BuddyPress is the topmost plugin in WordPress that allows you to create social networking websites with all the community features just like Facebook. This plugin allows you to create members profile, create activities, make connections, send private messages and a lot more. Moreover, being a free plugin it has a lot to offer to create a complete community website of any specific niche. But one of the limitations of this plugin is privacy control for BuddyPress Profiles and create a private community website.
All the BuddyPress Member Profiles are public by default and indexed by Google just like a page. This makes the information provided in the profile visible to all the users whether they are logged in or not. A BuddyPress add on called BuddyPress Lock helps to create private BuddyPress community by locking certain BuddyPress Components, WordPress Pages, Custom Post Types for public view without using any membership plugin.
BP Private Community Pro is not a membership plugin but aims to offer some additional privacy features which are frequently requested by lots of customers in BP community. Let us know more about this plugin and its various incredible features.
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This plugin offers many privacy features for your BuddyPress community. We will explain each feature one by one:
Profile Privacy is a very important aspect of your community. This add on allows you to adjust what people can see and how can you control it. The three major restriction settings that this plugin provides are:
1. Logged-out user Settings
2. Logged-in user Settings
3. Member Group Settings
Let us understand what these settings offer:
The logged-out user settings are for the visitors who visit your site but do not register. They can see user profile, activity and other information very easily. With BP Private Community pro, you get certain settings that allow you to keep your content private from non-logged in users.
It enables you to lock all the BuddyPress components from non-logged in users. If any such user tries to access these components, a prompt asking him to register or login will appear on the respective page like in the screenshot below.
These settings will pose content control only on logged-in users. These settings allow you to keep things private only from the members of your community. They include:
This setting allows you to keep better control over member groups. You can pose certain group related restrictions on members. These settings are only for members and not for admin. These settings include:
Using this setting you can restrict a member to create only a specified number of groups. For example, if you restrict the number of groups to 5, then a member can create only 5 groups and not more than that.
BuddyPress Private Community Pro has been specifically built to keep you and your members profile free from spams and unwanted visitors. From allowing you to lock BuddyPress components from logged out as well as logged in users to imposing restrictions on group creation and joining, this add-on offers all the features that you require to keep your content safe and away from Google Indexing as well. Moreover, you can always contact our support if ever you have any query or wish to accomplish anything specific.
BuddyPress Private Community Pro plugin comes with two levels of pricing options-
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