WordPress WordPress Plugins

Plugin Update: BuddyPress Automatic Friends v1.5

BuddyPress Automatic Friends version 1.5 is now available for download.

What’s New in Version 1.5

* Add display that shows which users are selected via the admin panel
* Updated admin menu hook to support multisite
* Updated to support BuddyPress 1.5

WordPress WordPress Plugins

New Plugin Release: BuddyPress Automatic Friends

I have released a new plugin for BuddyPress that automatically creates and accepts friendships for specified users upon new user registration.  “Tom” thanks you.

You can check it out here!

Code WordPress

BuddyPress: Disable the Public Members Directory

The following code snippet can be used to disable access to the default BuddyPress Members Directory.  Simply add the following code to your theme’s functions.php file.

//Disable members directory
function disable_directory_members() {
 global $bp, $wp_query;
 $bp_is_directory = false;
 bp_core_redirect( $bp_root_domain );
add_action( 'bp_core_action_directory_members', 'disable_directory_members', 2 );

Update – 11/17/2011:  As of BuddyPress v1.5 this post this method is deprecated. You can now achieve this same result by unpublishing the ‘Members’ page from the ‘Pages menu in the admin area.

Code WordPress

BuddyPress: Remove a Sub Item from a Navigation Menu

This example demonstrates how to remove the Notifications item from the BuddyPress Settings default navigation menu. Simply add the code below to your theme’s functions.php file.

Here is a similar example that could be used to remove the System Notices menu from the Messages section.

News WordPress Launches with Style @ Tribeca Grand Hotel

After almost a year of grueling labor, the website created to find apartments, jobs and stuff from your friends and their friends is finally going beta!  500+ members and counting! Read the full story.

“I want it to be like Friendster,” declares Socialisting founder Lawrence Lewitinn, then quickly clarifies: “The early days.” We’re at Socialisting’s launch party. I found out about this party because I spotted it on Facebook and recognized some attendees. I found Lawrence at the party through Peter Gaston, a SPIN editor my girlfriend met through work. Friends of friends! Theme!

The description for Lawrence’s List asks members to concentrate on listing jobs they’re involved with. “This list is effective when it’s my friends or their friends meeting/hiring/moving in with my friends or their friends, not if it turns into another Craigslist where crazies/kooks/stalkers can find/meet/harass/kill/cook each other.”

Aren’t strangers the worst?

-Nick Douglas
BlackBook Magazine