Plugin – BuddyPress Restrict Messages

BuddyPress Restrict Messages is a useful plugin for sites that wish to control in-site spam to users. It comes with two modes of operation – Admin control and User control, these allow users or site admin to restrict messaging to friends, followers or just to members of the same groups.

After the plugin is installed and activated there is a new admin page – Settings>>Restrict Messages. In here the site admin can choose either admin control (over all site users) or User control.

With admin control selected, the settings page expands to show the controls that can be set:

Here the site admin can place restrictions over who can send messages to whom, either friends, followers or groups. If the group option is selected then further control is enabled over which types of groups the member will receive messages from.

With user control selected, each user is given a Profile>>Settings>>Messages page in their profile and the same options can be set:

This plugin was originally created by Rich @ etivite who stopped maintaining the plugin and has kindly agreed to my taking over the plugin. In the first release of the plugin I’ve made some changes to correctly enforce the desired options but otherwise the plugin is still in it’s original form.

The plugin will always allow messages to site admin and will not allow site admin to restrict who is able to send them messages.


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.

1 Comment

Márcio · May 23, 2021 at 12:24 am

Cara, você é bom, parabéns pelas ferramentas que tem fornecido.

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