Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

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Plugin – BP Messaging Control

BP Messaging Control is a plugin that offers very powerful controls over BuddyPress messaging via a simple settings interface. The plugin maps out all the roles used on the site and allows each to be assigned No Messaging, Admin Only, Reply Only or Full Messaging. In addition email quotas can be assigned. This is ideal for monetizing or differentiating messaging as part of your membership site.

Plugin – BuddyPress Restrict Messages

BuddyPress Restrict Messages is a useful plugin for sites that wish to control in-site spam to users. It comes with two modes of operation – Admin control and User control, these allow users or site admin to restrict messaging to friends, followers or just to members of the same groups.

BuddyPress Customisation Tips

This article attempts to show what type of modification can be made to BuddyPress in order to allow the novice to begin to customise the look and feel of a BuddyPress installation. It is intended that by working this way beginners to BuddyPress can quickly get to grips with the basics of customisation as well as implementing some pretty cool features.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Poke

BuddyPress Poke aims to provide a Facebook – like “Poke” feature to your BuddyPress Social Network, allowing site members to give each other a prod from time to time.

Plugin – BP Site Post

This plugin brings BuddyPress post statuses to the front-end, with a simple yet highly customizable user interface supporting Friends Only, Members Only, Group and Follow post statuses. Designed to work with both BuddyPress and BP Post Status, this plugin adds features no other plugin can.

Plugin – BP Group Home Widgets

The ability to personalize a groups home page is an important part of letting new group members know exactly what the group is about. BP Nouveau adds a group home page with a widget area that this plugin exploits to allow each group creator to add videos, full featured text and other BuddyPress widgets to this page.

Plugin – BP Directory Views

BP Directory Views turns the traditional BuddyPress Members and Groups directory lists into a smooth grid view. It works with both the Legacy and Nouveau BP Themes and works to maintain a uniform grid – with no untidy gaps in the grid!

Plugin – BP Profile Home Widgets

BP Profile Home Widgets is a plugin designed to allow the BuddyPress user to personalize their profile by allowing user defined widgets to be added to the BP Nouveau Home Page widget area. It also adds widget areas to the BP Legacy profile page to allow the plugin to be used there.

BP Featured Groups adds on the Groups Directory the ability for site admin to select groups as being featured. The plugin includes a shortcode and a widget which allow the featured groups to be displayed anywhere on the site.

Plugin – BP Fan Page

BP Fan Page is a simple plugin that gives group admin the ability to set the group to be a Fan Page. This means that the Group is labelled as a Fan Page and it turns into an announcement only group which means only the group admin and moderators can add new Activity and Forum posts. Other members can comment on these but not initiate a new entry.

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