BuddyPress is an open source social networking plugin that WordPress users can easily install onto their accounts. Quite along the lines of popular social networking websites like Myspace and Facebook, BuddyPress is designed to allow niche communities set up social networks of their own. A program that includes a variety of themes and widgets, it is built on PHP and MySQL technologies.
This plugin can be quite useful in its functionality of adding people, creating groups, maintaining discussions, uploading avatars etc like a proper community website. Now, WordPress users can stay in touch with people of the same community and backgrounds as their own; can comment on blog posts on their respective blogs, rate posts and lots more! Integrate your WordPress blog with your very own BuddyPress plugin and begin your very own social network group!