Introducing BuddyPress Live Notifications 2.0

I am pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of our BuddyPress Live Notifications plugin. Since the plugin's initial release, there have been numerous improvements in WordPress & BuddyPress. BuddyPress got an independent notifications component and the heartbeat api was introduced in WordPress long ago.

The current release is a complete rewrite of BuddyPress Live Notifications plugin to tap into these features and provide better performance with more flexibility for theme authors.


  • As the name says, It shows facebook like real time live notification to the users on BuddyPress based social network

What is new:-

  • Complete rewrite of the code.
  • Using the features of BuddyPress notifications component(which was introduced around BuddyPress 1.9.0 )
  • Uses WordPress heartbeat api instead of long ajax polling for performance reasons( and has much better performance than the older one)
  • Allows theme authors to change the notifying mechanism, all you need to override is the  notify  method of the  bpln object
  • Also, It fires custom javascript event bpln:new_notifications when new notifications are recieved on the client side. A theme author can hook to it to do their own modifications.


Download & Installation:-

You can Download it from

WordPress.org Repo: https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-live-notification/

Or BuddyDev(both are same): https://buddydev.com/plugins/buddypress-live-notification/


Here is your reward. I created an example plugin to show how to replace the notify window with another and  here is a screenshot showing that in action. I have replaced the packaged notification window with the jquery notice plugin.



Live Growl using jQuery Notice:- https://github.com/sbrajesh/bp-live-notification-example-module

I hope that the  new plugin will add more value to your site. Cheers for the next step towards a better social site 🙂

16 Responses to Introducing BuddyPress Live Notifications 2.0

  • Sorry but notification doesnot works!! Can I do something to working???

    • That's strange.
      i did receive your mail but could not reply( I am sorry about that and i hope you won't mind that).
      can you please drop me another mail with a test account on the site?

  • I tasted this Plugin on WordPress latest version 4.3.1 but is not functoning. I this a Bug or am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks Brajesh

    • Hi Angel,
      I tested this plugin with BuddyPress 2.4.2 and WordPress 4.3.1 and It works. There can be several reasons if it does not work for you. Please check your site and see if there is any JavaScript error? A js error from theme/other plugin can disable this plugin. Please check your browser console and let me know what you see there.

      Thank you

  • Brajesh;

    I have Buddypress Version 2.3.4, would be this a hindrance since you've tasted it on version 2.4.2?

    Thank you

    • Hi Angel,
      No. That is not an issue. Can you please check if your site is throwing any javascript errors?

  • Hi,

    I have installed it on my site, which is using Buddypress 2.4.3 and WP 4.0.1
    in the plugins repository, it said untested
    and so far the plugin is not working

    can u please make an update it, to support the newest BP and WP version??

    You're awesome man!

    • Hi Faris,
      I am sorry for the delayed reply.

      The plugin is tested to work with BuddyPress 2.4.3 and WordPress 4.4.2. I just tested it again. Please make sure yo have some real time notifications.

  • Is not working fo sure…

    • Hi Mano,
      what is the issue. Can you please create a topic in our forum and point to your site. we will be happy to assist.

      Thank you

  • Live Notifications 2.0 does not work with Boss Theme – Are you going to address this problem?

    thanks much

    • Hi Yale,
      I am sorry but we can not support the boss theme. BuddyBoss seems to have partially copied the code from this plugin and used it already, so we are not sure it is worth supporting it.

  • Doesn't seem to be working properly on latest version of buddypress in safari. New notifications are put under the "no new notifications" li item, which results in the text overflowing out of the ul item.

  • Hi, is there any videos or something about this plugin? I am using MyListing theme and really wish to know how to use your plugin, I installed it but nothing happens

    • Hi Hila,
      Sorry, we don't have any video. I might add one by tomorrow though.

      It works based on real time notification. To test it, I will suggest try mentioning yourself in activity and see if a notification appear.