BuddyPress Extensions

BuddyPress is the best and the easiest way to create a social community for your WordPress site. BuddyPress plugin brings in the community features to WordPress.

Today we are going to be taking a look at some of the best plugins for BuddyPress, the free plugin for WordPress that allows you to turn your website into a social network or at least add some social media features to your site.

Although we’ve already compiled a great list of the best BuddyPress themes for WordPress, in this post we will give you an overview of the most impressive add-ons for this plugin.

If you want to ensure your social network is a success, the plugins featured here today should help you achieve your goal.

The Best BuddyPress Plugins

Although BuddyPress is a plugin, it’s one that has many plugins of its own, which are often referred to as extensions or add-ons. After installing BuddyPress, these extensions can then be added to your site, allowing you to add even more features to the core functionality.

Welcome Pack

This free plugin from the creator of BuddyPress allows your website to automatically send new members a welcome message and even redirect them to a custom page of your choice after they’ve signed up. This page they are sent to could be a ‘start here’ type page, a newsletter opt-in form, or any type of content appropriate for your website.

If you want to help your members get off on the right foot on your site, this plugin is well worth considering.

Activity Privacy

BuddyPress Extensions

This free plugin adds privacy controls to BuddyPress that enable your users to choose who can see their activity posts.

The range of options this plugin brings to BuddyPress that are available to users as they share an update include:

  • Anyone
  • Logged in Users
  • My Friends
  • Those Mentioned
  • Admins Only
  • Only Me

The plugin is very easy to setup and adds to your site, and using it is as just straightforward. Whenever your users share something on their activity stream they can use the drop-down mention to choose the appropriate level of privacy.

Members can also change the privacy of a posted activity after it has been posted, should the need arise.

This free plugin adds a much-needed feature to BuddyPress in a way your users will appreciate and find easy to use.


There you have a good selection of useful extensions for the BuddyPress social networking plugin for WordPress.






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