BuddyPress Lock - Private Community

Current version: v1.1.1

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

Features of BuddyPress Lock

  • Lock Various BuddyPress Components
  • Protect Custom Post Types from logout users
  • Allows you to choose which page will be public or private.

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.

Installation Instruction

  • 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

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.

It will help to protect member’s directory, user profile, and activity pages. These can only be visited by logged in users. 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.