=== Plugin Name ===
Tags: buddypress, social networking, activity, profiles, messaging, friends, groups, forums, microblogging, twitter, facebook, mingle, social, community, networks, networking, cms
Requires at least: WordPress 2.9.1
Tested up to: WordPress 2.9.2
Stable tag: 1.2.2
== Description ==
Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.
BuddyPress will let users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more.
Try the Demo
If you're interested in seeing what a default installation of BuddyPress has to offer, try out the BuddyPress test drive! This site is a community of BuddyPress users looking to try out and discuss the latest features of BuddyPress.
BuddyPress Test Drive
Who's Using BuddyPress?
More and more WordPress with BuddyPress powered sites are popping up. You can take a look at some of the best sites on the BuddyPress demo page or the BuddyPress section of the WordPress showcase.
Visit the BuddyPress website for more information about BuddyPress.
== Installation ==
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.
You will need to enable permalink support in your WordPress installation for BuddyPress pages to function correctly. You can set this up using the "Settings > Permalinks" menu in your WordPress admin area.
Finally, you will need to activate a BuddyPress compatible theme. Two BuddyPress themes are bundled with the plugin, you can activate these using the "Appearance > Themes" menu in your WordPress admin area. To install other BuddyPress compatible themes, use the "Appearance > Add New Themes" menu and select the "buddypress" checkbox before hitting the "Find Themes" button.
--- Forums Support ---
BuddyPress also includes support for discussion forums. Each group created on your site can have its own discussion forum. If you'd like to enable this feature please use the "BuddyPress > Forums Setup" menu in your WordPress admin area and follow the on screen instructions.
== Frequently Asked Questions ==
= Can I use my existing WordPress theme? =
Yes you can. First install and activate BuddyPress, then download and activate the template extension pack. This plugin will run you through the process step-by-step.
= Will this work on standard WordPress and WordPress MU? =
Yes! BuddyPress will run on both versions of WordPress. If you are using WordPress MU then BuddyPress will support the global tracking of blogs, posts and comments.
= Where can I get support? =
The support forums can be found here: http://buddypress.org/forums/
= Where can I find documentation? =
The documentation codex can be found here: http://codex.buddypress.org/
= Where can I report a bug? =
Bugs can be reported here: http://trac.buddypress.org/newticket/
= Where can checkout the latest bleeding edge? =
BuddyPress subversion trunk can be found at: http://svn.buddypress.org/trunk/
== Changelog ==
See http://buddypress.org/about/release-history/ for a list of changes.