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A way to arrange member page profile links by name? (Activity, Friends, etc.)

  • BlinkyBill01


    My site uses a few plugins that add additional links to the top of the members profile pages. The plugins are Cubepoints, BuddyPress Wire, etc.

    Is there a way to manually “move” their positions in the link menu? Is there a way to “sort” the default links in the menu?

    Here is an image of the menu right now, with the plugins activated:

    As you can see, Points and Wall push themselves to the front of the list. I’m trying to find a way to insert them alphabetically INTO the pre-existing links. If that’s not possible, I’d like to push them to the end of the menu.

    I’d also like to arrange the pre-existing links, like Groups, Activity, Friends, etc. in alphabetical order. But I’m not sure what to change. My site uses a RocketTheme with the Gantry Framework and Gantry for BuddyPress Framework. So I don’t know if I need to edit something BuddyPress related or Gantry for BuddyPress related.

    I’m looking at one of the Gantry for BuddyPress files (home.php) and it lists the following:


    * BuddyPress – Users Home
    * @package BuddyPress
    * @subpackage bp-default


    <?php do_action( 'bp_before_member_body' );

    if ( bp_is_user_activity() || !bp_current_component() ) :
    gantry_bp_locate_type( array( ‘members/single/activity.php’ ), true );

    elseif ( bp_is_user_blogs() ) :
    gantry_bp_locate_type( array( ‘members/single/blogs.php’ ), true );

    elseif ( bp_is_user_friends() ) :
    gantry_bp_locate_type( array( ‘members/single/friends.php’ ), true );

    elseif ( bp_is_user_groups() ) :
    gantry_bp_locate_type( array( ‘members/single/groups.php’ ), true );

    elseif ( bp_is_user_messages() ) :
    gantry_bp_locate_type( array( ‘members/single/messages.php’ ), true );

    elseif ( bp_is_user_profile() ) :
    gantry_bp_locate_type( array( ‘members/single/profile.php’ ), true );

    elseif ( bp_is_user_forums() ) :
    gantry_bp_locate_type( array( ‘members/single/forums.php’ ), true );

    elseif ( bp_is_user_settings() ) :
    gantry_bp_locate_type( array( ‘members/single/settings.php’ ), true );

    // If nothing sticks, load a generic template
    else :
    gantry_bp_locate_type( array( ‘members/single/plugins.php’ ), true );


    do_action( ‘bp_after_member_body’ ); ?>


    When I edited this file, nothing I rearranged carried over. So I assume I must edit this elsewhere.

    Also, the Following and Followers, I believe were from a different plugin. But I see that they inserted themselves INTO the menu. I guess that’s what I’m looking to do for the other plugins like Points, Wall, etc.

    Hope someone can tell me where to start. I’m baffled.

    Thanks! :)

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  • modemlooper


    Try my BuddyPress Extended Settings plugin, to see if it works with your custom setup. I will be adding a way to specify tabs that get added via plugins. Right now plugin only includes core tabs



    Your plugin was actually the first thing I tried when I noticed the problem. It’s still running on my site with the core links in the order I chose, however, it’s not seeming to put them in any order.

    I was going to try and sleep on it then try to figure it out, but I can’t get to sleep knowing I have this problem. It’s my bit of OCD I suppose. :)

    I think the main problem is that the Gantry for BuddyPress and RocketTheme template framework removes a lot of the WordPress code and replaces it with standard html in their own files. Not sure if that makes any sense… lack of sleep and all.

    I didn’t know if there was any way to use a bp-custom.php to manually make the changes to the core or the additional plugin links?

    Thanks for the reply. Hopefully I can think better one I get some shut-eye.



    Yeah, looking at code above it seems they have changed too much core code. Shame. I do not see the value in changing BP code so much it breaks extra plugins. You can create custom templates without re-writing template tags that basically do what the original code did.

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