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Forum Attachments for BuddyPress


Gives members the ability to upload attachments on their posts.

It’s a port of a plugin originally created for bbPress by ck. See the original plugin page here: ck is not supporting this plugin anymore. Insofar as the code works, it is thanks to her; insofar as it does not, it is my fault.

Many thanks to slaFFik for his work on localizing this plugin!


  • Upload to plugin directory and activate
  • Create a directory ‘bb-attachments’ one level above your WP root and make sure that it is writeable by the server. So if your WP installation is at /home/html/, create a directory /home/bb-attachments.
  • If you have an unusual setup (in particular, if your WP_PLUGIN_URL is somewhere other than /wp-content/) you may have to play with the path settings in download.php and image.php to make things work correctly.
  • If you’d like to change the default settings (as described in step 5 here, you may do so by editing forum-attachments-for-buddypress-bp-functions.php
  • I use a JavaScript trick to make uploads possible. If you are confident that most of your users will have JS enabled, you do not need to do anything else.
  • If you want to make uploads possible for users with JS turned off, you will need to alter the <form> tags on your theme’s forum files: groups/single/forum/topic.php and groups/single/forum.php. Change <form action="" method="post" id="forum-topic-form" class="standard-form"> to <form action="" method="post" id="forum-topic-form" class="standard-form" enctype="multipart/form-data">. You’ll need to make a similar change to forums/index.php: change <form action="" method="post" id="forums-directory-form" class="dir-form"> to <form action="" method="post" id="forums-directory-form" class="dir-form" enctype="multipart/form-data">.

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Initial release


  • BuddyPress 1.2 compatible
  • Removed the need for custom hooks
  • Enabled inline images
  • Improved download process to avoid header conflicts


  • Corrected redirect after deleting attachments
  • Removed header requirements causing errors on some Apache setups


  • Corrected typo that was causing redirect conflicts with certain forum-related plugins


  • Added enctype fix (and additional readme instructions) for forum index page


  • Eliminated bbPress permissions checks on some add_actions to account for changes in recent versions of BuddyPress