BuddyPress Links

BuddyPress Links is a drop in link and rich media sharing component for BuddyPress 1.2.x

Author:Marshall Sorenson (MrMaz) (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.0
WordPress version tested:4.3.1
Plugin version:
Added to WordPress repository:05-11-2009
Last updated:08-10-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypres...
Total downloads:89 023
Active installs:200+
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If you're running a BuddyPress community, and would like to give your members the ability to easily share content from across the web, this is your solution! BuddyPress Links allows your members to quickly and easily share links, images, videos, and other rich content.

All links that are shared by your community (with privacy mode set to public) are displayed in a central directory where your members can filter, vote, and comment on them.

Our demo is back online since July 24, 2015!

If you are anxious to try it out, go to the fully functional demo: http://demo.presscrew.com/

Deep Integration

Links is fully integrated with these BuddyPress core components:

Profiles, Activity Stream, Widgets, Notifications, Admin Bar, Admin Dashboard

This deep integration adds a powerful new social tool through which your members can interact:

  • Your members can see the links they've submitted on their own profile, as well as other's.
  • Privacy settings allow your members to have total control over who sees which links.
  • A new activity stream tab is added so your members can quickly see new links which have been added by friends or by other members from across the site.
  • Your members can comment and vote on each other's links.
  • A powerful ranking algorithm turns your links directory into a social book-marking destination.

We've seen some amazing examples of BuddyPress Links in action. Use it to create a directory of images or videos (with built-in lightbox support) for your members to vote upon. Or use it to build a tutorial section of your community with links pointing to articles or rich media from across the web. BuddyPress Links is flexible enough to handle it all.

Feature List

Members can:

  • Create and manage links from their profile
  • Assign links to a category
  • Control the visibility of their links (public, friends only, and hidden)
  • Upload an image "avatar" to show with a link
  • Auto embed rich media from URLs (YouTube, Flickr, etc...)
  • Automatic thumbnail picker
  • Vote on other member's links
  • Comment on other member's links
  • @mentions support

Administrators can:

  • Manage all links (modify, delete)
  • Manage link categories (create, modify, delete)
  • Enable and customize widgets

Other features include:

  • "Digg style" popularity algorithm
  • Rich profile and directory sorting and filtering
  • Most recent links news feed
  • Hundreds of action and filter hooks
  • Full i18n support (need translators!)