Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

BuddyPress Groups Extras is a group plugin that allows group admin to add two additions tabs to the group. One page, called “Extras” is composed of fields that can be set up and edited by the group admin. The other page called “Pages” (or any name) is composed of one or more fully editable pages. The concept is to give group owners the ability to add additional information to the group, such as adding a full page description with images and videos.

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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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There are a lot of things that happen by default in BuddyPress that you may have a need to change. For example the types of activities displayed in the activity pages, how many activity items are displayed per page etc. These things can be changed, but you will need to have some knowledge of coding, or be applying a code snippet that you’ve been given.

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BuddyPress Extended User Groups Widget is a plugin that will display a list of groups that the user is a member of or a list of groups that they manage. There is also a version of this plugin that will display the same for the member whose profile is being viewed.

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Another aspect of managing your site is to make sure all of the various emails that BuddyPress sends out are right for you. These email templates are located at Dashboard>>Emails and it is here that you go to edit their contents.

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The information that is displayed in Sidebars is an important aspect of your website, one that can be tailored for each individual page if you wish, though this aspect is one that will tend to make your site setup more complex. In my search for better ways of displaying more relevant information with each page viewed what I have settled upon is a solution using two sidebar management plugins, these are Content Aware Sidebars and Display Widgets.

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The BuddyPress @Mentions is it’s system for sending site members a public message, similar to writing on a users wall in Facebook since the mention will turn up in that users activity stream. @Mentions is normally a one to one thing, if you want to have more than one person in your mention then you must include @member1, @member2 etc. In your activity update.

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Now that you have installed BuddyPress and have configured a number of eats features and those of add-ons it’s important that you get to know BuddyPress from a users perspective. This article will take you through some of the basic features of your BuddyPress Installation from a users perspective. The exact range of features available on any site will depend upon which features have been enabled by the site Admin.

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Buddy Member Stats is a plugin that displays a range of statistics about BuddyPress site members in a tab on their profile.

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