BuddyPress Newsletter #26 — BP 2.9 news, new plugin, useful code snippets

Today I, Slava Abakumov, would like to show you some plugins — one of them is absolutely new, yet another good BuddyPress theme and some useful code snippets to further tweak your community.

In the last issue I’ve sent there was a promo for a PhiloPress BuddyPress plugins store, so it would be really cool to get some feedback from you, my readers, whether it was interesting and useful. Should I continue doing that or doesn’t it really matter?


Official News

BuddyPress 2.9 will require WordPress 4.4

bpdevel.wordpress.com

Nothing more to add, but see the article to appreciate this version bump and remind yourself about the reasons.

Random Codex Pages

Changing Internal Configuration Settings

codex.buddypress.org

There are many internal configuration settings that can be changed by adding a configuration definition line to your wp-content/plugins/bp-custom.php file or use a filter if available.

Articles and How-to’s

Disabling oEmbed support in BuddyPress Activity

buddydev.com

In this article, you can learn a snippet of code that will allow you to disable oEmbed support and remove clickable links in activity.

BuddyPress Get User Cover Image — Developer Notes

m.razvancranganu.com

It’s not that obvious, but quite easy, to display a user defined cover image outside of the members’ loop in BuddyPress.

Themes

Socialize: Multi-Purpose BuddyPress Theme by GhostPool

themeforest.net

(a) Socialize is a multi-purpose BuddyPress theme making it the perfect choice if you want to create a community or social network.

Plugins

BP Required Field Notification

wordpress.org

This free plugin will notify and redirect to profile edit page with all its required fields.

Join BuddyPress Groups

profilepress.net

This extension allows users to select the BuddyPress groups they will like to join at the time of creating an account on your website via your registration form.

That’s all for now

Some links in this email may be affiliate to cut costs on managing the newsletter. They are marked as (a). I never put links to sources I do not personally like in one way or another.

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