BuddyProfileMessageUX Free


BuddyMessageUX-Free is a BuddyPress plugin.

Default behavior for the buttons is to take you to your own profile – to compose and send messages from there.
Why? Why not stay on the profile page you are viewing?

Fortunately, BuddyPress makes it easy to replace the functionality for those buttons.
With this plugin you can stay on a profile page and send private or public messages to that member.

This plugin uses the default WordPress ‘thickbox’ code.

If you need…
* the ability to style the overlay
* adjust the javascript
* or prefer the use of ajax

… you might be interested in the premium version here:


  • The lightbox shown when you click the ‘Private Message’ button on a profile page.


  1. Upload the ‘bp-profile-message-ux’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Can the dimensions of the popup be adjusted?

Yes. You can add css for the placeholder class. And you can change the height and width in the TB_inline code in the href – in this file: bp-profile-message-ux.php


3, Setiembre de 2016 3 replies
UPDATE Because of the bad styling issue the developer implented to the free plugin, he build a pro version you have to pay for. This is very tricky and not a friendly way. For me it’s no problem to pay money for developers but if developers do it in a tricky and bad way, they should keep their sh.. I deactivated and deleted this useless plugin!! — Hi, thank you for this great plugin but the layered window is too small and you should do it wider or give the chance to enter the pixel for appearance. Can you do it better please? Best Regards, Thorsten
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Contributors & Developers

“BuddyProfileMessageUX Free” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0 (2013-04-15)

  • Initial upload


  • Tested with WP 4.2


  • Tested with WP 4.3


  • Adds check for profile page to avoid conflict with Kleo theme


  • Adds support for BP Nouveau template pack


  • Fixes a bug that caused the word ‘Array’ to appear when using the BuddyPress Nouveau template pack


  • Fixes the hiding of the Friendship button when using the Nouveau template pack