Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

Plugin – BuddyPress Group Chatroom

Plugin – BuddyPress Group Chatroom

BuddyPress group Chatroom is a simple chat for BP Groups, it supports the sharing of text and links within a chatroom installed within the GP Group.

Following installation, each group will see a new Group>>Manage>>Chat page. Here the group admin can choose to enable group chat.

Once it has been enabled the chatroom will appear as a new Chat page for the group which is only available to group members, so chat is always private within the group. The chatroom includes a user list and chat area:

This plugin is an updated version of BuddyPress Group Livechat, I thought it would be good to resurrect this as this plugin is very good for GDPR – Most chat plugins these days use external servers where the content of the chat is transferred to a third party. This is not good for privacy. This plugin provides an alternative to that – all data is stored on your own server and is deleted after 30 days. The potential downside to this is that it will only be as responsive as your own server – which means in some cases the chat will be laggy however in testing I’ve not seen this one typical shared hosting configurations.


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