BuddyPress Digest: Everything You Missed Over the Weekend

BuddyPress developer Rich Fuller has been busy this past week updating plugins for BP 1.2.4 and creating new functionality that many users will be excited about. Over the weekend, I tested the new updates for the very useful BuddyPress Restrict Group Creation. As an administrator, this tool gives you the ability to finely tune your site’s community and purposes by limiting the scope of user-generated groups.

Exciting Updates to BuddyPress Restrict Group Creation Plugin

Administrators may now restrict group creation by first qualifying their members through WP roles and capabilities checks and/or various member thresholds, including forum posts, friends, status updates, and days since registered.

Restrictions based on threshholds:

New Plugin: BuddyPress Member Profile Stats

Rich also turned out a new plugin this weekend: BuddyPress Member Profile Stats, which displays a simple statistical meta section underneath the profile, including information such as: Member Since, Status Count, Forum Topic Count, Forum Post Count, and Blog Comment Count. Encourage a little bit of friendly competition between your users by publicizing a summary of how much they have been active on your site. It adds some context for the discussions and activity on your site when members are able to distinguish veteran users from those who are newly registered.

If you have any further questions or suggestions for future releases, please subscribe to Rich Fuller’s blog at http://blog.etiviti.com or get in touch with him on twitter.

Important BuddyPress Announcements On Twitter

Maybe you were too busy enjoying the outdoors, recovering from your #wcraleigh hangover or watching LOST this weekend to stay up to date with BuddyPress on Twitter. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:

@etiviti #buddypress 1.2.4.1 is out and fixes the missing blogs issue on WPMU – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypressless than a minute ago via mobile web

Russian #BuddyPress 1.2.4.1 is now available here http://ht.ly/1OHwpless than a minute ago via web

Welcome Pack for #buddypress 1.2.4 seems to work fine. Let me know if people have bugs.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

#buddypress activity stream bump on reply is now active on test site http://etivite.com – just waiting on wordpress.org repo approvalless than a minute ago via Echofon