BuddyPress is a plugin for WordPress to build your own social community network. If you trying to start a Social Website then BuddyPress would be your first choice using WordPress as your content management system. There are thousand of WordPress plugins out there that can help you organize and optimize your BuddyPress enable social networking site. However here’s a list of Free and Premium plug in for BuddyPress that i think the most useful and best for your new BuddyPress Social Community start-up.
Free BuddyPress Plugins
Adds CubePoints support to Buddypress. Reward members using your BuddyPress portion of your website by giving them points and awards! If you ever want to add a point or reputation system to your social network site then this plugin will definately useful for you.
This plugin will extend Buddypress to have an Ajax Chat client that works with Buddypress groups, as well as all WordPress users. Buddypress Ajax Chat works with both WordPress MU and WordPress Single User. Sometime in community with thousand of members, members tend to love to communicate with each other so here’s where this plugin come in handy. Members could start a chat with each other anytime, bringing the flow of community everyday!
This plugin lets users upload files into BuddyPress groups and share with members from the same group. If you need to share a documents but want to limit to members of the group only then this plugin will help you organize and attach your documents securely in group area.
Photo Albums for BuddyPress. Includes Posts to Activity Stream, Member Comments, and Gallery Privacy Controls. This plugin can help you share images and albums with your friends and family. with the capability of albumnize a set of images, it is perfect for those snap junkie to share special and funny moment capture in pictures.
BuddyPress Embed Activity allows you to upload a photo (or multiple) directly from your computer to the activity stream ,Embed a video from popular sites such as youtube and vimeo by copying the link, Embed a link to any site – the site title and description will automatically be pulled in and also Embedding a link also allows you to choose a thumbnail image from a list of images on the site’s homepage. Cool eh? everything you need to embed an images or videos can be done with this plugin.
you can create new polls in groups and member profiles. Let your users vote!. Need users or members opinion on something?, just create a polls with this plugin and received rate and feedback from them.
Adds a BuddyPress tab to the add new plugins admin page that includes a list of curated BuddyPress plugins. No need to search through thousand of buddypress compatible plugins anymore. just click on the admin dashboard and find the buddyplug panel and you’re ready to go.
Premium/Paid BuddyPress Plugins
BuddyPress Links is a feature rich Premium BuddyPress plugin that allows your member to share links and rich media (like video) without a hitch. All the content that is shared by your community is displayed in the Links Directory where your users can vote, filter and re-share their links, videos, and images.
BP Testimonials is a plugin which allows your users to leave recommendations/testiomonial for other users on your BuddyPress based social network. The one and only purpose of this plugin is to allow users review/recommend other users.
Ever wished to give your users the control of private messages. Have you wondered how facebook and other social networks allow users to have fine grained control over who can send the message ? Want to give your Users full control over their private message. BuddyPress Message Privacy can do it for you!!
BuddyPress Profiles Statistics can help you better and more in-depth analyze your users. Check how many users selected some options in their profiles, Combine results to see trends, Discover the time your users are active the most – improve your campaigns and different activities and more…
There you go, above are a list of free and premium paid BuddyPress Plugins. Netherless to say, its depend on your site preference when come to using a free or premium plugins. Not all premium plugins are going to make your site better or more organize, if its meet your need then buy it, if not then search and try a free one. Above only a handful of BuddyPress Plugins listed, you can find more BuddyPress Themes and Plugins at WPMU DEV, BuddyDev, BuddyBoss, BP-Tricks and also some great and free selection of BuddyPress Themes and Plugins at BuddyPress.org