Getting Started

rtMedia is a free plug-in, perfect for running niche BuddyPress and/or bbPress communities. Its settings and functionality can be further extended with the help of 40+ Premium add-ons to greatly improve the community experience on your WordPress website. For more information on its default feature list, refer to this document.

This page will help you determine whether rtMedia will work with your current setup.


For a hassle-free install of rtMedia, your WordPress website needs the latest version of WordPress, BuddyPress and/or bbPress installed.

rtMedia also relies on:

  •  PHP version 5.2.4 or later
  • MySQL 5.0 or later
  • Apache or NGINX web servers

rtMedia works on a shared hosting server, however, we recommend using either a VPS or a dedicated server. This is because at any given time, community websites might have a large number of logged-in users who might be uploading media simultaneously.

Will rtMedia work with my current setup?

Having conflicting plug-ins running on a website is the most common cause of broken features. For the best experience, we have compiled a list of themes and plug-ins that have been verified to work perfectly with rtMedia.

Additionally, rtMedia is compatible with all the plug-ins available in our store.