BuddyPress Tutorial Roundup: 15 Useful Hacks and Customizations
The BuddyPress community is coming up with many excellent tutorials lately, but with so much constant buzz it’s possible to miss some of this high quality content. That’s why we’ve gathered 15 of the best hacks and snippets for customizing your BuddyPress site. Grab a cup of coffee and start bookmarking your favorites!
Use Dropbox as a CDN to host your BuddyPress or WordPress Theme
Bowe Frankema takes you step by step through the process of using the free Dropbox service as a CDN for hosting your BuddyPress theme files. This can help speed up performance and streamline your local development process so that changes are reflected quickly on your live sites. Imagine being able to easily edit your theme from anywhere without the hassle of FTP!
Activity Default to Member’s Friends
This is a great tutorial for making your site more focused on a member’s friend’s activity, rather than the sitewide stream. Adam Nowak shows you how to change the default activity feed to show ‘My Friends’ instead of ‘All Members’. You’ll need to edit three files in order to accomplish this but it will change the whole atmosphere of your social network.
Zebra Styling of Activity Stream Items with CSS3
This tip was posted on BP-Tricks.com by Marshall Sorenson, who found it on the BuddyPress forums, originally suggested by Marco72. It’s a short CSS tweak that will make your activity stream more readable.
Automatically Add New Users to a BuddyPress Group
Fancy up your BuddyPress avatars with some CSS
Style BuddyPress Adminbar Dropdown
Add Gravatar Hovercard to BuddyPress Member Profile Pages
Block Activity Stream content for a specific Blog
This snippet will help you to block activity stream records for a certain blog from appearing in the activity stream. For example, if you want to hide the admin blog updates from the stream, you can. It’s also useful if you don’t wish to ban a blog but prefer not to give it as much publicity. The code was derived from the BuddyPress Block Activity Stream Types plugin.
How to Use Activity As Wire in BuddyPress 1.2
If you miss the wire capabilities we had in the old days of BuddyPress, then this tutorial is for you. You can use the activity as wire, but it will require several edits to your templates. Brajesh Singh outlines each step in this post.
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