How to Change the Follow Me Button Text in BuddyPress

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Are you looking for a way to customize the ‘Follow Me’ link text? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to change the follow me button text in BuddyPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function custom_follow_button_args( $button_args, $leader_id, $follower_id ) {
	$button_args['link_text'] = 'FOLLOW ME....';
	return $button_args;
add_filter( 'bp_follow_get_add_follow_button', 'custom_follow_button_args', 10, 3 );
	 $leader_id : The user ID of the person we want to follow. - bp_displayed_user_id(); 
	 $follower_id : The user ID initiating the follow request. - bp_loggedin_user_id();
	 $link_text : The anchor text for the link.
	 $link_title : The title attribute for the link.
	 $wrapper_class : CSS class for the wrapper container.
	 $link_class : CSS class for the link.
	 $wrapper : The element for the wrapper container. Defaults to 'div'.

You can also even embed a ‘follow me’ image instead of the text, by replacing the text Follow Me with an image, like this: $button_args['link_text'] = '<img src="path/to/image.png" />';

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 9 best WordPress auction plugins to build the next eBay and 7 best WordPress calendar plugins.

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