Lets your users ‘friend’ each other, display funky widgets with avatar mosaics of all their friends on the site and generally get all social!

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Your Friends List
Approve Or Reject Friend Requests
Find Friends
Friends Settings

Want a really powerful, yet straightforward friends system but don’t want to use BuddyPress?

With this plugin, you can bring friends functionality to your WordPress multisite within mere minutes!

Packed full of features such as:

  • Allows your users to ‘friend’ each other
  • Lets users display funky widgets with avatar mosaics of all their friends on their site
  • Generally lets them get all social and hooked up with each other

Check it out!

Simply install and activate the plugin for your users to see a new ‘Friends‘ menu in the dashboard (Below the Settings Menu).

New Friends menu item

Now your users can easily search and add friends.

Find Friends

Find Friends - Pending

The other user receives an email notifying them of their friend request and can choose to approve or reject that request.

Friends - Friend Requests

And of course display all their friends in their sidebar using the friends widget.

Friends - Widget

And they can quickly use the links in the Friends widget to visit their friends’ sites!

Friends widget

Best of all when integrated with the Messaging plugin they can easily send and receive messages from their friends within their dashboard.

This plugin is designed to be used with other social WPMU DEV plugins such as:

  • Messaging plugin – Provides the ability to easily send, receive and read your friend’s messages from inside your blog dashboard.
  • Avatars plugin – For friend’s avatars
  • Community plugin – Create communities with their own discussion boards, wikis, news dashboards, user lists and messaging facilities within their WP admin area.

We know you’re gonna love it….Enjoy!


Start by reading the Installing plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress Multisite.

To Install:

This plugin is Network Activated.

Note: If you have an older version of the plugin installed in /mu-plugins/ please delete it.

That’s it! No configuration necessary!

Please Note:

If the auto-install does not add the db tables for you then run the sql code in “friends_sql.txt”.

To Use:

1.  Search for and add friends by navigating to:

Admin > Friends > Find Friends

Find Friends

2.  Accept and reject new friend requests:

Admin > Friends > Friend Requests.

Friends - Friend Requests

3. Add a friends widget to your sidebar:

Admin > Appearance > Widgets. 

Clicking on an avatar in the friends widget takes you to their site.

Friends - Widget

4.  You can view your friends and remove friends:

Admin > Friends > Friends. 

5.  To send messages to friends from the friends page you need to have the Messaging plugin installed and activated.


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