Author Archives: Michael Eisenwasser

How to combat spam signups in BuddyPress

If you have been running a BuddyPress site without any spam protection, you will probably notice that you are receiving a lot of spam. The biggest areas for spam are: fake user signups fake activity updates fake blog comments fake blogs created (if you have user blogs enabled in BuddyPress) This can be incredibly annoying […]

Auto-join new users to a BuddyPress group

To automatically join new users to an existing group on your BuddyPress site, you will need to add a function to your functions.php file. Add this function, replacing <# group ID #> on line five with the numeric ID of your group. You will need to figure out the group’s numeric ID. Here’s a trick. […]

How to set up a single bbPress forum with BuddyPress

Out of the box, BuddyPress allows for instant integration with bbPress. It automatically themes the forum to match the rest of the website, and even tracks a user’s forum activity throughout the site. These are compelling reasons to use bbPress over other alternatives such as Simple:Press on any BuddyPress site. Unfortunately, BuddyPress forces bbPress forums […]

Presentation: Extending WordPress to build a community of active users

Today I am doing a presentation with the Chicago Search Engine Optimization Meetup Group. The presentation will be titled “Extending WordPress to build a community of active users.” Description By using BuddyPress, the community platform for WordPress, you can turn casual readers of your blog into active participants. Bring in new visitors through user generated content, […]