The BP Group Announcements plugin removes the BuddyPress default “What’s New” announcement textbox (see screenshot, below) from a group main page, and makes it available instead on a new Announcements tab on the group’s sidebar. The functionality is identical – announcements that a member posts go directly into the group’s activity stream. The plugin addresses the confusion members face when posting to the forum, and accidentally posting an announcement, and clarifies how new discussion threads should be initiated.
- Documentation: Available at its plugin page on GitHub.
- Authors: Developed by Boone Gorges and Ray Hoh in conjunction with the CUNY Academic Commons.
- Support: Plugin support can be found here.
The screenshot below shows BuddyPress’ default behavior (without BP Group Announcements activated):
When BP Group Announcements is activated, the textbox highlighted above disappears, and instead is replaced by an announcement tab: