Plugins add a lot of functionality to your website – here are the ones we often use and recommend:
- BP Profile Search
Adds a configurable search form to your Members directory, so visitors can find site members by searching their extended profiles. This plugin is deeply integrated with the BuddyBoss theme. Demo →
Premium Plugins (Contact Forms, Payments, Subscriptions)
- Gravity Forms
Allows you to easily create forms, view and edit entries within WordPress, receive email notifications, and export form entries to Excel. You can even configure it to let your users create blog posts from the front-end! It is a superb plugin.
Allows you to sell digital and physical products through your WordPress site. On-page payment integration with PayPal Pro and Authorize.net, inventory tracking, along with memberships and subscriptions. Incredibly easy to use and powerful. We use it on BuddyBoss for selling our themes.
Allows you to restrict access to content based on up to four membership levels. It integrates seamlessly with PayPal Pro for on-site payment and fully supports recurring billing, with the ability to track affiliate commissions on a recurring basis.
- Welcome Pack
When a user registers on your site, Welcome Pack lets you automatically send them a friend or group invitation, a Welcome Message and can redirect them to a Start Page.
- BP Group Management
Lets you easily manage group membership by banning, unbanning, promoting and demoting current members of any group, adding members to any group, and deleting groups.
- BuddyPress Topic Mover
Sometimes your users may inadvertently place a forum topic under the incorrect group. This plugin makes it easy to move those topics to the correct groups.
- Subscribe to Comments
Enables blog commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent comments.
- WordPress Database Backup
Provides scheduled backups of your core WordPress database tables and saves them to your server and can even email them to you.
- WordPress Backup
Lets you easily backup the upload directory (images), current theme directory, and plugins directory to a zip file. Zip files can be optionally sent to your email.
- WP DB Optimizer
Optimize your database tables in one click for improved speed performance.
- Quick Page/Post Redirect
Allows you to redirect links within your website. Useful for migrating a website, changing domains and forwarding outdated pages to newer pages.
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. This plugin comes packaged with WordPress and we highly recommend using it.
- WPMU Super CAPTCHA
Prevents spam sign ups and blog creations on your BuddyPress site by forcing a visual confirmation CAPTCHA in order to login.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- All in One SEO Pack
Optimizes your WordPress site for search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.
- WP Title 2
Allows you to add a heading for any link in your navigation, and a different heading for the corresponding page. This lets you use short heading in the navigation and longer, more descriptive headings on the pages.