BuddyPress Compliments


BuddyPress compliments adds a smart way for BuddyPress members to interact with each other via compliments.

  • Install the plugin
  • Create unlimited number of Compliment types (eg: Thank you – Good Writer – Cute Pic – Like your Profile – etc.)
  • A Compliment button and Compliments tab will appear in each member’s profile.
  • When you click the Compliments button, a popup will show up with compliment types
  • Submitted compliments will be visible in user’s compliments section.
  • Compliments can be set as private and visible only to the member receiving them.
  • A notification is optionally sent to the compliment receiving member.
  • Compliments can optionally be tracked in BuddyPress Activity
  • Members can delete compliments received (option to prevent this available).
  • Compliments are now paginated
  • Compliments can be renamed to anything Ex: “Gifts”

We built this plugin especially for Whoop! our WordPress Directory Theme powered by GeoDirectory.

The plugins has been tested with the following themes before release:

Twenty Thirteen, Twenty Fourteen, Twenty Fifteen, GeoDIrectory Framework and Whoop! of course.

Should you find any bug, please report it in the support forum and we will fix it asap!

BuddyPress Compliments is 100% translatable.


  • The compliments page where you can add compliment types.
  • A Compliment button and Compliments tab are added to each profile page.
  • Click the Compliments button and a popup will be displayed with compliment types for submission.
  • Submitted compliments will be visible in user's compliments section.


Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 3.1 or greater
  • BuddyPress plugin
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option. To do an automatic install of BuddyPress Compliments, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type BuddyPress Compliments and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin you install it by simply clicking Install Now. BuddyPress Compliments installation

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading BuddyPress Compliments and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex will tell you more here.


Automatic updates should seamlessly work. We always suggest you backup up your website before performing any automated update to avoid unforeseen problems.


No questions so far, but don’t hesitate to ask!


Perfect Plugin to Increase User Interaction

I use this plugin in an elearning site (https://wams.tech) to promote camaraderie and foster positive recognition between students. Developer is knowledgable and was EXTREMELY helpful and quick to reply to inquiries. I now have a custom solution that doesn’t exist anywhere else within WordPress.

Thanks for the stellar plugin and support!

Great Work! Very Cool

Cool plugin! My users very happy now!

If someone need russian translation – take it there (Если кому-то нужна полная русификация, снизу ссылки на скачивание):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0QbLJfU0F92WGxpd25RTmNnRUE/view?usp=sharing – mo and po files
https://yadi.sk/d/hmwM6_8U3E5dTk – mirror on yandex disk

Just paste both files from downloaded archive to (Просто залейте два файла из скачанного архива по пути): /wp-content/plugins/buddypress-compliments/languages/

Effective and easy to use.

Like many other users, I was looking for a plugin that could be integrated with Mycred to allow users to send gifts/compliments with points. The developers of Buddypress Compliments were eager to fufill their users’ wishes and quickly contacted Gabriel at Mycred to work something out. And now we got our wish! Even if you don’t use mycred, this plugin is still a great addon to encourage user interaction. Did I mention that the support is just awesome, also?

Perfect Little Gifts

Running a social website that relies heavily on myCred points, this plugin is the simply the perfect solution to give each member of my site a way to use their points that they earn. I have not been able to find a single thing that does what this plugin can, and have used a lot of the advice and help given on the support forums to do small customization to make it fit perfectly on my site.

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Contributors & Developers

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




Send compliment button can be displayed in /members page – ADDED
PHP undefined notices in wordpress admin – FIXED
Option added to remove plugin data on plugin delete – ADDED
Email headers changed from string to array() and MIME-Version removed – CHANGED
Compliment not displaying content in activity page – FIXED
Filter added to prevent duplicate compliments – ADDED
Compliment can be redirected to individual compliment page after send – ADDED
Compliment can be redirected to individual compliment from notifications – ADDED


Notification incorrect from email – FIXED


Email notifications not working – FIXED
Compliment line break and clickable support removed. Use filter to override – CHANGED


Compliment user settings page – ADDED
Linebreaks are removed on compliment messages – FIXED
Compliments message links are clickable – ADDED


Admin can delete compliments – ADDED
Use singular name instead of slug name – FIXED
404 page when deleting compliments – FIXED


Compliment message uses slug name instead of singular name – FIXED
Send modal form not showing properly in mobile – FIXED
Plugin out of BETA


Added support for member only compliment display – ADDED
Added filters and actions for whoop theme compatibility – ADDED
Changed textdomain from defined constant to a string – CHANGED
Notification not showing properly – FIXED


Option added to enable/disable activity component – ADDED
Option added to enable/disable notifications component – ADDED
Added placeholder text to message textarea – ADDED
Changed textdomain from defined constant to a string – CHANGED
Compliments in activity dropdown filter is ambiguous – FIXED
Undefined property ID notice – FIXED


Compliments can be renamed to anything Ex: Gifts – ADDED


404 error while sending compliments – FIXED


Members can see other members compliment page? setting – ADDED


Docblocks added to all functions, filters and actions – ADDED
Members can delete compliments received? setting – ADDED
Number of Compliments to display per page setting – ADDED
Custom CSS styles setting – ADDED
Validation added when adding compliment, icon required – FIXED
Some strings are not translatable – FIXED


  • Support for bp activity component – ADDED
  • Compliments can be deleted by the receiver – ADDED
  • Supports for bp notification component – ADDED
  • Translation support – ADDED
  • Compliment Icon upload form uses latest media uploader – CHANGED
  • Send compliment modal form z-index bug – FIXED


  • First release.