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 notification.
With the help of BuddyPress Notifications widget plugin , you can very easily be able to showcase your notifications using a widget. It provides you with a dedicated widget which you can assign in 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 available widgets section after installing plugin. You can setup notification setting from various option 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 title
- Show Notification count text
- Show the list of Notifications
- Show widget even when there are no notifications?
- Show the Clear Notifications button
BuddyPress Notification Widget Front-End View
From above setting we have selected show the list of notification, so according to that you can see from below image that under notification widget it is showing one list of notification that you have 7 new messages. If we uncheck this same option then you will see only [x] Clear All Notifications. We are using Reign BuddyPress theme with this notification plugin to show you the 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 having different features. The name of this plugin is BuddyPress Favorite Notification and its feature is to notify you when someone mark your content as a favorites.
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 the benefit of a convenient and user-friendly environment.
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