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BuddyPress Toolbar

This plugin adds useful admin links and resources for BuddyPress 1.5+/1.6+/1.7+ to the WordPress Toolbar / Admin Bar.

Quick Access to BuddyPress Resources - Time Saver!

This small and lightweight plugin just adds a lot BuddyPress related resources to your toolbar / admin bar. Also links to all setting/ tab pages of the plugin are added making life for community managers/ administrators a lot easier. So you might just switch from the fontend of your site to 'Activity Moderating' (BP 1.6+), 'Groups Admin' (BP 1.7+) or the 'Main Settings' page etc.

General Features

  • The plugin is primarily intended towards (multisite) admins and webmasters.
  • Support for all native BuddyPress settings plus a huge list of supported plugins & themes out of the box (see below for full listing).
  • Fully Multisite compatible, you can also network-enable it - full support of Multisite specific stuff!
  • A massive list of resource & community links is included: support forums, code snippets, translations etc.
  • A special - fully conditional - "Manage Groups" group where plugins like hook in.
  • The added menu items by the plugin follow the same user cabalities as their original links - in other words: if a link to a settings page is not displayed without my plugin for a certain user role/capability it won't be when my plugin is active!
  • 4 action hooks included for hooking custom menu items in -- for all main sections plus the resource group section (see FAQ section here for more info on that).
  • 11 additional icon colors included :) (changeable via filters)
  • 7 filters included to change wording/tooltip and icon of the main item - for more info see FAQ section here
  • For custom "branding" or special needs a few sections like "Extensions" and "Resource links group" could be hidden from displaying via your active theme/child theme - for more info see FAQ section here
  • Fully internationalized! Real-life tested and developed with international users in mind! Also supports update-secure custom language file (if you need special wording...)
  • Fully WPML compatible!
  • Tested with WordPress branches 3.6 Beta, 3.5+, 3.4+ and 3.3+ - also in debug mode (no stuff there, ok? :)

The plugin is fully compatible with the latest WordPress version 3.4+/ 3.5+ and therefore with BuddyPress 1.6+ and 1.7+. It's also still compatible with former BP branch 1.5 (and WP 3.3+) but we always recommend to run the latest versions. The plugin dynamically supports the different admin settings links in BOTH BuddyPress versions! -- So, just go and manage your community. Use this time saver! :-)

As the name suggests this plugin is intended towards community managers/ webmasters and administrators. The new toolbar / admin bar items will only be displayed if the current user has the WordPress role/cabability of administrator. (Note: This can be customized via helper functions/constants, see FAQ here.)

Plugin Support

At this time my plugin out of the box supports also links to settings pages of some BuddyPress specific plugins:

Theme/Framework Support

At this time my plugin out of the box supports also links to settings pages of some BuddyPress specific/supporting themes or frameworks:

Special Features

  • Not only supporting official BuddyPress sites ALSO third-party and user links - so just the whole BuddyPress ecosystem :)
  • Link to downloadable German language packs - only displayed when German locales are active (de_DE, de_AT, de_CH, de_LU)
  • Link to official German BuddyPress forum - only displayed when German locales are active (de_DE, de_AT, de_CH, de_LU)
  • NOTE: I would be happy to add more language/locale specific resources and more useful third-party links - just contact me!


  • English (default) - always included
  • German (de_DE) - always included
  • French (fr_FR) - user-submitted - currently 22% complete for v1.6.0
  • .pot file (buddypress-toolbar.pot) for translators is also always included :)
  • Easy plugin translation platform with GlotPress tool: Translate "BuddyPress Toolbar"...
  • Your translation? - Just send it in

Credit where credit is due: This plugin here is inspired and based on the work of Remkus de Vries @defries and his original "WooThemes Admin Bar Addition" plugin.

A plugin from deckerweb.de and GenesisThemes


  • I am open for your suggestions and feedback - Thank you for using or trying out one of my plugins!
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Requires: 3.3 and BuddyPress 1.5+ or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6 Beta
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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