BuddyPress Groups Extras Plugin Adds Custom Fields to Group Pages

BuddyPress Group Extras is a brand new free tool for expanding BuddyPress group pages. It written by plugin developer @slaffik to give group admins an easy way to include more information about their groups. Essentially, the plugin gives admins the ability to create their own custom fields for inclusion on the group page. An extra page will appear to display the added content:

As you can see above, custom fields have been added to the page the admin sees when creating or editing group information. Adding new custom fields couldn’t be simpler:

One really cool built-in feature of this plugin is that you have the ability to allow custom fields for groups on a group-by-group basis. This is done through the plugin’s dashboard settings. Check all groups or select only a few for custom field privileges. You can be very specific in giving or restricting extra capabilities for groups.

Current Features of BuddyPress Group Extras:

  • Choose groups you want to allow custom fields.
  • Create custom fields using various type (radios, select, input, textarea etc)
  • Edit fields data on Edit Group Details page in Group Admin area.
  • Display / hide page, where fields (chosen by you) will be displayed.
  • Reorder fields

This is a plugin that nearly every BuddyPress site could put to good use, since it appears to be quite seamless with the platform itself. The BuddyPress Group Extras plugin is available for free from the WordPress repository.

Comments (5)

  1. Fantastic. The next step would be to have a group directory and have it categorized or searchable according to the parameters.

    For example if you chose to add a musical instrument category, then on the groups directory I could sort by Guitars and just show the guitar groups.

    Or perhaps even have a guitar groups landing page, just showing all groups with this extra field = guitars.

    Cheers

  2. is there a way to design your groups background page. I LOVE all the functions of buddypress, but are you able to design the way the groups look? Let me know, thank you!

  3. I want to take this RSS feed http://www.rssweather.com/zipcode/30096/rss.php , or something like it,
    and recreate it using the zipcode from the user profile field %field_9 field_zip-code alt”%

    But, I can’t get it to work. I want the weather to show up in a bottom widget area unique to the users zipcode field from their profile in Buddypress.

    Anyone know how I can do this?

    I think it is failing to pull the user’s zipcode field setting because the RSS feed is from weather.com and not my domain.

    Any ideas?

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