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BuddyPress Follow

Follow members on your BuddyPress site with this nifty plugin.


  • Fix deprecated notice in widget for those using WordPress 4.3+.
  • Fix member filtering when custom follow slugs are in use.
  • Increase selector scope in javascript so AJAX button works with pagination in member loops.
  • Fix issue with bp_follow_stop_following() when relationship doesn't exist.
  • Fix issue with member loop existence and follow user button defaults.
  • Only show "Following" tab if user is logged in on member directory.
  • Do not query for follow button if a user is on their own profile.
  • Decode special characters in email subject and content.
  • Do not an email notification to yourself.
  • Allow plugins to bail out of saving a follow relationship into the database.


  • Add "Mark as read" support for the Notifications component (only available on BP 1.9+)
  • Add "Activity > Following" RSS feed support (only available on BP 1.8+)
  • Allow users to immediately unfollow / follow a user after clicking on the "Follow" button
  • Dynamically update follow count on profile navigation tabs after clicking on the "Follow" button
  • Change follow button text to remove the username by popular request
  • Add Brazilian Portuguese translation (props espellcaste)
  • Add German translation (props solhuebner)
  • Streamline javascript to use event delegation
  • Fix various PHP warnings


  • Add BuddyPress 1.7 theme compatibility
  • Add AJAX filtering to a user's "Following" and "Followers" pages
  • Refactor plugin to use BP 1.5's component API
  • Bump version requirements to use at least BP 1.5 (BP 1.2 is no longer supported)
  • Deprecate older templates and use newer format (/buddypress/members/single/follow.php)
  • Add ability to change the widget title
  • Thanks to the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board for sponsoring this release


  • Show the following / followers tabs even when empty.
  • Add better support for WP Toolbar.
  • Add better support for parent / child themes.
  • Fix issues with following buttons when javascript is disabled.
  • Fix issues with following activity overriding other member activity pages.
  • Fix issue when a user has already been notified of their new follower.
  • Fix issue when a user has disabled new follow notifications.
  • Adjust some hooks so 3rd-party plugins can properly run their code.


  • Add BuddyPress 1.5 compatibility.
  • Add WP Admin Bar support.
  • Add localization support.
  • Add AJAX functionality to all follow buttons.
  • Add follow button to group members page.
  • Fix following count when a user is deleted.
  • Fix dropdown activity filter for following tabs.
  • Fix member profile following pagination
  • Fix BuddyBar issues when a logged-in user is on another member's page.
  • Thanks to mrjarbenne for sponsoring this release.


  • Initial release.

Requires: WP 3.2 / BP 1.5 or higher
Compatible up to: WP 4.4.x / BP 2.5.x
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Active Installs: 5,000+


4.5 out of 5 stars


1 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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