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BuddyPress

Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team, or niche community.

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2 stars
Forced, badly designed features ruin the overall functionality.
By , for WP 3.8.2

On the official BuddyPress website, you are promised the option to choose which of its features you wish to use with the bold statement "BuddyPress is not 'all or nothing' ".

However, this is not entirely true.
Even with features such as "Extended Profiles" and "Account Settings" disabled, BuddyPress still drastically modifies the default bbPress user profiles to include lists items and buttons specific to other BuddyPress features.

Additionally, installing BuddyPress will likely leave your website scattered with minor bugs, such as broken title attributes and 504 errors for profile images, and due to it's incompatibility with even slightly modified bbPress themes, you're naturally lefty questioning how applicable the plugin is for anything beyond a hobby website with more serious customization.

If, however, you are not interested in compatibility with prior customization and are willing to accept all the features provided with BuddyPress, out of the box, in their full extent, you will likely overcome the minor issues relatively fast.

2 stars
Doesn't exactly work with Suffusion theme
By , for WP 3.8.1

In theory the plugin looks good.

Using the Suffusion theme, however, every item added to the feed is added twice (duplicating) and there's something wonky with the time zone. Feed activity is 5 hours in the past, even though my timezone setting is accurate and works fine for regular posts.

Unfortunately, it's unusable for me, so had to uninstall.

2 stars
Might be amazing but it is not easy to install
By , for WP 3.4.2

Unlike many other wordpress plugins, I found this to be very complex and difficult to install, hard to figure out how it works and after two weeks I am still struggling. Not impressed.

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