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Community plugins allow your users to create and share content and interact with other members in your online community. Learn more about our recommended plugins for this category in the table below and compare their features – some of which may only be available in pro or premium versions. 


bbPress allows your users to build and participate in forums and discussion boards. It uses a simple interface and is fully compatible with BuddyPress and other themes and plugins to extend functionality.

BuddyPress is a free, open-source social network plugin for online communities. With it, your users can register, create user profiles and groups, have private conversations, and interact within the community.

Pricing model
Plugin priceFreeFree
Date testedOctober 18, 2021July 7, 2021
Register users to use platform
Create and join groups
Supports add-on features to extend functionality
Send emails and notifications to members
Display activity streams
Spam protection
Supports forums and discussion boards
Set permissions for viewing content
More about bbPressMore about BuddyPress

We only recommend plugins that show an ongoing commitment to WPML compatibility. The authors of the plugins featured in the table above work closely with the WPML team on a regular basis to ensure you can build a reliable, multilingual site.

Other WPML-compatible Community plugins

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