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Lead Developers

  • John James Jacoby
    Blurry Visionary
  • Boone B. Gorges
    Degrassi Fact Checker
  • Paul Gibbs
    Oh, Blimey

Contributing Developers

  • r-a-y
  • Michael Beckwith
  • Mercime
  • Hugo Ashmore
  • David Cavins
  • imath


  • Ben Dunkle

Documentation and Support

  • Henry Wright
  • danbp
  • shanebp
  • Slava Abakumov

Project Emeriti

  • Andy Peatling
  • Jeff Sayre
  • Burt Adsit
  • Tammie Lister
  • Ryan Fugate


  • WebDevStudios, Automattic, for their long-term support.
  • Yammer, Drupal Commons, Ning, for ideas and inspiration.
  • Matt Mullenweg for frequent endorsements & support.

BuddyPress is a powerful community plugin for WordPress that takes your site beyond the blog. It includes all of the features you’ve come to expect from any online community, like user profiles, groups, activity streams, notifications, and more.

Some fantastic uses we’ve seen are:

If you’re using BuddyPress in a unique or interesting way, be sure to let people know on the forums; we’re always interested!

BuddyPress is not “all or nothing”

BuddyPress comes with several components that integrate directly with your site, with each other, and even with other plugins (check out bbPress for support forums.) If you only want to use a few features, BuddyPress will automatically adapt, showing only the menu items, pages and buttons for the features you have enabled.

This site is built on WordPress with BuddyPress and bbPress. We hope you’ll consider registering & becoming part of our community. By doing this you’ll be able to contribute to the documentation, ask questions in the forums, and build your user profile so other developers & contributors can keep in touch.

The Team

BuddyPress is a GPL licensed open-source project made possible by thousands of contributors and believers around the world. Patches and RFC’s are helpful and encouraged and props are given and gathered for each major software release.

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