Want to start a social network site like Facebook, MySpace, twitter, Pintrest, Quora or LinkedIn for your college campus, friend circle, for your organization or for your family. Without writing a single line of code then try these popular WordPress plugins to start build your own social network.
TOP Word Press Social Network Plugins
BuddyPress converts your existing WordPress site into a beautiful social network. It is a powerful community plugin for WordPress. It includes all of the features you’ve come to expect from any online community, like user profiles, groups, activity streams, notifications, and more. BuddyPress integrates with bbPress to enhance community forums.
WP Symposium is the premium social platform plugin for WordPress, it is compatible with almost all themes while BuddyPress has issues in compatibility with the themes. The WP Symposium starting plan is 99$. The core plugin is free and comes with profile pages, activity wall, unlimited forums, custom avatars and more. It has a strong customer support through helpdesk, live chat, forums and even Skype.
PeepSo is another pro social media plugin. It is free and lightweight. PeepSo was founded by Merav Knafo the owner of JomSocial, JomSocial is Joomla’s popular social network plugin. PeepSo offers three free additional plugins MoodSo, TagSo, and LocSo.
MoodSo plugin – for sharing moods through emoticons.
TagSo – for tagging friends or members.
LocSo – for sharing location on status updates.
WPMingle makes it easy to create a social network it is completely free. It extends your standard WordPress website to create your own social network, it is compatible with all most all WordPress themes.
bbPress is a popular WordPress plugin for adding forums feature to WordPress websites and it is completely free. It easily integrates with existing WordPress websites. bbPress best suits for forum based communities.