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Published on September 15th, 2010 by Boone Gorges

There are various ways to customize your BuddyPress site: BuddyPress plugins in the repository create your own plugin or develop a custom theme The BuddyPress forums offer up many code snippets and solutions from the community to help you add that extra functionality. External Resources

Group Settings and Roles

Published on July 12th, 2010 by Boone Gorges

BuddyPress allows any member to create a group around a common interest or purpose. Here are some basic settings that will help you get your BuddyPress groups up and running. Privacy Options When creating a group, you have the option of making your group Public, Private, or Hidden. Public groups are visible in all group […]

Changing Internal Configuration Settings

Published on September 30th, 2009 by John James Jacoby

N.B: This article lists deprecated settings as well as current ones   There are many internal configuration settings that can be changed by adding a configuration definition line to your wp-content/plugins/bp-custom.php file or use a filter if available. Here’s a list of the current configurations that can be changed:   Avatar Configurations Avatar specific settings […]


Published on September 24th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

Before installing BuddyPress, please make sure that you’ve checked the minimum server requirements and WordPress version compatibility. Automated Installation Download and install WordPress. Head to your “Plugins → Add New” menu in wp-admin. Search and install ‘BuddyPress’. Make sure you have pretty permalinks enabled on your WordPress install. Activate BuddyPress. You will be redirected to […]

Customizing Labels, Messages, and URLs

Published on April 8th, 2009 by Lance Willett

Do you want to change various labels and messages in BuddyPress, but don’t want to hack the core files to do so? This page explains how to use a language translation file to customize BuddyPress labels, messages, and URL slugs. Note: This is not intended for full language translations. If you intend BuddyPress to be […]

Improving Performance

Published on December 18th, 2008 by Andy Peatling

Due to the highly dynamic nature of social networks, without caching BuddyPress will add extra load on your server. Thankfully, there are lots of options for increasing the performance of your server that take very little time to set up. Reduce Database Hits With many different content objects on each page, BuddyPress needs to pull […]

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