on the chat page in order to chat.

You might need to do some extra CSS styling to make it look good with your theme, as it’s such a simple plugin.

iFlyChat – *Best free option*

Summary: Easily the best free WordPress & BuddyPress chat plugin.

  • Free WordPress chat plugin that works with BuddyPress
  • Rated 4.5/5
  • Active installs: 5,000+
  • Well supported with regular updates

iFlyChat is a popular and well supported free WordPress chat plugin that integrates with BuddyPress. Users can chat with one other privately, in groups or in chat rooms. You can either have a chat window in the corner and/or chat embedded within a full web page.

The plugin fully integrates with BuddyPress, for example with friendship lists.

iFlyChat has far more features than any other WordPress chat plugin I have seen and is hugely popular. Definitely worth a try.






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