BuddyPress Notifications Widget Review

BuddyPress Notifications Widget

Notifications are a simple yet powerful feature for any community or social networking site. With notifications, one can easily be aware of the updates and also members can easily interact with their fellow community friends and members instantly. With that said, almost every social networking site/community offers this feature. It’s a must-have, but most of them don’t showcase their user’s notification.

With BuddyPress Notifications, you can very easily be able to showcase your notifications using a widget. It provides you with a dedicated widget which you can assign in any of your sidebars.

BuddyPress Notifications Widget In-Depth Review

BP Notification Installation

To install BuddyPress notifications widget plugin go to wp-admin>>Plugins>>Add New and then search this plugin by name in the search bar provided.  After then click on install now and then activate. Once plugin activated you can find this plugin under available widget option .

BP Notifications Widget Installation
Showing BP Notifications Widget plugin

BuddyPress Notification Widget

The widget offered by this plugin can be accessed through the widgets section in wp-admin > Appearance > Widgets.

BuddyPress Notification Widget
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Here you can see BuddyPress notification widget is showing under available widgets.

BuddyPress Notifications Widget In-Depth Review
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Just drag and drop this widget in any of the sidebars to start showcasing notifications in the respective area.

BuddyPress Notification Widget Options

BuddyPress Notification Widget Options

This Widget also has some options to tweak for making this widget more efficient and comfortable for the users based on their preferences. The following options are available for toggling.

  1. Link Widget title to notification tab.
  2. Show Notification count in title
  3. Show Notification count text
  4. Show the list of Notifications
  5. Show widget even when there are no notifications?
  6. Show the Clear Notifications button
buddypress notification widget option
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BuddyPress Notifications Widget Front-End View

From above setting we have selected show the list of notification, so according to that you can see from below image that under notification widget it is showing one list of notification that you have 1 new notification.

BuddyPress Notification Widget Front-End View
BuddyPress Notification Widget FrontEnd View

If we uncheck this same option then you will see only [x] Clear All Notifications. We are using BuddyX theme with this notification plugin to show you the clear view of this BP notification widget. So in this way you can make changes according to your requirement. Apart from this , One more free BuddyPress notification plugin available in the market having different features known as BuddyPress Favorite Notification and its feature is to notify you when someone mark your content as a favorites.


The BuddyPress Notifications Widget is simple and very easy to use. WordPress users can showcase the notification without any coding background or effort so that members of their community can take the benefit of a convenient and user-friendly environment.

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