BuddyPress Featured Members


BuddyPress Featured Members plugin allows creating/displaying list of featured members a pleasurable experience.
It is highly flexible in the way the lists are displayed( slider, list, theme default, or custom).
It also provides a simple API for marking/unmarking users as featured member.


  • Multiple users can be marked as featured
  • Featured Members can be displayed using shortcode or widget
  • Featured Members Can be displayed in the directory too
  • You can use multiple widget/shortcodes
  • Each shortcode/widget can be displayed as a list or a slider of users.
  • A default theme view for members list is also supported, It lists the members using members-loop.php from your theme
  • Easy API for marking a user as featured/removing user from the list of featured members.
    For documentation, Please see the plugin page.

For Support, Please use BuddyDev Support Forums.

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Note:- The views may not work properly with BP Nouveau template pack. We are unable to support BP Nouveau till September 2018.


  • Widget settings screenshot-1.png
  • Featured Members list as slider screenshot-2.png


  1. Visit Dashboard->Plugins->add New
  2. Search for BuddyPress featured Members
  3. Install this plugin
  4. Click Activate
  5. Now, you can use the widget or shortcode [bp-featured-members].

For more details, Please see the plugin documentation page.


July 22, 2020
This plugin is exactly what I was looking for to promote my social network's members and reap the financial benefits. The wigdet can be implemented anywhere on my site and I can choose which types of members to highlight. Design fits my Theme perfectly and it's a great marketing tool. Finally, technical support is very responsive and friendly; and always finds solutions for specific requests. WELL PLAYED !
October 12, 2017
CSS issues.
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Contributors & Developers

“BuddyPress Featured Members” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“BuddyPress Featured Members” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Fix notices


  • Member args type attribute support in shortcode as well as widget.


  • Minor code enhance to allow type based filtering if the code is used manually.


  • Fix Featured Members Count.


  • Fix translation.
  • Enhance code indentation.


  • Convert slide options to boolean.
  • Add note about Nouveau compatibility.


  • Added slider options in the widget options.


  • Add the missing language header in plugin.


  • Renaming localization file to make it work with wp.org translation.


  • sanitization


  • Rename size attribute to avatar size so that more understandable


  • Add avatar size support in widget and shortcodes


  • Fix the list when using default theme style.


  • Allow filtering by BuddyPress member types
  • Fix loading of translation files


  • initial release