JomSocial Comes to WordPress as PeepSo
JomSocial – The award winning and extremely popular community based software extension for Joomla has made its debut on WordPress under the code name Peepso. It’s is being billed as “the next-generation of Social Networking plugin for WordPress that allows you to create an online community in seconds.”
It took years of public inquires and demands to get iJoomla – the company behind JomSocial to finally hire WordPress developers to create a what is essentially a clone of their Joomla based community software.
What to Expect from PeepSo
The core plugin is available at no cost and can be downloaded straight from your WordPress dashboard. Core features only include member profiles and activity streams. The other features needed to to turn PeepSo into a full fledged online community are available at a premium and can be purchased individually ($30/each) or as a bundle ($90 – $120).
List of Premium Extensions
- FriendSo – Enables Friendships
- PicSo – Photo Sharing
- VidSo – Video Sharing
- MsgSo – Private Messaging
- TagSo – Enables Tagging of Friends
- MoodSo – Mood Sharing
- LocSo – Location Sharing
Some premium features such as “Events” and “Groups” are still in the development stages. Interestingly, I didn’t see any information in regards to integration with bbPress. I’ve reached out to the PeepSo developers for information but have not received an yet.
Interested in seeing PeepSO in action? You can take it for a test drive here.
What do you think? Are you ready to ditch BuddyPress?