Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

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Plugin Review LH Private BuddyPress

LH Private BuddyPress is a simple, single mission plugin with no settings to change, you install and activate it and it immediately turns your BuddyPress site into a private network in so much as once it is active then any attempt by a non logged in user to access any of the BuddyPress pages will be redirected to the login page.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Members Only

BuddyPress Members Only is a BuddyPress plugin that will redirect any attempt to access your sites pages from none logged in users to the register page thus enforcing a completely private network.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress First Letter Avatar

BuddyPress First Letter Avatar is a simple plugin that gives a colour coded avatar based on a letter from the username of the user, for users that have not set an avatar image. It’s an alternative to assigning a Gravatar or similar. It also performs the same task for Groups.

Plugin Review – IflyChat

IflyChat is a chat plugin for BuddyPress social networking sites, it creates a close approximation to the chat used on the Ning Social platform which features “Chat on any page” as a feature, which allows users to browse around the site without having to leave the chat conversation.

Plugin Review – Eonet Live Notifications

One of the issues with BuddyPress is that notifications are not “Live”, in other words, in order to see if you have any notifications, you need to refresh your web page, this detracts from the dynamism of the site. Eonet Live Notifications fixes this by introducing a live notification in the form of a pop-up that shows up in the bottom right corner of the page, informing you that you have a new notification and providing a click link to view that item.

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 – Eonet Frontend Publisher

Eonet Frontend Publisher is a new front end publishing plugin that allows site users to edit and create various types of documents at the front end of the site, it’s intended to make post creation for site users quick and simple.

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 Review – BP Required Field Notification

BP Required Field Notification is a BuddyPress plugin that prevents members from accessing the site until they have filled in any required fields within their profile.

Plugin Review – Invite Anyone

Invite Anyone is a BuddyPress plugin that adds a widget allowing site members to invite friends to join the site via email. It also changes the behaviour of group invitations meaning group members can invite non-friends to join the group.

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