Buddy Notification Bell


Plugin shows all BuddyPress notification with Bell alert. You can place your Notifications Bell anywhere, just with a shortcode [buddy_notification_bell] to show notification bell.
This bell not only show real-time notification but also it gives a notification bell sound alert.
Same like we get in facebook on new notification receive.



  • Notification Bell with Notification Drop down by BuddyDeveloper[http://buddydevelopers.com]
  • Short code to show the Bell Icon.
  • setting to enable disable notification bell in primary menu.


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

  1. Download the zip file and extract
  2. Upload buddy-notification-bell directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu.
  4. Alternatively you can use WordPress Plugin installer from Dashboard->Plugins->Add New to add this plugin
  5. Use shortcode [buddy_notification_bell] where ever you want notification to be shown.
  6. Enjoy


Does This plugin works with bbPress

Yes, it works with bbPress but since it is a BuddyPress addon. You must have the BuddyPress notification module active.

Where Do I Ask for support?

If you have any query related to the plugin you can email buddydevelopers@gmail.com or 1naveengiri@gmail.com.

How to change the bell icon?

You can use this snippet.
add_filter( 'buddy_bell_icon', function( $icon ){
return '<i class="fas fa-bell fa-2x"></i>';


መስከረም 8, 2021
Very good plugin. It shows real-time notification and gives a notification bell sound alert as described.
ለካቲት 5, 2021
hi Among the several notifications bell plugins i have used, it is the easiest and most convenient notifications bell to use and is suitable for bbpress and buddypress It’s very recommendation
ነሓሰ 23, 2020
Does what it says it does. Thanks so much for this plugin!
ለካቲት 18, 2020 1 reply
We requested Naveen’s help on a customised version of the plugin and he accepted the job. The turnaround was quick, the price was fair and the client was satisfied. I can definitely recommend this plugin and Naveen. Will not hesitate to work with him again in the future.
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Contributors & Developers

“Buddy Notification Bell” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  1. Add plugin translation files
  2. Fix style issues for bell notification container


  1. Test plugin with latest wp and bp.
  2. Fix error for bbPress Notifications.
  3. update readme


  1. Tested with BuddyPress 5.1.2
  2. Hide Notification count when no new notification
  3. Set a default position of bell in primary menu on Plugin activation
  4. Update Plugin readme issues


  1. Fix Fatal error when Notification Module is inactive
  2. Code Improvement removed some debugging code.
  3. Add Notice when BuddyPress is inactive


  1. Complete rewrite for better code and efficiency.
  2. Uses WordPress heartbeat api instead of long polling via the ajax.
  3. Allows theme authors to replace the inbuilt notification UI with notification bell .