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How to Set the Default Preferences for Email Notifications in BuddyPress

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Are you looking for a way to disable some preference options by default? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to set the default preferences for email notifications in BuddyPress.

Instructions:

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

add_action( 'bp_core_activated_user', 'wps_set_email_notifications_preference');
 
function wps_set_email_notifications_preference( $user_id ) {

    $settings = array(
        'notification_activity_new_mention'         => 'yes',
        'notification_activity_new_reply'           => 'yes',
        'notification_friends_friendship_accepted'  => 'yes',
        'notification_friends_friendship_request'   => 'yes',
        'notification_groups_admin_promotion'       => 'yes',
        'notification_groups_group_updated'         => 'yes',
        'notification_groups_invite'                => 'yes',
        'notification_groups_membership_request'    => 'yes',
        'notification_messages_new_message'         => 'yes',
    );
 
    foreach( $settings as $setting => $preference ) {
        bp_update_user_meta( $user_id,  $setting, $preference );
    }
}

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: 30 ways to make money online blogging and how to add a portfolio to your WordPress site.

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