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BuddyPress Links

BuddyPress Links is a drop-in link, image, video and other rich media sharing component for BuddyPress 2.0 and higher

  • Bug
    • [BPL-30] - Single link comments are broken

  • Bug
    • [BPL-29] - Settings tabs are not working as separate pages.


  • Story

    • [BPL-10] - Improve admin interfaces
  • Task

    • [BPL-26] - MetaCafe API is no longer reliable, fall back to page fetching
    • [BPL-27] - Update Flickr API URL and embed code to latest
    • [BPL-28] - Remove PicApp and Fotoglif fetching, both sites are defunct
  • Bug

    • [BPL-24] - Database tables not being created on activation
    • [BPL-25] - YouTube videos not being fetched properly


  • Bug
    • [BPL-21] - Navigation issues related to bp-legacy templates
    • [BPL-22] - Form templates are sometimes being included twice
    • [BPL-23] - Improve CSS compat with bp-legacy templates


  • Bug
    • [BPL-2] - Broken sidebar
    • [BPL-3] - Issue with multi-network installation tables
    • [BPL-4] - Pro settings are frozen with BP 2.2


  • Compatibility hot fix for BuddyPress 2.2.


  • Compatibility testing up to BuddyPress 1.9.1
  • Added BuddyPress "legacy" theme support (1.8 and higher)
  • Compatibility testing with the Twenty Thirteen and Twenty Fourteen themes
  • Added new setting to allow disabling of the my links tab on the main directory navigation
  • Added new setting for customizing order by items, their wording, and order
  • Added new setting for customizing the default order by selection
  • Added new setting for max tabs to show in directory navigation
  • Fixed non-logged in user trying to vote error message
  • Additional minor bug fixes


  • Compatibility testing up to BuddyPress 1.7.3
  • Added new setting to disable page fetching
  • Added new setting to use numeric ids in permalinks instead of slugs
  • Added new setting to prevent duplicate URLs from being submitted to directory
  • Link Manager (dashboard) now shows newest links first
  • Several minor bug fixes


  • Fixed broken page details fetching


  • Compatibility testing and tweaks to fully support BuddyPress 1.7
  • Added setting to completely disable voting
  • Added setting to disable down votes (only up vote clicker shows)
  • Added setting to hide avatar options box on create/edit link form
  • Added setting to hide advanced settings box on create/edit link form
  • Fixed broken custom avatar uploading that affected some BuddyPress 1.7 installs
  • Fixed missing links directory page title
  • Fixed broken comments issue
  • Misc performance tweaks


  • Updated URL patterns to support secure links (https)
  • Changed default management capability and make it an overridable constant


  • Removed custom cron scheduling due to plugin conflicts
  • Fixed pagination of links manager admin screen
  • Killed colorbox dynamic image window sizing in favor of fixed size
  • Minor fixes to resolve issues related to WordPress 3.5


  • Added new settings screen, sweet!
  • Added activity nav item position setting
  • Vote panel template tags now print unescaped html instead of passing to sprintf()
  • Cleaned up admin screen html, added sidebar with upgrade links and other info


  • Fixed friends only privacy setting was displayed even when friends component disabled
  • Fixed admin bar items showing up when user not logged in
  • Fixed issue with slugs containing extended characters
  • Fixed dashboard styles that were in conflict with other plugins


  • Fixed embedded video issues caused by responsive themes
  • Upgraded to Colorbox 1.3.2
  • Fixing missing sidebar on create link page
  • Additional BuddyPress 1.6.x fixes


  • Removed group integration
  • Removed profile sharing


  • PHP 5.4.x compatibility fixes
  • BuddyPress 1.6.x compatibility fixes


  • Wrap link loop item category with span
  • Clean up style enqueueing
  • Added constant to force external link from directory listing


  • Sidebar widget works again
  • Automatically fix URLs which are entered without http://
  • Fixed link list pagination issues
  • Fixed possible link list filtering issues
  • Fixed AJAX spinner when fetching details


  • Upgraded to latest version of colorbox
  • Moved dashboard menu to its own top level spot
  • Fixed navigation menu formatting
  • Fixed create/edit form errors not displaying
  • Fixed issue with videos not playing
  • Fixed double link in global navigation
  • Fixed link home sub-navigation not displaying
  • Fixed avatars not displaying properly
  • Fixed broken custom avatar uploading
  • Many additional minor BuddyPress 1.5 compatibility fixes


  • Tested with WordPress 3.x and BuddyPress 1.2.6
  • Improved compatibility when groups component is disabled
  • Improved compatibility when activity component is disabled
  • Added configuration constant for disabling groups integration
  • Added configuration constant for using select box for categories on create form
  • Added filter to bp_links_is_url_valid() to allow extended validation
  • Fixed pubdate bug in feed generator
  • Fixed linkmeta bug where empty values where being passed to array_map()
  • Updated RU translation, props SlaFFik


  • Fixed comment count bug
  • Fixed nasty bug that caused filtering not to work for specific translations
  • Fixed some translatable string issues, props SlaFFik
  • Updated RU translation, props SlaFFik


  • Initial group integration support added
  • Added profile and group sharing features
  • Create link directly from user profile and group pages
  • Moved link list update/error messages to inside the current link's li block
  • Added external link icon next to main link URL on the link list
  • All link list targets and rels are no longer set by default and must be explicitly set with a filter
  • All link list content is now separately filterable for finer control over URLs and content
  • Load members profile links using plugins template instead of members home action
  • Link description can be configured as optional with a constant
  • Usability fixes to the link create/admin form (props Mike Pratt)
  • Changing the component slug is now officially supported
  • Heavy duty javascript refactoring


  • Fixed broken paging
  • Fixed bug with status check in some queries
  • My Links now correctly only shows the displayed user's links
  • My Links activity now correctly only shows the displayed user's links activity


  • Fixed nasty SQL query bug, big props to windhamdavid
  • Fixed broken category filtering that affected recently active links for single user
  • Updated French translations, props Chouf1
  • Added German translation, props Michael Berra
  • Added Swedish translation, props Ezbizniz


  • Baseline BuddyPress 1.2 support, REQUIRES BP 1.2 or higher
  • Removed classic theme support (may re-support in the future if there is a huge demand)
  • Wire support has been dropped and replaced with the activity stream
  • Deep and seamless activity stream integration, complete with RSS feeds
  • @mentions support, complete with e-mail notifications
  • Lightbox for viewing photos and videos without leaving the site
  • Moved template files to plugin dir to ease future upgrading
  • Added support for template overriding from child theme
  • Moved link loop item HTML from hard coded PHP to a template (links-loop-item.php)
  • Added the much requested filters for link REL and TARGET
  • Completely hooked into default theme AJAX (no duplicate functionality)
  • Removed redundant "Home" link from link list
  • Major overhaul of how we hook into the dashboard
  • Replaced full blown widget with a basic widget based on groups
  • Replaced custom elapsed time function with bp_core_time_since for continuity
  • Added filters for changing navigation tab names.
  • Fixed many old bugs


  • Added support for auto embedding standard web pages
  • Added automatic thumb picker for rich web pages
  • Fixed layout bug that was affecting all webkit browsers
  • Some other minor bug fixes


  • Added support for auto-embedding of rich media (API documentation coming soon!)
  • Reduced create/admin form to one page
  • Wider selection of thumb sizes for the links widget
  • Many CSS improvements and fixes
  • Lots of general refactoring
  • Some minor bug fixes


  • First beta versions
  • Many, many i18n fixes
  • A few bug fixes

Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.7
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


3.3 out of 5 stars


0 of 2 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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