BuddyPress is a powerful community plugin for WordPress that takes your site beyond the blog. It includes all of the features you’ve come to expect from any online community, like user profiles, groups, activity streams, notifications, and more.
How to manually install BuddyPress?
1. Download BuddyPress.
2. Upload the plugin to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online using your favorite FTP program.
3. Make sure you have pretty permalinks enabled on your WordPress install.
4. Go to your admin dashboard → Plugins → Installed Plugins
5. Activate BuddyPress. You will be redirected to the BuddyPress Welcome screen.