Is Buddypress a good solution and alternative to use with LifterLMS?

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QuestionsIs Buddypress a good solution and alternative to use with LifterLMS?
Gloria asked 2 years ago

Hello, Adam and all! It's been a year since I started building out my online math and science homeschool courses WordPress website here: I just launched my site this past July. Here's my question: Is Buddypress a great alternative to using the new and unfortunately expensive LifterLMS Social Learning platform? I'm yet bootstrapping and looking for a good solution for my students. However, I am concerned about reviews I read about Buddypress slowing people's websites down. So, if I go for BP, I want to be sure that I have the tools as a WP newbie amateur to efficiently run it without it slowing down my website to a crawl.

What do you think? Would it be an easy enough solution for me? I've thought about taking social learning off of my site completely and going with Edmodo (, but, the cons are that, are well, Edmodo wouldn't be tied into my website and more challenging to get students to engage with myself and each other unless I had something like BP integrated into my WP site. Your advice is much appreciated!



1 Answers
Adam @ WPCrafter Staff answered 2 years ago

Well, I have always discouraged people from using anything BuddyPress related because it is VERY complex and there is really only 1 company that are experts with it, BuddyBoss. It will be a VERY expensive solution in time and money, unfortunately.

I would encourage you to see for yourself, maybe in a test WordPress install.

Is there a reason you wouldn't have a Facebook group for the engagement? I am sure all the students are already on Facebook. Also, its easier to get all the activity in their Facebook feed. This is primarily why I have a Facebook group because that is where people have conversations.