Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

BP Simple Private is a Plugin that allows site admins to create fully private networks within their BuddyPress site.

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Plugin Review – Honorific BuddyPress Usernames https://wordpress.org/plugins/honorific-buddypress-members-name/ Version Tested: V 1.0 Honorific BuddyPress Usernames is a plugin that adds honorary titles such as Mr, Mrs, Dr etc/ to the username of a BuddyPress site member. Installation is simply a case of installing and activating the plugin. Once yu have done this you will need to […]

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Display Widgets SEO Plus is a WordPress plugin that gives you control over the circumstances where a widget will be displayed. It’s an alternative to building multiple sidebars for pages, with Display Widgets SEO Plus you put all of your widgets in the default sidebar and then choose on a widget by widget basis exactly where that widget will be displayed.

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One of the first major issues that hits anyone who has set up a public social networking site with BuddyPress is the about of spam that you have to deal with. Unless you have taken steps to prevent spammers getting access to your site then your life could be hell! This article explains how to configure your WordPress/BuddyPress site in order to avoid the maximum amount of spam.

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Content Aware Sidebars Pro is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create page specific sidebars that replace or merge with the default theme sidebars. The plugin comes with built in support for BuddyPress pages. Content Aware Sidebars Pro has been created for those sites that want to create a unique look on some or all pages by allowing for page specific sidebar content.

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With WordPress/BuddyPress typically problems arise from three areas – Plugin conflicts, Theme issues and Software Bugs. if something is not working then typically you would take the following steps:

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BuddyPress Message Attachment is a plugin that allows files to be attached to BuddyPress private messages allowing site members to send each other files such as pdf’s.

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Before installing BuddyPress it’s best to get your basic WordPress installation configured correctly, this in itself can be quite a complex task and there are going to be many aspects of this that I will not have space here to go into in detail but what I hope to achieve in this post is to give you a basic idea of what is needed and to get yourself in a position to run and install BuddyPress on a firm platform.

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During this article I would like to explore the steps you would take at the very beginning of you social networking journey with BuddyPress.

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