Social Community Addon

Important Note:This add-on will work with ARMember Version 3.0 or grater.


Steps For Installation And Activation

You can install plugin in following two ways. and ARMember – Social Community plugin requires ARMember Plugin installed and active.

New install via FTP

  1. Download the plugin and extract it. You will find a directory armembercommunity.
  2. In your WordPress installation directory, upload armembercommunity to wp-content/plugins/
  3. Activate the ARMember - Social Community Addon plugin through the Plugins menu from WordPress admin panel.

New install via the WordPress Uploader

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Log in to your WordPress admin panel
  3. Go to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload
  4. Click on “choose file” and browse the download package. When the plugin uploads successfully, click on Activate Plugin.

Steps to Setup Social Community For Your Website

  1. When ARMember Community is activated you will see two sub menus added in ARMember menu which are,

    • Community Settings
    • Community Activities

Community Settings

Start to setup ARMember – Community for your website from here. You have different options and facility to be enabled/disabled for community. Let’s see each in detail.

Profile Section Label :

In case you have enabled to display section in tab from profile template, you can change the text to display for user profile tab at profile template.

Community Profile Tab Label

There are another following options to enable/disable community sections from user’s profile simultaneously which are described in individual sections.

No. of Records per Page

If you are displaying sections which contains multiple records then you may need pagination at there. So you can set number of records per page in pagination from here.

Community Pagination

Pagination Style

Same way you can change pagination style at user profile for section containing multiple records.

Community Pagination

 Message section, Comment Listing and News Feed section will show Load More pagination style even if Numeric pagination style is selected.

 Follow / Unfollow section will show Numeric pagination style even if Load More pagination style is selected.

Email Notification Settings

ARMember also provides facility to enable and configure email notification for different activities. For more detail please refer at Email Notification Settings.


Display sections in user profile :


After enable/disable community sections from Community Settings, to display sections from those enabled sections in user profile at front side please go to ARMember -> Profile & Directories -> Add / Edit Member Profile Template Page.

Here you can see new tab added at right sidebar labeled as Community Settings. It contains list of all community sections enabled at Community Settings page. You just need to switch on for particular section to be displayed in user profile.

ARMember Profile Community Settings

Non-logged in users can view only profile, post and review. If they click on follower, following, activity or send friend request button then they will be redirected to ARMember login page.


Community Activities

You can manage all user’s community activities here in individual three tabs, Manage User Posts, Manage User Reviews and Manage User Activities. Here you have filters and actions like spam, Delete etc.. which can be helpful to you.



Allow Friendship

If you want to allow users to send/accept/cancel friend requests you need to enable this section from Community Settings first where you have another related settings described below.

community menu

  • Section Label :

    If you are displaying sections in tabs then you can change text for this section(tab) from here.

  • Send Friend Request Label :

    Change text for button of send friend request.

  • Cancel Friend Request Label :

    Change text for button of cancel friend request.

  • Accept Friend Request Label :

    Change text for button ofaccept friend request.

  • Unfriend Label :

    Change text for button of Unfriend.

  • Current Friends Label :

    Change text for current friends tab.

  • Friends Requests Label :

    Change text for friends requests tab.

  • No Friends Requests Message :

    Change message to be displayed at Friends Requests tab if no friend request is received.

  • No Friends Message :

    Change message to be displayed at Current Friends tab if no friends are there.

  • Error Message :

    Change error message to be displayed while getting error to approve/cancel/send request. Here you can use [code] shortcode in message which will be replaced with Approve/Send/Cancel.

  • Display friends to other users :

    Allow to display user’s friends to other users.



Allow Private Messaging

If you want to allow users to communicate via private messages you need to enable this section from Community Settings first where you have another related settings described below.

community menu

  • Section Label :

    If you are displaying sections in tabs then you can change text for this section(tab) from here.

  • Username Label :

    Change label for username here.

  • Message Label :

    Change label for message here.

  • Blank Field Message :

    Change message for blank field here. Here you can use [label] shortcode in message which will be replaced with label of field.

  • Invalid Field Message :

    Change message for invalid field here. Here you can use [label] shortcode in message which will be replaced with label of field

  • Success Message :

    Change success message here.

  • User is not Friend :

    Change message to be displayed in case user is not friend.

  • User is blocked message :

    Change message to be displayed in case user is blocked.

  • Allow Messaging Only With Friends :

    Allow messaging only with friends from here.

Blocked User.



Allow Follow / Unfollow

If you want to allow users to follow / unfollow to other users, you need to enable this section from Community Settings first where you have another related settings described below.

community menu

  • Follow Button Text :

    Can Change text of follow button.

  • Unfollow Button Text :

    Can Change text of unfollow button.

  • Followers Label :

    Can Change text of followers tab in profile.

  • Following Label :

    Can Change text of following tab in profile.



Allow Review

If you want to allow users to give review on other user profile, you need to enable this section from Community Settings first where you have another related settings described below.

community menu

  • Section Label :

    If you are displaying sections in tabs then you can change text for this section(tab) from here.

  • Keep Reviews Public :

    Switch on here to keep reviews public.

  • Review Approved By Admin :

    You can set review approved by admin.

  • Allow User To Change Their Submitted Review :

    Switch on here to allow users to change their submitted review.



Allow Post

If you want to allow users to add his/her posts in his/her profile, you need to enable this section from Community Settings first where you have another related settings described below.

community menu

  • Section Label :

    If you are displaying sections in tabs then you can change text for this section(tab) from here.

  • Post Slug :

    Set/change post slug (Recommend alphabets only) here.

  • Allow User to Set Featured Image :

    Switch on here to allow user to set featured image with post.

  • Allow User to Like Post :

    Switch on here to allow user to like post.

  • Allow User to Add Comment on Post :

    Switch on here to allow user to add comment on post.

  • Allow User News Feed :

    Switch on here to allow user to display News Feed which will show logged in user’s posts, logged in user friend’s posts and logged in user following user’s posts.

  • User News Feed Section Label :

    If you are displaying sections in tabs then you can change text for User News Feed section(tab) from here.



Allow Activity

If you want to show user’s activity at profile, you need to enable this section from Community Settings first where you have another related settings described below.

community menu

  • Section Label :

    If you are displaying sections in tabs then you can change text for this section(tab) from here.

  • Show Activity To All User :

    Switch on here to show activities to all logged in user.



Email Notification Settings

ARMember allows you to enable and configure email notification for different activities. To configure email for community activities please go to ARMember -> Email Notification.

Click on Add New Response you will get popup open to configure email notification where you have options of all community activities in Message To Be Sent input as you can see in following image.

Community Email Notification Configuration

Now, after configuring email notification content you need to enable particular notification from Community Settings. Following are community activities for which you can enable email notification.

  • On Friend Request Received :

    Enable to send email notification to user when receive friend request.

  • On Accepted Friend Request :

    Enable to send email notification to user when friend request is accepted.

  • On Received New Private message :

    Enable to send email notification to user when receive new private message.

  • On Someone Followed you :

    Enable to send email notification to user when someone starts to follow him/her.

  • On Someone Liked your Post :

    Enable to send email notification to user when someone like his/her post.

  • On Friend Commented on your Post :

    Enable to send email notification to user when friends comment on his/her post.

Community Email Notification