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You Have a New (BuddyPress) Message


This plugin is as simple as it is useful. Add the widget or use the shortcode [you-have-a-new-message] anywhere to display a notice if the currently logged in user has new messages. The notice links to the user’s inbox as a convenient and omnipresent shortcut.

Message texts can be configured via widget interface and shortcode parameters, e.g. [you-have-a-new-message single="new message" multiple="%s new messages"].


  • German


December 31, 2018
Great at preventing members from missing private messages. Should be in the BuddyPress core! Plugin is updated regularly and quickly. Thank you and keep up the great work!
September 3, 2016
Hi dear Markus Today is the “Thank a WordPress Plugin/Theme Author Day 2016”, this is a great opportunity to express my gratitude and thank you for all the work you do. Without your dedication in making WP plugins, WP wouldn’t be what it’s now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Jakob
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Contributors & Developers

“You Have a New (BuddyPress) Message” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“You Have a New (BuddyPress) Message” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Updated code that was deprecated in PHP 7.2


  • Message strings are now configurable via dashboard widget interface and shortcode parameters.
  • Fixed translation


  • Hide notice when already viewing the inbox


  • initial release