BuddyPress User Circles

BuddyCircles:- The BuddyPress User Circles plugin is an add-on for BuddyPress. It allows users to create lists of users, e.g. Family, Close Friends, Colleagues, etc.


  • Allow users to create circles of users(or lists of users).
  • Filter activity by circles.
  • Circle notifications.

And here is a list of all features for site admins:-

  • Limit circle creation by roles.
  • Configure if the circle will be a top-level tab or be managed under the friends component.
  • Restrict who can be added to the circle:- Friends or all members.
  • Control circle privacy.
  • Automatically create default circles for newly registered members.
  • Control notifications for add to circle or remove from the circle.
  • Customize notification emails.

BuddyCircles is most suitable when you want your users to have the ability to create multiple lists of users and optionally follow their activity.


Adding a user to circle:-Social Subscribe Box is a fun-filled way to let your users subscribe to your Mailchimp newsletter on your WordPress site. It also supports linking to your social media profiles(for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & LinkedIn).


  • Mailchimp Newsletter Subscription
  • Social profile links for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+
  • Completely customizable behavior and appearance(slideout box behavior/appearance)
  • Simple, easy and fun, and lightweight.

We strongly believe that the plugins should be simple, lightweight, and fun. All the plugins that we wanted to use had a lot of unnecessary bloats. That's why we wrote our own. You can see it in use on this site.


Activity Screen filtering by Circle:-

Create circle form:-

The circle can be created from the popup that allows adding user or the user can also create it from their profile circles page.

Circles List:-

Single Circle:- It lists all the users in that circle.

Admin settings:-


Default Circles on account creation:-

Notification settings:-



Release History

  • Version: 1.1.4

    Tuesday, 26 January, 2021
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 7.1.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 6.0+

    Add support for custom parent component via code.

  • Version: 1.1.3

    Thursday, 07 January, 2021
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 7.1.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 6.0+

    Creates default circles on user registration instead of activation. Fixes default circles not working when user is registered from dashboard.

  • Version: 1.1.2

    Tuesday, 01 December, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 7.0.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0+

    Updated hooks to be more flexible.

  • Version: 1.1.1

    Sunday, 01 November, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 6.3.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0+

    Fix various issues related to caching. Correctly clear cache on circle delete.

  • Version: 1.1.0

    Thursday, 03 September, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 6.2
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0+

    Add extra check before adding admin nav item.

  • Version: 1.0.9

    Tuesday, 28 April, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 5.2
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0

    Fixed the circle checked/unchecked bug introduced in 1.0.7
    Added css classes for selected/non selected circles.

  • Version: 1.0.8

    Monday, 27 April, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 5.2
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0

    Fix non unique circle ids causing issue with user add/remove.

  • Version: 1.0.7

    Saturday, 18 April, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 5.1.2
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 4.0

    Fix circle delete issue on user deletion.

  • Version: 1.0.6

    Wednesday, 26 February, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 5.1.2
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.5+

    Fix button markup to avoid showing empty button for logged out/own profile with some of the themes.

  • Version: 1.0.5

    Wednesday, 08 January, 2020
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 5.1.2
    • Compatible With: WordPress 4.0+

    Fix compatibility with BP Nouveau. Prevent nouveau from reloading the user list on single circles page.

  • Version: 1.0.4

    Monday, 02 December, 2019
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 5.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress3.0+

    Add support to show circles as directory tabs. Use the settings page(misc settings) to enable it.

  • Version: 1.0.3

    Saturday, 27 July, 2019
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 5.0
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.5+

    Added German translation contributed by Thorsten Wollenhöfer

  • Version: 1.0.2

    Thursday, 06 December, 2018
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 4.1
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.5+

    Added more information on the single circle page. Also, added some css enhancements on circles list page for adding circle.
    Released on: 10/27/2018

  • Version: 1.0.1

    Monday, 10 September, 2018
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 3.2
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.9+

    Updating the settings framework.

  • Version: 1.0.0

    Friday, 06 July, 2018
    • Tested With: BuddyPress 3.1
    • Compatible With: BuddyPress 2.9+

    Initial release.