What I couldn’t believe was the speed of development in the year or so since I last looked at WPS Pro. The number and scope of the features has expanded enormously, including 2 or 3 that I, myself, suggested last time around. In fact, I contacted support to ask if a particular feature was available. The feature wasn’t available then, but it appeared within 2 days.
The affordable price and service are so good, I feel compelled to give you my honest opinion and highly recommend it if you’re looking for a social networking, messaging and/or a forum management plugin. This is by far the most superior, fast, lightweight, heavy duty plugin and service I have ever found.
I have been using WP Symposium for over a year now. Before that I fumbled around with BuddyPress but it never worked right or looked the way I wanted it to look and feel. It is clear that Simon and the staff truly care about providing a great plugin, they are on top of the updates and implementing not only what is needed but what the customers request.
Yes, download this plugin and start using it. It’s a better alternative to Buddypress or any other available social network plugin to date, without a doubt. If you want to get serious about your social network, if customization and control of your site’s experience are important things to you, WordPress Symposium Pro is the only real choice. I know, because I’ve been using it since 2011.
Wasn’t sure if to go with BuddyPress / bbPress or something else. However, as a rather rusty HTML and ASP / VB programmer guy, I wanted something coherent and with better documentation and the chance of some hand-holding. Went with WP Symposium Pro and the extensions and spent the $100 with support. Have not regretted my investment.