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BuddyPress Components and Features

Published on May 17th, 2013 by @mercime

BuddyPress is a powerful plugin that takes your WordPress.org powered site beyond the blog with social-network features like user profiles, member types, activity streams, user groups, group types, and more. You could set up a community site for your university, an intranet for your company, a public/private network for your special interest groups, and many […]

Groups

Published on May 8th, 2013 by @mercime

Groups in BuddyPress are gatherings of members, posts, and any other user-generated content. A member can create a group in BuddyPress (if enabled by Super/Site Admin) and thus becomes the group administrator. Every group includes a Status Update form for members and the latest group news which can be kept up to date by group […]

Members

Published on May 7th, 2013 by @mercime

BuddyPress makes it easy for you to build your community or social network and establish relationships among members with default components such as Extended Profiles, Activity Streams, Friend Connections, Private Messaging, User Groups, and Blogs (multisite installation only) and major features like Notifications. The following is an overview of the default membership features using BuddyPress. […]

Activity Streams

Published on May 7th, 2013 by @mercime

Activity streams aggregate all of your activities across a BuddyPress installation. Enabled BuddyPress components make use of the activity stream component, which means any sort of activity can be recorded. Blogs posts, new friendships and blog comments are among the most popular activities recorded. Furthermore, custom components can also hook into the activity streams, meaning […]

User Extended Profiles

Published on May 7th, 2013 by @mercime

Highlight the best of your community members by creating an unlimited number of Extended Profile (xProfile) Fields and/or groups of Extended Profile Fields custom-made for your social network. To start creating xProfile fields, go to administration menu Users > Profile Fields. If you have a multisite installation with BuddyPress activated network-wide via Network Admin > […]

Messages

Published on May 7th, 2013 by @mercime

Sections Public Messages Private Messages Private Message Screens How to Send a Private Message Public Messages BuddyPress provides ways for you to send a message publicly to another member of the site or network. Members will be notified of public messages by a new message count in the Notifications circle in Admin/Toolbar as well as […]

BuddyPress Widgets

Published on May 7th, 2013 by @mercime

BuddyPress provides widgets which you can add to any of your theme’s widget areas. To activate these, go to dashboard menu Appearance > Widgets. (BuddyPress) Friends (BuddyPress) Groups (BuddyPress) Log In (BuddyPress) Members (BuddyPress) Recently Active Members (BuddyPress) Sitewide Notices (BuddyPress) Who’s Online (BuddyPress) Recent Networkwide Posts – Multisite Installations only (BuddyPress) Friends A dynamic […]

Version 1.7.1

Published on April 30th, 2013 by Boone Gorges

On April 29, 2013, BuddyPress 1.7.1 was released to the public. This is a maintenance update. For Version 1.7.1, the database version (_bp_db_version in wp_options) was 6080, and the Trac revision was 6968. Summary Fixed a deprecated jQuery call (#4964). Improved the construction of avatar URLs on multisite setups (#4948). Fixed a number of instances […]

Members Navigation Menus

Published on April 24th, 2013 by Hugo Ashmore

With the stable release of BP 1.7 came the introduction of a new means of rendering the members navigational elements. Long discussed and requested had been the desire to have the menu navigation rendered as a true UL construct with sub menu items as correctly nested ul/li elements as this would allow for not only […]

Upgrading older plugins that bundle custom templates for BP 1.7

Published on April 12th, 2013 by r-a-y

This article examines what you can do as a plugin developer to maintain backwards-compatibility template support, while utilizing the newer template-loading approach as featured in BuddyPress 1.7. We will walk through a real-life case study involving the BP Follow plugin and what was done to update the plugin for BuddyPress 1.7. Intro If you created […]

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