BuddyPress Activity Plus


BuddyPress Activity Plus adds Facebook-style content sharing buttons to the BuddyPress activity feed so users can quickly share articles, videos, and images with others.

Paste in a link and BuddyPress Activity Plus will automatically pull content snippets for fast sharing. Preview and edit content before posting, add your own commentary and auto-pull titles, descriptions, and thumbnails.

“This plugin is fantastic! It is really a utility plugin for BuddyPress. Thanks for this masterpiece.” – Barnabas

BuddyPress Activity Plus by WPMU DEV is 100% free – no restrictions, no limitations, no advertisements – the exact plugin we offer our members.

Give your BuddyPress activity feed superpowers with features that include:

  • 3 included button styles
  • Simple customization guide for adding custom styles
  • Button alignment controls
  • Set default video embed size
  • Choose default thumbnail size
  • Use a link to pull title, description, and thumbnail into activity feed
  • Only keep images in your directory that are being used with clean up images

Make it faster and easier than ever to post and share content from around the web on your BuddyPress network with BuddyPress Activity Plus by WPMU DEV. Download it completely free today.


  • Add buttons that make it easier to share content from your BuddyPress activity feed
  • Auto add content with a link and quickly preview and edit before publishing
  • Set button style and alignment options
  • Set default configuration options


To Install:

  1. Download the plugin file
  2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
  3. Upload the /bpfb/ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site
  4. Single-site BuddyPres go to Plugins menu and activate there.
  5. For Multisite visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate it there.


Do I need to be a paid WPMU DEV member?

No. This plugin is offered as is at no charge.

How do I get support?

We provide comprehensive and guaranteed support on the WPMU DEV forums and live chat only.


Possibly best free option

Works great. But, I did have to change the moderation settings to make it work for regular members. Also, if the plugin author sees this I have one suggestion.

Add code so that if someone is on a mobile device the link preview is responsive. Or, if mobile, there’s no preview. Just post.


Thanks for this great plugin! It very helpful for me

Here is my archive with .mo and .po files for russian language (99% complete) which i used on my site:



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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Fix for preview URL escaping issue.
  • Expose dependencies manipulation filters.


  • Fix for link contents render after editing.
  • Fix for certain characters cutting shortcode too short.


  • Fix for group document uploads.
  • Fix for potential CSRF issue and attribute escaping.
  • Some cleanup.


  • Added ability to auto-clean up unused images.
  • Some code tweaks and fixes.


  • Added themes and the settings page.
  • Added EXIF orientation support.
  • Better OpenGraph support for link sharing.


  • Trimming images for auto-innjected breaks.
  • Link type hrefs target assigned for external and all keywords.
  • Refactoring the deprecated resizing mehtod.
  • Fixing BuddyPress theme compat layer updates.


  • Fix for shortcodes appearing in activity RSS feeds.
  • Wrapping initialization in mobile browser detection stub.
  • File name sanitization (thanks, buzug).


  • Fixed conflict with duplicated uploader dependencies.
  • Prepared the uploader for l10n.
  • Added image limit define.
  • Added protocol replacement.


  • Added URL scheme prefixing for links that miss it.
  • Added switch for disabling Thickbox.
  • Added waiting indicator for link and video processing.
  • Enter in video/link input triggers preview.


  • Included missing file resource.
  • Re-styled the interface so the icons can be easily changed.
  • Added support for theme to force its own styles.
  • Added OpenGraph image support to link image detection.
  • Added option for overriding the default thumbnail image.


BuddyPress v1.5 compatibility update.


  • Clearer display of cancel button vs. old ‘X’ icon
  • Progress indicator for file uploads
  • Integration with Group Documents plugin.


  • Added remote image support.
  • Upload images cancels out remote image embedding, and vice versa.
  • Remote url input width fix.
  • Added support for user-defined oEmbed width.
  • Added “no thumbnail” option for link sharing.


Initial Release