How to install and setup Buddyboss

Installation Instructions

NOTE: Make sure you have downloaded and installed WordPress.

  1. Download the BuddyBoss Platform.

  2. Log in to your WordPress website and access the Admin Dashboard.

  3. Go to Plugins > Add New.

  4. Click Upload, and attach the zip file

  5. Once it finishes uploading, click Activate.

NOTE: Make sure you have the permalink structure set to ‘Postname‘ for the BuddyBoss Platform components to work smoothly.

Components in the BuddyBoss Platform

Each component is a major feature set which will have its own settings, options and content. The components in the BuddyBoss Platform are:

  • Member Profiles: Everything in a community website revolves around its members. All website users are given member profiles.

  • Profile Fields: Customize your community with fully editable profile fields that allow members to share details about themselves.

  • Account Settings: Allow members to modify their account and notification settings from within their profile.

  • Notifications: Notify members of relevant activity with a toolbar bubble and/or via email and allow them to customize their notification settings.

  • Social Groups: Allow members to organize themselves into public, private or hidden social groups with separate activity feeds and member listings.

  • Forum Discussions: Allow members to have discussions using Q&A style message boards. Forums can be standalone or connected to social groups.

  • Activity Feeds: Global, personal, and group activity feeds with threaded commenting, direct posting, and @mentions, with email notification support.

  • Media Uploading: Allow members to upload photos, documents, emojis and animated GIFs, and to organize photos into albums.

  • Private Messaging: Allow members to send private messages. Messages can be sent to one member or a group of members.

  • Member Connections: Allow members to make connections with one another and focus on those they care about most.

  • Email Invites: Allow members to send email invitations to non-members to join the network.

  • Network Search: Allow members to search the entire network, along with custom post types of your choice, all in one unified search bar.

This is it. You’ve set up WordPress and you’re only a few clicks away from publishing your own online community using BuddyBoss! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to properly install BuddyBoss in WordPress.

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