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AppPresser offers integrates the popular “Facebook in a box” plugin BuddyPress, and turns your current BuddyPress powered site into a social networking app.

AppCommunity is an extension that comes with any Agency plan or higher to integrate BuddyPress into your app. It allows AppPresser customers to create a social mobile app for their WordPress website similar to Instagram or Facebook. With AppCommunity, app users can post activity updates, photos, create friendships, send private messages, join groups, and more.

You can make some pretty incredible apps with AppCommunity, or just add a single feature like private messaging to your existing apps.

BuddyPress Mobile App by AppPresser

Demo App: PressChat 3

You can try out AppCommunity in the newest update (3.1.0) of our PressChat app for iOS or Android. Download the app, then sign up free by clicking Log in, then Sign Up.

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Feature Highlights

AppCommunity has the main components of BuddyPress, including activity posting, friends, private messaging, members, profiles, groups, and more. Everything is incredibly smooth and fast, click an image below to see a video.

Other great features include member profiles, search for all components, list filtering (all, friends, me, etc), comments, flagging (required for iOS apps), push notifications for messages and mentions, and more.

Watch a video demo here of the setup and functionality of AppCommunity to learn more.

How it Works

AppCommunity integrates with any WordPress website that uses the BuddyPress plugin along with the AppPresser plugins. You can add the AppCommunity feature to any AppPresser app using our app customizer.

Your app communicates with your website using a custom BuddyPress REST API built for AppPresser apps. Anything that happens in the app is also reflected on the website, and vice-versa. Any users on your BuddyPress site can automatically log into the app and interact there.

It’s important to note that this does not work with custom plugins or BuddyPress customizations, it is separate from your website.


Will my custom BuddyPress plugins work?

We do not officially support any BuddyPress plugins. If you have a plugin that must work in the app, you can use AppBuddy, our iFrame based BuddyPress integration. We do not guarantee it will work, but some custom plugins are being used successfully by our customers.

Can I use a custom theme?

No, custom themes do not work in AppPresser apps.

How much can I customize AppCommunity?

Because AppCommunity is 100% API based, customizations must be done through the WP-API. There are also template hooks to add elements to certain app pages. Here are some examples:

  • Yes: add a custom image and extra fields to the profile and group pages
  • No: integrate a custom plugin for activity posting
  • Yes: modify activity feeds, member lists and more based on membership level