Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

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Plugin Review – BP Activity Share

BP Activity Share is a plugin that allows users to share the activity updates of others, similar to how this can be done on Facebook.

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Extended Friendship Request

BuddyPress Extended Friendship Request is a simple plugin that adds a short message to accompany any friendship requests sent between site members.

Plugin Review – Wise Chat

Wise chat is a simple chat plugin that installs a chat page on your WordPress site allowing site users both registered and non-registered to interact together via a basic chat application.

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 – 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 – BuddyPress Checkins

BuddyPress Checkins is a plugin that allows BuddyPress users to check in their location as part of an activity update.

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