Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

Plugin – BP Featured Groups

One feature I’ve been looking for recently is the ability to highlight specific groups. I could not find a plugin for that but I did find BuddyDev’s BP Featured Members so I took that as a basis and modified it so that it did the same thing for groups.

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.

A feature of the widget I really like is that it includes two slider options – slide and fade to provide a dynamic display of the sites featured groups.

I’ve uploaded the plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory so to install it you simply need to got to the Add New Plugin page and search for it.

Usage is pretty simple. Once activated you can go to the Group Directory and select the groups you want to feature. You can then either use the plugin shortcode [bp-featured-groups] or go to your Widgets page and add the widget to your selected sidebar.


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