Plugin Review – BuddyPress Checkins

Version Tested: V 1.0.4

BuddyPress Checkins is a plugin that allows BuddyPress users to check in their location as part of an activity update.

After you have installed and activated the plugin, you need to set the Google Places API Code by visiting and registering, then obtaining your API code. This is then entered in the relavent place in Dashboard>>Checkins, along with selecting the types of places that will be available for checkin.

Once the plugin is configured, a “Checkin Icon” appears alongside the input form for activity updates, clicking on this shows all the places that you are able to checkin to for your IP Address.

I found the plugin quick and simple to set up and use, even obtaining the Google API was simple and once configured you got a powerful add on to your BuddyPress network, adding another Facebook like feature to the range of options available to site admin. 10 out of 10!

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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.


Shwe Yee · January 6, 2017 at 7:07 am

Not working on my site. it still showing please wait after click market icon.
I want to know is there country limitation? or my google API setting have problem like API key type?
Is there complete documentation for API for web user check in?

Venutius · January 6, 2017 at 7:12 pm

Yes it’s probably your API setting that is wrong, but you should disable your other plugins and switch to a default theme such as 2016 just to check.

Google have a lot of documentation at

Unfortunately the plugin itself has very little documentation.

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