BuddyPress is a cool platform – the latest version as of this writing is v22.214.171.124. Cool as it is, it’s still missing some features that a lot of people think are mandatory.
For example, there are no privacy settings for user profile information. So anything you put in your profile will be viewable by everyone. And that’s not always a good thing.
Sandra Petronic wrote a nice plugin for BuddyPress that introduces privacy settings for user profile data. It works by putting a series of radio buttons under search profile field when a user is editing their profile. The buttons let you make each element of your profile viewable to everyone, just your friends, or only you. But, her plugin doesn’t work with the BuddyPress 1.2.
Check it out at our Custom WordPress Plugins page