Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

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Plugin Review – bbp Toolkit

bbp Toolkit is a plugin that allows the site admin to make various styling changes to a sites bbPress forum pages plus more besides.

Plugin Review – BP Profile Search

BP Profile Search is a plugin that can integrate an advanced profile search feature into your Members Directory page that searches through all or selected profile fields.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Group Email Subscription

BuddyPress Group Email Subscription does what it says. It gives your group members the option to be sent emails based on group activity. It allows group admin to set a default subscription level, which is applied to all new members and it also allows group members to set their own choice. This plugin provides a full range of options both to members and managers alike.

Plugin Review – bbp Style Pack

bbp Style Pack is a huge styling plugin for bbPress and more besides. Using bbp Style Pack you can change the look and feel of just about any element of your bbPress forums, for example you can control the colours and font sizes of all elements of your forums listing page, you can do the same with each individual forum topics list page and you can control the same elements for the individual topic and reply page.

Adding Forums to your BuddyPress Site with bbPress

The main BuddyPress Forum component is bbPress. This is a core piece of software created by the creators of WordPress and it is pretty much fully integrated into WordPress and BuddyPress. With bbPress you can create two types of forum in a BuddyPress context – Site-wide forums and Group Forums. Site-wide forums have to be setup by the site admin whilst group forums are optional aspects of groups that are enabled by the group creator.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Activity Shortcode

BuddyPress Activity Shortcode is a plugin that allows you to display activity items on any page you like.

Plugin Review – BP Create Group Type

BP Create Group Type is a BuddyPress plugin that uses the new Group Types feature in order to create a range of admin defined group types for selection by the group creator. Once selected the group type is displayed in the group cover area of the groups pages.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Activity Filter

BuddyPress Activity Filter is a useful plugin that allows you to customise the the way the BuddyPress activity feed works. It allows site admins to limit which filters are available on the activity page, limit which activity filters are available on the main site-wide activity page and customise the activity updates for each post type.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Registration Groups

BuddyPress Registration Groups is a plugin that adds a list of groups to the registration form so that new members can be introduced and join your groups. It means they don’t need to go looking for them to be instantly tied in to their preferred groups. Adding this kind or form to your registration can help you to build a profile for each new member.

Plugin – Avoid Duplicate Titles

Avoid Duplicate Titles is a plugin for WordPress by Whilst it’s not specifically a BuddyPress plugin it is very useful for multi-user situations where there is a high chance of users creating posts with duplicate titles.

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