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Re: BuddyPress Privacy Component: An Update

Jeff Sayre



One step at a time. My Privacy Component is a user-centric solution. It is not currently designed to offer Site Admins a way to selectively exclude certain classes of visitors. Perhaps in a future version that could be added, but I do not see that as being of primary importance to a site’s users.


As David says above, there is nothing “flawed” with BuddyPress. BP is still in its infancy. It has a ways to grow but has come a very long way in a short amount of time–thanks to the wonderful spirit and contributions of BP’s open source community!

In fact, in my opinion, BP has a much stronger core foundation, a far superior support and developer community, and is significantly more flexible and easier to customize than Elgg. But, let’s not start a platform war here. This is a BuddyPress forum and suggestions to improve BP are always welcome.

You of course are free to choose whichever platform best suits your needs. But a full-blown ACL system, although possible, is not necessarily practical.

As far as the specifics of access control in BP, please reread my post above:

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