BuddyPress Privacy Component Released!
By Jeff Sayre
Finally, after many rumors, and fortunately little innuendo, the public Beta of my BuddyPress Privacy Component is ready!
This component is the first public Beta release. Please read the future.txt file that comes with the download package to learn about upcoming features and release dates. Instructions for installing and using the component can be found in the readme.txt file.
UPDATE (October 23, 2010): Please see this post for information on the release of the BuddyPress Privacy Component.In the screen capture to the right, you can see one of the privacy setting screens. There are actually six user classification filters that can be chosen for each BP object. In this screen capture you will see the option, “Relationship Mapped.” This is no longer an option in the current version. Instead, it has been replaced with the option “Members of these Groups.” Although you can select that option, it currently does nothing. It will be implemented in Beta 2.
NOTE: Comments are now disabled for this post. Thanks to everyone who has tested and provided feedback.
The newest version of my plugin is not yet ready for WPMU 2.9.x or the newly-released BP 1.2. I will be releasing an updated version in the near future (2-6 weeks). Since there have been too many people attempting to use the current version of my plugin under WPMU 2.9.x and now even BP 1.2, I am removing the link to the download repository. Once the latest version is ready for BP 1.2, I’ll create a new post with a new download link. If you want to be notified when my new BuddyPress Privacy Component is released, I suggest that you follow me on Twitter so as to get notified as soon as it is ready.
Okay, enough said. You can
download my BuddyPress Privacy Component here. Once it is close to ready for an official public release, I will upload it to my WordPress Plugin Repository account.
If you read the readme.txt file, you will see that it says, “copy bp-authz.php and /bp-authz/ into /wp-content/plugins/ and activate the plugin.” This means that you need to make sure that you have both the directory /bp-authz/ and the single file bp-authz.php in /wp-contents/plugins/. So, it should look like this:
That last file needs to be at the same level as the /bp-authz/ directory. So, instead of simply dragging the main package directory BPAz into plugins, you drag the contents into plugins instead, leaving out the BPAz directory.
- Requires at a minimum WPMU 2.8.4a and BuddyPress 1.1.1. Preferred environment is WPMU 2.8.6 and BuddyPress 1.1.3
- Although this release is very stable for a beta version, since it is a pre-release version (Beta 1), it should not be used in production environment.
- The component does not come with any theme files. It uses a few custom CSS selectors. If you are using a customized theme (i.e. not the BuddyPress default theme) you may need to adjust your theme’s CSS
- There may be a few issues with filtering out activity stream items. I suspect that the activity object array structure changed in a minor way in BP 1.1.3 and I have not yet had time to see if that is the case.
- Please provide any bug or usage requests in this thread
Do you like this plugin? How about showing your support? You can learn more about what it takes to build, maintain, extend, and support this plugin by reading my Do You Support BuddyPress Privacy post?