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[Plugin request] Add a user as a friend (10 posts)

  1. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    So, we're working on a Prologue-inspired theme and would like users to be able to flag other users as friends - could this be a plugin?

    You would then be able to see your online friends in the sidebar and maybe their posts would be highlighted somehow...

    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2008/01/28/introducing-prologue/

  2. Ravi
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    vow, great idea. looking forward

  3. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    lol, i can't build it myself or i would... i was hoping it was already out there already but as far as I can tell there's nothing existing!

  4. Glenn Ansley
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Are you using buddypress? I'm not very familiar with it, but I believe this functionality exists: http://buddypress.org/components/friends/

  5. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh thanks for the link, looks like it's for WordPress MU though, still might be useful though I guess :)

  6. neuville
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hello there, just a question: buddypress plugins will work also on a classic wordpress installation or is WPMU required?

    thanks

  7. niska
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've tried Buddypress. But there are two issues with the friends plugin

    1) the other user needs to accept the friendship. This doesn't seem necessary

    2) it's only available for WP-MU, not for classic wordpress installation.

    Would it be possible to remove the "accept friend" part of the Buddypress-plugin and then make it compatible with wordpress?

    OR - am I missing something here? Is there already a friends plugin for classic wordpress?

  8. Gene53
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    1) the other user needs to accept the friendship. This doesn't seem necessary

    I tend to disagree, "online friendship" should be by mutual consent and this option be kept. Less you want to add a lot of ppl to your list and start bombarding them with Spam.

  9. niska
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @Gene53: Think of Twitter and the "Follow" functionality. That's what I'm looking for. You want to "Follow" friends. But you dont want them to approve you.

  10. heislyc
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm looking for such "Follow" functionality and possibility for WordPress too. I'm not trying to advertise, but please check out youthsays.com

    Their user profile page has a follow/unfollow function(then you could know who is following you/followed by you... nice! Works almost like Twitter.

    How to do that?! @_@

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