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Screenshot 2015-03-17 09.45.48 Brick by Brick – A great guide for building your (BuddyPress) community

“Building an audience is already tricky, but establishing a true community is even harder. Setting up your blog, forum, or chat room is only the beginning. It’s what you do…

premium-buddypress-theme-boss Premium BuddyPress Theme Review: Boss. by BuddyBoss

This is the first article in a new series that reviews premium BuddyPress themes and plugins. In our reviews we will not just review the theme/plugin itself, but also give…

Changing the default BuddyPress notifications settings

I think this is one of those small things that should be added to BuddyPress core, but the following snippet allows you to change the default Notification settings for new…

Screenshot 2015-02-23 11.42.04 High quality BuddyPress avatars with Jetpack Photon support

If you need high quality BuddyPress avatars that look amazing on retina devices and are also served through the blazing fast Jetpack Photon CDN, this is the trick for you….

Screenshot 2015-02-22 17.43.41 Show the @mention username under your BBPress user avatars

I found this quick little snippet on the BuddyBoss support forums, and thought i’d share it here. The snippet below will display an user @mention name directly below their avatar…

Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 16.48.56 Add a Easy Digital Downloads “My Purchases” page to a BuddyPress Member profile

The following snippet adds a “My Purchases” page to a member profile. In order for this to work you need the following Easy Digital Downloads set up and configured BuddyPress…

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 10.12.10 Two BuddyPress login tricks you should be using for your community

It’s often in the small things, and this post will give you two small but valuable tricks that make the lives of your community members a lot easier. Trick #1:…

Translate default BuddyPress widgets (or any other widget!)

This is one of those super specific things 99% of you guys probably won’t ever have to do. But it still might be useful for someone out there. If you…

A Simple BuddyPress Shortcode: Display the username

I wanted to show the BuddyPress username of the currently logged in user in a regular WordPress page through a shortcode. Here is how you do it. Add the following…

buddypress-global-search-plugin-new Search your entire BuddyPress community with the BuddyPress Global Search plugin

Every once in a while a new plugin comes along that I can recommend for every BuddyPress community and the new BuddyPress Global Search plugin from the team at BuddyBoss…

Screenshot 2014-12-16 13.09.36 Show a custom message after Multisite site creation

The following snippet allows you to display a custom message as soon as one of your members has successfully created a new site on your Multisite BuddyPress community. Add the…

Screenshot 2014-12-12 11.45.19 Adding a CSS class to the body when the page is not a BuddyPress page

When I write my CSS/LESS I often use body classes to target elements on specific pages on my site. BuddyPress does a good job of adding it’s own custom body…

Screenshot 2014-12-05 20.20.09 Hide BuddyPress widgets on Multisite install

The snippet below allows you to hide the BuddyPress widgets for the bloggers in your Multisite network. Add the code below to bp-custom.php View the code on Gist. Edit: This…

Screenshot 2014-11-01 17.12.48 Adding a country list profile field dropdown to your BuddyPress site

Want to add a country select field to your BuddyPress xprofile fields? This gem of a snippet provided by ShaneBP will do this automatically. Add the code below to your…

jQuery functions and the Activity Stream; A Quick Tip

This one is for the theme developers! When you’re building a custom BuddyPress theme sometimes you need to enhance the activity stream with some jQuery magic. For example if you want to…

Block Activity Types from being added to the Activity Stream

The snippet below will allow you to easily block certain activity types from being recorded from the activity stream. Step 1: Add the following snippet to bp-custom.php View the code…

Display BuddyPress Groups based on specific ID

The snippet below allows you to quickly display BuddyPress groups based on ID. Groups IDs can be found by hovering over the “Edit Group” button on the Group administration page….

Screenshot 2014-04-15 17.20.28 How to hide the main site in the “My Sites” admin menu (Multisite)

I needed a simple way to hide the main site from showing up in the WordPress admin bar across my Multisite community. The following snippet shows you how to hide…

commons-in-box-image How to let CBOX install and setup BuddyPress and BBPress for you

This quick tip comes in quite handy for those who are having issues with setting up BuddyPress 1.6+ and the BBPress 2 Forums. The Commons in a Box plugin is…

bbpress-recent-posts Add Recent Topics to your BBPress Forums homepage

Lately I’ve had a couple of people ask me if it was possible to show the most recent topics on the forum homepage of their BBPress Forums. This is quite…