Support » Plugin: BuddyPress Live Notification » Notify bubble on new bbpress posts

  • Will this plugin help with adding notifiers to the “bubble” at the top when someone replies to post in a topic you have started, or to a post in a topic you follow?

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  • Plugin Author Brajesh Singh


    Hi Gomle,
    Thank you for asking.

    bbPress adds local BuddyPress notification for Topic creators if there is a new reply. So yes, It will show a bubble if the topic author is on the site and someone replies.

    Since bbPress does not add a local BuddyPress notification for users who have subscribed to a topic, It will not show a bubble for them.

    Hope that helps.


    Thank you very much for your quick reply!
    Since I am not a coder, and don’t understand how the bbpress vs. buddypress actually works – will it be impossible to include the notification also to the people who have subscribed to the topic?

    Or would it be a way to fix this – if so I can keep on searching for the answer 😉

    Plugin Author Brajesh Singh


    Hi Gomle,
    BuddyPress is a plugin that allows you to create micro social communities around WordPress.

    If you need activity, groups, friends, private messages etc from the site front you should use BuddyPress, otherwise you may not need it.

    bbPress provides forum capability for a site. If you are only looking for forums, you should use bbPress.

    Since the two projects have some common lead developers and both are under the wporg umbrella, bbPress has native support for BuddyPress. In case BuddyPress is active, bbPress allows using forums with group and integrates with user profile to enhance the experience.

    Hope that clarifies.

    If you are not using BuddyPress, The Live notification plugin won’t work. It depends on BuddyPress notification component.

    About the subscriber, Yes, I believe it can be done with the aid of some code. All we need to do is write codes for
    – Adding a notification to all the subscribers on new reply.
    – Clearing/Marking read the notification when the subscriber opens topic
    – Deleting notification if reply is spammed/trashed etc.

    PS:- My reply is in the context of BuddyPress notification not the email notification.

    That clearifies, thank you.

    I am using both buddypress and bbpress, but I haven’t launched the site yet.
    As I have run webcommunites before (without bbpress) I have some experience of what users will be “nagging” about 😉 It’s like I already can hear the masses: “Why can’t we get a bubble notification when someone answers to our post, we have to log in and out of our email.. blah blah blah…”

    So to start of with one less thing the demanding users will ask for, I thought I could try to fix this before it even became a problem.

    If I was to hire someone to write that code you mention, how many hours of work do you think it would it be?

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