By default, any member on your BuddyPress site is allowed to send private messages to anyone in your userbase.
This plugin only allows friends and site administrators to send private messages. Thus, acting as another deterrent from illegitimate users.
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- Rate this plugin
- Spread the gospel of BuddyPress
- Download, install and activate the plugin.
- That’s it! 🙂
- What happens when I try to send someone a private message who isn’t my friend?
You’ll get a nice error message saying that your message wasn’t sent because you are not the recipient’s friend!
Site administrators can always send private messages.
- Can I allow certain user IDs to be private messaged without being friends?
As of version 1.1, you can! Simply add the following line to /wp-config.php or /wp-content/plugins/bp-custom.php:
define( 'BP_PM_RECIPIENT_WHITELIST', '1,2' );
In the example above, anyone can send a message to user ID 1 and 2 without needing to be their friend.
- I noticed that the error message is in English!
Yes it is. But fear not! You can send me a translation file for inclusion in the next release of the plugin.
surprisingly it’s working with the latest buddypress (now 18.104.22.168) and wp 4.5.3 ! well done!
This plugin works for me. I think it is a must have plugin for every serious buddypress community. Thanks r-a-y!
Contributors & Developers
“BuddyPress Private Messages for Friends Only” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Added support to whitelist recipient user IDs
- Make sure site admins can always view the “Send Private Message” button (thanks to intimez and brianglanz for reporting)
- Added check to see if friends component is enabled
- Restructured the plugin into a class
- First version!