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BuddyPress Extended Friendship Request


BuddyPress Extended Friendship Request plugin allows users to send a personalized message with the friendship request on BuddyPress based Social Networks.

How it works:-

When a users clicks on Add friend, It shows him/her a small popup to enter some personalized message.
The user can enter a personalized message and click on the Send request to send the request.


Version 1.2+ uses WebUI-Popover by Sandy Duan.

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  • This shows successful friendship request screenshot-2.png


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Download the zip file and extract
  2. Upload buddypress-extended-friendship-request directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress( Network activate if you are on multisite )
  4. Enjoy


Does This plugin works without BuddyPress

No, It needs you to have BuddyPress Installed and activated

What is the supported BuddyPress Version?

2.9+, Tested with 4.2.

Where do I get support?

Please use BuddyDev support forums.

Can I hire you for BuddyPress development?

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སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཞི་པ། 9, 2021
Great plugin! Thanks for sharing it with all of us 🙂
སྤྱི་ཟླ་དགུ་པ། 3, 2016
We installed this one already 6-7 months ago, but we only really opened up our BP environment 2 months ago. So far we have had zero problems. It is a great tool. I’m not sure to what extent my developer had to alter things, but it just looks good and it does the job. That means 5 stars for me.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་དགུ་པ། 3, 2016
Thanks Brajesh, another solid plugin to improve Buddypress functionality.
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Contributors & Developers

“BuddyPress Extended Friendship Request” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added compatibility with BP Nouveau & BuddyBoss platform.


  • Used webui popover. Fixes various issues related to placement of the popup.


  • Allow using custom js event “bp-ext-friendship-popover:close” to close any active popover.
    You can trigger it like jQuery(document).trigger(“bp-ext-friendship-popover:close” );


  • Fix issue with friendship request email notification.


  • add filter ‘bp_ext_friendship_default_message’ to allow adding default message.


  • Make translation files loading inline with wp standard
  • Partial Code refactoring


  • Fixed notice when wrapper-class is not set on buttons
  • A small bit of code cleanup again


  • Fixed to show popup even on reloading via ajax
  • Remove the easeOutQuad easing with swing to avoid js error


  • Fixed Fatal error: Cannot unset string offsets in bp-extended-friendship-request.php
  • Removes javascript debug info in the console


  • Fixes translation problems on ajax responses. Now the translations will work fine.
  • Removes javascript debug info in the console


  • Fix a notice message when request was removed
  • Adds basic support for mobile devices


  • Fix a possible security issue with displaying message


  • Added Support for localization, thanks to the efforts of Anu Sharma(@anusharma).


  • Initial release for BuddyPress 1.6+