Automattic has announced the launch of BuddyPress social networking component for
WordPress multiuser blogging networks.
This enables the users running a network of
WordPress blogs to add a social networking element to their service.
It works with
WordPress multiuser version.
Some of the new features added by BuddyPress include private-messaging features, profile setups and activity streams.
These features are highly customizable to provide the best options for the web publishers.
Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg spoke about BuddyPress: “There’s been a dearth of Open Source tools that enable the social web. I don’t think BuddyPress will be something you use instead of your existing social networks … but if you wanted to start something new maybe with more control, friendlier , or just something customized and tweaked to fit into your existing site, then BuddyPress is a great framework.”