How to Make a Social Media Website (Beginner’s Guide)

Do you want to make a social media website? Creating a social media website lets you provide a platform for users to share news, updates, and opinions on various topics. It can build a sense of community among users with shared interests and boost engagement with discussions and forums. In this article, we will show you how… Continue reading How to Make a Social Media Website (Beginner’s Guide)

BuddyPress 12.0 to Introduce Community Visibility Feature that Restricts Access to Members Only

BuddyPress 12.0 is set to introduce a new Community Visibility feature that gives site administrators the option to restrict access to the community sections of the site. Sites set to “members only” will show an access error message and a login form when a non-logged-in user tries to view a page generated by BuddyPress. The… Continue reading BuddyPress 12.0 to Introduce Community Visibility Feature that Restricts Access to Members Only

BuddyPress to Host Virtual Contributor Day on April 20

Representatives of the BuddyPress core team will be hosting a contributor day alongside the French WordPress Community Contributor Day in Paris on April 20, 2023. This in-person event has filled up its registration and posted its schedule already, but BuddyPress core developer Mathieu Viet is inviting people to join online to contribute to BuddyPress. “As we’re… Continue reading BuddyPress to Host Virtual Contributor Day on April 20

BuddyPress 11.0.0 Adds Filter for Improved JS and CSS Asset Loading, WebP Support, and New Ways to Fetch Activities

BuddyPress 11.0.0 is now available thanks to the efforts of 34 contributors. The release is named “La Scala” in honor of a pizza restaurant located in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, a Paris suburb. Version 11.0.0 introduces a few important changes. BuddyPress has improved the way it loads its JavaScript and CSS assets with the addition of a new… Continue reading BuddyPress 11.0.0 Adds Filter for Improved JS and CSS Asset Loading, WebP Support, and New Ways to Fetch Activities

BuddyPress 11.0.0 to Limit JavaScript and CSS Asset Loading to Community Pages Using a Filter

BuddyPress will soon be improving the way it loads its JavaScript and CSS assets so that they are only loaded on community pages. Previously, the plugin would load them indiscriminately on every page. BuddyPress lead developer Mathieu Viet said he’s not sure there is a specific reason explaining why this was kept in place. Before… Continue reading BuddyPress 11.0.0 to Limit JavaScript and CSS Asset Loading to Community Pages Using a Filter

Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo

In reaction to as yet unpublicized details about the abuse of active install data in the WordPress.org plugin repository, the charts displaying that data have been removed from plugin pages in a move expected to be temporary. Important (and some familiar) questions are emerging as this story unfolds: how to balance the values of openness,… Continue reading Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo

BuddyPress Plugin Usage Declining, Remaining Contributors Discuss Path Forward

In the most recent BuddyPress developers’ chat, contributors discussed progress on the upcoming 11.0.0 release, which is expected on December 14, 2022. Mathieu Viet, one of BuddyPress’ lead developers who spearheaded the effort to get the BP Attachments API into BuddyPress 2.3 in 2015, has been working on templating to display single media items on… Continue reading BuddyPress Plugin Usage Declining, Remaining Contributors Discuss Path Forward