Plugin – BP Fan Page

BP Fan Page is a simple plugin that gives group admin the ability to set the group to be a Fan Page. This means that the Group is labelled as a Fan Page and it turns into an announcement only group which means only the group admin and moderators can add new Activity and Forum posts. Other members can comment on these but not initiate a new entry.

Once the plugin is installed and activated the group admin will see the following options in the group settings:

Setting the group as a fan page means that the group is labelled as a Fan Page, the forum menu item is changed to Announcements and also the Activity and Forum will be set so that only group admin can add new topics.

If you have a lot of Fan Pages then it’s useful to have a tab in the Groups directory page for Fan Pages. You can enable this by adding WBCOM’s BuddyPress Create Group Type and adding a group type for Fan Pages. With this you can set the group type to be Fan Page and you can configure the plugin to show the directory page tab.


I've been setting up and managing BuddyPress social networks for a few years. I moved from Ning and other platforms and have come to BuddyPress looking to make sites with similar features to them.


Dasia · May 4, 2019 at 4:10 am

Thank you for your plugin…your are a godsend! 🙂

Marilynn · July 13, 2020 at 7:28 pm

Does this plugin assume bbpress is also installed? The announcement link leads to a 404 page not found error. The url mentions “forum”. Basic groups only have “activity”.

    Venutius · January 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Ths should be fixed in the latest version

SonicD · December 31, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Hi, thank you for this plugin!

There is a bug in this plugin which is a bit a pitty.

When a BP user creates a new group and selects Fan Page instead of Group during the BP Group creation process, then when clicking next to go to the next Group setup tab, the WordPress site crashes. It would be awesome if you could resolve this bug? Thank you 🙂

    Venutius · January 19, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve tested this and am unable to replicate the issue. If you enable debugging you should get an error which would help me find the problem.

Alejandro · December 9, 2022 at 11:48 pm

Hello! It didn’t work for me with Youzify. Did I do something wrong? Thanks.

    Venutius · May 1, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    Youzify is weird, they don’t like a lot of plugins, refused to work with me in the past so I gave up on them.

Gunstra · February 21, 2023 at 3:34 am

Anyway of letting the person using the fans only option to monetize their fan group and let them charge a fee for membership and the admin take XX%? I got the idea because Sngine now allows this for pages/groups.

    Venutius · May 1, 2023 at 11:44 pm

    Not sure, what are you using to monetize the site?

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