BuddyPress lets users sign-up and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups, and much more. A social network in a box, BuddyPress lets you easily build a community for your company, school, sports team, or other niche community.
You can download and install BuddyPress using the built in WordPress plugin installer. If you download BuddyPress manually, make sure it is uploaded to “/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/”.
Activate BuddyPress in the “Plugins” admin panel using the “Activate” link. If you’re using WordPress Multisite, you can choose to activate BuddyPress network wide for full integration with all of your site.