Getting Started With BuddyPress Lock

The BuddyPress Lock Private Community Plugin allows the site admin to lock the components of the BuddyPress along with its pages of WordPress. Non-logged In users can not access those features that are restricted by the admin.

This feature is very helpful when the site is built for a private community and for a particular type of discussion.

This plugin requires BuddyPress/bbPress or BuddyBoss Platform to work.

Installing the plugin #

Get The Plugin

  • Here is the plugin purchase link. If you have already purchased the plugin, Login to Wbcom Designs go to MyAccount << Downloads
  • Download the latest version of the plugin zip file.

Install Plugin

  • Upload the “BuddyPress Lock – Private Community” plugin to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory via FTP.
  • Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu. Alternatively, you can use WordPress Plugin installer from Dashboard >> Plugins >> Add New to Upload the plugin zip file. Click install and activate.

Setting up the plugin #

To set up the plugin, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • WP Dashboard >> WB Plugins >> Private Community
  • Under the General Settings tab, you can configure the following settings:
    1. Entirely Lock the BuddyPress feature for the Non-Logged In members.
    2. It also provides a custom message field that could be edited by the admin which will be displayed as notice.
    3. This plugin gives an additional feature to let the user use it’s own custom Registration form shortcode.
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General Tab
  • In BP Components settings, you can lock the BuddyPress components like Members, Groups, Activity, and more.

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    BP Components
  • It also offers the setting to lock the WordPress pages for the outsiders.

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    Pages Tab

Using the plugin #

When the lock is applied for the entire BuddyPress components, it shows a notice to the non-logged-in users on the Activity page, members page and all the parts of BuddyPress.

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Locking BP Components

Activity page without account login

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Private Community

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