BuddyPress Lock - Private Community

BuddyPress Lock basically allows the administrator to lock the certain parts of their site.

Current version: v1.1.1

Tested Up To: BuddyPress 5.3.2

Features of BuddyPress Lock

  • Lock Various BuddyPress Components
  • Protect Custom Post Types from logged out users
  • It allows you to choose which page will be public or private.
  • Display a custom message on the locked page.

It helps to create private BuddyPress community by locking certain BuddyPress Components, WordPress Pages, Custom Post Types for public view without using any membership plugin. You can set the locked content which will be displayed on the locked page.

BuddyPress Components

BuddyPress Lock provides you options to lock BuddyPress Components Members and Groups.

Post Types

BuddyPress Lock plugin also allows you to lock down any type of Custom Post type.

WP Pages

BuddyPress Lock provides you an option to lock regular WordPress Pages and you can make your choice which pages will be public or private.

Easy to Create Intranet Website

  1. Protect your BuddyPress Installation from strangers. Only registered users will be allowed to view the protected pages and all other users will be redirected to the login page.
  2. It will help to protect member’s directory, user profile, and activity pages. These can only be visited by logged in users.
  3. The plugin also provides an option to lock down group component for logged out users and they will be redirected to login page.
    The purpose of the plugin is primarily for organizations, they usually want a public presence but may not want to disclose membership details to non-members. Google also indexes all BuddyPress member pages by default and to keep your member data private, we will recommend hiding profile details and their regular community activity to prevent it getting indexed inside Google.

Plugin Installation

  • Download the zip file and extract it.
  • Upload the entire bp-lock folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu.
  • Alternatively, you can use WordPress Plugin installer from Dashboard->Plugins->Add New to add this plugin


Yes, this plugin requires BuddyPress plugin as it will only work when BuddyPress is installed and activated.


Yes, this plugin will lockdown WordPress pages and custom post types but requires prior activation of BuddyPress plugin.

Yes, this plugin gives you ability to choose which page, post type or BuddyPress component you want to lock for logged-out user.

Yes, you can set a custom message that will be displayed to any logged- out user who tries to access locked page, custom post type, or BuddyPress component. (edited) 

However, if you want to extend the privacy of your BuddyPress community website by removing member profiles from Google indexing, allowing specific features like private messages for particular user roles, displaying profile progression bar, better control on groups, you can go with our premium plugin BuddyPress Private Community Pro addon for BuddyPress.

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