BP Group Documents is a BuddyPress Groups plugin that creates within each group a document storage area which includes a list view of all documents and descriptions together with a category search feature. The plugin also includes Widgets that allow for the display of various aspects of your BP Group Documents install.
Plugin Review – BP Activity Share
BP Activity Share is a plugin that allows users to share the activity updates of others, similar to how this can be done on Facebook.
Testing, Configuring and Getting to know your BuddyPress Site
- January 5, 2018
- By Venutius under BuddyPress, Installing BP, Testing
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The combination of WordPress and BuddyPress is a powerful and complex mix, it will take you some time playing with all of the features in order for you to come up with your ideal site. In this article I would like to take you through the basics of getting to know your site and customising it for your purposes, in future articles I will cover adding additional features to your site in order to further customise your installation.
Planning your BuddyPress Social Network
During this article I would like to explore the steps you would take at the very beginning of you social networking journey with BuddyPress.
Plugin Review – BuddyPress Extended Friendship Request
BuddyPress Extended Friendship Request is a simple plugin that adds a short message to accompany any friendship requests sent between site members.
Plugin Review – BuddyPress First Letter Avatar
BuddyPress First Letter Avatar is a simple plugin that gives a colour coded avatar based on a letter from the username of the user, for users that have not set an avatar image. It’s an alternative to assigning a Gravatar or similar. It also performs the same task for Groups.
Plugin Review – IflyChat
IflyChat is a chat plugin for BuddyPress social networking sites, it creates a close approximation to the chat used on the Ning Social platform which features “Chat on any page” as a feature, which allows users to browse around the site without having to leave the chat conversation.
Plugin Review – Eonet Live Notifications
One of the issues with BuddyPress is that notifications are not “Live”, in other words, in order to see if you have any notifications, you need to refresh your web page, this detracts from the dynamism of the site. Eonet Live Notifications fixes this by introducing a live notification in the form of a pop-up that shows up in the bottom right corner of the page, informing you that you have a new notification and providing a click link to view that item.
Plugin Review – BP Required Field Notification
BP Required Field Notification is a BuddyPress plugin that prevents members from accessing the site until they have filled in any required fields within their profile.
Plugin Review – BuddyPress Checkins
BuddyPress Checkins is a plugin that allows BuddyPress users to check in their location as part of an activity update.