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WordPress Communities Plugin - WPMU DEV

INACTIVE NOTICE: This plugin is unsupported by WPMUDEV, we've published it here for those technical types who might want to fork and maintain it for their needs.


Create internal communities with discussion boards, wikis, dashboards, user lists and direct messaging for sharing news, thoughts and big ideas.

  • Allows users to create communities
  • User interact integrates with dashboard
  • Use message boards for communication
  • Send out news to community members
  • Send messages to community members
  • Easy to use internal wiki for each community

Communities adds powerful social features to Multisite without converting to a complete BuddyPress social network.

Share news, thoughts and ideas with individuals and groups.

Add a Bunch of Communities

Users can search for and join existing communities, or quickly create their own communities, by filling out a simple form.

Setup message boards, wikis, news areas and community dashboards with a click.

Creating a new communitySet up a community with a simple form

Spark Conversation

Each community has its own powerful message board with options to create multiple topics and threads. Stay in control with powerful moderation tools.

Make important conversations sticky and get valuable input.

Wikis Spread Big Ideas

Plus, each community also gets its own wiki. Get more done when members can add new pages, edit existing ones and even revert changes if required.

Wikis make it easy to share ideas with more, accurate information.

Enjoy simple social networking without having to configure all of BuddyPress with Communities for Multisite.

If you are upgrading from a version of the Communities plugin older than 1.1.8 please do the following first:

Remove Communities.php from /wp-admin
Remove Communities-framework.php from /wp-content/mu-plugins

To Use:

Go to **Communities > Communities **in your site admin dashboard

Create a new community by:

  1. Adding a name
  2. Adding a description
  3. Choosing if you want users to have to enter a code to join a private community
  4. Clicking Create

Creating a new community

Join a community by:

  1. Go to Communities > Find Communities
  2. Add your search term and click Search
  3. Once located click Join or you can Send Message to Owner

Finding a community

Working with Message boards

Message boards work like a forum but are located inside the site admin dashboard.

Create a new topic on a Message board by:

  1. Go Communities > Communities
  2. Click on the Message Board action link next to the community you want to add it to
  3. Add the title, the content, and if you want select Yes to make it stick to the top of the message board and then click** Post.**

Creating a message board

  1. Users can click on the topic link on the Message board to reply or write their own new topic.

Replying to a topic

  1. Here’s how simple it is to reply to a topic on a message board

Replying to a topic

Working with Wikis

The community wiki is designed to support a simple wiki within the site admin dasbhoard.

To create a wiki:

  1. Go to Communities > Communities
  2. Click on Wiki next to the community you want to create the wiki in
  3. Click on New Page
  4. Add your title, content and click Publish

Creating a wiki

**Managing Communities **

Community owners and moderators have a Manage Communities menu item under **Communities **where they can edit, delete items and send news.

Only community owners and moderators can add News.

Sending news

Multisite Gone Social

Communities is packed full of features

  • Allows users to create their own communities
  • User interact integrates with dashboard
  • Create and reply to topics using Message boards
  • Easy-to-use internal wiki
  • Send out news to community members
  • Send messages to community members
  • Simple community management
  • Make communities public or private


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