Getting Started With BuddyPress Hashtags

BuddyPress Hashtags allows users to create hashtags to BuddyPress activity and bbPress topics. These hashtags turn into links that are used to search for activities based on topics.

This plugin requires BuddyPress installed on your WordPress site.

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 Hashtags” 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 manage the plugin’s setting navigate to the settings panel:

WordPress Dashboard >> WB plugins >> BuddyPress Hashtag.

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Accessing Settings

“Every Plugin offered by Wbcom Designs can be accessed from here.”

You can access all the settings from here that can be easily understood by their labels.

You can modify the length of the Hashtag Or You can disable Hashtags Or You disallow users to use alphanumeric tags and many more.

Here are the general settings offered by BuddyPress Hashtags:

  • Set the minimum and maximum word limit for hashtags
  • Clear the old hashtags from the side widgets of BuddyPress, bbPress, and post.
  • Enable or disable hashtags for bbPress and posts.
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General Tab

Another thing is Shortcode that could also be modified and then pasted over the pages like activity, members, groups and on Blogs too.

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Shortcode Tab

Using the Plugin #

  • Start creating a post with a # and click on post update. You will find that particular word with a link.

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    Posting With Hashtag
  • The Hashtag links are clickable. All the posts that have used the same hashtags will be automatically shown in results

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    Clickable Hashtags
  • The link reflects in the search box when clicked.

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    Searching Hashtags
  • Here we have disabled the hashtag for bbPress Forums. Now, it is showing a simple text without a link.

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    Disabled Hashtags

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