Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fixing the BuddyPress Who’s Online Avatar to show people horizontally instead of vertically

The cool thing about BuddyPress is that it lets you add a sidebar widget to show who is online right now as well. It works great if you’re using the default buddypress theme, but if you’re using a different theme, it may show your users in a single vertical list. Not very pretty.

Here’s the fix posted on the BuddyPress.org form that worked on our BuddyPress 1.6 ¬†network. We use the Thesis theme framework so you can simply copy and paste the css code into the custom file editor.

http://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/topic/sidebar-whos-online-and-recently-active/?topic_page=1&num=15

Good to know. We use Ron’s BP Multi Network plugin¬†to create separate buddypress networks on the same WordPress install so now I just need to figure out how to make the Who’s Online buddypress widget only show users of a specific buddypress network (and not every single user in the entire installation.)