SEOClerks

Use BuddyPress to create your own social network



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

Use BuddyPress to create your own social network

Creating your own social network can be complicated, but it generally does not need to be. Buddypress was made to offer a straightforward way to bring WordPress users profiles to the front-end. Thus giving members the capability to view their account information and connect to network components that are essential to activate on your site. Several other addons to BuddyPress can make your website really stunning social network.

Buddypress has several features that are made for communications and interaction. Listed below are the Spotlight Features:

- User Teams. Allow your users to build micro-communities.
- Activity Streams, for groups and members. Site-wide directory and single threads.
- Notifications, get notified. Smart read/unread options completely included.
- Friendships, create relationships. It certainly is about who you understand!
- Private Discussions with several people at onetime.
- Extend BuddyPress with a huge selection of third-party WordPress plugins.

If you're likely to set-up a network on your WordPress site, It is suggested that you don't arrange it when you kick off your site. I've personal experience with establishing a network prematurely, and it's wii idea if you have little traffic approaching to your internet site. You will conclude spending precious time tweaking your site and using features rather than creating quality content for the progress of your site. Keep in mind, a network won't increase your business because you use a few plugins. Instead, focus generally on content marketing and aggressive promotional initiatives to attain your market.

Comments

Please login or sign up to leave a comment

Join
londonbeat33

Hi,

do you know established social network site using wordpress and buddypress?




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

anwebservices

Yes, there is many out there. I also built few for my customers and they running successfully. Can't provide their links here, sorry.




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

anwebservices

If you search for BuddyPress demo and have look for your self, you will probably get idea how powerfull this WordPress plugin is!




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

Lynne

Thanks Abid, it certainly sounds interesting and I have actually looked into it before but for a different thing. I was interested in creating a community on my website since my social networks are so active, I thought perhaps I could pull those people from social networks to being on my website all the time but I decided it wasn't worth the effort at that stage.

I am so busy with creating content all the time that I am not sure how I would find the time to manage a social network too! I am sure it is possible but I may need a little more traffic.?




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

anwebservices

Well creating interesting social network where members would be really active would certainly produce lot more traffic as well, specailly by rewarding them to invite their social friends etc etc...




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

Lynne

Yes very true Abid Use BuddyPress to create your own social network I think I may just be ready for something like this soon. I'm looking forward to discussing the possibilities with you. I'm just sorry I haven't had the time to get there yet, but I will do soon Use BuddyPress to create your own social network




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

keen2write

Great post Use BuddyPress to create your own social network . I started using buddypress Yesterday , What I find works good as well hope you agree but I use 2 plugins which seem to work great together I use buddypress and bbpress.

I made the social network and forum they work together and on my other website I have mybb forum which is also great with the amount of tools they have to offer.

The recent one the yesterday not had much luck with it I just need to promote it only just still getting use to wordpress lol. I really love wordpress every time I make a site I use wordpress and love making and creating forums as well.




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

vinaya

I have spotted Buddy press plugin on my wordpress plugin dash board, however, I have never used. In fact I even did not know we could change a simple wordpress site into a social network by using buddy press. Since a long time I have often contemplated on launching my own social network. I found a program that offered this service. However, I had to pay $7 every month and it was a big spending for a starter like me. I will check buddypress plugin.




Are you sure you want to delete this post?