BuddyPress Activity Privacy

BuddyPress Activity Privacy – Introduction:-

BuddyPress Activity Privacy helps you provide privacy functionality to your site members. Your users can choose the options like "Private", "Public", "My Friends", "All Members" to limit the visibility and availability of their activity posts(Limit who can see their activity on the BuddyPress site).

Features of BuddyPress Activity Privacy :-

  • Adds activity privacy options for BuddyPress user activity updates.
  • Provides multiple activity privacy options like "Private", "Public", "My Friends", "All Members".
  • Users can set their default activity privacy from the account settings page.
  • Helps you create an inclusive community with BuddyPress by providing more control to users.
  • Works with BuddyPress Legacy as well as BuddyPress Nouveau template pack.


When you activate the plugin, you can see a privacy dropdown option in your BuddyPress activity stream post form.

Here is a screenshot showing the privacy option in the BuddyPress Activity post/update form.

BuddyPress Activity Privacy

Here is a screenshot showing the privacy option on the user profile activity post form.


BuddyPress Activity Privacy

Users can edit the privacy of any previously posted activity too. They just need to select it in the activity stream entry as shown below.


BuddyPress Activity Privacy

In the above example, If the user sets privacy as " My Friends", other members who are not on their friend's list will not be able to see the activity.

Users can set default activity privacy from their Account->Settings->Activity Privacy.

Here is a screenshot showing default activity privacy settings.


BuddyPress Activity Privacy works smoothly with both of the BuddyPress template packs. Whether you useĀ  "BuddyPress Legacy" or "BuddyPress Nouveau", It will work for you.

BuddyPress Activity Privacy with BuddyPress Nouveau template pack:-

BuddyPress Activity Privacy works well with our BuddyPress Community Builder theme too.

Here are some screenshots showing the BuddyPress Activity Privacy with the Community Builder theme.


Here is the activity privacy plugin in action.



Installing BuddyPress Activity Privacy plugin:-


Using BuddyPress Activity Privacy plugin to set privacy for the activities:-

Frequently Asked Questions:-

Can I allow users to set their activity privacy?


Can I allow users to set privacy in group posts?

No. It only works with user activities.

Is this plugin free or premium? I do not see any pricing?

It is a members-only plugin. It is exclusively available to our members with "BuddyEssentials" or "BuddyPro" membership.

Release History

  • Version: 1.0.9

    Friday, 23 February, 2024
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 12.3
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 7.0+

    Bumping version to regenerate archive for WordPress 6.4.3 compatibility.

  • Version: 1.0.8

    Wednesday, 20 December, 2023
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 12.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 7.0+

    Support PHP 8.2
    Fix plugin language directory path
    Type cast function return type

  • Version: 1.0.7

    Monday, 04 April, 2022
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 10.3.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 7.0+

    Load pt settings loader

  • Version: 1.0.6

    Wednesday, 02 February, 2022
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 10.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 7.0+

    Allow admins to choose if they want the privacy for new post/existing post.

  • Version: 1.0.5

    Sunday, 21 March, 2021
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 7.2.1
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0+

    Added privacy dropdown showing control settings

  • Version: 1.0.3

    Sunday, 29 November, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 7.0.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0+

    Add admin settings to enable/disable some privacy levels, set default privacy level and control user default privacy override. Visit Dashboard->Settings-> BuddyPress Activity Privacy to update settings.

  • Version: 1.0.2

    Monday, 09 November, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 6.3.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0+

    Add strict check for the activity privacy js objects when used with Nouveau template.

  • Version: 1.0.1

    Thursday, 24 September, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 6.3.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0+

    * Added support for followers and following as activity privacy

  • Version: 1.0.0

    Tuesday, 15 September, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 6.3.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0+

    Initial Release for BuddyPress 6.0+