Category Archives: BuddyPress

How To Remove Unwanted Activity Streams In BuddyPress?

Today, a SANGKRIT.net hosting owner requested us to help him out in filtering unwanted activity stream stuff in BuddyPress.  He is running a BuddyPress based video sharing and networking website and what he was noticing is his activity steam populated with tons of updates on people joining groups, changing profile photos, posting on forums etc etc (just like old days Facebook).

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How To Make Your BuddyPress Site Full Of Content & Activity In One Click?

Yes, you can automatically generate lots of users, messages, friends connections, groups, topics, activity items – useful for testing purpose in your BuddyPress powered WordPress site. BuddyPress Default Data not only generates data for making BuddyPress look content full website but all imported users will have their avatars, displayed via Gravatar. All auto generated data can be removed in one click.

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How To Show First Name & Last Name In BuddyPress Profile Above @username?

Today Canadadre, a SANGKRIT.net user asked us how to display first and last name in BuddyPress profile, above the @username as by default the profiles only shows @username. In this tutorial we will show you how to do so by following a few simple steps give here.

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How To Limit BuddyPress Group Creation To Site Admins?

By default all BuddyPress site users can create and manage groups. But many network administartions, specially those running social networks of small company, college or school don’t want members on their website to be able to create their own groups, but rather just participate in the ones created by the admin or superadmin.

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Why Your BuddyPress Site Network Is Showing 404 Error On ‘Create A Site’ Option?

BuddyPress default theme (BP-Defaut) is retired. Hence all its child themes are abandoned by the developers. Today one of our reader emailed us asking that his frontend ‘Create a Site’ option present on his BuddyPress based multisite network is showing page not found error.

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Enable Users To Join Groups From Registration Page In BuddyPress

You can easily enable your site visitors to select and join groups (from the areas of their interest) at the time of registration. This way you can easily classify your users into different groups and build better group discussion forums etc. BuddyPress Registration Groups is a free plugin that enables you to allows new BuddyPress users to select groups to join during the registration process.

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How To Manage Pending Account Activations In BuddyPress?

Now you know how to disable the email activation step in BuddyPress. Sometime back we have also discussed about resending the user activation links or manually activating the user accounts in WordPress/BuddyPress multisite networks. This tutorial is about a similar plugin called BuddyPress Pending Activations plugin.

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How To Use BP-Default Theme In New BuddyPress Updates?

With the successful rollout of ‘Theme Compatibility’ in BP 1.7, the BuddyPress core development team has taken a decision to officially retire default bundled theme from the core application. And now BP 1.9 users are noticing that listing of default BuddyPress theme (bp-default) has been removed from the dashboard’s Appearance -> Themes screen (although it will still appear if you currently use the theme and updated the BuddyPress from the older version)

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How To Sync Your Social Accounts To BuddyPress Activity Stream?

BuddyStream provides you a powerful synchronization for all popular social networking websites to BuddyPress activity stream. With free version of BuddyStream you can synchronize – Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Last.fm & Flickr social streams whereas as its premium version lets you include more social networks like Facebook, Google+, Vimeo, RSS, LinkedIn and SoundCloud.

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How To Create A Social Networking Website With BuddyPress?

This tutorial is about creating a powerful and useful social networking website for business, family or whatever. You can easily create one in minutes if you a have a WordPress website. BuddyPress is a free plugin which transforms your WordPress installation in to a social network with powerful social networking features like Extended User Profiles, Activity Streams, Member Account Settings, Friend Connections, Internal Private Messaging, User Groups, Notifications, Site Tracking and there are thousands of good BuddyPress plugins available to extend your networking options & features.

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How To Use WangGuard & Protect WordPress/BuddyPress Website From Sploggers?

WangGuard protects your website from sploggers and spambots, it protects your from their spam users collecting their data on websites it operates by using one centralized database. On every new registration, the plugin checkes the user’s data into its database in order to delete it of suspicions, and protect website from fake or spam registrations.

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How To Implement Breadcrumb Trail Navigation In BuddyPress?

WordPress has many breadcrumb plugins and we discussed about them in a tutorial. Breadcrumbs are not just limited to blogging sites but you can also use it in your BuddyPress network. You can adds breadcrumb trail navigation to your BuddyPress site simply by adding a line of code to your template.

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Increase BuddyPress Networking With Friend Of Friend (FOAF) Connections

Buddypress Friend of a Friend (FOAF) is a new block present inside each member’s profile page and displaying a “Friend of a Friend (FOAF)” display. BuddyPress network admins having BP friends feature enabled then your friends will have their friends. Their friends will also have friends and then again these friends will have friends. So there becomes “social paths” inside your members friends lists. It visualizes nearest path to the member whose profile is visited by another member in your BuddyPress site community and as the world is small and you’ll see that most users know each other – because their friends are friends and so on.

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How To Resend User Activation Email Link In WordPress & BuddyPress?

When working on a WordPress- BuddyPress membership website, the biggest administrative headaches come from the user activation process as there are many a times when activation emails get caught by spam filters or they are deleted unwillingly by the person or simply not understood. Yet by default, WordPress & BuddyPress has no user interface for viewing and managing unactivated users. Here’s a solution for you.

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Latest Development Of Popular BuddyPress Gifts Plugin

BuddyPress Gifts latest 2014 is the latest development of popular BuddyPress plugin, Buddypress Gifts. With this new plugin you can send a gift image and message to member in BuddyPress profile using activity stream function. With this new plugin member can choose a gift from gift box in others member gifts tab and type a message to receiver member. Receiver member can delete or reply message using activity stream function in own profile. Administrator can upload delete and edit gifts item in backend admin dashboard.

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New Buddypress Message Spam Blocker Module

Inside you BuddyPress site network, if any member or may be abot that signed up can start to send messages to each and every other member. By default there are no restrictions. Buddypress Messages Spam Blocker provides you a module for blocking spam and overcome these kinds of negative experiences.

Buddypress Messages Spam Blocker activates some restrictions to your BuddyPress community members:

  • New users can send messages only 24h after their registration, so you’ll have time if bot registrations have to be removed manually
  • Their are restrictions for mass mailings (mails that are sent to “friends” of the contact list are not included in this calculation): ** Users can send 6 messages maximum in 5 minutes ** Users can send 10 messages maximum in 10 minutes ** Users can send 20 messages maximum in 30 minutes ** Users can send 30 messages maximum in 60 minutes ** Users can send 35 messages maximum in 12 hours ** Users can send 45 messages maximum in 24 hours ** Users can send 50 messages maximum in 48 hours

Simply install and activate the plugin and it automatically starts working.