My question is actually quite simple, but I think there are a number of answers to choose from:

If one were to use WordPress, what would be the most elegant way of creating a part of the website that has "People Profiles", whereby; they can update their own mini-blog, add images, assign them a multitude of taxonomies, etc. (basically having a very light version of Facebook functionality plus some e-commerce products specific to the person). Scalability would obviously be key too, would need to work for 10, 100, 1000+ profiles.

I think my first instinct would be to try and go with BuddyPress as a support application from which these profiles would originate, but there are possibly other solutions?

What do you think?

Thank you!


You can accomplish that with:

  • a regular instal of WordPress but with a lot of work and hacking around to get it where you want.
  • a multisite install of WordPress that would make it a bit easier but still a lot of work and customization.
  • a fairly easy case with BuddyPress.

    Basically it just installing BuddyPress ,some plugins and configuring it a bit not only the profiles but also the mini-blogs,multitude of taxonomies,images and e-commerce products specific to the person. its just for that.

So I'd say your best of with BuddyPress, and why not?


Yes, try BuddyPress. BuddyPress allows extended profiles, plus your members can write their own blogs.

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