Support » Plugin: BuddyMenu BuddyLinks » Add number of unread messages, and add BP links in WP menus

  • Resolved evo252


    Hi leehodson,

    Thank you so much for the great work you provided for this very useful plugin.

    I have 2 questions:
    – Is there a way to use your plugin in WP Menus? In fact, I’d like to add for instance a “My Profile” link in a WordPress menu(/wp-admin/nav-menus.php/), or a “Messages” or “Settings” link.

    – How to add the number of unread messages next to “messages” link? Is there a way to add the BuddyPress native function that allows this? I mean “Messages (5)” if the user has received 5 new messages, and if he visits the messages page, the (5) disappear, whatever he read or not these news messages. Do you think it’s possible to add this feature?

    Thank you.

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  • Yes, this is exactly what I want too. If your plugin doesn’t have this feature, please add it!

    Plugin Author Lee Hodson


    Hi evo252 and ljmac.

    Automatically adding BuddyPress links to WordPress custom menus is an awkward task. It can be done but the method can cause unexpected issues such as injected links appearing in all menus instead of just the intended menu(s). Was working on it before I wrote BuddyMenu BuddyLinks. The BMBL widget was the easy option.

    There are ways to force WordPress to allow shortcodes in custom menu URLs. I Will investigate the method and see whether I can easily implement it into BMBL. No promises on a timeframe, though.

    The BMBL menu can be styled to look like any other menu. Version 2, released today, provides an option to remove the menu icons and to use custom menu icons. Being able to easily remove the icons should make it easier to add additional styling to the menu. Also, version 2 lets you add custom menu links to the widget as well as select the order of the menu items.

    As for your second suggestion of listing notification numbers next to menu items, I guess this is possible. Hadn’t thought about it but now you’ve suggested it I will look at implementing notification bubbles in a near-future release.

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you leehodson for your detailed reply. I’ll try the new release tonight, thank you very very much for the awesome solution you are providing.

    Plugin Author Lee Hodson


    Thought you two would like to be kept up to date with the plugin’s development. I wasn’t able to add notifications to the latest release of the plugin. I have it in mind to add the feature to the next/second next release. I’ve posted a little more information under the following thread:

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