Make Your Own Facebook

Recently, social networking sites have become all the rage. They have let people with shared interests connect with each other like never before. Some social networks, like Facebook, have grown to gigantic proportions. Social networks are so cool that people sometimes want to create their own. Do you want your own social network?

Well, you’re in luck! You can create your own social network for the lovely and friendly cost of ZERO. How? Use BuddyPress. BuddyPress is a social networking application built on the WordPress platform that allows anyone to build their own social network. Out-of-the-box, BuddyPress comes with these features:

  • A WordPress blog
  • Individual profiles for members
  • Private Message (PM) functionality
  • Friend Networks
  • Groups, which include a blog, photos and other user generated content
  • “The Wire” (like the wall on Facebook)
  • Activity/Action streams of public actions on the site
  • Forums using bbPress

What can you do with BuddyPress? How about a social network for fans of a local team, or a sports league, or a writers’ club…..or even your very own Facebook. The possibilities are endless.

Here’s a live demo of social network built using BuddyPress: TestBP

What do you think?

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  1. Interesting…

  2. Did exactly that more than a year ago:

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