Tag Archives: BuddyPress

BuddyPress is an open source social networking software package owned by Automattic since 2008. It is a plugin that can be installed on WordPress to transform it into a social network platform.


Tutorials – BuddyPress Shortcodes Plugin

A while back I thought about ways to make BuddyPress integrate with the regular posts and pages within WordPress better. I had no idea to properly display BuddyPress information in posts, sidebar or templates. So I came up with the idea to use WordPress Shortcodes to display BuddyPress related content anywhere. Download Bowe Codes (BuddyPress […]


Tutorials – Activity Default to My Friends

This method has some bugs but is a good reference and good start to accomplish adding new tabs to the members page.This Buddypress snippet is meant to change the default activity feed to show ‘My Friends’ instead of ‘All Members’. This involves editing the following 3 files: functions.php, activity-loop.php and header.php – Note: all of […]


BuddyPress at Newham Bridge Primary, UK

This post was written by Adam Heward, a member of the BuddyPress community and ICT Manager at Newham Bridge Primary School. Facebook is an endemic problem for UK schools. Issues from outside of the classroom are being brought into school as a result of Facebook interactions and schools are powerless to do anything about it. I found out […]


One Million and Counting

One Million (and four) Today, BuddyPress saw its one millionth download! Many thanks to the thousands (and thousands!) of contributors, developers, site admins, and users who have made BuddyPress thrive. The ongoing popularity of BuddyPress is a direct result of the vibrant and growing BuddyPress community – we couldn’t have done it without you. Here’s […]


Welcome r-a-y to the BuddyPress Core Team!

Boone, Paul, and I, are excited to announce we’ve promoted r-a-y to be the newest member of the BuddyPress Core team! r-a-y has been involved with BuddyPress since the early days, and has been one of our strongest forum moderators since the very beginning. He’s been diligently iterating on his core patches and contributions, so […]


BuddyCamp Promotional Video

In the video above, Cyri Jones talks about BuddyCamp Vancouver and does a quick summary of how he’s used BuddyPress at BCIT Burnaby. We were blown away at how well done this video was; it’s a great success story, and does a great job at explaining in simple terms why you might want to use […]


Re-Thinking College Admissions With BuddyPress

This post was written by James Davidson, a member of the BuddyPress community and Digital Strategy VP at 7Summits Agency in Milwaukee, WI. In the spring of 2011, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) approached 7Summits for some assistance with the University’s social media efforts. Like most of introductory meetings, we didn’t know what to expect; […]