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BuddyBar Widget


The BuddyBar Widget places all the links on BuddyPress’s BuddyBar in a sidebar widget, so you can hide the BuddyBar without losing all the funcitonality.


  • When a user is not logged in, the widget shows a login form (with a link to the registration page at the bottom)
  • When a user is logged in, it shows all the links a user would need to manage their account
  • The BuddyBar links are based on what BuddyPress components are activated.
  • Multiple Instances are possible.


  • When the user is logged out of BuddyPress
  • When the user is logged into BuddyPress and only the Extended Profiles component turned on
  • With all the BuddyPress components on


  1. Upload the BuddyBar Widget folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Drag the BuddyBar Widget to a sidebar on the ‘Widgets’ page under the ‘Appearance’ menu


What if I don’t have certain BuddyPress components turned on?

The widget only shows links for the components that are turned on.


September 3, 2016
Fatal error upon activation due to a file not being in the "includes" folder. There is no "includes" folder. Someone attempted to resolve the issue on one of the support threads, but I didn't find that solution a successful one. This plugin is not ready for production based on my tests.
September 3, 2016
I love this plugin. Chris (Slushman) is not only very creative, he also responds promptly to inquiries about his work. Thank you. Vida Mas
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  • Restructured plugin to my custom WPPB structure.
  • Found and added additional text for translation.
  • Generated a POT file for translations.


  • I hate subversion.


  • Restructured plugin using WordPress Plugin Boilerplate.
  • Ensured compatibility with WordPress 4.3 and BuddyPress 2.3.
  • Better escaping and translatability.
  • Removed floats from module styling.


Added support for Buddypress 1.5.
Updated deprecated function for user profile link.


Plugin created.