Create internal communities with discussion boards, wikis, dashboards, user lists and direct messaging for sharing news, thoughts and big ideas.


  • Corrected two queries where mismatched double/single quotes were being used. Effect notification queries.
  • Tested for WordPress 3.9


  • Corrected two queries where mismatched double/single quotes were being used. Effect notification queries.
  • Tested for WordPress 3.9

  • Corrected Next Page link on Manage Communities listing
  • Corrected ordering of listing on Communities, Manage Communities and Find Communities listings
  • Updated WPMU DEV Dashboard notifications.
  • Test for WP 3.8

  • Correct double filtering logic previously added for XSS prevention.
  • Corrected issue which causes initial forum post to have blank content
  • Added support for multi-paragraph content instead of removing line breaks entered.

  • Corrected query of Communities page. Fix to show all items user is owner and member of.

  • IMPORTANT security update
  • XSS prevention patches
  • Update button styles

  • Security patch applied for all SQL queries.

  • Correct call to load language files from plugin path. Was coded for mu-plugins only

  • Correct bug in logic for paging Communities listing.
  • Moved the Add Community form to its own menu panel.
  • Added 3 on by default role capabilities: communities_manage, communities_add, communities_view which can be assigned/remove to restrict access.

  • Corrected role for menus.
  • Updated install.txt with instructions for upgrading from older versions of plugin

Version 1.1.9
  • Regenerate default language files (.mo, .po) per

Version 1.0.8
  • Fixed some PHP Notices/Warnings per
  • Changed logic to NOT require copy of any files to the wp-admin folder.
  • Added hook to plugin activation to create needed tables instead of running manual sql.txt file.
  • Added dependency checking on Avatars and Messaging plugin. Instead of displaying bad links and broken images.

Version 1.1.7
  • Changed line ends for emails body
  • Changed "Content-Type" for send email as html
  • Fixed translation of email's subject and body

Version 1.1.6
  • Changed function of display date for translation

Version 1.1.5
  • Added feature for translate the plugin

Version 1.1.4
  • Fixed problem with send message using the Messaging plugin.

Version 1.1.3
  • Paging bug fixes

Version 1.1.2

    Version 1.1.1
    • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

    Version 1.1
    • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

    Version 1
    • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

    Version 1
    • WPMU 2.6.5 Compatible
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    Downloads 25,208 Compatibility Multisite 4.5.2

    Communities adds powerful social features to Multisite without converting to a complete BuddyPress social network.

    Share news, thoughts and ideas with individuals and groups.

    Add a Bunch of Communities

    Users can search for and join existing communities, or quickly create their own communities, by filling out a simple form.

    Setup message boards, wikis, news areas and community dashboards with a click.

    Creating a new community
    Set up a community with a simple form

    Spark Conversation

    Each community has its own powerful message board with options to create multiple topics and threads. Stay in control with powerful moderation tools.

    Make important conversations sticky and get valuable input.

    Wikis Spread Big Ideas

    Plus, each community also gets its own wiki. Get more done when members can add new pages, edit existing ones and even revert changes if required.

    Wikis make it easy to share ideas with more, accurate information.

    Enjoy simple social networking without having to configure all of BuddyPress with Communities for Multisite.

    If you are upgrading from a version of the Communities plugin older than 1.1.8 please do the following first:

    Remove Communities.php from /wp-admin
    Remove Communities-framework.php from /wp-content/mu-plugins

    For help with installing plugins please see our Plugin installation guide

    To Use:

    Go to Communities > Communities in your site admin dashboard

    Create a new community by:

    1. Adding a name
    2. Adding a description
    3. Choosing if you want users to have to enter a code to join a private community
    4. Clicking Create

    Creating a new community

    Join a community by:

    1. Go to Communities > Find Communities
    2. Add your search term and click Search
    3. Once located click Join or you can Send Message to Owner

    Finding a community

    Working with Message boards

    Message boards work like a forum but are located inside the site admin dashboard.

    Create a new topic on a Message board by:

    1. Go Communities > Communities
    2. Click on the Message Board action link next to the community you want to add it to
    3. Add the title, the content, and if you want select Yes to make it stick to the top of the message board and then click Post.

    Creating a message board

    4.  Users can click on the topic link on the Message board to reply or write their own new topic.

    Replying to a topic

    5.  Here’s how simple it is to reply to a topic on a message board

    Replying to a topic

    Working with Wikis

    The community wiki is designed to support a simple wiki within the site admin dasbhoard.

    To create a wiki:

    1. Go to Communities > Communities
    2. Click on Wiki next to the community you want to create the wiki in
    3. Click on New Page
    4. Add your title, content and click Publish

    Creating a wiki

    Managing Communities

    Community owners and moderators have a Manage Communities menu item under Communities where they can edit, delete items and send news.

    Only community owners and moderators can add News.

    Sending news

    Multisite Gone Social

    Communities is packed full of features

    • Allows users to create their own communities
    • User interact integrates with dashboard
    • Create and reply to topics using Message boards
    • Easy-to-use internal wiki
    • Send out news to community members
    • Send messages to community members
    • Simple community management
    • Make communities public or private