If you manage a multi-user blog on WordPress, you might feel that you need a simple way for inter-user communication. I created the Acts as Group plugin for this very reason.

Acts as Group allows you to create user-groups for any purpose. For example, you can create a “Baseball Fan Group” for users who like baseball. In addition, the plugin provides a Twitter-like messaging interface for groups on the WordPress Administration Panel. Only group members can see the messages. The plugin provides your own “private twitter” for every group you join.

Acts as Group also provides sidebar widget. When you are logged in, you can see the latest messages on your groups, outside the Administration Panel.

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Who should use the Acts as Group plugin?

Acts as Group is designed to help people who participate in multi-user blogging or group blogging. If you are seeking a simple way to communicate among members and don’t want an overly complicated solution, Acts as Group is your best choice.

Is this a Twitter client? Does it require a Twitter account to use?

No. Acts as Group is not a Twitter client and you don’t need a Twitter account to use it. Only a user account on the WordPress blog is needed.

Who can see the group messages?

Only group members can see the group messages. Its interface is closed so that your privacy is securely protected.

We use P2. Should we switch to Acts as Group?

You don’t have to switch, but if you desire a more closed way of communication, Acts as Group would be a good option to try.

Does this support WordPress MU?

Yes, of course.