20 Free BuddyPress Plugins for Community Websites

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If you want to create an online community using the WordPress platform, then you’ll definitely need these free Buddypress plugins for community websites. These great free BuddyPress plugins will not only help you set up your online forum with just a few clicks, but also enhance it and add lots of extra features to it!

Add new great features to your forumor online social community, like videos, docs, group email subscription, verification, avatars and more!

In this list of 20 free BuddyPress plugins for awesome community websites you’ll the best free plugins to add to your BuddyPress website!

BuddyPress Activity Plus

BuddyPress Embed Activity gives your social network all the features and ease of Facebook when it comes to uploading and sharing media! The plugin adds 3 new buttons to your BuddyPress activity stream. Enabling you to attach photos, videos, and even share web links with everyone on your network!

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BuddyPress Docs

BuddyPress Docs adds collaborative work spaces to your BuddyPress community. Part wiki, part document editing, part shared dropbox.

BuddyPress Docs

BuddyPress Group Email Subscription

This powerful plugin allows users to receive email notifications of group activity. Weekly or daily digests are available. Each user can choose how they want to subscribe to their groups.

BuddyPress Group Email Subscription Pin

BuddyPress Verified

This plugin allows admins to specify verified accounts. It adds a badge to verified user avatars.

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CD BP Avatar Bubble

This plugins lets you add a feature which after moving your mouse pointer on a BuddyPress user avatar (or clicking it) lets you see a bubble with the defined by admin information about this user.

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Invite Anyone

This plugin gives you the ability to invite members to the site by email. The plugin creates a tab on each member’s Profile page called “Send Invites”, which contains a form where users can invite outsiders to join the site.

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This API works over SSL, so all connections are secure connections. This is the most advanced protection against sploggers and spam users registration and it is fully WordPress,WordPress MU, BuddyPress and bbPress 2.0 compatible

WangGuard Pin

BP Group Hierarchy

This plugin allows group creators to place a new group under an existing group. There is currently no limit to the depth of the group hierarchy.

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BP Labs

BP Labs contains three unofficial BuddyPress experiments; @mentions autosuggest,Quick Admin, and Like Button. All experiments are in beta, and come with no guarantees.

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BuddyPress Groups Extras

BuddyPress Groups doesn’t have much predefined content inside. BuddyPress Groups Extras will give ability to them to create extra content.

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BuddyStream is a BuddyPress plugin that will synchronize all of your favorite Social Networks to the BuddyPress activity stream. The plugin setup can be hard but tried to keep it easy, operate, and for your members to use.

BuddyStream Pin


Membership transforms your WordPress website into a fully functional membership site. Provide access to downloads, online content, videos, forums, support and more.

Membership Pin

Private BuddyPress

Protect your BuddyPress Installation from strangers. Only registered users will be allowed to view the installation and all other users will be redirected to the login page.

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BuddyPress Groupblog

The BuddyPress Groupblog plugin extends the group functionality by enabling each group to have a single blog associated with it. Group members are automatically added to the blog and will have blog roles as set by the groupblog admin settings.

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BuddyPress Courseware

This is a learning management system for BuddyPress. It has many great features you can use. Customization using an external CSS. Check them out!

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oEmbed for BuddyPress

This plugin offers the easiest way to share your favorite content from sites like YouTube, Flickr, Hulu and more on your BuddyPress network.

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Twit Connect

Integrate Twitter and WordPress with this plugin. Includes Twitter’s @anywhere: hovercards, follow button, Web Intents, and tweet button.

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BP Group Management

This plugin creates an admin panel at Dashboard > BuddyPress > Group Management. On this panel, site admins can manage BP group membership by banning, unbanning, promoting and demoting current members of any group, adding members to any group, and deleting groups.

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BP Xtra Signup

This plugin lets you add a Terms of Service checkbox and, optionally, a Mailchimp signup checkbox to your BuddyPress registration page.

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BuddyPress Member Profile Stats

This plugin will display a member since and a few simple count totals for status, forum topics, forum posts, blog comments, achievements, along with a per day average.

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