Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

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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.

Plugin Review – Buddy Notification Bell

Buddy Notification bell is a BuddyPress plugin that adds a notification marker onto a page based on a shortcode, whenever the user gets a notification and is viewing a page with the shortcode loaded then the notification bell will sound and they will be able to click on the bell in order to view the notification.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Global Search

BuddyPress Global Search is a plugin that can create a unified search facility for your entire BuddyPress site, adding all the BuddyPress components into the search if desired. It extends the functionality of the existing site search.

Plugin Review – Match Me for BuddyPress

Match Me for BuddyPress allows site Admin to set up specific profile fields to be compared between site members, the plugin then displays the resulting match percentage in the members profile cover image area.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Featured Members

BuddyPress Featured Members is a plugin that allow site admin to identify site members as featured, these members can then be displayed via a Members page filter, sidebar widget or shortcode.

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