Buddypress mention plugin

buddypress username mention
bp mention

A buddypress plugin to add username mention in status updates, comments, etc. with autosuggest dropdown of friends name.

This is an unofficial plugin. The same functionality is provided in BP Labs plugin which is from one of the core developers of buddypress. So there’s no way i am adding this pluing into wordpress repo ­čÖé

Then why this plugin?
Well.. the BP Labs didn’t work for me, neither on my localhost, nor on my server. But that doesn’t mean it wont work for you as well. Anyway so this didn’t work for me and i had a slightly altered requirement. BP Labs only displays the usernames in the autosuggest list, i wanted fullnames as the users wont know all the time the username of their friend, but they would definitely know their full name.

So that’s one difference. I’ve made this plugin from ground up and not by tweaking BP Labs as BP Labs has other functions as well apart form username mention.

Enough talking, if you want you can grab a copy of my plugin from the download link given at the end of this post.
Hope you find it useful.
And do drop in your feedback.


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Chandan Chaudhary

Chandan is a WordPress guy. A programmer at heart. He loves building community sites with WordPress and BuddyPress.

8 thoughts on “Buddypress mention plugin”

  1. Not having great success with this one on BP 1.7.2. It seems to function okay however the results returned don’t make any sense. Full name searches don’t work and random names are returned.
    If you would like to see a replication of this error give me a shout.

    Dave

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