Plugin / BuddyPress Groupblog




  • Fixed activity stream behavior for comments from non-logged-in comments.
  • Fixed redirectblog behavior for hidden groups.
  • Improved values passed to filters.
  • PHP compatibility fixes.


  • Bumped PHP requirement to 5.3 and BuddyPress requirement to 1.7.
  • Added support for comment activity recording.
  • Fixed activity pagination on BP groupblog templates.


  • Bumped BuddyPress version requirement to 1.5
  • Fix bugs related to groupblog role sync when joining/leaving a group
  • Improved compatibility with BP 2.6+


  • Improved accessibility for radio buttons
  • Update group last_activity when groupblog post is created


  • Removed duplicate CSS selector in nav item
  • Improved compatibility with BuddyPress 2.2.0


  • Allow some simple HTML in groupblog post titles in activity stream
  • Add ‘new_groupblog_post’ type to activity filter dropdown


  • Better wording for activity filter dropdown


  • Prevent fatal error when blogs or activity component is disabled


  • Don’t suggest blog domains longer than 63 characters, for better standards compliance


  • Delete groupblog activity item when the groupblog post is deleted
  • Improved compatibility with PHP 5.4+


  • Fixes duplicate activity items on some setups
  • Allows activity commenting based on global bp-disable-blogforum-comments setting
  • Corrects activity link URL for groupblog activity items


  • Improved CSS for theme previews
  • Improves performance when setting up group with JS disabled


  • Fixes problems with groupblog redirects
  • Ensures that blog roles are repaired when users are banned or removed from a group


  • Security improvements
  • Fixes some markup, deprecated function calls, and PHP variable reference bugs
  • Fixes a number of bugs related to group member syncing and groupblog URLs on certain setups


  • Fixes bug with blog autojoin
  • l18n improvements
  • Fixes switch_to_blog() bug
  • Impovements to consistency of menu display


  • Refactors the process that adds members to group blog, to improve performance with large groups
  • Fixes bug that caused blog post activity to be posted to the incorrect group on some setups


  • Allows group admins to specify blog address and title at the time of creation
  • Ensures that ‘Enable group blog’ checkbox is checked when returning from a failed blog creation
  • Enables admins to ‘uncouple’ groups from blogs


  • Compatibility with BuddyPress 1.5
  • Cosmetic changes to the P2 BuddyPress to match the default BuddyPress
  • Bug fixes related to blog autojoining


  • Added support for subdomains, big thanks to Lemmy
  • Added the ability to select layout for group admins
  • Added check to make sure Layout options are only available to P2 BuddyPress theme
  • Generated a new pot file


  • Generated a new pot file


  • Fixed readme
  • Fixed template page creation on existent blogs with missing template pages or matching page titles.


  • Fixed Blog tab visibility based on redirect
  • Added code to set front page under ‘reading’ admin setting when template layout is used.
  • Changed the descriptions a bit under the settings menu.


  • Fixed users being added properly to the group blog.
  • Fixed user rights applied to correct blog. The main blog is no longer affected.
  • Fixed hidden and private groups to allow member joining.


  • Overhaul of the admin section
  • Inclusion for P2 support
  • Variety of new options, including template control
  • Made compatible with 3.0 asaik


  • Sorry I neglected this plugin for a while and did not transcribe the changes.


  • Restructed templating. To control the sidebar of your group, you will need to move the bp-groupblog/groupblog folder to buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default/.


  • Changed group template behavior and structure
  • Added admin option to redirect to Blog Home within the Group


  • Groupblog were not created for existing groups, now fixed
  • Fixing the issue above also solved main blog posts within groups


  • Made it compatible with WPMU 2.9 / BP 1.2
  • Moved the moment when the blog is actually created to the group save step
  • Updated the included theme to reflect the new BP Default theme
  • Added new admin option, such validation overrides and redirect option


  • Prevented group creator from demoting him/herself to anything lower than administrator.


  • Reworked all the code regarding adding users to the groupblog
  • Users are now immediately added on group join (No more visiting the blog first!)
  • Promoting, Demoting, Banning and Unbanning directly adjusts the member permissions
  • Big thanks goes out to Boone for developing much of the needed code!


  • Added missing registration hook, to ensure default settings are set.


  • Removed unnecessary code, fixing mysql errors.
  • Added Blog links menu.
  • Changed the local to use ‘groupblog’ in group template files.


  • Added a function to check BuddyPress is loaded first


Updated language files


  • Added admin settings screen. You can now set the default groupblog theme, plus some bonus options.
  • Changed some code here and there.
  • Including a groupblog theme based on the bp-sn-parent theme. You can use this theme to make wpmu blogs resemble the BuddyPress group and display group related content inside the groupblog theme.


  • Added a message to inform the user that a groupblog is only chosen once.


  • Fixed a bug where the member roles were not being updated upon group creation.


  • Added file_exists to various files, so templates can be overridden in the theme. This also means we had to move the resource folders back into the theme folder.


  • Now using plugin-template.php, so there is no longer a need to move the groupblog folder to the active theme folder. Also updating the plugin through the wordpress plugin interface now works without problems.


  • Updated language files.


  • Improved jquery handeling on check boxes and radio buttons.


  • If a member leaves the group they will now be downgraded to ‘subscriber’.
  • Added template tags: groupblog_blog_id($group_id), get_groupblog_blog_id($group_id), groupblog_group_id($blog_id), get_groupblog_group_id($blog_id)
  • Group admin now has the option of either creating a new blog or associating one of his blogs with the new group.
  • Moved css, images and js folders to the theme folder.
  • Added Jquery to give feedback to user input.
  • Fixed a bug which would cause the group creator to be demoted to subscriber of his own blog if member blogging.


  • Initial release.

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