[RETIRED] BuddyPress Group Forum Extras

This plugin is no longer active for current versions of BuddyPress. Please see this trac ticket once bbPress2.0 has become a subcomponent of groups – I’ll research creating a new plugin for both BuddyPress & bbPress2.0.


BuddyPress Forums Extras – View Activity Comments on Forum Posts Info

  • Latest Version: 0.3.0
  • Downloads: 17,948
  • Last Updated: 3289 days ago
  • Requires WordPress Version: PHP 5.2, WordPress 2.9.2, BuddyPress 1.2.5
  • Tested compatible up to: PHP 5.2.x, WordPress 3.0, BuddyPress 1.2.5.x
  • Requires PHP5: Learn more


This plugin will not be updated for future versions of BuddyPress (1.3) – if you would like to take over this plugin, please contact me.

Group Forum Extras v0.3.0 – requires BuddyPress v1.2.5

This plugin is a collection of sub-plugins for group forums.

This plugin package contains the following plugins:

  • Signatures (restrict what html tags can be used)
  • BBCode Lite (or option for Shortcode)
  • Ajaxed Quote
  • Group Forum and Topic RSS Feeds
  • Forum Index (and Widget)
  • Tag Index (and Widget)
  • Latest Topics Widget
  • Activity Stream Comments on Forum Posts
  • Topic Preview
  • Topic & Post CSS for user levels (group admin, group mod, banned, friend, follow, mine)

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Conflict Warning

If you experience a WSOD or fatal error using this plugin, please report the bug.

Extra Configuration

Ajaxed Quote Link

Include a reply box on all pages for ajaxed quote, remove this if statement in the same groups/single/forum/topic.php file

<?php if ( bp_get_the_topic_is_last_page() ) : ?>

(don’t forget about the corresponding <?php endif; ?> )

If your theme was not updated for 1.2.5 – then an action hook bp_group_forum_post_meta is missing from the topic template file. Please update your theme.

Activity on Topic Posts

edit the bp-default theme file: groups/single/forum/topic.php



<?php endwhile; ?>
</ul><!-- !-- #topic-post-list -->



<?php do_action( 'bp_forum_extras_add_after_post_content_li' ) ?>

<?php endwhile; ?>
</ul><!-- !-- #topic-post-list -->

Link the freshness time_since to the last post

edit /bp-default/forums/forums-loop.php


    <?php bp_the_topic_time_since_last_post() ?>


    <a href="<?php echo bp_forum_extras_topic_last_post_link( 15 ); ?>"><?php bp_the_topic_time_since_last_post() ?></a>

Note: 15 per_page is default for bp_has_forum_topic_posts – you may need to change this if you use a different per_page in the loop.

Add CSS highlights subplugin

You will need to add css definitions to your child/theme.

.highlightpost-admin .highlighttopic-admin .highlightpost-mod .highlighttopic-mod .highlightpost-banned .highlighttopic-banned .highlightpost-friend .highlighttopic-friend .highlightpost-follow .highlighttopic-follow .highlightpost-mine .highlighttopic-mine



  • Feature: added highlight topics and posts by user level css subplugin
  • Fixed: Fatal error on Forum Index sub-plugin with “Last Posted” column
  • Fixed: updated ajaxquote for new bp1.2.5 bp_group_forum_post_meta new hook (one less theme edit)
  • Fixed: activity stream on forum posts expanded by default
  • Fixed: forum index table – added thead/tbody/alt


  • Feature: Tag index and widget
  • Feature: Forum Index and Latest Topic widget
  • Feature: Forum Index includes Last Post col (requires some css work)
  • Fixed: Topic RSS feed no longer needs theme edit – bp1.2.4 action added
  • Fixed: Preview no longer esc_attr the the post text – bp1.2.4 new filter fix


  • Fixed: If activity stream was enabled – quoting did not work


  • Feature: Activity Comments on Forum Posts
  • Feature: Topic First Post Preview
  • Feature: Forum Index Widget (max, avatar, desc)
  • Fixed: BBCode List Buttons for expanded Shortcodes Plugin


  • Feature: Topic and Forum RSS Feeds
  • Feature: Forum Index
  • Shortcode: Hook for bbcode buttons js
  • Extra Functions: anchor link freshness topic_time to last post id, add pagination next to topic title on forums-loop (see admin page), topic voices


  • wpmu forum extras admin had an error due bp_is_blog_page returning true
  • sig: some html tag sets not working correct, another conflict with bb_allowed_tags and bp_forums_allowed_tags
  • Sig: bbcode to html support
  • Sig: define restricted html tag set
  • Fixed fatal error bug on wpmu pages (new blog, activation) due to naming conflicts from internal bbPress
  • Quote: now links ‘said’ to permalink of quoted post.


  • Fixed Signature admin bug on changing settings – not saving to db
  • Fixed Signature bug on saving – if admin did not save the signature settings at least once


  • First [BETA] version – forked bbPress plugins