Gravatars are pretty darn great in general. But for certain communities there might be privacy reasons to disable them. BuddyPress let’s you do this, but it does not stop the calls being made to the Gravatar servers. This can sometimes lead to slower page loading times, and thus the people at BuddyPress.org came to the→
Here’s a quick tip straight from the BP-Trac created by R-A-Y. Put the snippet below in your child theme’s functions.php or in your bp-custom.php: Now when a user changes his avatar a new entry gets added to the stream notifying everyone of the new profile picture. Awesome! This functionality will probably be added to BP→
We’ll show you how to create different sidebars for all of the default BuddyPress components.
There is a bug with WordPress Multisite and Buddypress that does not allow for member avatars to translate over to other Blogs on a Multisite network. This is both lame and frustrating, but here’s an easy fix: Look in your wp-content/plugins folder for a file called bp-custom.php. This is not to be confused with the→
Want to moderate new Group sign ups in your BuddyPress community? This trick will show you how to create a custom group request form for your members.
The goal of this trick is to display the friends of a displayed user once in his member area. Just like on BuddyPress.org or wpmu.org.
Most people are not big fans of the default Gravatars BuddyPress uses. That’s why you might want to use your own default images for new Members and Groups.