BuddyPress comes with a basic Group description field, where users have option to enter details about their groups. However, if you want to increase the features of Group Description field in BuddyPress then, you have to use a WordPress plugin. In this post, I will discuss about a WordPress plugin which you can use for adding various features like text editor, Twitter like @username mentions, shortcodes, and word counter in the BuddyPress Group Description field. You can change the settings for these extra features for Group Description field from the plugin settings page.
Here are the features you can integrate in the BuddyPress Group Description field by using this plugin:
1) Text editor: You have the option to add a rich text editor for the BuddyPress Group Description field.
2) Integrate mentions: This feature is used for integrating Twitter like @username mentions in BuddyPress Group Description field. Users can enter their usernames or any other usernames by using @username syntax in Group Description field.
3) Shortcodes support: You can also use shortcodes in the BuddyPress Group Description field.
4) Word Counter: A word counter limits users to enter a maximum number of words in the Group Description field and in Description Excerpt.