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BuddyPress Restrict Messages


Site Admins or Users may select the restrictions on who may send private messages to them.

  • Friend Connection
  • Follow Connection
  • Groups – with further selection of public, private or hidden status levels.

Site admins may send/receive to all members

This plugin will also filter on autocomplete, the private message link, and the recipient list prior to sending a message.

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Extra Configuration


  1. Upload the full directory into your wp-content/plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page
  3. Adjust settings via the Restrict Messages admin page
  4. If user mode select: Members adjust settings via profile > settings > messages


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