BuddyPress private messages are good, its a network plugin. But we don’t have any such functionality in WordPress by default. But still you can add feature of sending private messages by users to each other just like in forum.
Your site users will be having their Inbox and Outbox for messages, they will be getting email notifications for new messages and as an administrator you can control total numbers of items in mailbox of each user group (Administrator, Editor, Author, Constributor and Subscriber) using following plugin.
Private Messages For WordPress is a WordPress plugin that allows users to send messages.
Installation & Usage:
- Install and activate the plugin
- Set the number of PM for each user role, and the email template in the plugin option page (or you can use the default option)
- Set how to choose recipient: from dropdown list or auto suggest from user input
- Now you will see a new menu
Messagesin the left. Just select
Sendfor sending PM or check the
Need more help? View FAQs here.
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