Why Use BuddyPress? …because it looks awesome!!!

I am REALLY excited about BuddyPress. I can’t say exactly why…Oh yeah – because it looks awesome.

Basically, BuddyPress gives you and me the ability to create our own, customized Facebook-type of website. Why would we want to create a Facebook-type of website, you ask? One word: control. Facebook is awesome, but I can think of about 100 ways to improve and/or customize my experience there. In fact, I get frustrated by Facebook’s UI on a daily basis. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to tweak Facebook to your liking?

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to control where images go, how ads are displayed (if they are displayed at all), colors, fonts, and everything else that makes our web space personalized? Well now we can…kind of.

Check out this video of BuddyPress’s lead developer, Andy Peatling, describing how this WordPress MU plugin can be used and ALSO a basic overview of HOW to use it:


  1. JLeuze on July 4, 2009 at 12:46 am

    BuddyPress does look really awesome, I’ve been trying to find a project to use it on so that I can try it out.

    It’s evolving so rapidly, it will be interesting to see what BuddyPress looks like in a year or two.

  2. Toby on July 4, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I have also been on the lookout for a project to use it on. Maybe we’ll build a site for the WordPress User Group with Buddypress…

    In any case, I look forward to seeing it develop over the coming years!

  3. Thanh Lu on January 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing this video. I’ve been wanting to learn how/why to use BP.