The former developer of the BuddyPress Gifts Plugin abandoned it some time ago. This is always sad but understandable when a developer doesn’t have time to commit to his plugin anymore. I’m happy to report that BuddyPress Gifts has been adopted and the new developer is calling it BuddyPress Gifts Rebirth. This is a very cool plugin that allows members of your BuddyPress site to send each other “gifts”. Administrators can upload, delete and edit gifts from the dashboard, making them entirely customizable.
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Location check-ins are an exciting part of social networks that let members keep track of their friends doing fun things in fun places. Users love to broadcast their locations and the option to check in keeps them coming back to visit the site, especially via mobile devices.
Without the help of plugins and/or custom theming, there’s not a lot of flexibility with WordPress sidebars. When you’re working with BuddyPress, a set sidebar may not always be the best choice for use sitewide with your various components. BuddyPress developer @slaFFik has released a new plugin that aims to give you more flexibility in widget display, whether it’s in your sidebar or footer or any other widgetized area.
Getting information about how your BuddyPress users are interacting with the community can be very useful in relationship to your development goals. It’s also especially important if you’re trying to strategize ways to monetize your BuddyPress site.
BuddyPress Component Stats is a new plugin that can help you start collecting some valuable information. It gathers statistics about the users who interact on your social network and classifies them according to the main components of Buddypress (Forums, Groups, Blogs, Activity, Friends, etc.).
You can also conveniently export the records found to PDF and XLS formats for use within other applications.
Are you trying to raise money to build a children’s hospital, fund a missionary, save the whales, or start a social movement? Whatever your cause may be, we have something that can help you reduce the stress of trying to bring in funds. Say hello to our new Fundraising plugin, a powerful and adaptive open-source solution for organizing fundraisers and donations.
BuddyPress doesn’t have enough breadcrumbs! Want to improve navigation within your community? Breadcrumbs Everywhere is a plugin that will add breadcrumb trail navigation within BuddyPress components.
Here’s what it looks like on member pages:
Here’s an example of breadcrumbs on the group pages:
The plugin includes a few admin options for changing the text for the home link, blog link and the breadcrumb divider:
Everyone who manages a BuddyPress community needs to know about the new BuddyPress Toolbar plugin. It’s a small and lightweight plugin that changes the WordPress admin bar to include useful admin links and resources for BuddyPress sites.
Want to distinguish groups from members who are using the mystery man default avatar? The BuddyPress Group Default Avatar plugin makes it easy to upload your own custom avatar. Simply upload your image via FTP or using the WordPress media library and then paste the full URL in the plugin’s options screen.
If you’re a fan of the BuddyPress Courseware plugin, you need to check out their beautiful new website, located at coursewa.re. Courseware is a learning management system built for use with BuddyPress. The new website features an introduction video, access to the support forums, a live Twitter feed of Courseware-related news, latest commits, and the plugin’s documentation handbook.
The BuddyPress Links plugin, created by Marshall Sorenson, is now available in the PressCrew Shop. This plugin is a great addition to any BuddyPress community. It allows members to create and manage links, share others’ links, embed rich media, and much more!
Three tiers of support are currently available:
Personal – up to three domains.
Business – unlimited domains OR one multi-site network.
Developer – unlimited domains AND multi-site networks.