Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community.
You can download and install BuddyPress using the built in WordPress plugin installer. If you download BuddyPress manually, make sure it is uploaded to "/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/".
Activate BuddyPress in the "Plugins" admin panel using the "Activate" link. You'll then see a message asking you to complete the BuddyPress Installation Wizard, which will guide you through configuring your site for BuddyPress.
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BuddyPress includes full support for discussion forums. Each group created on your site can have its own forum. If you'd like to enable this feature, after completing the Installation Wizard, visit the "Forums Setup" item under the "BuddyPress" menu in your WordPress admin-area, and follow the on-screen instructions.