Buddypress Demo Website - Learn Buddypress

Buddypress Demo Website

Welcome to Buddypress Demo Website - Learn Buddypress.All users who are using Wordpress for creating website are well aware of Buddypress. For those who doesn't know about it - Buddypress is a powerful plugin that converts your blog in a full fledged community website in no time. In laymen language we can use this plugin to create a small social network like Facebook. It is bundled with a lot of features that is needed for well built social community site. Just activate the plugin and boom ! You are ready to rock. But, It's always good to test and decide yourself about your requirements are. Requirements differs for different websites. So, we can use a Buddypress Demo Website to test this plugin.

Features of Buddypress 

Now, we know what Buddypress does. Let's jump into the features we get out of the box after activating this plugin.

Extended Profile 

Your member will have a personalized profile page with custom profile fields. The profile tab will display data input given by user. They can change it any time they want. For example, I would like my users to tell their birthday, email, about me etc. We can create different input fields and let user 
fill it. Nice right ? 

A profile Page 
 
Buddypress Profile Page 

Extended Profile Fields 

Buddypress Xprofile Fields

Friend Connection 

Give user ability to add friend and follow activities of his favorite user. It's similarly like facebook where the user sends friend request and other user accepts to connect.

Friend Request Sent 

Buddypress Friend Connection 
The other has to respond to the request 


Private Messaging

It enable users to send private messages to the other Buddypress users. Cool right. These features are very important to have increase the user engagement. It adds value to your social networking.

Mentions 

Do you like @ style of communication. It is possible with buddypress. Any user can mention your name in the wall and comments and you will be notified. 

Buddypress Mention 

Activity Stream 

A social community site is derived by the users data. We all are aware of the activity wall. In fact, we daily use it in Facebook. This component enables user to share anything through his own personalized wall. Other users can comment, favorite this activity. What will you share on your wall ?

Notification System

A notification system is very critical for a social community website. Think your friends sent you a message and you missed it. It is absolutely wrong. Buddypress comes with a notification system where your users will be notified using email and within profile. 

Buddypress Notification System 
Each profile has a notification counter in the top toolbar. The count increases some activities like comment, mention, message etc triggers.

User groups 

Have you ever thought of building a group system for your website. Yes, It is possible with Buddypress where your users can create a new group and invite other website users. It is really awesome to have this feature in any website.

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

One eye catching quote that I found on Buddypress website that I would like to share 
BuddyPress is not “all or nothing”
Some fantastic uses using Buddypress are :-
  • A campus wide social-network for your university, school or college
  • An internal communication tool for your company
  • Niche social-networks for very specific interest groups
  • Focused communities for products & services
  • Integrated with bbPress to enhance community forums

Buddypress Demo Website - Learn Buddypress

Self learning and exploring is the best method to learn about Buddypress. We have created a demo website to help accelerate exploring features of Buddypress. 

How to use Buddypress Demo Website
 
  1. Visit Buddypress Demo Website
  2. Login using the username - mamah and password- 1234567890
  3. You can access other user's account  with the same  Password.
  4. You can find the username by visiting his profile. The word after @ is the username.

 Hope this tutorial will help you in giving a quick look over Buddypress Plugin. Queries and Suggestions are always appreciated.


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