Custom Profile Menu for BuddyPress

Description

Ever wished you could add custom pages to the BuddyPress profile menu? Here’s a plugin for that. Simply install and activate the plugin, add your custom menu page(s). That’s it, Bingo!

The Custom Profile Menu for BuddyPress plugin lets you add custom static pages to the BuddyPress profile menu. Extend the extremely limited BuddyPress profile menu by adding your desired number of custom pages to it, with your desired content along with the built-in Home, Activity, Profile, Notifications, and Settings items.

Use Cases

The major use case of this plugin would be adding custom sections to the BuddyPress profile, e.g. a terms & conditions page or static pages with shortcodes for forms, appointment bookings, WooCommerce products, and other infinite possibilities.

Core Features

The core features of the plugin include the abilities to:
* Add custom static pages to the BuddyPress profile menu
* Add submenu pages by assigning a parent menu page
* Set a default submenu page for a parent submenu page
* Re-order the menu items.

Installation

Installation of the Custom Profile Menu for BuddyPress plugin is very simple. Follow along with the installation procedure in the dedicated Installation tab.

Usage

  1. Install and activate the plugin
  2. Go to your WordPress Dashboard→BP Custom Menu
  3. Add a new page, enter your content, and publish. It will automatically show up as a menu item in the BuddyPress profile.
  4. In order to create a submenu page, please specify a “Parent” under the “Menu Page Options” in the right sidebar of the edit screen.
  5. In order to specify a default submenu for a parent page, select a submenu page in the “Set Default Submenu” selection under the “Menu Page Options” in the right sidebar of the edit screen.
  6. In order to re-order the menu items, enter an index in the “Order” field under the “Menu Page Options” in the right sidebar of the edit screen. A higher index means a higher level in the menu.

Support

If the above usage steps don’t answer your question(s), if you want to report an issue or if something is not working as expected, please create a topic in the Support Forum.

Contribute

If you want to contribute to the plugin by reporting issues, implementing new features and so on, here’s its development repository on Github.

Sponsor

You can sponsor this project and support my open-source development by becoming a Patron!

Screenshots

  • The Custom Profile Menu for BuddyPress page list.
  • Edit screen for a parent menu page.
  • Edit screen for a submenu page.
  • View of a parent menu page in the BuddyPress profile.
  • View of a submenu page as a default submenu item of the parent menu page.

Installation

Requirements

This plugin requires the BuddyPress plugin to be installed and activated to work.

Install

Automatic Installation

  1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard→Plugins→Add New.
  2. Search for “Custom Profile Menu for BuddyPress”.
  3. Click on “Install”.
  4. Once installed, click on “Activate”.

Manual Installation

  1. Download the plugin .zip folder using the download button on this page.
  2. Go to your WordPress Dashboard→Plugins→Add New.
  3. Click on the “Upload Plugin” button.
  4. Upload the downloaded .zip file.
  5. Activate it.

Usage

  1. Install and activate the plugin
  2. Go to your WordPress Dashboard→BP Custom Menu
  3. Add a new page, enter your content, and publish. It will automatically show up as a menu item in the BuddyPress profile.
  4. In order to create a submenu page, please specify a “Parent” under the “Menu Page Options” in the right sidebar of the edit screen.
  5. In order to specify a default submenu for a parent page, select a submenu page in the “Set Default Submenu” selection under the “Menu Page Options” in the right sidebar of the edit screen.
  6. In order to re-order the menu items, enter an index in the “Order” field under the “Menu Page Options” in the right sidebar of the edit screen. A higher index means a higher level in the menu.

FAQ

Is this plugin free?

Definitely! Custom Profile Menu for BuddyPress is free and always will be.

How many pages can I add to the menu?

Unlimited.

Reviews

October 20, 2019
One of the most researched issues with BuddyPress is menu management. The BuddyPress menu and submenu format leaves a lot to be desired IMO, with over-lapping titles and sub-menu items appearing in one menu when intuitively it should appear in another. Moreover, the adding of custom menus and submenus requires some coding knowledge, whilst many previous BuddyPress menu plugins are no longer supported. This is where this plugin comes in. Using this plugin it is easy to create new custom menu and submenu items. Each menu item creates a new page (screen) where you can insert your own content. I'd like to see this plugin supported and developed further as it has a lot of potential. I've been in direct communication with Nahid, the developer, and he is proactive and positive.
July 27, 2019
I always felt a little bit uncomfortable when it came down to the menu of BuddyPress. And this plugin really made that easy and fun now! Thanks!
July 25, 2019
Does exactly what it says !! Really nice support also. Thanks for your work !
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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Profile Menu for BuddyPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.1

  • Fixes the image and shortcode not rendering issue.

1.0

  • Initial Release