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Social / Messaging / Buddypress

By default, the Lifter WordPress LMS Plugin does not offer much in terms of built-in social networking– between students and instructors or between students.

However, you can integrate Lifter WordPress LMS Plugin with Buddypress– WordPress’ premiere social networking plugin– to add this functionality to your elearning site.

To install the FREE Buddypress Plugin (Core)…
Go to Plugins > Add New >

  • Enter ‘Buddypress’ in the Search Plugins field
  • After you’ve found the plugin by the ‘BuddyPress Community’ click ‘Install Now’
  • Click ‘Activate’

Lifter WordPress LMS Plugin + Buddypress

In addition to installing and activating BuddyPress Plugin (Core), you’ll need to activate BuddyPress integration within the Lifter WordPress LMS Plugin Settings.

To activate Buddypress Lifter integration…
Go to LifterLMS > Settings > Integrations >

Check the box next to Buddypress to ‘enable’ it.

This integration will result in the following Lifter course information displaying on BuddyPress user profiles:

  • My Courses
  • My Memberships
  • My Achievements
  • My Certificates

The Buddypress integration for Lifter WordPress LMS Plugin isn’t quite as comprehensive as it is for some other WordPress LMS Plugins.

Lifter WordPress LMS Plugin + bbPress

bbPress is a third-party plugin that lets you add forum functionality to your WordPress LMS.

In addition to installing and activating bbPress Plugin (Core), you’ll need to activate bbPress integration within the Lifter WordPress LMS Plugin Settings.

To activate bbPress Lifter integration…
Go to LifterLMS > Settings > Integrations >

Check the box next to bbPress to ‘enable’ it.

Enabling bbPress lets you restrict forums and topics within forums to only those users who have an active Lifter membership/s.

See wpLEARNS Documentation on “Create Memberships” for more on Lifter WordPress LMS Plugin membership options.
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