Getting Started

Learn about BuddyPress, both as a free software, and a community.


Is anything wrong? Did you get hacked? First: continue to breathe. Next, have a look at these resources.


It‘s what makes BuddyPress possible!


Everything in a BuddyPress community revolves around its members.


Global, personal, and group activity streams with threaded commenting, direct posting, favoriting, and @mentions, all with full RSS feed and email notification support.


Groups allow your users to organize themselves into specific public, private or hidden sections with separate activity streams and member listings.

Extended Profiles

Customize your community with fully editable profile fields that allow your users to describe themselves.


Let your users make connections so they can track the activity of others and focus on the people they care about the most.

Private Messaging

Allow your users to talk to each other directly and in private. Not just limited to one-on-one discussions, messages can be sent between any number of members.


Notify members of relevant activity with a toolbar bubble and/or via email, and allow them to customize their notification settings.

Account Settings

Allow your users to modify their account and notification settings directly from within their profiles.

Site Tracking

Record activity for new sites, posts, and comments across your network.

Legacy Docs

If you need to travel in the past of BuddyPresss, this is the right section to look at.

Extend BuddyPress

Learn how to build BuddyPress Plugins, Apps or how to make BuddyPress content parts look great into your theme visiting our Developer Resources site.

Contribute to BuddyPress

Everyone is welcome to help us maintain our open source project, please read more about how you can get involved into BuddyPress.