BuddyBoss Platform – Detailed Review

BuddyBoss is an open-source WordPress platform built for the purpose of turning your website into a social networking site like Facebook or Twitter. Till now, more than 50,000+ small & large organizations trust BuddyBoss to be an excellent platform for creating communities.

Unlike other SaaS products, BuddyBoss gives you complete flexibility, control, and freedom to create your own community platform. Moreover, this platform is capable of collaborating with LearnDash WordPress LMS and LifterLMS which can easily help you sell e-learning courses.

The BuddyBoss platform offers out-of-the-box solutions and acts as a perfect add-on for your WordPress websites. By investing in this platform, you will be able to host virtual sessions for small and large networks of online users with no interruption.

However, before investing, it would be better to stay aware of the features, pricing, integrations, and other details in this platform. Here, we reviewed this tool and described everything that will help you decide if it will meet your requirements.   

An Overview of BuddyBoss Platform

WordPress provides access to a plethora of plugins like BBPress, BuddyPress, etc for building an online network. However, if you are looking for a platform that allows you to create communities through which you can sell your online courses and membership content, then BuddyBoss is the right choice.

Apart from BuddyBoss, all other plugins demand users to perform many customization activities, integrate with third-party tools, operate with limited styling options, install premium WordPress themes, etc.

On the other hand, whether it is design-related or features related both the BuddyBoss theme and BuddyBoss platform offer out-of-the-box solutions to build your own version of community platforms on your WordPress website.

A Perfect Fit for Membership Websites

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By installing the BuddyBoss tool, you can turn your website into a membership website. If you are not satisfied with the default features, then you can choose the customization option and provide a better user experience to your community members.

BuddyBoss focuses on connecting people. To keep members engaged, you can create various discussion forums in a structured and bulletin-board style fashion. Members are allowed to create private, public, hidden social groups and share, upload, and view images.

Like other social media networks, you can allow members to create their own unique profiles. Members can enable global, personal, and group activity feeds, with threaded commenting, direct posting, @mentions, and email notification support.

Users can view all their recent community activities and interactions from the member dashboard. The design of the dashboard layout can be customized without altering any program coding.

In addition, the WooCommerce compatibility enables you to launch your own online store and sell exclusive digital and physical products to your members.

Further, the tool delivers e-learning solutions to membership communities. The tool has free access to learning management software (LMSs) including LearnDash and LifterLMS to sell your online course. Through Zoom integration, you can sell digital content, live training, and online courses.

You can host a better interactive session through live chat, Q&As, screen sharing, polling, virtual whiteboard, breakout rooms, and other features. Moreover, past meetings can be turned into video recordings, audio recordings, transcripts, and chat files.

Customization Options

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BuddyBoss is integrated with easy-to-use page builders including Elementor, WPBakery, Beaver Builder, and Thrive Architect.

Depending on your project requirements, you can easily customize the theme layout. The multi-lingual compatibility helps you translate the content into your preferred languages.

To match each element of your website to your branding, the tool gives access to customize the default font size, style, logo, cover photos, header, footer, color, and others.


BuddyBoss has a free demo version. Along with this, it offers three different pricing packages. Depending on the number of sites, the price differs. For 1 site, it costs $228 annually. For 5 websites, it costs $288. If you want to build membership sites for 10 websites, then you will be charged $328 per year.

In addition, with all these pricing packages, you will get 1 year of support and access to use both the BuddyBoss theme and BuddyBoss platform.

Customer Support

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BuddyBoss provides dedicated customer support throughout the community and membership creation process. The team provides how-to-use tutorial, instructions for installation, documentation, and video tutorials to help you get started with the platform. The step-by-step documentation gives clear instructions on how to customize your community website.

Also, if you have a specific question, you can always submit a ticket to their support team. Online communities can empower your members to learn from one another and persuade members to purchase from your brand.

Third-party Integrations

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The tool is compatible with GamiPress, through which you can implement gamification concepts.

The REST API helps you to enhance the existing functionalities of the tool. Through Right-To -Left (RTL) support, you will be able to read languages written in the right-to-left direction.

AppBoss integration allows you to launch your own iOS or Android app with BuddyBoss. More than all, you can keep your members’ personal details safely through GDPR security.

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Bottom Line

BuddyBoss will be a perfect fit if you are looking to create a full-fledged social membership website. With this tool, you can create a social membership site with LearnDash or LifterLMS.

Also, you can build a discussion forum on your WordPress website. You can also click here to view a live demo of how BuddyBoss works.

On the whole, if you like to transform your website into an interactive platform, then investing in BuddyBoss would be profitable! We hope you have a clear picture of whether to invest in this tool.

If you like to buy the tool but are struggling in the part of customization, then take assistance from professionals in ColorWhistle who are skillful in working with BuddyBoss.

We have many years of experience in working with WordPress, so we can shift your normal website into an interactive membership and community platform using BuddyBoss.

Also, if you’re looking to elevate your brand’s social media presence with impactful visuals, consider seeking professional social media design services from an experienced agency like ColorWhistle.

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We have covered all the essential features that we reviewed in BuddyBoss. If you have any more questions, let us know in the comments box below. We are ready to answer your questions.

Disclaimer – This is to inform the readers that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this blog belong solely to the author. Before choosing the software, thoroughly research and find out if it meets your requirements. You can also contact a professional for further assistance.

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