Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

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Plugin Review – BP Bulk Delete

BP Bulk Delete is a simple plugin that allows BuddyPress Admins to delete all Activity, Notifications and messages older than a specific date. This is aimed primarily at older systems to remove unused database entries.

Plugin Review – BBP Close Old Topics

BBP Close Old Topics is a simple plugin that adds the ability to automatically close topics once they are older than a pre-defined period.

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.

Plugin – BP Add Post Updates to Activity

This is a simple plugin which allows the BuddyPress Admin to enable blog post updates to be advertised in the BuddyPress Activity stream. By default, notifications to the Activity stream only happen on new post creation, if the post is then updated later, there is no activity update and your sites users will not be informed of the changes. This can be discouraging to your authors looking to inform site members of changes to published posts. BP Add Post Updates to Activity fixes this.

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 – Inline Image Upload for bbPress

Inline Image Upload for bbPress is a forum plugin that adds a visual editor tab to forum topics and replies, with the ability for the insert image button to also allow image upload.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Image Field

BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Image Field is a plugin that adds an image selector to the range of profile fields available to BuddyPress. When installed, it allows for users to add images to their BuddyPress Extended Profile.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Group Reviews

BuddyPress Group Reviews is a plugin that allows website users to submit reviews of groups, adding a vital feedback element for group owners. Reviews can be general or can include specific criteria.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Xprofile Member Type and Member Type Generator

BuddyDev have introduced two plugins that could have significant impact on the shape of how we use BuddyPress site memberships and profile information. With the introduction of the BuddyPress Xprofile member type, BuddyDev have created what could be the beginning of a series of plugins to exploit the ability to assign site members their member type.

For this plugin review I’m going to review two plugins that work hand in hand to deliver one thing – user selectable members type at registration, with the ability to display a directory listing of the members of each type.

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.

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