We’ve just launched our BuddyPress Integration in the WordPress Plugin Repository. You can now restrict access to specific features of your BuddyPress community by membership level, allowing you to build a custom, private, and flexible members-only community.
Building a Membership Community with your WordPress Site
BuddyPress adds community features to WordPress, including Member Profiles, Activity Streams, Direct Messaging, Notifications, and more. What many of you have already implemented via custom coding is now possible with one easy-to-use plugin.
With the help of this integration plugin, membership sites running Paid Memberships Pro can now take advantage of the following features:
- Redirect users without access to a specific page which can be used to explain the community features and sell community membership.
- Level-specific settings to restrict access to BuddyPress features including Group Creation, Single Group Viewing, Groups Page Viewing, Joining Groups, Public Messaging, Private Messaging, Send Friend Requests, Listing in the Directory.
- Assign members to groups in BuddyPress.
- Restricted access settings for users without a membership level.
- Option to use the BuddyPress Registration process.
- Assign “member types” by Membership Level.
- Display a Member’s Level Name on their BuddyPress Profile.
Migrations Steps for Sites Using a Custom-Coded Solution
Prior to this Add On’s release, we did offer a custom-code solution to restrict BuddyPress access to Members. If you are using a custom solution loaded via a Plugin for PMPro Customizations, below are the steps to migrate to the new Add On-based solution.
- Locate the custom code in your Customizations Plugin.
- Uncomment or Remove the custom code. We recommend saving a copy of the code as a backup.
- Install and activate the BuddyPress Add On for Paid Memberships Pro.
- Configure the Add On settings per your unique restriction goals. Read the documentation page for help on setting up the Add On.