How will WP Fusion work with the BuddyBoss App?

Update, January 7th, 2022: We’ve updated this post to indicate which features do and don’t work with the app.
Update, March 16th, 2021: As of WP Fusion v3.37 the BuddyBoss app is supported! Check out the details in the documentation.

In case you haven’t heard, BuddyBoss is launching an app 🥳. The app currently works with the following membership plugins:

  • MemberPress
  • PaidMembershipsPro
  • RestrictContentPro
  • Memberium
  • WooCommerce Memberships
  • Wishlist Member
  • LearnDash Groups & Memberships

Of course we have received many inquiries along the lines of, Why isn’t WP Fusion supported??

That’s because, as we often say, WP Fusion isn’t really a membership plugin.

When BuddyBoss talks about MemberPress being “supported”, that means the MemberPress checkout pages, account area, login form, update credit card process, and all the standard MemberPress interfaces have been ported over to the app architecture.

WP Fusion doesn’t add anything to the frontend of your site. So there’s nothing that needs to be converted to work within the app.

#So WP Fusion will work exactly the same?

Not exactly. And do note that this is largely conjecture until January when we’ve had a chance to try out the finished app, but here’s how we think WP Fusion will work.

#Will definitely work

These features we’re quite certain will work with the app:

That’s because all of these features run by interfacing with your database and the respective plugins. They aren’t affected by what theme you’re using, or whether the user is on your website or in the app.

#Might work

These features should work because they affect the “content” of your pages, lessons, and other content. When the app loads the content from your server over the REST API, WP Fusion will check to see if the user has the proper access, and modify the retrieved data accordingly.

However these features may not work properly if the BuddyBoss app caches the same lesson content for multiple users. In that case it’s likely we’ll be able to make adjustments on our end to bypass that cache and preserve the functionality.

#Won’t work

These features almost certainly won’t work with the app:

Anything that happens within the user’s web browser (like redirects or tracking page views or clicks) won’t work within the app, because the app is not a web browser.

However the app will include an option to embed a “web fallback” page from the mobile version of your site, and these features will still work there.


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