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BP Post Buttons


This plugin adds a button bar to buddypress forum posting textfields.

  • Insert bold, italic, blockquote etc.
  • Insert URLs, Images etc
  • Insert smilies
  • Buttons can be shown/hidden via javascript
  • Uses imgur image uploading service to add images to posts


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the bp-post-buttons folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


I’d like to have the buttons above the text area

Due to the limits of the standard buddypress hooks, this requires a theme and plugin edit:

Plugin – bp-post-buttons.php:
– remove all add_action lines below the smilies

Theme – groups/single/forum/edit.php:
Insert in edit-topic div:
<?php if(function_exists(‘bp_post_buttons’)){bp_post_buttons_topic();}?>
Insert in edit-post div:
<?php if(function_exists(‘bp_post_buttons’)){bp_post_buttons_post();}?>

Theme – groups/single/forum/topic.php:
Insert in post-topic-reply div:
<?php if(function_exists(‘bp_post_buttons’)){bp_post_buttons_reply();}?>


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  • fix for WP 3.2


  • add missing file


  • improve URL entry for links
  • add imgur image upload hints


  • first version