BuddyDrive is a BuddyPress (2.5+) plugin that uses the BP Attachment API to allow the members of a community to share files or folders. Depending on the BuddyPress settings, the access to the BuddyDrive user’s content can be restricted to:

  • the owner of the item only (private),
  • people that know the password the owner set for his item (protected),
  • the friends of the owner of the file (Restricted to friends),
  • the members of the group the content is attached to (Restricted to groups),
  • specific members the owner selects (Restricted to members),
  • or everybody (public) !

This plugin is available in english and french.


  • File shared into multiple groups.
  • BuddyDrive Uploader.
  • File shared with specific members.
  • Content of a shared folder.
  • BuddyDrive items administration.


If you have any question

Use the support forum of this plugin.




Works fine the only thing missing is that you can create more than one folder in buddypress groups

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  • !important Requires WordPress 4.5 and BuddyPress 2.5.
  • Use custom post status to set a file or folder privacy.
  • Completely revamped UI (Backbone/Underscore).
  • Multiple file uploads.
  • Share a file into multiple groups.
  • Directly upload new files or create new folders from the current group.
  • Share files or folders with specific members you select.
  • Real shared folders.
  • Search.
  • Detailed user statistics.


  • Prevents an error when the downloaded file size is bigger than the WP memory limit (props bentasm1).
  • Improve the way the Groups selectbox is populated and include a new filter to eventually restrict the groups the user can share an item into.


  • Add new hooks to allow custom privacy settings.
  • Fix 2 notice errors.
  • Fix an english error.


  • Fix a regression introduced in 1.3.1 when opening folders shared in groups.
  • Introduce a new filter to customize the main BuddyDrive query.
  • Make sure custom fields are shown when editing files.


  • Allow custom loop to list files according to the files privacy
  • Allow BuddyDrive’s group nav item visibility/access to be overriden
  • Adapt to WP List Table changes introduced in WordPress 4.3
  • Use the correct filter for the type being saved in BuddyDrive_Item->save()


  • Requires BuddyPress 2.3
  • Uses the BuddyPress Attachments API to manage user submitted media.
  • Introduces the BuddyDrive editor, a specific tool plugins can use to attached file to their content.
  • Updates the group’s latest activity when a file is shared with the members of the group.
  • Improve the Bulk delete feature in the Administration screen to make sure each user’s quota will be updated.
  • Now includes a thumbnail for public image files when embed in the activity stream, a private message, a post, a page, …


  • Spanish translation, props sr_blasco
  • Make sure add_query_arg() urls are escaped.


  • Now Administrators can view users private files and folders on front-end
  • Improves translation by allowing the mo file to be out of the plugin’s directory
  • Fixes a notice error using the BuddyPress Group Extension API
  • Fixes a notice error when the BuddyDrive main page is displayed (eg: password form)
  • Removes accents from filename when saving a file to avoid char encoding troubles
  • Makes sure the quota and other upload restrictions are doing their job
  • Introduces some filters to add new upload restrictions


  • Fixes a problem when sharing folders in the activity stream
  • Improves translation by better localizing javascript files
  • Fixes a notice error in the BuddyDrive Administration
  • Fixes a notice error in case the file does not exist anymore


  • Adapts to changes introduced in plupload feature by WordPress 3.9
  • List all user’s groups setting the per_page argument to false
  • Improves javascripts and corrects some bugs in this area
  • Uses dashicons
  • Improves theme “adaptability” using BuddyPress members/single/plugins.php template and a new screen class
  • Allowes the use of custom fields for BuddyDrive Files
  • Adds an action to track downloads
  • Adds filters to add a custom column in WP List Table
  • Enjoys the “2.0” BuddyPress wp-admin/profile to display user stats
  • Adds a filter to change the upload dir
  • Adds a select box to sort items by last edit dates or names
  • Removes the Network:true tag and uses specific checks to be sure BuddyDrive shares the same “config” than BuddyPress
  • Adds a link in BuddyDrive’s groups pages to open current user’s BuddyDrive explorer


  • fixes a bug reported by a user in BuddyDrive files and folders admin (Checks WP_List_Table)
  • Modifies the way BuddyDrive group extension is loaded (waits for bp_init to be sure group id is set)


  • fixes the bug with hidden groups.
  • brings cutomizable slugs and names.
  • brings more control over users upload quota (by role or even by user).
  • adds an information in network administration users list or blog administration users list.
  • BuddyDrive can now be automatically activated for newly created groups.
  • tested in BuddyPress 1.8 & still requires at least version 1.7


  • files, folders management for users
  • Requires BuddyPress 1.7
  • language supported : french, english

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