Documents are the records of something which is written, photographic or other content. Document plays a major role in our day to day life as well as online. Nowadays, electronic documents have become more preferable than physical documents. Electronic documents are easy to manage and organize without the risk of any data loss so often. Electronic documents have many different file formats for storage such as docx, pdf, HTML, mov, avi, zip, CSS, TTF, raw, and many many more. It is almost impossible to list down all the possible file formats for electronic documents.
Although electronic documents are important to store different kinds of content, the most commonly used type of document is the written content. These written documents can store the instructions, documentation of applications, information, etc.
With that said, if you have a BuddyPress community and want to store some docs to display in your community then (BuddyPress Docs Review) BuddyPress Docs is the plugin you all need. This plugin allows your community members to store a number of documents in their profile and also change the visibility of documents (private documents). The information could be related to any instruction or important notice. Also, the admin can easily see the list of all the documents in his community from the backend.
Features of BuddyPress Docs
- Fully-Private document uploads support
- Docs taxonomy and categories
- TinyMCE front-end doc editor
- Full Access to Document Revision history
- Dashboard access to all uploaded docs
- One-editor-at-a-time detection and prevention
- Docs can be linked to users or groups, with different visibility levels
This plugin requires the BuddyPress plugin to be activated and installed.
BuddyPress Docs In-Depth Review
#1 Docs Settings
To access BuddyPress Docs Settings, Navigate to wp-admin > Docs > Settings. There is not much to edit here but still, if you want to edit the slug (the following URL), or want to change the documents tab names, etc, you can change from here.
BuddyPress Docs also allows you to attach your own documents and upload them as well. Just make sure that it is enabled from here.
#2 Creating a New Doc
- Users can create their docs by going to their Profile > Docs > Create New Doc.
- While creating a new doc you can change certain settings related to the doc.
- Link the Doc for a particular group
- Who can read this doc?
- Who can edit this doc?
- Who can read comments on this doc?
- Who can post comments on this doc?
- Who can view the history of this doc?
- Assign Tags for the doc which helps in describing and organizing your doc.
- Assign a parent doc for the current doc.
- Also, admins can add a new doc and assign the author of the doc from the backend. To do so, Go to wp-admin > Docs > Add New.
#3 Docs Tags
Tags are the words that help the content to be searchable and manageable very easily. Tags describe the content and organize them. Admins can also add tags for users to assign their docs, by going to wp-admin > Docs > Docs Tags.
#4 Displaying Docs
- Users can access all their created and edited docs from their profile. And read them as well.
- All the docs created can also be accessible and administered from the backend. Navigate to wp-admin > Docs > Docs
One way or another, BuddyPress Docs is indeed a very useful plugin for the community. This plugin is informational and could be educational for some of the members in the community who want to learn some new things from other people.
Every BuddyPress community should give this plugin a try because, why not? It is free and what will be the worst consequences of having such an informational plugin. At least, I can’t think of any…
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