Notifications are a simple yet powerful feature for any community or social networking site. With notifications, one can easily be aware of the updates and also members can easily interact with their fellow community friends and members instantly. With that said, almost every social networking site/community offers this feature. It’s a must-have, but most of them don’t showcase their user’s notifications.
With the help of the BuddyPress Notifications widget plugin, you can very easily be able to showcase your notifications using a widget. It provides you with a dedicated widget that you can assign to any of your sidebars.
BuddyPress Notifications Widget In-Depth Review
BuddyPress Notification Widget
The widget offered by this plugin can be accessed through the widgets section in wp-admin > Appearance > Widgets. Just drag and drop this widget in any of the sidebars to start showcasing notifications in the respective area.
Once you dragged BP Notifications Widget from the available widgets section after installing a plugin. You can set up notification setting from various options available.
BuddyPress Notification Widget Options
This Widget also has some options to tweak for making this widget more efficient and comfortable for the users based on their preferences. The following options are available for toggling.
- Link Widget title to notification tab.
- Show Notification count in the title
- Show Notification count text
- Show the list of Notifications
- Show a widget even when there are no notifications?
- Show the Clear Notifications button
BuddyPress Notification Widget Front-End View
From the above setting, we have selected show the list of notifications, so according to that you can see from the below image that under the notification widget, it is showing one list of notifications that you have 7 new messages. If we uncheck this same option then you will see only [x] Clear All Notifications. We are using the Reign BuddyPress theme with this notification plugin to show you a clear view of this BP notification widget. So in this way, you can make changes according to your requirement. Also, One more free BuddyPress notification plugin available in the market has different features. The name of this plugin is BuddyPress Favorite Notification and its feature is to notify you when someone marks your content as a favorite.
The BuddyPress Notifications Widget is simple and very easy to use. WordPress users can showcase the notification without any coding background or effort so that members of their community can take benefit from a convenient and user-friendly environment.
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