Using BuddyPress for Social Networks

Plugin Review – BP Messages Tool

Plugin Review – BP Messages Tool

Version Tested: V 1.3

It is a sad fact that occasionally disputes arise between BuddyPress site members and the site admin is asked to step in and arbitrate. In the case of claimed abuse using private messages then ordinarily this is a difficult task as by default private messages are not visible to the site admin. The BP Messages Tool changes that, it gives site admin the ability to view the contents of messages sent between site users and as such can be of invaluable help during such disputes.

On activation, the plugin adds a Dashboard>>Tools>>BP Messages option. Once this is selected the site admin is able to select the Member name or id to be inspected and whether the contents of the inbox or sent items is to be displayed. Choosing the relevant option then displays a list of all messages in that directory including the names of the message participants, the date of the message and the content of the last message in the thread. The admin has the option of deleting the message or displaying the full message thread.

This is a quick and easy plugin to install and use, it provides site admin with what could be an invaluable tool when looking after a BuddyPress Site, 10 out of 10 for this!

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