BuddyBlog is a BuddyPress plugin which allows users to create/manage their blog/posts from profile. BuddyBlog allows easy front end blogging with BuddyPress.

Basic Functionality:-

  • Creating New Post
  • Editing existing Post
  • Deleting Posts
  • Publishing Post
  • Unpublishing post(moving to the draft status)

BuddyBlog Version 1.1 or above allows following:-

  • BuddyBlog can work with normal post or any custom post type
  • It can use any registered taxonomy
  • Admins can select post type/taxonomy from BuddyBlog Settings page in the admin
  • Admins can control who can publish/what can be published etc, various options from admin.

The current plugin supports following things:-


  • Custom taxonomies/Categories association to post types
  • Tags association to post
  • Upload(can be limited , how many) on the post screen


  • Needs Simple Frone End post plugin to create post.
  • New categories/tags can not be created from front end(A limitation of simple front end post)



Post Lists on Profile:-

when the user is logged in:-

Creating New Post:-

Editing Post:-


Admin settings( You can access via Dashboard->Settings->BuddyBlog):-



For more details and customization, please read this post.

Blog Post:  https://buddydev.com/buddypress/introducing-buddyblog-allow-users-to-blog-from-their-buddypress-profile/

Github Repo: https://github.com/sbrajesh/buddyblog

Release History

  • Version: 1.1.8

    Thursday, 09 March, 2017
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 2.8.2
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.4+

    Updated to make the edit, delete, publish, unpublish labels translatable.

  • Version: 1.1.7

    Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 2.7.2
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.4+

    Update localization files to be more inline with WordPress naming.

  • Version: 1.1.5

    Saturday, 06 February, 2016
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 2.4.3
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.0+

    Updated to fix featured image and cleaning up the code.

  • Version: 1.1.4

    Saturday, 12 December, 2015
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 2.4.2
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.0+

    Updated to allow site admins allow upload or not

  • Version: 1.1.3

    Tuesday, 04 August, 2015
    • Tested With: BuddyPress
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.0+

    Fixes typo in date string.
    Uses proper date format as in the WordPress settings.
    Allows admin to control redirect after post if using BP Simple Front End Post 1.2.1 or above

  • Version: 1.1.2

    Sunday, 21 June, 2015
    • Tested With: BuddyPress
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.0+

    Do not use number type in html. Replace with text input type for allowed number of posts.

  • Version: 1.1.1

    Friday, 19 June, 2015
    • Tested With: BuddyPress
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.0+

    Allow admins to let users having certain capability edit posts in the WordPress dashboard.

  • Version: 1.1

    Tuesday, 16 June, 2015
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 2.3
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.0

    Adds admin settings page. Now, Site admins can tune BuddyBlog, use custom post type or taxonomy with it.
    Also refactored the code for better readability.

  • Version: 1.0.4

    Wednesday, 05 February, 2014
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 1.9.1
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 1.8+

    Update to support featured post thumbnail

  • Version: 1.0.3

    Monday, 20 January, 2014
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 1.9.1
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 1.8+

    This updated fixes the following things
    -Comment issue
    -Double post issue
    -and a few minor tweaks

  • Version: 1.0.2

    Wednesday, 31 July, 2013
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 1.7.3/BuddyPress 1.8
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 1.7+/BuddyPress 1.8

    Updated to fix delete/pagination issue.
    Allows Custom permalinks. Fixes titles and a lot of other enhancements.

  • Version: 1.0.1

    Friday, 15 March, 2013
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 1.7 beta2/BuddyPress1.8
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 1.7+/BuddyPress1.8

    Updated to allow authors to control commenting status(allow/deny comments).

  • Version: 1.0

    Monday, 18 February, 2013
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 1.6.4/BuddyPress 1.7 beta
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 1.6+

    The initial release of the BuddyBlog Plugin