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BuddyPress Featured Groups


BuddyPress Featured Groups plugin allows creating/displaying list of featured groups a pleasurable experience.
It is highly flexible in the way the lists are displayed( slider, list, theme default, or custom).
It also provides a simple API for marking/unmarking groups as featured.


  • Multiple groups can be marked as featured
  • Featured Groups can be displayed using shortcode or widget
  • Featured Groups can be displayed in a banner above the groups directory list, with a choice of grid or two list layouts (simple and full)
  • Featured Groups Can be displayed in the directory too
  • You can use multiple widget/shortcodes
  • Each shortcode/widget can be displayed as a list or a slider of groups.
  • A default theme view for groups list is also supported, It lists the groups using groups-loop.php from your theme
  • Easy API for marking a user as featured/removing group from the list of featured groups.
    For documentation, Please see the plugin page.

This is a fork of BuddyDev’s BuddyPress Featured Members, other than getting it to work for groups this plugin works in exactly the same way.


  • screenshot-1.jpg Widget


  1. Visit Dashboard->Plugins->add New
  2. Search for BuddyPress featured Groups
  3. Install this plugin
  4. Click Activate
  5. Now, you can use the widget or shortcode [bp-featured-groups].

For more details, Please see the plugin documentation page.


April 11, 2019 6 replies
I love your plugin, but there is one function that I really miss from "BuddyPress Featured Members": bp_featured_members_display_directory_tab There is no tab created in the group directory. Is that a problem with my theme or is that feature not added?
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Contributors & Developers

“BuddyPress Featured Groups” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • 14/04/2019

  • Fix: Corrected unwanted aray display.


  • 11/04/2019

  • New: Added Groups directory link


  • 11/04/2019

  • New: Added French translation, thanks to Bruno Verrier.


  • 25/02/2019

  • Fix: corrected banner for cases where featured groups are not found.


  • 25/02/2019

  • Fix: Corrected styling for List2 to remove the bullets.

  • Fix: Removed banner from profile groups page.


  • 20/02/2019

  • Fix: Added settings sanity checking.


  • 19/02/2019

  • New: Added uninstall.php to clean up the options on deletion.

  • Fix: Corrected List2 template filename.
  • Fix: Updated text fields for translation.


  • 19/02/2019

  • New: added two grid layout options for the shortcode.

  • New: added optional featured groups banner to the groups directory page.
  • Fix: amended documentation and shortcode to get better control over the avatar size in the featured groups display.


  • initial release