Archive for March, 2010

My Groups widget for BuddyPress

March 19th, 2010

I had a client request a modification of the “Groups” widget for BuddyPress.  Instead, it should be limited to the groups for the logged in user.  And so, I give you the “My Groups” widget.  It will display all the groups for the user alphabetially sorted.  Cheers.

bp-my-groups-widget.php (zip)

Buddypress Group Invite by Email

March 17th, 2010

Here’s another small plugin I wrote: Group Invite By Email.  Basically, it adds an email field to the bottom of the usual “send-invites” screen.  Then, when you click “send invites” it sends the person a nice little email explaining they’ve been invited to your group, and giving them a link to register on your site.

Once they complete the registration, it automatically adds them to the group.  It does this by checking their email address against a list of outstanding invites.  This removes the extra hassle of needing to invite them to the group after you’ve gotten them to sign up, and them needing to approve your group invitation.

In the future, this functionality will likely be bundled with another plugin already existing: Invite Anyone. That plugin allows you to invite non-friends to your group; this one allows you to invite non-members.

Here it is:
buddypress-group-invite-email (.zip)

Buddypress Default Forum Topic

March 14th, 2010

This plugin I wrote that creates a default topic for each group forum in BuddyPress.  Please note, you have to open up the PHP file, and replace the values for the default title and text with what you would like to use.  Even if you are unfamiliar with PHP, this should be very straightforward.

To Install:
-Extract and upload the files to your wp-content/plugins/ folder.
-Go to the “Plugins” screen on the admin dashboard, and activate the plugin

Here it is:
default-forum-topic (.zip)