Easy Front End Blogging With BuddyPress & BuddyBlog

With the recent updates in BuddyBlog & BuddyPress Simple Front End Post plugin, The front end blogging with BuddyPress is fun. If you want to allow your users to contribute and post from front end, the new updates make it a pleasant eperience.

Before getting in details, here are a few screenshots to show it in action.

New Post Screen:-


Published Post:-


Activity entry:-


Front End Media Uploader:-



I hope that shows it all.

With the new updates, Your users can upload media from front end, insert into the post content, set a featured image and do all other things they were able to do earlier. We hope that this Β update will make it pleasant for you and your users to blog from front end with BuddyPress. The combination of BuddyBlog & BuddyPress Simple Front End post plugin acts as a complete blogging solution now.

Also, BuddyBlog allows using custom post types and taxonomies too. So, if you are looking for providing private note functionality or microblogging or anything related to custom content posted by the user, you can use BuddyBlog for that purpose.

Happy BuddyBlogging with BuddyBlog & BuddyPress . Hope you have a nice experience πŸ™‚


19 Responses to Easy Front End Blogging With BuddyPress & BuddyBlog

  • is there anyway when click on the button of "Set featured image", instead of opening wordpress media uploader, just using the old way, opening the folder to select an picture? please! ; )

    & happy new year!

    • Hi Tangpage,
      Happy New year πŸ™‚
      I am sorry I removed that in the new version of BuddyBlog/BP Front End post plugin.

      Can you please downgrade to BP Simple Front End Post plugin to version 1.2.4 and see if that works or not?

      • oh… okay… thank you. the old version works.

  • Hi, Nice PLugin

    • How about converting taxonomy selection on frontend to wordpress like metaboxes? Currently if you have long list of category and tags, the user have to scroll webpage and select .
      I am also looking for one more post status as pending review , so that post submitted by frontend can be reviewed

      Thanks πŸ™‚

      • Hi Ashutosh,
        Thank you for the comment. Try setting a fixed height and overflow auto on the parent div. That will display the terms list as scrollable list. Hope that helps.
        Will look about adding the pending review status in future.

        Thank you

        • Ahh!! that css trick is nice.
          I was suggesting that having the wordpress metabox on frotend can enable additional features like create a category on the fly, create tag etc πŸ™‚

        • Thank you Ashutosh.
          The problem with allowing category creation is the misuse of of it to spam site. people will start creating 100s of category and that will be a maintenance nightmare for site admins.

          That's why we don't allow it from the front end.

        • hello sir this blog work for only administrator not for bp users like keymaster only

  • How can I change term from 'Blog' to 'Article'?

    • Hi Dean,
      Please translate the included languages file and name Blog to article there.

  • Hello Brajesh, thank you for you amazing plugin! How can I move the tag "Blog" at the begin of the profie's menu? Thank my friend!

  • Hi Brajesh,

    First, thank you for great plugin! I have a question about styling. Where I can insert my css so this plugin respond to my website design and layout?

    • Hi Vit,
      Thank you for the comment.
      You can put the css into your theme's stylesheet file.
      if you want to customize template code, you can copy the "buddyblog" folder from the plugin's templates folder to your current theme.

      Hope that helps.

  • Hi is it possible to do so the categories is a dropdown menu?,

    • Hi Patrick,
      Yes, It is easily doable with a few lines of code. Please post in our forums and I will assist.

      Thank you

  • is there any feature can we show on frontend so when user create post then make this post private,public etc.. I want visibility feature at frontend not in admin.

    • Sorry, not available. You can implement that using post meta if you want to.