BuddyPress, Communities, Friends... Oh My!

I've got to admit something, I have never used BuddyPress before. I'm looking into it for a client and I'm wondering if the Communities Plugin and Friends Plugin are a better fit. Can someone help me better understand the pros and cons of going one way versus the other?


  • DavidM
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    Hiya wecreateyou,

    Yep, the social network type plugins provided here generally work through the back-end, as BuddyPress and also WP Symposium have the front-end covered very well.

    Functionally, the plugins here are quite similar, though they're not actually compatible with BuddyPress. We've had a couple members use some of them, like the Communities plugin, alongside BuddyPress, to achieve a hidden back-end community, it's just not something that's really supported given that they're not really designed to be used together.


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