BuddyPress User Circles

BuddyCircles:- The BuddyPress User Circles plugin is an add-on for BuddyPress. It allows a 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 circle will be a top level tab or be managed under 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 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 user to circle:-

Activity Screen filtering by Circle:-

Create circle form :-

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: 1.0.6

    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.