BuddyPress is built to bring people together. It works well to enable people with similar interests to connect and communicate.  Just like its parent project WordPress, BuddyPress is a completely open source endeavor. Everything from the core code, to the documentation, themes and plugin extensions are all built by the BuddyPress community. In this article i am going to share 10 must have BuddyPress plugins for your social network. These plugins will help you block spammers, connect, send invites, sharing and much more. Enjoy!

RT Media for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress

rtMedia for WordPress BuddyPress and bbPress

RT media is an all-in-one media solution for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress. It extends existing media features as well as adds many others for itself, its addons and other themes/plugins.

User Switching

User Switching

This plugin allows you to quickly swap between user accounts in WordPress at the click of a button. You’ll be instantly logged out and logged in as your desired user. This is handy for test environments where you regularly log out and in between different accounts, or for adminstrators of sites who need to switch between multiple accounts.

BuddyPress Social

BuddyPress Social

Bringing social engagement to Buddypress  and let your community share to their hearts content all while promoting your website to social networks. Buddypress Social adds Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email sharing buttons to all your community’s activity – from member updates, group activity to media uploads.

BuddyPress Activity Privacy

BuddyPress Activity Privacy

BuddyPress Activity Privacy plugin add a privacy level to activity stream component. The plugin add the ability for members to choose who can read his activity before it posted (Anyone, Logged In Users, My Friends, Admins Only, Only me, My Friends in Group , Group Members …etc).

WangGuard

WangGuard

The most advanced protection against sploggers and spam users registration, is fully WordPress,WordPress MU ,BuddyPress and bbPress 2.0 compatible. WangGuard Always will be free for personal use, this means that whenever you have less than 500 daily registrations or you make less than $200/month, you never have to pay anything for WangGuard.

BuddyPress Activity Plus

BuddyPress Activity Plus

BuddyPress Embed Activity gives your social network all the features and ease of Facebook when it comes to uploading and sharing media! The plugin adds 3 new buttons to your BuddyPress activity stream. Enabling you to attach photos, videos, and even share web links with everyone on your network!

BuddyPress Links

BuddyPress Links

If you’re running a BuddyPress community, and would like to give your members the ability to easily share content from across the web, this is your solution! BuddyPress Links allows your members to quickly and easily share links, images, videos, and other rich content.

Invite Anyone

Invite Anyone

The ability to invite members to the site by email. The plugin creates a tab on each member’s Profile page called “Send Invites”, which contains a form where users can invite outsiders to join the site.

W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache

Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support. The only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and page speed.

WordPress Social Login

WordPress Social Login

WordPress Social Login allow your visitors to comment and login with social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and more. WordPress Social Login also allows you to import users contact list from Google Gmail, Facebook, Windows Live and LinkedIn.